La Xina

Price guide: Mid-range

C/Pintor Fortuny 3, Barcelona, 08001

Price guide: Mid-range

La Xina

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#29 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Trendiness

Expert review of La Xina

Chic Chinese restaurant on La Rambla.

Yet another belonging to the mighty Tragaluz group (see also Agua and Bestial). La Xina, as the name suggests, is their foray into Chinese food.

Food and drink: 

The menu is a slightly odd blend of Eastern and elsewhere, with dishes such as ‘roast beef’ (which turned out to be beef carpaccio served on hot rice) and chicken Madras. Mostly the dishes hail from China, with a list of dim sum to start, followed by various broths, wok-fried noodle and rice dishes, and steamed fish.

Ambience: 

With velvet banquettes and latticed teak room dividers, this is not your average Soho temple to Formica. You’ll also find a fairly trendy crowd (mixed in among the hotel guests from the adjacent Hotel 1898).

Service: 

Unobtrusive waiters, easy to flag down.

Location: 

The entrance is just off La Rambla, on C/Pintor Fortuny.

Price advice: 

Main courses are around 15 euros, or at lunchtime there’s a menú del dia for the same price.

More information on La Xina:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Asian, Chinese
Address:
C/Pintor Fortuny 3, Barcelona, 08001
Telephone:
93 342 9628
Website:
http://www.grupotragaluz.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thur 1-4pm, 8-11.30pm, Fri 1-4pm, 8pm-12.30am, Sat 1-4.30pm, 8pm-12.30am, Sun 8-11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to La Xina? Would you recommended it?