La Cova Fumada - Eating in Barcelona - LikeALocal Guide

A trip into the smoky

La Cova Fumada

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Why locals love it

The Smoky Cavern has a well-earned reputation as one of Barcelona's best. The fish is incredibly fresh, they make homemade bombas, and the mood is informel, but friendly. Since 1944, this little restaurant has served the Barcelonese.

Why you should visit it

If you don't like fish and seafood, this is not for you. If you do, however, you're in for a treat, as fish straight from the harbour is served in an authentic, local fashion. This is a morning and lunch place, so go by while taking in the area.

Special tip

Try the homemade bombas, a fatty ball of mashed potatoes, sometimes with a meat stuffing, and mayo on the side. Not for dieters.

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May 6, 2018
Loved it! Food for any mood you might be in, well made and had a lovely Cava de sagria in there! We came twice to eat while we were in Barcelona which we were for four days! Absolut must try, and fair priced too!
May 22, 2016
Absolutely loved my experience here! Just like Spanish, the menu is filled with all the right ingredients.
August 30, 2019

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