Bodega Joan

4.5
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35 reviews
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€30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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Casual
SIMPLY THE BEST PLACE TO EAT, ENJOY SOME TAPAS OR HAVE A DRINK.
What 35 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.5
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The service was very quick and delicious. We suggest the croquets and prawns.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Piacevole locale, staff molto gentile, paella,
Sangria e tapas molto buone. Buon rapporto qualità prezzo. L’ambiente è gradevole ideale per passare una serata in compagnia

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vipfugumushi
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Thursdays are paella days in Barcelona, & this place gets quite busy. Service was okay, but large groups got far more attention than small ones. No offers for more drinks or a dessert menu. An adequate experience, but with all the places available in the city this place quickly sinks to the bottom of the must-see list.

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vipATLFoodie
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

We had to wait despite making a reservation. Paella was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Yucatán
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lugar Tipico con muy buen servicio y comida tipica de calidad

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was lovely. Other customers were rude to the staff but they handled them with grace.

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vipAIS312
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

We were treated like tourists. Our reservation ignored and our outdoor table was forfeited, my guess they didn’t want tourists sitting out front. Food was good and atmosphere fun none the less.

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vipmarkh
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A bustling and authentic Barcelona experience. Recommend the tapas and the mixed paella.

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vipSueE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very busy local Bodega. Quick and friendly service. Good tapas selection. For one, 3 to 4 tapas dishes is perfect and lets you sample a range of their delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was great. We came for the paella and Utah did not disappoint. Chorizo was also great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Overcooked and dry Paella. Very disappointing. Service was rude at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Ruhr region
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Das Essen war hervorragend und der der Service schnell und freundlich! Sehr zu empfehlen!

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FoodieinBerlinandCologne1
Berlin
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tolles traditionelles Restaurant in bester Lage in Barcelona!

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vipEBEnglish
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, traditional location. Good service and pretty good value as it’s way from some of the main touristy places.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were great, food was excellent and quick service, would recommend!

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Macca
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Basic bar-restaurant. Reasonably priced but nothing special.

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JBConline
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Make sure you tell them about your open table reservation. We lost about 40 minutes waiting which implies that reservation was useless. The wait was worth it food and service excellent. very local place they speak English if that an issue for you

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craigm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place great food. We all really enjoyed the tapas. Definitely a place not to be missed!

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vipNova
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great dinner at bodega Joan. The mixed paella was amazing! The servers were very friendly. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We had an enjoyable evening there and tried a lot of Tapas which were good. Only the fishplate was way below expectation as the fish was cooked was too long and too hot. These animals died a second time in the kitchen. Overall a good address to spend a nice evening with friends though.

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marmara
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Easy place, easy service and good food, year after year one of the best Bodega for an informal dinner

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SanjayI
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Paella and Tapas bar. Worth the long walk to the place.

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PhilipM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Very average tapas. Nothing special. Don't go here, go to jai cha

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good sized portions - large for what I was expecting. Very well cooked and presented food.

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vipVladB
Dublin
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Very underwhelming experience. The food was the least interesting out of all places I've dined in Barcelona. I understand that this is not a fine dining establishment, but compared to other similar places this one was clearly lacking.
The service was good and prompt.

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ChrisH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It's just OK compared to other restaurants in Barcelona. It's just that Barcelona has so many other great tapas restaurants. If this is close and convenient for you, it's fine

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CliP
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We liked the food a lot. Lovely atmosphere and very local.

We had to wait a bit to have our table even if we booked in advance but that didn't matter at the end as food and service were outstanding.

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LynnF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a great friendly waiter. There was a huge selection of tapas that were among the best of our trip. We started to order too many and our waiter said we had too much. We should eat then order more if we were hungry. He was right - portions were quite large. Wine and beer were good. The place got crowded but all patrons were having a good time. There were Tvs for sports. I’d definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was very good and this is very much a local place to eat. I would say it more of a sports bar casual place.
The service could have been better. The waiter paid minimal attention to us probably because we did not speak the language.

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Zago7
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Ottimo locale per degustare là paella, luogo vivace immerso nel clima della città di Barcellona, camerieri cordiali e attenti alle esigenze dei clienti

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GBSTL314
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Found this restaurant as it was within walking distance from our hotel while on vacation in Barcelona. Wait staff was excellent and friendly. Suggested the seafood salad appetizer that wasn’t listed on the English version of their menu that was excellent. Their sangria was very good. Wished they had a broader beer selection. We highly recommend the Brazilian style thin steak that you cook yourself at your table. Also wish they had a few more tables outside but sitting inside is fine. Not a lot of space, but they could accommodate a group of 10 or so. We’re glad we found this place during our stay and if we’re ever in Barcelona again we would definitely go back.

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DarioS
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Paella strepitosa!!! Ed anche le altre portate che hanno mangiato i ragazzi erano ottime .

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vipVictorL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed an evening meal with my wife. Service was pleasant and efficient. Food was served in timely fashion and was delicious. I recommend the jamòn Iberico, the seafood paella and garlic shrimp. Sat in the back room, surrounded by FCB paraphernalia. Was a good night!

FAQs

Bodega Joan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 934 53 10 50.

Bodega Joan is rated 4.5 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

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