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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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About
Raó Restaurant "where fine meets casual". Modern Barcelona cuisine with locally-sourced products. Our dishes respect the traditional local cuisine with our own modern and creative twist. The restaurant is situated on one of the most emblematic streets of Barcelona, very close to Plaza Catalunya. The beautiful ambience, flawless service and creative cuisine makes for the perfect evening out in Barcelona.
PRICE RANGE
$27 - $43
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Catalan, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fantastic spot. Authentic Spanish food with a modern twist. Absolutely loved it. I would highly recommend it to anyone who’s interest in high quality food. A bit on the pricey side.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Outstanding. Simply brilliant. As all the reviews appear to agree the staff go way above expectations. Remarkable twist in the menu with such succulent and freshly prepared dishes. Recommend the sea bass ceviche. Wow. Recommended the scallops. Sublime Recommended the burrata BANG. Can’t fault this...wonderful place. Thank youMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

wow. what an incredible experience we had at RAO restaurant. the location, the staff, the food, the value, the service, the atmosphere....all 10/10. actually probably 11/10. every single dish we had was spectacular. and not just one of the staff were helpful, but ALL of...the staff were so lovely and helpful with recommendations. even the chef was friendly! and it was so nice to see a female chef. her food is incredible. honestly this was probably our best restaurant experience in our 5 weeks in europe. we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and friendly staff. We wanted a table for two and they gave us the VIP table instead. We ate lamb, pork, duck, scallops , paella and patatas bravas and they were all amazing. We started with cava wine and then we continued with...special cocktails on the bar. Definitely recommended!!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Rao_BCN, Propietario at RAO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Chara!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exquisite food served it a relaxing atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. A true gem in an area with so much choice but you need to book, we were very lucky to get in due to a late cancellation - their loss.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Rao_BCN, Propietario at RAO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon at Raó :)

Reviewed 23 December 2022 via mobile

This place is amazing! We were very lucky to get a table for two as it opened at 7pm and straight away the staff were friendly & really helpful. It’s suggested to order two to three dishes per person and they’ll bring them out in...bursts for you to share. The food was simply delicious- so fresh and tasty. The best dinner we enjoyed during our stay in Barcelona, by far. The pork cheeks in particular were divine, but very filling. Will definitely book up up again when we’re next in Barcelona. Thank you to all the wonderful staff.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Rao_BCN, Propietario at RAO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot! We are waiting for you in Raó on your next visit to Barcelona.

Reviewed 19 December 2022 via mobile

Overall great vibe, great food, great wine! Doors open promptly at 7, and is (from what we could see) reservations only. There were a couple spots at the bar available, but I don’t think you’d want to chance it! Everyone was very friendly, and they...paced all of the food at a good speed. And for as much food as we ordered (I think 9 plates for 4 people), as well as drinks, the price was not as bad as we anticipated since the food didn’t have any prices!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 13 December 2022 via mobile

Fantastically rustic, really helpful and friendly staff and excellent food. I would definitely return and although not the cheapest it was totally worth it.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Rao_BCN, Propietario at RAO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2022

Thank you!!

Reviewed 13 December 2022

Great experience delicious food with great service, drinks and cosy place. Our pleasure to visit this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Rao_BCN, Propietario at RAO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2022

It was our pleasure! Thank you for visiting us :)

Reviewed 5 December 2022 via mobile

Very tasty food and a nice vibe in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Seafood was very fresh and meat very tender. Cocktails were also great. Highly recommend the tuna ceviche!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Rao_BCN, Propietario at RAO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2022

Thank you so much sdw8794!

Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

A few dishes were pretty good. The ceviche was excellent, but the tuna tartare was pretty bland. We didn't find the scallops to be that special either. It's a popular, pretty cramped space. It has a bit of a rushed experience, from waiting in line...with everyone else who has reservations to ordering. Above average, but above average price too (150 euros for dinner with wine for 2).More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 November 2022 via mobile

Fantastic!! Everything a restaurant should be!! Delicious food, friendly staff and a great location. Highly recommend !!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Rao_BCN, Propietario at RAO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2022

Thank you so much Amy!

Reviewed 21 November 2022

This place is special. Such great food and amazing service. Have a reservation, the small restraunt does everything right!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Rao_BCN, Propietario at RAO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2022

Thank you Jay! We hope to see you again soon at Raó!

Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

Amazing staff, cool vibe, great food and just one of the best tapas restaurants we visited. Definitely worth booking as it’s always busy. A brilliant evening

Date of visit: November 2022
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Rao_BCN, Propietario at RAO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2022

Thank you! We are glad to know that you liked everything :)

Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with our 5 year old and it was one of the best experiences ever. The tapas was on another level beautifully presented & very tasty. I would absolutely definitely be back here again.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Rao_BCN, Propietario at RAO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2022

Thank you Sugary25! We hope to see you again soon!

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Cav_Seattle
14 September 2018|
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Response from Rao_BCN | Property representative |
Hello Cav_Seattle, For large groups we have options of a private event in our restaurant with dinner, cocktails or open bar. If you are interested please send us an email. Kind regards, Maryana.
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Susan B
20 August 2018|
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Dear All, Thank you very much for your answers. We actually do not have a strict dress code, casual or smart casual should be fine. Of course some of our gusts like to dress up for a night out in Barcelona. See you in... More
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