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El Casal

Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 40 04
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (101 reviews)
“apple pie” (10 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch and a catch up. Nice quiet hidden treasure of a cafe, with pleasant friendly and fast service. Great food with good portions and vegetarian options. Nice meal deal.

Thank darkmarjk
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear darkmajk, Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you had such an amazing lunch at our restaurant. Best regards!

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Quiet and nice location, even though it is close to very popular attractions. Great food and pleasent staff

Thank Gaute K
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gaute, Thanks for your 5 star rating!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. Looking forward to seeing you in the very next future. Best regards

Reviewed 29 April 2018

Tucked away down a side street, this place is well worth checking out if you like to eat where the locals eat. Just 36 seats inside, plus a few outside tables. I had the menu del dia. The pork cheek was fantastic, so tender you...More

Thank RoadRunner60
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear RoadRunner60, Good to hear that our menu was filling even for a man like you 6'6''! :) We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your time here and of course were looking forward to seeing you in your next visit to Barcelona....More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Had the "Bikini" sandwich with a Salad and some chorizo pica tea. Really delicious food and well put together. Also excellent drinks list. All in for €20. Bargain.

Thank Kestrel W
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Dear Kesrtel, Thanks for your amazing review. We are glad to hear that you had "The Bikini" in the sunshine :) Looking forward to see you soon. Best regards

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Great service, breakfast and awesome coffee. We got the omelette for breakfast and it was amazing. Service was great, friendly and welcoming.

Thank Kate R
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Kate, Thanks for your 5 star rating!! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and service! Looking forward to see you very soon The best

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We have ordered the continental breakfast with coffee and milk, banana drink and sandwiches and it was delicious!

Thank Zygimantus
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Zygimantus, Thanks for your visit and your amazing review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our continental breakfast. Looking forward to see you soon. The best

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Incredible food, incredible service, lovely sitting outside in a quiet little street. BEST BROWNIE EVER !!!! Cannot recommend enough

Thank Max W
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Max! We are thrilled to read that you spent such a great time in our terrace. And so happy to hear that you had the BEST BROWNIE EVER!!! Looking forward to your next visit. The best

Reviewed 12 April 2018

We were in the neighbourhood and went there for late lunch. Very friendly staff and great food. Reasonably priced as well.

Thank Andy06_12
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Andy, Thanks for you 5 star rating and your words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. Looking forward to see you soon. The best

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Went there for the munu del dia. The waiters are very English-friendly. I accidentally broke a wine glass and they were still very nice and changed all my dishes/cutlery. Food is well prepared, very good price, really recommend the cheesecake.

Thank Pengxin Y
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Penxin, Thanks for your amazing review. Love to hear that you recommend the cheescake! It's also one of our favorite desserts! Looking forward to see you soon. The best

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Trying to find out some place with good local food and that we could felt comfortable with our kids we finally found this small and hidden place , simple and cozy , food it was simple fantastic , very fair price and from the waiter...More

Thank Raifran O
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Craig P
5 March 2017|
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Response from Dee S |
Can't remember exactly. We got there just after 3 pm and they were still serving lunch but we were one of the last ones. There were only 2 other groups then. And they had run out of one of the main dishes by then.
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JeanYMcClements
16 January 2015|
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Response from joanq1 | Property representative |
Dear JeanYMcClements, We have different types of breakfast but we recommend you the "Continental Breakfast" it includes: hot drink, fresh fruit smoothie, toast and omelette. We do breakfast from 8 to 12 Looking forward to... More
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CHoynes
2 January 2015|
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Response from joanq1 | Property representative |
Dear CHoynes, Thanks for your question. We have some gluten free food. But we don't have an specific coeliac menu. Regards from Barcelona
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 13
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 40 04
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Description
In Catalan, « Casal » means a place of exchange. Enjoy a relaxing & laid back atmosphere in a quiet square. Our family business is the ideal place for breakfast and lunch with premium Catalan seasonal products. A wide range of Catalan charcuteries, tortillas and cheeses served in tapas or in sandwiches (fresh « xapatas » con tomate), a nice freshly ground café & home-made smoothies & jams... Enjoy our menu, you will have a drink & two choices between starter, main course and dessert, all home-made & changing everyday. El Casal ́s friendly & fluent staff are waiting for you from Monday to Friday, 7am to 16pm. Thursday, friday and saturday also from 6 pm to 0:00 am. Free Wit‐Fi.El Casal is located in plaza Victor Balaguer square between carrer Nau and Santa Maria del Mar church.
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