The Green Spot

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C de la Reina Cristina 12, Barcelona, Spain

Modern vegetarian restaurant with minimalist decor. Offers a variety of dishes, including pizza with fusion flavors, salads, soups. Kitchen closes 4-8pm, but the bar stays open serving burgers and appetizers. Uses handmade pottery for the dishes. Est. 2016. Open Mon-Fri 12:30pm-12:00am, Sat-Sun 1:00pm-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Pizza, Italian, Raw, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, European, Fusion, Spanish

43 Reviews

First Review by tommy777

Decent restaurant with nice setting - Edit

The big plus of this place is the pleasant space, the good design, and the relative quietness (being Barcelona) it provides. The food is decent, not mind-blowing, but good quality at a (again, being Barcelona) normal price given the setting. It is clear, that this place has been made by a big enterprise. This reflects in the food, a good standard in an organized kitchen, but it won t compare to the cooking of a passionate cook starting running his own space. The menu is not overcrowded, but has lots of options for different tastes. The vegetarian pizza was good, the risotto, too. The vegan tajin i had was a nice and completely ok, but i have had better and more inspired ones. Definitely a good option to come for a relaxed evening out, and for sure a place that will please very different kind of friends.

Pros: design, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: pricy

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Great but ... - Edit

I went to the GreenSpot several times and it’s really one of the best restaurants in Barcelona. The atmosphere is amazing and the food really good. Also the service is almost always spot on. However yesterday I have noticed much less food in our plates compared to previously. Also the quality wasn’t outstanding as the other times. Hopefully next time I go they will put some more food on my plate ;) Also I would hope they put a bit more Vegan options

Pros: Amazing atmosphere, Good service, Good food quality

Cons: Expensive, Could have more vegan options, Poor food quantity

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Nice lunch, trendy place, but bit overpriced - Edit

We had a nice lunch. Food was good. But not 'wow'. And the 'lettuce' dish with rice noodles came with the instruction to make ‘spingrolls’ myself, with the big lettuce leaves. This turned out to be sheer impossible and quite a messy and unhandy affair, so I just mingled everything together. :-D (lettuce leaves also had quite some black edges, not nice).

Very nice decor. Friendly and swift service.

Somewhat overpriced in comparison to other places in Barcelona. But I guess you pay for the photographic interior.

Accessible toilet is +

https://brugesvegan.com/2018/03/22/green-spot-barcelona/

Updated from previous review on 2018-03-22

Pros: vegan options clearly labelled, interior, friendly, nice food, accessibility

Cons: no indication of vegan wines? , bit overpriced

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Seems promising, disappoints greatly... - Edit

When you visit a venue that charges you ca 45€ for three courses and a drink, you expect the level of quality to be fairly high, you can't sell run-of-the-mill food at these prices.

The locale is quite pleasant, with exception for the music and the bleeping smartpads of the waiting-staff.

I ordered the muhammara, the cashew cheese-pizza and the curry which unfortunately comes with black rice. I tried to have the black rice substituted for rice noodles which are included in other dishes, but they refuse substitutions, in spite of it being served standalone in a bowl on the side.

Regardless, the wait wasn't long, my starter was brought out after only ca 20 minutes. It was a very small bowl of the paprika/walnut-dish, but mixed to a uniform paste, the taste of which was subtle and did not seem to have a sufficient amount of walnuts to bear a taste of it, quite disappointing. It was served with toasted slivers of pita bread and a few sticks of carrot/fennel.

The pizza was a veritable mess - the pizza was not very well covered in the "cheese" and was piled with a mixture of various vegetables, some of which were very long or stick-shaped which led to a mikado-effect when trying to eat it. It also had haricots verts, soy beans, and some odd leaves. The "cheese" was a huge disappointment, it was merely a blend between what seems like a small amount of cashew nuts and green peas, the flavour was leaning heavily in favour of the peas and quite sweet - not a flavour you want smeared on a pizza without counterbalance, which was conspicuously lacking. It only tasted of the raw bitterness of the leaf veggies, the sweetness of the peas and the soggy dough. Embarrassing.

The curry bore very little resemblance to a curry, even though the flavour wasn't bad, it was not particularly good. The veggies were filler-veg, nothing extravagant except a few leaves of basil - not thai-basil, the european/genovesian kind, it seemed entirely out of place. The sauce was smooth and rich of coconut milk, which is the only thing one can say in its favour, since the flavour left much to be desired.

