CLOSED: Juicy Jones - Cardenal

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    ( 92 reviews )



C/Cardenal Casañas 7, Ciutat Vella (at Plaza de Pi), Barcelona, Spain, 08002

Vegan restaurant offering a menu-of-the-day that includes a soup with bread, a sample plate various small vegan dishes, and a dessert. Also serves seitan, tofu, vegetable sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts, juices, teas. Colorful, funky atmosphere. Directions: From La Rambla going down, on the left is Boquria st, on the right is Hospital st. Left onto Boquria and keep left onto Cadenal. May 2014, reported closed to HappyCow. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-11:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Organic, Beer/Wine, Spanish

Reviews (92)

First Review by sparkly_ruth

Good breakfast - Edit

I'd take an excellent vegan breakfast in this place. Good price and friendly waiter.

Pros: In the center of the city, Price, Friendly

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Great Food And Value - Edit

A Barcelona institution, I hadn't been back for years and was worried that it might have changed. However, a delicious 3 course meal for less than 10 euros convinced me that it hadn't. Has an artichoke soup, followed by an amaxing thali and a catalan dessert with caramel topping. Highly recommended. All served by a very friendly waitress.

Pros: Price, Quality

Cons: None

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Check also the other one too is close by.
u r in barcelona?? that means u gotta eat here and at the partner one.Have breakfast in this one and go for lunch to the other one.

Great food and creative interior of the restaurant.
Good people to have a chat too.

Pros: amazing breakfast, creative design, talkative people

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I just loved it. I went there to a sunday brunch and I was amazed by the quality of the food. The brunch consisted of cashew yogurt, fruit, grains, tofu, bread and pancakes. It's a LOT of great food. I left the place full as hell. And it was very cheap, about 8 euros or something. The staff is also very friendly.

Pros: Lots of food, tasty, nice staff

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fresh & colourful - Edit

Lovely vibrant space with a vast menu of fresh juices and smoothies - and the option to create your own, which I did with a 3 mix fresh juice.
The menu was fairly diverse, and all sounded delish. We each had one of the burgers, served with wedges - both were great. My kids ate really nice hummus (very garlicky but that's how we like it!) a simple but yummy avocado & salad sandwich as well as an Indian style Thali del dia, which was fantastic.
Highly recommended.

Pros: bright, cheery space, fresh, diverse food., English speaking staff

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Liked it a lot! - Edit

This was probably my favorite place in Barcelona. The menu del dia is a great deal. The food ranged from excellent (risotto) to mediocre (thali) and the atmosphere and service were great!

Pros: Good prices, Funky, hip atmosphere

Cons: Some of the food was bland

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Love Juicy Jones - Edit

A great inexpensive vegan restaurant.

Pros: Juice, Nice Staff, Fresh

Cons: not a huge diversity

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Great juices!! - Edit

They have all kind of juices!!And they are amazing!!...too bad its not all organic..

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delicious and inexpensive - Edit

The meal of the day is 8.50E and includes three courses and bread. The salad, gazpacho, seitan steak and the crime Catalan were all lovely. Service is friendly, the menu is in English And Spanish and all the staff speak English. The range if juices offered is very extensive and the a la carte menu makes us want to return.

Updated from previous review on Saturday September 14, 2013

we did return, with some friends, on the very next day (Sunday lunchtime). It was quite embarrassing. The waitress wasn't friendly at all, quite the opposite, and the service level was totally different from the day before. Our friends were a bit surprised that we'd said so many good thing about the place but maybe she was just having a bad day.

Pros: all vegan, central and friendly (the men are), delicious

Cons: the waitress is unfriendly and rude, variable service levels.

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I feel water in my mouth.... - Edit

I love the food, the diversity is so good! And the tali's are awsome. Must try!

Pros: tali, friendliness

Cons: to many colors in the place

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Very Nice Place - Edit

Huge variety of fresh juices and delicios shakes. All the sandwiches are very tasty, but they have only 2 soups in the menu and they are never available

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Disappoining - Edit

Went to Jucy Jones Cardenal after reading reviews from the place and vere very disappointed. Arriwed late in Barcelona with my non-vegetarian friend and was looking forward to a great vegan meal. The burrito we ordered was burned on both sides and was very dry and the hummus was not so god. The waitress seemed impatient, but she was friendly. The beer we had was very good and also the vanilla dessert.

Not so cosy sourroundings being in a celler with no windows.

Pros: vegan, good beer, good dessert

Cons: burned meal, celler with no windows

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Great restaurant/cafe - Edit

We went to this restaurant twice on our last visit to Barcelona in July. I totally recommend it!
The food and juice are amazing. On our first visit we tried the 3 course meal, a bargain at only 9 euros I think I recall. I had strawberry & avocado soup - yum! My partner had houmous, again yum and then we had thalis for our mains...well it was delicious but I had no hope of finishing mine and we couldn't face desert which was included! We tried the orange & kiwi juice and I can't remember what else but again they were gorgeous.

