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Restaurante Arola

Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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Marina 19-21 | Hotel Arts Barcelona, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 83 80 90
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 15:30
Mon 13:30 - 15:30
Thu - Mon 20:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 13:30 - 15:30
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last evening of a great stay at the hotel arts with a stunning fine dining experience at the arola. Food service and atmosphere make this one of the best meals I've had for a long time anywhere. Catered for my wife who is a coeliac and staff were attentive and friendly, not always something that happens in a fine dining... More 

Thank Jasonallan
Gilbert, Arizona
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived, I was very pleased by its location and aesthetics. It is right by the beach and is located in a very nice hotel. The restaurant itself is very trendy and clean. The lady who sat us was very helpful and kind. Our server was initially very helpful but after ordering, the interaction became very strained and awkward.... More 

Thank syldn623
silicon valley
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue seating is pleasant. The loud thumping music is annoying and not relaxing. Service was good when the place was empty, then deteriorated (we were ignored for over half an hour due to understaffing, waiters were working hard). Portions are small, prices are very high. There are better high end tapas and small plates in town, especially for so... More 

Thank relaxed53
Copenhagen, Denmark
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a colleague. The restaurant is at the fashionable Arts Hotel and the restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. We decided in favour of the tasting menu, which basically consists of 10-12 different tapas (EUR 92 per person). The dishes were served with a very focused description. To our taste, the dishes were served too fast.... More 

Thank Carlarsen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today I went with very high expectations to Hotel Arts Barcelona to enjoy the lunch in Arola Restaurant. Since the weather was very good, we took place in the terrace. Waiter Dimitri approached to us and introduced himself. He is an outstanding person and we really felt special while he was taking care of us. We took the big menu,... More 

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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were guests at the Barcelona Arts hotel; but this amazing and beautiful restaurant is well worth a visit to the beach if you're not staying here. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. We, including our picky teenagers, thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

Thank NYCTraveller4
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The food is very interesting, and the staff are super passionate about the food which is so wonderful to see. Everything we had was beautifully presented and had clearly been put together with great thought and passion. The Iberian Ham from La Boqueria was delicious. We also loved the basil risotto, this was deceptively filling. Prices are high but it... More 

Thank Striving4perfection
New York City, New York
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It’s great for a large crew of ppl as the restaurant has lots of seating space. It’s not the most intimate place as the lights are super bright. I’d recommend checking it out if you are really into mixology and love drinks. The food is also high end tapas and the prices are accordingly. However, we finished our trip on... More 

Thank StevenTristanYoung
Barcelona, Spain
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went there with my parents who travelled from Vietnam to visit me and celebrate my birthday. Although I booked the table in advance and inform them all of the details, the service wasn't up to my own expectations. Food was great however!

Thank Hao M
Delray Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I and dinner at Arola our first night in Barcelona. It turned out to be the best restaurant we ate at the whole trip. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 150
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina 19-21 | Hotel Arts Barcelona, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Neighbourhood: Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Phone Number: +34 934 83 80 90
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Arts Barcelona

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Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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