Xiringuito Escriba, Barcelona – Beachfront Paella

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Xiringuito Escriba

Av. del Litoral, 62

Barcelona, Spain 08005

932 21 07 29

Xiringuito Escriba Website

Escriba Barcelona Exterior decor

Xiringuito Escriba is a beachfront paella restaurant that several people recommended to us. The Yelp reviews are not good, so we were worried. To its credit, the restaurant was pretty full by 8pm, while others nearby where not. The posted hours show that it opens at 7pm, but we found people eating there before this. (No doubt foreigners like us!) Any restaurant that has such a good view is always red flagged by us.

Escriba Barcelona Beach

Can’t beat the beach view and people watching..

Escriba Barcelona interior decor

In the end, the paella was very good, service was not great but the servers were friendly.

Menu: was in English and mid sized with lots of starters, many paellas, and several other dishes.

Service: was not great, we had to flag people down to order, get the bill. We did finally get someone that was friendly. They speak enough English to take care of you.

Verdict: 

Food was very good but you can find far less touristy spots with better food.  Try Somostrro

Food Picks:
Complimentary olives

Escriba Barcelona Sangria

Sangria 3/4 de cava (16e) was very friuit with mint and ice in it. A great value and perfect drink on a hot day.

Escriba Barcelona Salad

L’amanida del Xiringu salad (13e) was big and full of greens. It hit the spot for our veggie need.

Escriba Barcelona Paella mar i muntanya

Paella mar i muntanya (21.50e for 1) comes in a huge pan. The contents are not very thick, so do not let that scare you. 4 mussels, 1 shrimp, sausage, some ribs, all on a bed of great rice, clearly cooked with fish stock. Some of the best we’ve had.

Escriba Barcelona Paella Valencia

Paella Valencia (19.50e) was made with chicken and is more of a classic one most people are familiar with. Beans, Green Beans, Peppers, etc. We would order the other one instead.

Xiringuito Escriba Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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