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Spanish Restaurant Review: Barcelona Gaudi

Hola amigas y amigos! As you might know I’m a big fan of Spanish cuisine and found my favorite Spanish restaurant some time ago down there in Sukhumvit Soi 11. However, as it’s always good to get to know some new places and taste different food, it recently took me to a new (for me) Spanish restaurant that actually is somewhat famous here in Bangkok and is being mentioned most of the time when you ask someone for Spanish food recommendations: Barcelona Gaudi.

Location

The location of this Spanish restaurant is quite convenient quite close to BTS Asok / MRT Sukhumvit / Terminal 21 down in Sukhumvit Soi 23.

Food

Let’s start with the positives here. The food at Barcelona Gaudi is pretty good. There’s not as much of a choice as at other places but the food that you can tastes pretty well. One dish was bit oily, therefore the ‘special’ of the month, Bombes de Barcelona, tasted really good.

Atmosphere

The atmosphere at Barcelona Gaudi is, well, ok. It’s not super ‘Spanish’ and not as nicely decorated as other places. It’s also rather small as it is stacked over different floors. The TV screen shows Barcelona related tourism promo material which gets a bit repetitive after a while.

Staff

Now the real low point. The staff. We entered with two people and the staff was all but welcoming. After mentioning that I’ve booked via ‘eatigo’, a restaurant booking application, they were even less friendly and attentive. In fact it was probably one of the least attentive staffs I’ve ever encountered in any upscale restaurant in Bangkok.

Interaction

I interacted with Barcelona Gaudi before via Facebook to make sure my reservation via eatigo was received and have been told that they’d prefer if reservations would be made directly with them which gave off the feeling as if they wouldn’t like customers using booking apps (obviously, as those apps offer discounts, they won’t make as much money with each order – on the other hand, I might not have gotten there at all if not thanks to the app).

Sascha Funk

Founder / Editor at My-Thai.org
Sascha is the publisher of my-thai.org and switched from an online marketing agency life in Europe to a teaching and education life in Thailand. He also writes about Teaching & Technology.

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  • Peach Sawangcharoen

    Thank you for sharing this review. I’m just thinking about trying something new. I’m a big fan of Mexican food. I love Mexican food very much, it reminds me of my exchange year, 3 years ago, every times when I eat it. My favourite one is enchiladas. Spanish food is another good choice to try. I’m just wondering how is it taste or maybe it is similar to Mexican one or not. I think in Thailand there are barely have Spanish restaurant, this will be a good guide for people who love to try new things and who want to eat Spanish food.

  • Thanks for your comment. Spanish food is awesome, a bit different to Mexican though (which I also really like). As you can see from my review though I wasn’t really impressed with this particular restaurant (that’s why the low score). They do have some good food but if it’s going to be your first time I would rather suggest to visit this place: http://my-thai.org/tapas-cafe-bangkok-soi-11/ – as they also have a very nice atmosphere. If you ever end up there, tell them you found them on my-thai.org ;-) I took my dad there on his birthday and they even sang for him and brought a chocolate cake :-)