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Flamenco Experience at Tablao de Carmen with Dinner or Drink

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Barcelona, Spain

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Overview

Be swept up in the passion of Andalucian flamenco at Barcelona’s Tablao de Carmen, one of the city’s best-known ‘tablaos’ or flamenco bars. Make your own way to the tablao in the Spanish Village and enjoy an electrifying flamenco show of flamboyant dancing, singing, hand clapping and rousing guitar music. Choose from two show times and opt to enjoy a drink, tapas or 3-course dinner before the performance. Your experience includes admission to the Spanish Village, a recreation of a traditional Spanish town filled with craft shops, cafés and museums.
  • Flamenco show at Tablao El Carmen in Barcelona’s Spanish Village
  • Experience the thrilling atmosphere of one of Barcelona’s most prestigious tablaos
  • Be swept away by pure Andalucian flamenco dancing, guitars and songs
  • See some of Spain’s leading flamenco exponents display their skills
  • Choose to enjoy a drink, tapas, 3-course or VIP dinner and from two evening show times
  • Gain admission to the Spanish Village, with its replica Spanish plazas, craft studios and cafes
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1-hour flamenco show at Tablao El Carmen
Drink (if option is selected)
Tapas (if option is selected)
3-course dinner (if option is selected)
VIP dinner (if option selected)
Entrance to the Poble Espanyol from 16:00 on the same day
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
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Departure Point

Poble Espanyol, Av Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona Spain
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian tapas and dinner options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Tablao de Carmen

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Flamenco Experience at Tablao de Carmen with Dinner or Drink?
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This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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  • "I would highly recommend this show but take a taxi there and back as it is not an easy find." See review
  • "Normally you have to pay to get in as this location is full of traditional Spanish houses with nice walkways and restaurants." See review
  • "We really enjoyed the location of the venue as well, go early so you can discover the restaurants and boutiques in Poble Espanyol!" See review

