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Paco Meralgo

Paco Meralgo

Tapas Restaurant€€€€
L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample, Barcelona
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    Inna G.
    "Amazing gazpacho, bambo, cuttlefish obama were amazing."(7 Tips)
    Noah W.
    "steak tartare with pan con tomate"(11 Tips)
    "Place where locals go for some of the best tapas in Barcelona."(4 Tips)
    Burak T.
    "Patatas bravas amazing, waiters are so nice."(7 Tips)
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  • tapas
  • obama
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • foie gras
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  • Densheart icon on user image
    DensApril 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tapas I've ever had. Try to grab the corner seat at the bar and be sure to order: steak tartar, tuna chunks, langoustines, jamon, almejas del carrillo, razor clams & the steak w/ olive oil.
    Upvoted Sep 21
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissJune 10, 2018
    Very tasty albeit a bit more expensive tapas. Cuddle fish croquettes (“obama”), steak tartare with pan con tomate, patatas bravas with extra spicy oil all great.
  • Vicki K.heart icon on user image
    Vicki KolovouMarch 4, 2017
    Exceptional food and service!! Everything we tried was delicious and the house wine, excellent. You must pre-book because it's packed with locals. Very reasonable prices for the great quality!
  • Sam M.heart icon on user image
    Sam MaesNovember 4, 2015
    This restaurant in the Eixample area is a hidden gem. The food is delicious and fresh. It can get busy but the atmosphere stays nice and the service remains quick! A seafood heaven!
  • violetaheart icon on user image
    violetaJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my fav in Bcn! Great staff and atmosphere, whatever you order is delicious. Try obama's, steak tartar, and foie grass
  • Florian R.heart icon on user image
    Florian RaufeisenJuly 6, 2022
    Very friendly staff and extraordinary tasting tapas and sea food. We took the steak tartar, Pop a la planxa and Croquetes de sípia “Obama” and it was delicious!
  • Julia O.heart icon on user image
    Julia OsoJanuary 4, 2015
    Your traditional tapas done just a tad bit different: the touch so subtle you don't even know what exactly is not like the usual thing. Keep in mind their patatas bravissimas are real hot indeed!
  • Charles B.heart icon on user image
    Charles BMarch 1, 2012
    best tapas ive ever had. asked a bunch of locals and this was their pick. place delivers on every dish, but the steak tartar is my favorite jam.
  • Lars G.heart icon on user image
    Lars GinnerupOctober 8, 2017
    Really popular place - but also really professional service and tasty well-prepared food. The chicken/ham croquettes are super recommendable.
  • Jetset Bartheart icon on user image
    Jetset BartMarch 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommend the razor clams, courgette flowers, bombas, bravas (probably the best you'll find in Barcelona), pan con tomate and garlic steak. The plates just kept coming & it was all outstanding!
  • Rodolfo W.heart icon on user image
    Rodolfo WAugust 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    A few "must-try"s are pepito de ternera, gazpacho, filete de tuna crudo, patatas bravissimas y bacalao esqueixat. You can find most of these anywhere, but nothing will ever compare to here.
  • Elizabeth I.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth IrizApril 19, 2019
    The cuttlefish croquetas were phenomenal! Make sure you add them to what I’m sure will be a lengthy list of selections from their menu.
  • Tobias G.heart icon on user image
    Tobias GrönbergFebruary 10, 2017
    Marvellous resto, with high standards and an extensive list of delicious tapas. Authentic, and full of locals since tourist seem to not manage to reach out of their comfort zone. Highly recommended.
  • Johnmael V.heart icon on user image
    Johnmael VazquezJanuary 1, 2017
    This place is amazing. Service and food are absolutely good. Try: steak tartar, bomba, rabo de buey, asparagus, pa amb tomaquèt (of course) and crema catalana for dessert.
  • Mario S.heart icon on user image
    Mario SMay 26, 2013
    Just divine. Make sure you engage with the waiter for recommendations. And be careful as you'll soon lose track of how much you've eaten. Try the steak, the squid, the fried cod... All great
  • Adam A.
    Adam AwdaAugust 16, 2014
    Friendly, great food, simple decor and all the locals go here... I recommend the patas bravas it's all delicious just try it all...
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerOctober 19, 2016
    “A breezy tapas bar doing the classics right. Order cuttlefish fritters, grilled fish, Iberian sausage, and lots of wine.” - Matt Rodbard, food editor/writer Read more
  • Deniz O.heart icon on user image
    Deniz OzuygurJuly 23, 2014
    Best tapas in Barcelona! Winners were raw tuna, steak tartare and tomato bread. Skip the meatballs and octopus.. Also, very attentive and friendly staff. Sit at the bar..
  • A. Idil G.heart icon on user image
    A. Idil GaziulusoyNovember 10, 2015
    Amazing tapas, mostly seafood. If you haven't booked go early (8ish) to get a spot at the bar which is more fun anyway than sitting at a table.
  • Fatima A.heart icon on user image
    Fatima Al HashimiNovember 5, 2019
    Hands down best tapas in Barcelona!! We tried a variety of things & everything was good!!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeMay 27, 2014
    Tapas Rocks! from the classical calamares fritos (fried cuttlefish rings) to the pimientos de Padrón (green peppers, some fiery, from the Galician town of Padrón.)