The second visit we just had main courses & shared the houmous for a starter, a far more sensible option for a normal appetite! My partner had another thali (of the day) and I had the noodle salad. Again YUM and the different juices too.
We will be back!

Pros: a massive selection of yummy food, a massive selection of juices & tea, generous portions & cheap & healthy

Cons: not many gluten free deserts if any

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Went there in 2010, and now, and was even best this time! :)
Very good food, good portions, many options, all vegan! And i went with my partner and baby and was really family friendly place! Amazing price, cozy place

Pros: Price, Portions, Variety

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probably one of the best vegan places in europe - Edit

we been two times to this place and definitely recommend, its all five stars, the location (impossible to get more central than this), the friendly waiters, the food (amazing! the humous, the mushroom croquetas, lasanha, etc), the place and decoration (funky, colourful and original), the price and everything really.. even the customers seem to have a nice vibe. u can feel its not mainstream or trendy, it is simply a place with values and with good heart. it seems to be a popular place so if u want to make sure u get a table just try to get there early or call to book if possible. enjoy!

Pros: good value, excellent food, nice alternative vibe

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Juicy Jones, Barcelona, SPAIN - Edit

We ate twice at Juicy Jones when we visited Barcelona this month; their food was SO good, and so beautifully presented, that we had to go back. For 8.50 Euros you can get: a starter, a segundo, a dessert, and wine or bottled water, all accompanied by delicious, fresh wholegrain bread. The atmosphere is joyous, colorful walls entice you to come in and enjoy. Our hummus plate held an enormous serving, big enough for two hearty appetites; our creative seitan entrees compared with much more expensive presentations in other restaurants. They seem to change their menu daily, which was a delightful surprise. Our waitress was at least bilingual, attentive in a laid-back Spanish way. I would highly recommend Juicy Jones to anyone, vegan or not!

Pros: excellent food, beautifully presented, inexpensive

Cons: no outdoor seating

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Delicious but.... - Edit

Ok, always start with the good things: It is a small young and fresh eatery on a side road besides the Rambla; so very central.
You will get delicious food (we had the hummus and rye-bread) and awesome smoothies! Really, i've never had such a good one in europe before! Also the range of meals and smoothies is huge!
And for that what you are paying for, i'd say the prices are absolutely inexpensive! Great!
And now, you can read it in some previous reviews, the not so stunning things: First of all, all the employees are were not friendly at all (that's what we experienced). I would say this kind of attitude damped the mood.
And in my opinion an absolutely no-go was, that i ordered a smoothie (one again it was very yummy) and the waitress had let me wait for a while, BECAUSE SHE MADE A SMOOTHIE FOR A OTHER WAITRESS FIRST PRIOR TO MINE! From a customer's point of view you can't do that.

DON'T GET ME WRONG: I would have given 5 cows out of 5 due to the very delicious tastings, but the not so friendly attitude of the clerks and the matter that i came second after the collegue...made me occasioned to give only 3 cows.

Pros: Very delicious, Great offer, Inexpensive

Cons: Not that friendly

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Hmmm... - Edit

I really don't know what to make of this place.
Positives: awesome place with amazing funky murals on the walls. SO MANY JUICES/SMOOTHIES, I have never seen so much choice! The hummus was absolutely delicious -- I always thought hummus was pretty much the same everywhere, but this was magical hummus. So good! My partner had one of their sandwiches which was HUGE and he was extremely happy with it. I had the seitan pinxos (skewers), and loved those too, lovely sauce, beautifully cooked, good portion size. The staff were very pleasant and attentive but not too attentive. Prices were decent for the starters and mains, all of which were pretty massive. Yay!
OK, negatives: the place was FREEZING COLD for some reason. It's kind of underground, don't know if that's why? The puddings are utterly mediocre - no other word for it. We all ordered different ones and no one finished theirs because they were just not pleasant. The apple tart sounds delicious but is actually cold, slimy and pretty awful. Sorry Juicy! Has to be a middling three cows from me :(

UPDATED from previous review on Saturday July 21, 2012

OK, I went back to Juicy Jones this week, ONE year on, and I've decided what I think of it now... and it's not good :( This time my bloke and I went in to have breakfast -- we were really excited as we don't know of any other vegan/veggie places in Barcelona that have a breakfast menu. Breakfast starts at 10am, we got there at around 10.45am and the girl at the counter told us, "I don't have muffins, I don't have gofres, I don't have toastadas." That is THE WHOLE BREAKFAST MENU. She wasn't apologetic at all, just gave us the lunch menu to look at instead. She also told us we couldn't take a seat to discuss/think about it/look at the menu because "you have to order and pay first." Needless to say, we left. Sorry JJ, there are just too many other good vegan places in Barcelona. Downgraded to two cows :(

Pros: Big portions, Loads of choice, Magical hummus

Cons: So cold inside!, The puddings made us sad, Rude service/no breakfast 2nd time round

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