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  • Writer's pictureWalter Ponce

Camping Mar Restaurant, Barcelona - Review

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

Overall rating ★★★ │Spanish - Mediterranean│Avg. 50 EUR pp│Barceloneta, Barcelona

Service: ★★Food: ★★★★Location: ★★★Price: ★★★Portions: ★★★★

During this month of July, I had the pleasure of experiencing the culinary wonders of Camping Mar Restaurant. Camping Mar, tucked away in a somewhat discreet location that you don't stumble upon by chance, has managed to capture the attention of discerning diners. Nestled in Marina Vela, the new area behind the iconic Hotel W, this restaurant boasts a stunning terrace and a menu that offers excellent value for money. As I entered the restaurant, the inviting ambiance and the captivating terrace immediately captured my attention.

Originally envisioned as an informal space with round tables shaded by large umbrellas, the decision was made to create a more prominent terrace, and it has proven to be a stroke of genius. Not only does it come at the perfect time, as everyone craves the open-air experience, but it has also resonated exceptionally well with customers, far surpassing the initial design's expectations.

The menu at Camping Mar restaurant retains its freshness, featuring a concise selection of dishes designed for snacking, sharing, and indulging in rice-based delights, as well as hamburgers. However, it is the combo meals that truly shine and have become a standout feature of the restaurant. These combo meals, available for a fixed price, offer a range of options, allowing two people to enjoy a gazpacho as a starter, select a choice of appetizer, and indulge in one of the three tantalizing rice dishes on offer, all for just 29 euros.

For those craving a hamburger, an equally enticing combo is available for only 17 euros. Both options include desserts, drinks, and even coffee. It is worth noting that customers are responsible for preparing and serving their own coffee—a courtesy extended by the restaurant to ensure a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Rest assured, there is no need to worry about leaving your seat to fetch a cup.

While the rice menu takes center stage, a glance at the surrounding tables reveals its immense popularity among the patrons. However, those who prefer to explore the menu individually will find a range of intriguing options. From grilled mussels with celery to enticing dishes like red curry or fish & chips, Camping Mar restaurant presents an array of delectable choices. Furthermore, the restaurant surprises its guests with daily off-menu specials, adding an element of excitement for frequent visitors.

I indulged in the flavorsome patatas bravas, savored the fresh seafood in the fried fish, and delighted in the harmonious blend of flavors in the Arroz de gamba y calamar.

In summary, Camping Mar Restaurant is one of those hidden treasures that, once discovered, leaves you wondering why you hadn't found it sooner. Its picturesque location in Marina Vela, accompanied by the alluring terrace and the menu's outstanding offerings, makes it an ideal destination for those seeking a remarkable dining experience.

Whether you opt for the enticing combo meals or explore the diverse selection on the menu, Camping Mar restaurant is sure to captivate your taste buds and leave you eager to return time and time again. So, make a point to uncover this hidden gem and embark on a culinary adventure that will surely be worth your while.

Address Camping Mar restaurant: Marina Vela, Pg. de Joan de Borbó, 103, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

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