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#841 of 1,989 European in Barcelona
#1,535 of 8,853 Restaurants in Barcelona


US$15 - US$25
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 April 2022

Would not recommend this place at all. Local friendly, tourist friendly NOT. Bouncers are aggressive. Items went missing out of handbag which can happen anywhere but when noticed and asked for assistance we were removed by the security aggressively causing injury to back. AVOID IT...POSSIBLE. Much better places to drink in Madrid.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 13 August 2021

Went to Samsara in a tourist group of 4 people with the goal of trying real tapas. The degustation offer for 25 euros/person exceeded our expectations! The quality at this small place is comparable to some of the best degustation restaurants I have been to,...at a much lower price. Definitely recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 February 2020 via mobile

Samsara is a simple but cozy place with a great selection of tapas. The tasting menu is great value with seven tapas to share amongst two people, and three glasses of wine each for 25 Euros per person! Service is a bit inflexible. For example...two of us wanted the menu, and two just wanted to order selected tapas. We were told this is not possible so in the end two of us were not able to eat. A bit weird given that like this the restaurant made less money! The owner afterwards apologized but still insisted on the logic of either everyone on the table gets the menu or nobody, so keep this in mind.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 9 December 2019 via mobile

I’ve been here twice already, and I chose the 50€ menu (for 2 people). I would have gladly given 5/5 stars, because the food tasted really incredible and each tapa was worth trying. But I would like to point out that both times we were...charged more than we should have: we checked carefully throughout the menu to make sure which plates had the 2€ supplement, and still we ended up paying more. I would definitely come back here for the food, as I said, but I suggest the owners be clear about those supplements and charge the correct prices.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

Samsara was well recommended by a ton of people in TA, so since it was only 80 feet away from our apartment in Gràcia we decided to try their tapas. We didn’t know much about such a unique menú so we let the waiter guide...us, he didn’t disappoint us, he suggested we try the six tapas plates and based in our likes he suggested some according dishes, wow! One after another our palates went from seafood to beef to sweet to sour with each different tapas. The food presentation was as amazing as it was its flavor, desserts were to die for and above all it was the kindness of the waiters (both of them young guys) who went way above and beyond their way to make our first experience with such a great menu an unforgettable memory. Please try Samsara, we can asure you, you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

Variety and quality is the staple of this amazing hidden gem in Barcelona. Worth the visit! The great Service and price is the cherry on the top! We will be back

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The food at Samsara (Ihave been several times) is EXCELLENT! The wine list is fantastic, and the waiters can help make suggestions to pair your wine with the food if you need help1 I am intolerant to wheat and vegetarian, and the chefs have always...been able to come up with a good variety of tapas for me. the last time I went, i was with a big group. we sked for a variety of tapas (chef's choice) and asked them to include veggie stuff for me and the 3 other vegetarians, and wheat free things for me. Everybody ate very well, we were ALL very happy with the food. I can't wait to go again!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

............. extremely slow. You have to wait one hour to get additionnal tapas. You ask for one, they give two. Now I pray. Because I'm so hungry. I turn my head every minute to see if maybe my food is coming. I'm still waiting.....

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Cozy restaurant in Barcelona, with warm atmosphere. Tapas are very good, traditional plates have been revisited in a tasty way. Only point: the portions are a bit too little. Very good place to have dinner with friends!

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 24 April 2018

48euro for 2 ppl for 7 tapas, 6 drinks and 2 desserts! Was fabulous- got to try lots of different things. Particularly loved the desserts- pear tarte and strawberry sorbet. Good value. Best to book- very busy.

Date of visit: April 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4