  • Jetset Bartheart icon on user image
    Jetset BartMarch 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Simple, fresh, delicious ingredients. Attentive service. As a tapas aficionado I was excited to try lots of things & literally everything we had was wonderful!
  • Holger L.heart icon on user image
    Holger LüdorfFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I just give you seven words: Gambas, ham, tartar, pepper steak, raw tuna
  • Malamadre
    MalamadreJanuary 29, 2015
    It's a bit expensive and lots of tourists come here but you get great service and each plate will leave you wanting more, cosy place. I would ask for the daily specials.
  • Alina J.
    All my recommendations go to this place. Sit at the bar with cava and try their sea snails, tuna tataki and baby scallops.
  • Lina B.heart icon on user image
    Lina BodestadJuly 25, 2014
    Their tapas are simply outstanding - try the veal carpaccio with duck fois gras, the rabbit fillet with garlic or the "obama" cuttlefish croquettes.
  • Kim T.heart icon on user image
    Kim TanNovember 11, 2022
    Obama squid croquettes were great! Service generally friendly and efficient. A recommend.
  • Inna G.heart icon on user image
    Inna GAugust 9, 2019
    Amazing gazpacho, bambo, cuttlefish obama were amazing. Skip the mushrooms with ham - bland
  • Vinil R.heart icon on user image
    Vinil ReddyFebruary 15, 2018
    Patatas bravas, cod fritters & deep-fried mashed cuttlefish. They're so nice and would refer to visit again. Unfortunately paella is available only for lunch.
  • vantonheart icon on user image
    vantonMarch 1, 2016
    Nice tapas and if you are lucky you can find a place to sit easier than other tapas bars in the area with this kind of quality.
  • Natalia M.heart icon on user image
    Natalia MontillaJanuary 1, 2017
    This place is amazing! Awesome tapas, great service and good ambience. Get there early if you don't have a reservation.
  • Yac B.
    Yac BrychMay 17, 2014
    You should try some sort of liver dish called Montadito de foie. And everything else. Best tapas ever!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinJune 30, 2017
    Delicious tapas place where we enjoyed veggie tempura, ham plate, boiled shrimp, and white wine. Tuna tartar was ok
  • Burak T.heart icon on user image
    Burak TezelJanuary 10, 2016
    Patatas bravas amazing, waiters are so nice. Try giant profiterole in the end!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StensonAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing upscale tapas - classics executed well including lots of seafood. Great wine list
  • andy c.heart icon on user image
    andy changJune 22, 2015
    Best tapas in town, a must visit, and definitely should make reservation before you go
  • Begum O.heart icon on user image
    Begum OzyerApril 19, 2016
    Tapas were nice, Barack is a must. The staff was very friendly, definately recommend.
  • Sharon E.heart icon on user image
    Sharon E.February 25, 2013
    Gorgeous tapas bar. Mouth watering food, funky atmosphere, attentive service. And very unpretentious. If you're in Barca, make it a must-stop.
  • Raul V.heart icon on user image
    Raul ValleFebruary 6, 2022
    Great Spanish tavern. The oxtail, mushroom croquettes, and the toro carpaccio are particularly delicious
  • Aspasia L.heart icon on user image
    Aspasia LoiMarch 22, 2015
    Amazing food! Loved the tapas with the brie and the potatoes with the garlic!! Definitely something to try!
  • Inge V.
    Inge Van HeckeApril 2, 2013
    Barcelona jewel for insiders. Ask for the tuna with soja which is not on the menu but is an absolute delight.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 14, 2017
    Tapas. Everything is fantastic: razor clams, langoustine, gazpacho, croquettes...Gets crowded + smoking indoors. 🥘
  • Pedro D.heart icon on user image
    Pedro Del PrioreJuly 10, 2018
    Great tapa’s restaurant. Fantastic razor clams, batatas bravas, everything is woth trying.
  • Town and Country M.
    Town and Country MagazineFebruary 28, 2012
    Cozy and tavernlike, a perfect place for end of the day tapas and wine, including montaditos, toastlike tortillas topped with shrimp, sardines or clams.
  • Michael T.heart icon on user image
    Michael TroianoMarch 21, 2019
    The best meal we had in Barcelona. Everything made with love, great space and great vibe.
  • Giselle C.heart icon on user image
    Giselle CesinJanuary 1, 2015
    "Patatas Bravisimas", The Tomato Bread is the best in town. Great place. All Tapas are REALLY Good
  • Murat Z.heart icon on user image
    Murat ZenginFebruary 19, 2014
    The best tapas restaurant in Barcelona. Perfect food, very friendly and helpfull service. A must see place.
  • Lars J.
    Lars JohannesenMay 25, 2013
    Wow, wow, wow, just order anything, it is all delicious! The tuna with soya a little bit more than the rest :-)
  • Chérie K.
    Chérie KingJune 4, 2015
    Ask for the Gluten Free Bread! Best way to ask for it in Spanish is "Sin gluten"
  • Chérie K.
    Chérie KingJune 4, 2015
    Ask for the Gluten Free Bread! Best way to ask for it in Spanish is "Sin gluten"
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