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Must go when in Spain
mapuska
, Feb 2020
Thanks this was an amazing experience. I would definitely go back. You get so much tapas for your money and drinks. Was filling and the show was amazing.
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star-3
Great show; horrible food.
nellyh0lland
, Nov 2019
The show was fantastic; however, the food was terrible. Only two choices for dinner, fish or roast beef; nearly everyone in our group chose roast beef and it was not edible (everyone left untouched) - it was almost leathery. It would be 1-star if not for the great performers.
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SUPER DISAPPOINTING AND A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY
mariadupless
, Nov 2019
We booked the show with a Tapas meal. The tapas was fine but the show was a disaster. We actually joked and said that the reserve dancer team was on duty. The show was amateurish and not rehearsed. It was almost as if they made it up as they went along. When one of the dancers tried to make a dance move with the chair, which totally flopped, the other dancers burst out in laughter. The show was so short that when they finished everyone sat around waiting for the next dance, only to realize that that was it...We have seen better Spanish dance shows in South Africa. This show was a totally waste of time and money and I would definitely not recommend it to anyone
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Maria. Above all thank you for you honest and strong opinion about our flamenco show. This (along with my reply) will hopefully help our readers to understand what choice to make. I am not sure how you ended up coming to the Tablao de Carmen, whether you chose to come after reading reviews on Viator, Tripadvisor, google or other websites or whether some friends recommended it or whether it was mere coincidence that you ended up her. The truth is that judging by your statements (“we joked and said that the reserve dancer team was on duty” and that you “have seen better Spanish dance shows in South Africa”), it looks like the selection criteria you have use to come to us is the wrong one. Flamenco is only one small part of the huge, rich and complex part of the universe of Spanish dances. I add that the essence of the real and authentic flamenco art (this includes rigorous singing and guitar playing) is a serious and profound matter. Tablao de Carmen specializes in this last bit, and not in offering a show where you will see other Spanish dances. I take your comment very personally since this place was founded by my mother, a local who loves flamenco and understands it well. She opened the Tablao de Carmen 30 years ago in order to display and share what she believes to be genuine flamenco and also in order to improve the market choice of that time (only two places displayed touristic Flamenco). We love and enjoy Flamenco and what we offer is not thought to adapt to the touristic standards but instead to fit in with what we believe is special, unique and legitimate of the flamenco character and expression. If my mother had opened this place to attract tourists maybe we should have taken your words into account and then change the show in order to have a perfect rehearsed show where artists will not laugh and chairs will be moved with exact precision. Or also we would have had to organize the duration of the show to last for more than an hour so clients would feel that their time watching is worth what they´ve paid. Instead, we choose not to choreograph neither make it longer than an hour ( including an interval). Our choice of flamenco show is overseen daily by my own eyes. Our experience guides us into maintaining this line versus the other flamenco places in Barcelona where you could probably find what you were looking for. I am sorry you have been so misguided when you came to Tablao de Carmen and we wish you good luck in your future attempts to find the sort of Flamenco you are looking for. Again, thank you for your time. Kind regards. Mimo Agüero
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Flamenco at Tablao de Carmen
Sightsee151315
, Oct 2019
The restaurant was very small and the show was just ok. I have been to other shows and it was not as entertaining as other ones I've gone to.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hello. We appreciate your feedback. In an attempt to be constructive with your critical opinion, we would appreciate if you could let us know what sort of element you did not find as entertaining as other ones you have experienced. Any insight is always welcome and your comments are very helpful. About your first comment that “the restaurant is very small” we wonder whether you are confusing us with another flamenco place. Our restaurant can host 150 people, set in 3 different levels (one mezzanine with at least 70 seats and two balconies, one hosts up to 35/40 and another one up to 15) and although it looks intimate it is not a small restaurant. The sort of flamenco that we offer at Tablao de Carmen does not aim at being “entertaining” but rather “telling” of a live culture, and the expression of many different parts of a society that for many centuries has expressed through music and dance their character and ways of celebrating. Any insight is always welcome and your comments are very welcome. The Tablao de Carmen is a place with a real and plain flamenco atmosphere where you can have drinks and food while a group of good flamenco artists perform in a very genuine and traditional way. We are sorry that we have not match your expectations (if this is the place where you came and not another one).
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Flamenco Tablao de Carmen
IVtraveler123
, Oct 2019
Our party of 6 spent the evening at Tablao de Carmen for a 3 course dinner and a Flamenco show. Before the show we browsed the many shops in this beautiful Poble Espanol Architectural museum and purchased some local souvenirs. The show was outstanding, as was the food. The setting was small enough to experience the show up close. Very enjoyable evening!
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Show was fantastic
magev13
, Oct 2019
The show was amazing , however food for us was not to our taste. Location and view of the show from any seat is great
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Passionate Flamenco Performance
Allyssa Marie M
, Oct 2019
My female friend and I attended a Flamenco dinner show at Tablao de Carmen. Although, it wasn't my first time experiencing a Flamenco dinner show in Spain, I wanted my friend to have a memorable experience as a first timer. Tablao de Carmen is nestled in the gypsy quarter of Barcelona and my friend and I had an interesting time searching for it...basically we followed a group of ladies dressed flamboyantly to the event. We were greeted with a strong pitcher of Sangria and delicious entrantes and primo platos. At this show, there were two musicians, one main singer, three female Flamenco dancers and one male Flamenco dancer. They each had their own styles and interpretations of the dance...ranging from gracefully tender to intensely passionate. It was a wonderful experience...highly recommended. My friend sat in her chair in awe! The food was satiating...
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star-5
Wonderful!!!!! Dont Miss This
Brdldyx2
, Oct 2019
This was such a special night for us. The story of Tablao de Carmen the the owner Mimo shared with us was so heartfelt. We felt very welcomed and were treated like old friends. The dancers were fantastic we never had such fun. Clapping and cheering from the audience. Our seats were perfect and the dinner very good especially the wine. I would say if you want a traditional flamenco experience and traditional Spanish cuisine don’t miss this place. It is not touristy at all I really felt like we were the only tourists there. An authentic experience. Also this venue is located in a special place Pueblo Espanyol which has artists creating beautiful things to sell and lots of things to see and a museum to explore. We came back the next afternoon and spent a few hours do that and it was great no crowds and very peaceful. Had a great lunch too! Check it out you want be disappointed
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Flamenco Night
Passport572059
, Oct 2019
The show was fabulous! The only disappointment was that the dancers did not use castanets. The Sangria, the croquettes, the fish dinner, and desserts were delicious. The only negative was the roast beef dinner. The staff was tremendous and amicable. Worth the experience!
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Flamenco
Coastal121519
, Oct 2019
So so performance. Musicians were ok. One dancer ok. The other was good. Tapas were fabulous. Thought it could be more authentic
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