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Good for a business lunch

Xiringuito Escribà

Average price €46
8.9/10
1,588 reviews

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Average price €46 Special request

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 1588 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Gherardo m.
    Gherardo m.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Beautiful place right on beachfront, it was suggested from a friend that lives here in Barcelona. I enjoyed paella and grilled fish , they were both really yummy. My next stop when back to Barcelona.

  2. Miku h.
    Miku h.
    • one review
    10/10

    Location and service are so nice! the taste is good too. Love this!

  3. Barney g.
    Barney g.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and exceptional service from our waiter Ferran. Thank you

  4. Royson Reja S.
    Royson Reja S.
    • one review
    10/10

    The paellas we ordered (escriba specialty and the valencian) were delicious! Best i've ever tasted! The stuffed squid which is a christmas specialty was tasty too!

  5. Anne C.
    Anne C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food, service and ambience!! I would definitely recommend it. We got two different kinds of paella. The desserts were also delicious. And ask for the dessert menu.

  6. Rusty W.
    Rusty W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent seafood, fantastic service and beautiful setting. I recommend the fried calamari appetizer, and the seafood paella. Great wine list as well - the syrah paired very well.

  7. Ditmar K.
    Ditmar K.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Excellent Food and good service - I come here every time when I am in Barcelona

  8. Nicole L.
    Nicole L.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    The location is absolutely perfect! We made a reservation online and we’re excited for the paella. For the price they charge, we were disappointed when it arrived. It was prepared to order, but it was overcooked. The rice was burnt to the sides of the pan and very dry almost crunchy on the bottom. There was very little flavour. There were three prawns and only a few clams and mussels. I know that they can do much better for 21 Euros per person! We saw them preparing it to order so it definitely was fresh, just overcooked and the seafood portion should be more. The dessert was excellent and so was the service but I don’t think I would return for the paella (which seems to be the house specialty).

    Xiringuito Escribà

    Dear Nicole, paella has many different variations as per individual tastes. At Xiringuito Escribà we are always looking to perfect our recipe which, although it may not be the best in Barcelona, continues to please many. In an attempt to get the best savour we use the highest quality ingredients and cook the paella as it always has been cooked, in extent, with a thin layer of rice so that it cooks evenly. The same applies to our stoves, which distribute heat evenly; this is why the dimensions of our paella pans are larger. The situation you describe comes as a surprise to us. We believe that quality and good service are essential aspects, and we take great care to provide them. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Best regards.

  9. Michele G.
    Michele G.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    Excellent salads and fried fish. Paella was not the best I had in Barcelona anyway it was good. The place is cozy and easy going in front of the sea. Service was good, personnel very nice. The still water served was the worst water I've ever had in my life.

  10. Peter S.
    Peter S.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great atmosphere, very helpful staff and a great setting. Our starters and paella was full of flavour. Good wine and definitely one of the best sangria we’ve had. One little negative if any was the lack of chicken in one of the three paella’s we had. Definitely a place to eat.

  11. Albert f.
    Albert f.
    • 68 reviews
    10/10

    arros melós de pop = el rei del pop . mmmhhhhhh , gustós i bé de calamar + un gambot Boooooo .

  12. Simone B.
    Simone B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Loved it from the beginning to the end!

  13. David H.
    David H.
    • 23 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great location by the beach for a decent paella

  14. Massimo L.
    Massimo L.
    • 8 reviews
    7.5/10

    Food great! The Paella Mista was incredible. Two complaints: 1. there was lack of rice in the paella (part of the lower surface of the paella pot was fully visible) 2. 1h30min of waiting in front of 20 minutes boasted by the waiter. They gave us a hourglass to monitor the time to wait for the paella (very nice), but the sand ended and the paella was still missing. At the end we ate and it was very good, but when we went to pay, no excuse from the head waiter or proposal for discount or whatever... what a pity...

    Xiringuito Escribà

    Dear Davide, paella has many different variations as per individual tastes. At Xiringuito Escribà we are always looking to perfect our recipe which, although it may not be the best in Barcelona, continues to please many. In an attempt to get the best savour we use the highest quality ingredients and cook the paella as it always has been cooked, in extent, with a thin layer of rice so that it cooks evenly. The same applies to our stoves, which distribute heat evenly; this is why the dimensions of our paella pans are larger. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Best regards.

  15. Helen C.
    Helen C.
    • 2 reviews
    4/10

    We were so excited to come and celebrate our wedding anniversary today. However the Paella was just awful. Cheap ingredients, hardly anything but rice and slightly burnt. Terribly disappointed. The 2 prawns were mostly shell, the 2 tiny pieces of ribs were very fatty. There was just nothing good about the dish.

    Xiringuito Escribà

    Dear customer, paella has many different variations as per individual tastes. At Xiringuito Escribà we are always looking to perfect our recipe which, although it may not be the best in Barcelona, continues to please many. In an attempt to get the best savour we use the highest quality ingredients and cook the paella as it always has been cooked, in extent, with a thin layer of rice so that it cooks evenly. The same applies to our stoves, which distribute heat evenly; this is why the dimensions of our paella pans are larger. The situation you describe comes as a surprise to us. We believe that quality and good service are essential aspects, and we take great care to provide them. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Best regards.

  16. Stewart G.
    Stewart G.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had the Xiringuito seafood dish with shrimp, Norway lobster, grilled fish of the day, Andalusian calamari, fried whitebait, mussels, steamed clams & whole lobster and more. It was truly amazing.

  17. Jennifer J.
    Jennifer J.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    The paella was a bit fishy. Baby squid w/jamon and fried egg was excellent. Also try the cava sangria!

  18. Themistoklis K.
    Themistoklis K.
    • 9 reviews
    8/10

    Great food and amazing quality paellas. A bit pricey and noisy but all in all it's worth it. We ve visited numerous times and will definitely go again.

  19. Cheryl t.
    Cheryl t.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Excellent paella, and decent service. Could have been a bit more attentive but the view and food made up for it. Would definitely visit again!!!

  20. Sean M.
    Sean M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    What a terrific spot. The location is superb with a great view of the water and the beach. We tried a wide variety of items (including 1 paella, 1 creamy rice, the sardines, potatoes). All very tasty. To top it all off, our server was very helpful with menu choices and always around when we needed her but not over-bearing. This place has a really fun vibe and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Barcelona.

More information

Opening time

De lunes a domingo de 12:00 a 22:30

Closing time

Navidad

How to get to the restaurant

Avenida Litoral, 62, 08005, Barcelona, Spain

Directions to get there

About the restaurant

"Just as the scribes of ancient Egypt were expert in hieroglyphics, and knew the secrets of calculation, the family that runs El Xiringuito d' Escribà are true experts in the art of good eating in each of its aspects and decoding with precision what is worthy of the best praise in Mediterranean cuisine.

Fideuá with mushrooms and asparagus, fried squid with cured acorn-fed ham and parmesan cheese and fish paella, are only some of delicacies that you will find here, topped with the views of Bogatell Beach, in a relaxed and informal environment ideal for any activity, together with unbeatable service.

Its decor follows simple lines, without stridency, a nice and familiar atmosphere which prepares you for the full enjoyment of a dining experience in all senses."

Services

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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 8 people)

Can be privatized, , Wheelchair Accessible,

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