In the heart of the Barceloneta

We are located on the corner of Paseo Juan de Borbó and Almirante Aixada street next to Hotel 54 Barceloneta.
From the restaurant you have views of barcelona’s Aquarium, the Maremagnum shopping center, the W hotel, and the puerto deportivo. We are also a few meters from the beach, Club Natació Barcelona, and Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta.

Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 53
08003 Barceloneta, Barcelona

Phone: 93 225 64 01


Kitchen continued from Monday to Sunday from 12am to 1am.


Subway: Line 4 stop: L4 Barceloneta.

Bus: 17, 36, 39, 45, 57, 59, 64, 157, N8.

Bus Turistic: Red line stop: Museu d'Història de Catalunya.

Bicing: Parades 31, 33, 38, 39, 41, 124.

Aerial Cableway: Stop: Torre de Sant Sebastià (Barceloneta).

GPS: 41° 22' 38.96" N - 2° 11' 18.93" E


On February 3rd 1753 the first foundation stone was laid in what would later become the maritime district of Barcelona: Barceloneta.

An example of order and uniformity, this new neighborhood was born from the designs of military engineer Juan Martín Cermeño. It meant the tearing down of the old tenements and the construction of whole blocks of one-story homes and apartments which had a characteristic facade.

Soon after being inaugurated in 1755, came the first inhabitants. From the very beginning they formed a community with a strong marine character which engaged in commercial and artisanal activities related to the port and sea.

The expansion of the Barceloneta was marked by its proximity to the port and the railroad, which made the neighborhood an ideal place to set up industrial facilities. In fact, the commercial activity of this sector was so important that the Barceloneta of the time is still considered to be the birthplace of many Catalan industries which continue today.

Similarly, it did not take long for the Barceloneta to become one of the major leisure areas of Barcelona. The first baths began to gain importance at the beginning of the 19th Century and were so successful that more facilities were added. Among these were: the Baños Orientales, the El Astillero, San Miguel, and the San Sebastián baths. Many of these survived until the end of the 20th Century.

Gastronomy during this time also gained importance with many small restaurants sprouting up on the Paseo Nacional. EL REY DE LA GAMBA soon became popular among the locals and eventually became known worldwide. On the beach there were many “merenderos” run by locals who offered dishes of freshly caught fish. Many of these survived as “chiringuitos” until they were shut down in the nineties.

During the 20th Century, water sports became quite popular on the harbor. The Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta and the Club Natació Barcelona were, and still are, the most active.

With its rich history and its ability to continuously reinvent itself, the Barceloneta has grown with the times by always offering its visitors new things to discover.

Point of Interest in Barcelona

El Rey de la Gamba 1