Bar Pinotxo

Price guide: Budget

La Boqueria 466-467, Barcelona, 08002

Price guide: Budget

Bar Pinotxo

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#18 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Singles, People watching

Expert review of Bar Pinotxo

Legendary tapas bar at the entrance to the Boqueria market.

The Bar Pinotxo (see the little wooden fella with the big nose hanging from the bar for a clue as to the name) is one of few places in Barcelona where you’ll see Catalan gastronomes rubbing elbows with delighted tourists. I’ve twice seen Jean Paul Gaultier up at the bar (and what a picture that is).

Food and drink: 

There’s no menu (just point if your Spanish is ropey) and dishes change according to what’s looking good in the market that day, but expect to find superb chickpeas with black pudding, tasty little chipirones cooked with baby broad beans and breaded lamb cutlets.

Ambience: 

It’s just a market bar, and a hugely popular one at that, so make yourself known and wait for a bar stool while you enjoy the banter.

Service: 

Juanito, with his cheery grin and dicky bow, is a Boqueria institution in himself, and has been here for as long as anyone can remember ("around 60 years" he told me once).

Location: 

Pinotxo is just to the left as you walk through the entrance to the Boqueria.

Price advice: 

It’s impossible to call as dishes change daily, but you’ll eat well for the money, whatever it is.

More information on Bar Pinotxo:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Tapas bar
Food:
Catalan, Spanish, Tapas
Address:
La Boqueria 466-467, Barcelona, 08002
Telephone:
(mobile) 647 869 821
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 6am-5pm. Closed Sundays and three weeks in August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Quick bites

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