El Rey de Gamba: "Cheap seafood" El Rey de Gamba Tip by patsypatsy

El Rey de Gamba, Barcelona: 6 reviews and 2 photos

Between the 4 of use we ordered the flat oysters, seafood platter for 2, grilled monkfish and the black paella. I didn't have the oysters but didn't hear any complaints so I assume it was ok. The seafood platter was HUGE, enough for 4 really! Looked good and tasted good. However, the lower you got to the bottom of the platter the quality for the seafood also lowered. There was a mixture of different quality and sized prawns. One of us who passed the kitchen on the way to the toilets noticed frozen prawns being thawed. Same for the mussels as well. So what's on the platter was a mix of fresh and frozen food. But for 37 euros I think it's a bargain! The monkfish was very meaty and satisfying and the paella was pretty good too. We went there quite early for dinner and the waiters were patient and friendly. We chose to sit by the road but there weren't any cars going by so it didn't effect our meal.

Favorite Dish: Seafood platter for 2

Address: Barceloneta
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: +34 932 25 64 01
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 4
Theme: Seafood
Website: http://www.reydelagamba.com/

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  • Updated Aug 14, 2007
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