The Green Spot is a huge disappointment and not worth the money. I might add that I was asked to not place wet wipes on the supposedly "delicate" table, which definitely didn't look it. The reason I had the wetwipes was that a staffer had in the background dropped a fork on the floor, simply picked it up and carried on sorting the other "clean" utensils without washing their hands...


Updated from previous review on 2018-02-20

Pros: Interesting cocktail-menu, Large vegan selection, Pleasant locale

Cons: Viciously overpriced, The taste and quality are subpar, Some of the staffers are quite unprofessional

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instagram worthy - Edit

Both the place and the dishes seem like they have been taken out of a hipster instagram picture. Food is tasty but not cheap.

Cons: pricey

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In keeping with the restuarants of Barca marina! - Edit

Nice decor and location. Food good and service excellent. Enjoyed well presented vegan chilli.

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Excellent vegetarian burger - Edit

Green Spot was an excellent vegetarian/vegan restaurant.

Really modern, clean and with cool ambience. Many different selections of flavors, from more elaborate dishes to burgers, which give the restaurant a big thumb up for choices.

All the dishes were prepare and presented really well. All packed with amazing flavors and combinations.

Staff was friendly and helpful in explaining the various dishes and options!

Will be one of our best restaurant each time will visit Barcellona.

Pros: Selection, Fresh pasta

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Quality food at a trendy place - Edit

Cool new place near la Barceloneta. High quality dishes and lots of variety. The space is super cozy and well decorated. Super friendly staff. They also have gluten free options, enquire for more when ordering

Pros: Modern, Healthy

Cons: Just a little expensive

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Himmlisch... 😇 - Edit

Man fühlt sich dort sofort wohl, wenn man das Restaurant betritt. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich & aufmerksam. Immer wieder laufen sie um die Tische, um Wünsche der Kunden aufzunehmen. Die Menu Karte ist nicht überfüllt, aber trotzdem sehr abwechslungsreich. Das Essen schmeckte fantastisch & super frisch, einfach himmlisch. Man sieht durch eine grosse Glaswand, wie die Köche das Essen zubereiten. Wir hatten einen grünen, gemischten Salat mit Gemüse, ein Curry, einen Black Bean Burger & ein Stück Karottentorte bestellt. Die Preise sind absolut gerechtfertigt. Punkt Abzug: für das etwas zu dunkle Ambiente & die etwas zu laute Musik...

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WOW!!! - Edit

I came here in July 2017, and loved everything, it was perfection it self, the food was amazing, and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I was in Spain with my family and am the only vegan in the family, (with my dad being the complete opposite and my mum being a sort of flexitarian) so I chose to come here and my meat eating family still say it is there favourite restaurant, it is my all-time favourite restaurant too. Thank you so much Green Spot!!

Pros: The food was incredible, So many different options, EVERYTHING!!!

Cons: I can't think of any cons!!

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terrible service and mediocre food - Edit

I had a reservation and was seated right away, but it took forever to get menu and service. I ordered my food and for a place that is highly recommended by Happy Cow and others, I was disappointed in the flavors.
I also had the carrot cake for dessert and it was dry and lacking in spices.

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pricey, but great - Edit

This restaurant has lots of great options for vegans. The staff usually speak English and the ambiance is great.

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The best green salad ever! - Edit

We found this place yesterday and we were happy that they welcomed us without having reservation, as it looked like this sort of place where reservation is a must and we were wearing shorts ;)
Generally, it was a lovely experience -> the service and the food were magic!
I decided to have a green smoothie with my food and I found it quite watery and small for the price for 6 EUR, so would not recommend that.
My main, however - green salad (despite sounding really boring ;) ) - was probably the best salad I have ever had! A perfect combination of beans, sprouts, avocado, etc...
My husband had a pizza with similar WOW effect :)
Then the deserts... We had brownie (amazing!!!) and carrot cake (great, but far too big and really heavy). So I do not recommend the carrot cake after a meal, even after salad, unless you share it.
But generally -> lovely place + great service and would gladly come again :)

Pros: Atmosphere and deco, FOOD!!!!!, Service

Cons: smoothie

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beautiful food - Edit

Beautiful environment, well selected dishes excellently prepared and presented. It's not often you find a meal so well made that you can taste the fine balance of herbs and good quality produce. We went after a day of exercise, so we were huuungry, could have done with slightly bigger portion. Definitely going to be our regular "dinner with friends" place. Service was fantastic as my partner has a few allergies, the staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

Pros: amazing good quality food, beautiful environment , great service

Cons: portion could be a little bigger, but wasn't a bad

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Love this place! - Edit

Ambience is great, staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is excellent! What's not to love?! A regular for me!

