Bar Pinotxo

Address: La Boqueria 466-467, Barcelona, 08002, Spain
Telephone: (mobile) 647 869 821

- Budget

4.4

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
4.7
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Food and drink
4.7
90%
Value for money
4.1
90%
Ambience
4.4
90%
Location
4.2
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Singles
  • People watching

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