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ABaC Restaurant

#194 of 7,913 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 66 00
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had dinner at ABaC on one of the week nights. Restaurant itself was in a reasonably accessible location in Barcelona. Staff were all helpful and friendly. We had the bigger meal of 20+. Food itself was great, most of the dishes were excellent. Although staff were friendly, for a 2-star Michelin restaurant, the service could benefit from a touch... More 

Thank ZSiow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The is one of the top Michelin restaurants in Barcelona and opens on Sunday. A lot of other Michelin restaurants are closed, and found this one and decided to give it a try. We were late for almost one and a half hour, but ABaC still keep our table for us. We had the menu of 170€, The food were... More 

Thank Helena T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I dined at several award winning restaurants during our stay in Spain, most notably, Martin Berasategui and Akelare, and both restaurants were amazing. ABaC was extremely disappointing, especially for a 2 Michelin star winning restaurant. The service from the staff at ABaC was great but where the restaurant fell short was the food quality. This is a... More 

2 Thank Loc N
Budapest, Hungary
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I really tried to like this restaurant, but several circumstances led me to view our dinner as a less than stellar experience. Our first impressions were not great as we were escorted to a table tucked away in the corner of a side room, close to the kitchen entrance, while there were clearly many tables left in the main dining... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly the best meal I have ever eaten! Faultless from start to finish. Stunning food, stunning service, beautiful dining room!

Thank eddychef
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food and the service were outstanding, what you would expect on a 2 Michelin stars restaurant. We had the the Gran ABaC tasting menu (16 courses), and each course was beautifully presented, and explained. The wines were really subpar, and not worth the money. Can you believe that they served ONLY one red wine?

Thank Carli F
Arlington, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was the third restaurant with a Two Star Michelin rating we had been to which serves 20+ courses. The first one in Copenhagen was very nice. We did one in Stockholm and were less enamored. After the restaurant, I wouldn't waste my time (which you should be prepared for 3 hours or more). This restaurant was less worthwhile than... More 

Thank Traveling_man58
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

food great, service appauling, no atmosphere, staff clearly want to be elsewhere! My daughter treated me to a special 60th birthday meal. I travelled from Australia and my daughter from London to eat in this restaurant. After paying in cash around $340 euro, by mistake paid 15 cents short. On leaving staff chased after my daughter to get the 15... More 

1 Thank Andrew C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This meal was unbelievable experience 16 courses on 14 plates. The service was fantastic and gread ambiens

Thank chefgummi
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I recently went to ABaC restaurant for my father’s 60th birthday, and I must say I was extremely disappointed with the level of service we received. First of all; staff were not attentive and looked unimpressed to be working, which made for an uncomfortable atmosphere. Dry ice was flicked onto me several times when the dessert was being made at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 167 - US$ 193
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 66 00
In 2000 ABaC Restaurant opened its doors in his first location, Carrer del Rec 79 in Barcelona. In May 2008 changed to his new address in Avenida Tibidabo, 1.

The gastronomy is the fundamental axis of the project. The restaurant awarded with 2** Michelin, and nominated by The Best Restaurant 2011 in Catalonia by the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy, can seat up to 56 diners. Located in the newly constructed pavilion in direct contact with the garden, the interior and the exterior are found through large windows.
It is a caprice of whites, in all tones. In a calm, neutral and elegant atmosphere, the sense of sophistication is shaped by the small details and the materials used, as well as a sophisticated combination of lights.
The kitchen of 200 m2 has been designed by Joaquim Casademont. It is a black container, in which stainless steel furniture takes all leadership, an effect that has been reinforced by the lighting, a route marked by leds serves as a guide and allows the guests to cross it.
Rooms for private events with a capacity of 20 to 60 diners respectively, complete its restoration facilities. The "Lounge Bar", which opens until 2.00 p.m. and where the music, light and color of the room subtly change;There is also an extensive cellar, offering near 1000 references, and from which you can select your perfect wine.
Chef Jordi Cruz and his team of young professionals develop a creative cusine of superb technique, based on the product and which meets both creativity and tradition. In addition, our attentive yet friendly service create a professional but relaxed atmosphere, which makes ABaC holder of 2** Michelin.

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