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Beautiful restaurant and beautiful food - Edit

I had a beautiful salad and an exotic fruit platter for dessert. Though simple dishes, they were very tasty. This place has lots of vegan and raw options. It's a little fancy which I didn't realise before I went there. If I were to go again I would dress up a little.

Cons: Not all vegan

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Mucha onda - Edit

El lugar es un restaurante muy moderno, con música en vivo, lo cual favorece la imagen de los restaurantes vegetarianos. La comida estaba buenísima, comimos todos platos veganos. El curry y la ensalada japonesa son, en mi opinión, los platos más ricos de los que pedimos. De postre: tarta de zanahoria. Increíble 😍

Pros: Muchas opciones veganas, y opciones gluten free y

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mala experiencia con un camarero - Edit

Repetía por segunda vez por que la comida estaba buena pero no volveré nunca más. Nunca en mi vida me había encontrado con camarero tan maleducado, desde el principio su actitud fue muy agresiva. Nos sirvieron los segundos a la vez que los primeros (con lo que tuvimos que comer toda la comida fría) y al comentárselo al camarero su respuesta fue maleducada, nos faltó al respeto y se fue riendo y se puso a comentar con sus compañeros riendo y señalándonos. Al final nos fuimos sin tomar ni postres ni cafés. Experiencia muy desagradable.

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Fantastic food - Edit

A really nice and elegant restaurant with a good atmosphere. It's not the cheapest food in Barcelona, but it is really good. The bean burger is my favorite and is delicious.

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Really Good but Pricey - Edit

We had a really enjoyable lunch at the restaurant but did find it a little expensive. That being said, the food was excellent and well worth the trip.

Pros: Tasty food, Lots of choices even for young kids

Cons: A little expensive

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good vegan & glutenfree options - Edit

The staff know much about the vegan and glutenfree food! The food is clean and delicious! Shoutout to Nico!

There is good atmosphere.

Pros: lots of vegan and glutenfree options

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sweet potato tagliatelle: one of the top 5 vegan dishes I've ever had - Edit

Beautiful decor. But even better food. Sweet potato dish was amazing. Good pizza. Servers speak English and are friendly. Excellent value.

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Loved it - Edit

Cool restaurant, delicous food, prices ok for the quality.
We had the "Bruschetta Spot" with smoked burrata and Favas, very good and refreshing with very cold topping on warm bread.
Then the black pizza and the swett potato spaghetti with Madadamia nut cream and black truffles. We loved all!

One star less as they didn't find the confirmed reservation and while just sitting at the table at 8.40pm being told that we need to leave by 10pm. It was enough time for us as we don't eat dessert. The staff in general is very fast and attentive but also very unpersonal (no "how was ut, do you need anything else...).

We would definitely go back for the food and the ambiance.

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The closest thing to fine dining in Barcelona - Edit

This restaurant is a bit different from most vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona. It has modern and light interior, clearly inspired by Scandinavian design. The menue is extensive, with raw and gluten free options.

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Great experience all around. - Edit

What a delightful place. Delicious and creative food. Very friendly and attentive staff. Nice decor and music. A very nice experience.
Reservations are a must, as they are usually full. But if you don't know about that,c and arrive hungry and hopeful,... ask nicely and they might make room for you at the bar. :-)

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Excellent vegetarían restaurant - Edit

I really like this restaurant. It has a very good variety of veggie options, very good quality and a very nice deco.
The only think I miss is that they do not have vegan deserts, not a single option. Which I find quite unusual given the fact that they are so close to the vegan public...

Pros: Decoration, Quality of meals, Variety

Cons: Don t have vegan deserts

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Just the spot - Edit

As many have already commented the decor inside the Green Spot is simply stunning, modern and chic but not in a pretentious way. Depending on where you are seated you can also see the marina. The staff are very attentive and friendly too putting you at ease straight away and most importantly the food is great. We went for lunch and ordered the yellow spot curry with black rice (€14.75) and the Sun choy bao tofu setas (€10.50), both of which were presented beautifully and tasted even better with a great depth of flavour. Some may say these prices are expensive but we thought it was value for money and will definitely return again. We also got a raspberry lemonade and apple press juice (€3.25) to wash it down, very refreshing indeed. If I did have one con, I would personally like to see a few more vegan options. In summary, Green Spot is a must to go to when you visit Barcelona but I would advise booking.

Pros: Excellent tasty food, Great decor, Friendly staff

Cons: Few more vegan options would be nice

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