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ABaC Restaurant

Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 66 00
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (82 reviews)
“foie gras” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Avinguda Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

I picked ABaC for our pre-proposal dinner and we were not disappointed. The reputation of its chef Jordi Cruz and his food is exceptional and we had high expectations. I am delighted to say that those expectations were surpassed! We chose the Gran Menu which...More

Thank TheRossman
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This was one of the most disappointing meals we had in Spain. We are foodies and have eaten at wonderful restaurants around the world. This was, arguably, at the bottom of the list. My wife called it “Smoke and Mirrors”. The smoke part is the...More

10  Thank pgraffman
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We tried the 18 course tasting menu with the wine pairings...let me tell you that is a lot of food even though each course is bite size. They paired each item perfectly with cava, white wines, red wines, beer, saki. The flavors of the dishes...More

Thank rlbtx3
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We found the ABaC restaurant via the Michelin guide and thought we would give it a try since we love to indulge ourselves with good quality food. We were served a glass of Cava on the terrace which was the perfect place to start a...More

Thank Denis S
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This is our third dinner at the ABaC Hotel restaurant over the last two years and it remains one of our favorite venues. The chef, Jordi Cruz, remains in top form and we highly recommend a dinner (or lunch) there-same menu for both meals. Get...More

Thank Samuel W
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

I've been there on 2012 summer. As that meal started up, I knew immediately that chef Jordi Cruz is a genius, with no doubt. I remembered two main dishes so clearly cause it was just amazing. He made the monkfish well roasted, with the perfect...More

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Even though expensive, it was very worth it to enjoy the surroundings and cuisine. Very extensive wine list from which to choose.

Thank tonybigb
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Restaurant with a Hotel. Probably the best restaurant in Barcelona and Spain and... Do not understand why it does not have 3 Michelin stars. probably very soon The food, the service, the ambiance is excellent The dishes change constantly, but every time is perfect. Great...More

1  Thank G C
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Simply the best meal I've ever had. It's comparable to Le Bernadine in NY or The French Laundry in CA, except that the core cuisine is more to my liking - a blend of Mediterranean and Asian influences. We enjoyed the 18-course lunch tasting menu...More

1  Thank robchogo
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Located in chic area of Barcelona, Abac is a very good two Michelin star restaurant. Beautiful modern architecture and very nice design of the dining room, with a lot of attention devoted to details, such as perfect lighting and very nice design of plates. The...More

Thank Scipion-Paris
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Wendy S
Hola. I will be in Barcelona with my husband between May 21-26 and also on May 28. I am very interested in getting dinner reservations and am flexible on date and time. What is the best way to reserve directly with the restaurant? Should I call? Do you need a credit card. I sent an email but want to find out how to make sure to get to this place. Thank you everyone!! Gracies. Wendy
2 May 2016|
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Response from WalterMHalifaxUK | Reviewed this property |
I'd give it a miss if I were you. The chef who created the original ABaC now has his own place in Barcelona. It is called Celeri and I think you will find it a much more rewarding experience. His ethos is based on pleasing... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 167 - US$ 193
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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