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7 Portes

Passeig Isabel II 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 30 33
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“paella” (1,235 reviews)
“black rice” (24 reviews)
“sea food” (32 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Passeig Isabel II 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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1,191 - 1,200 of 2,268 reviews

Reviewed 9 September 2015

Recommended by our guide, this place did not disappoint! Amazing fresh seafood and the most incredible Iberian ham I ever tasted! More formal than we were expecting, but all in all a delightful dining experience!

Thank QuixoticCanuck
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I'm so curious how this place gets so many good reviews, because my experience was actually the worst I had during my 8 days stay in Barcelona. From the first day I arrived I wanted to eat a Paella here after reading the reviews online...More

3  Thank Cezar C
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Excellent restaurant with a grand history. Here stars such as Ernest Hemmingway , Orson Welles and Che Guevara to name someone his regular table . We came here to eat a traditional Spanish paella and were not disappointed . Paella for 2 means in practice...More

Thank Svante B
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

I was told that this is one of oldest restaurants in BCN that if youre looking for paella, this place is a must. Well, we went! We had the rich man's paella, a little salty I must say but I asked for lemons which took...More

Thank 111Wanderlust
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Overpriced, touristy...the most disappointing & expensive meal we had in Barcelona. If you want paella, go elsewhere. They had a veg option which was appreciated, but hubby was not thrilled with his seafood version. Service was stiff. Do not recommend

1  Thank jpb12345
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on the last day of our holiday. The paella was much worst than those cheaper seafood restaurant by the beach. Not worth the money. Their seafood platter was SO overpriced for what it's worth. The waiters were all old grumpy men that...More

2  Thank Mimi O
Reviewed 6 September 2015

My guess is this is more of a tourist spot than a local place. Having said that, the paella was recommended and we enjoyed our meal. Kudos to the piano player, as well.

Thank BCandRiri
Reviewed 5 September 2015

This was the best paella i've ever eaten! The restaurant is really big and has an approximate waiting time of 20mins before you can go to your table. But it's truly worth it!

Thank Segolene_db
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I have been over the years at 'the seven doors' and continue to find it one of the most special restaurants in Barcelona. Cannot be missed

Thank nicoladurano
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the grumpy service, the waiters are all men who looked like they did not want to be there, didn't even crack a smile! Richman's paella!? (Seafood only) was so average hardly any seafood in it. We asked for the soup and cold...More

3  Thank choosie_J
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area
can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging
over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each
other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing
games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away,
Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line
the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed
sand structures making this the most visited beach in
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Questions & Answers
Lisa R
18 May 2018|
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Response from Pawel H | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely Not. Never do it like this. It is a restaurant business to accept reservations at no fee.
Erin F
27 November 2017|
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Response from Christine F | Reviewed this property |
6 October 2017|
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Response from Phebe C | Reviewed this property |
There is no need to pre order Paella:)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeig Isabel II 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 30 33
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Opening its doors in 1836 to begin offering over 150 years of excellence, Restaurant de les 7 Portes is truly the most classic of Barcelona's eating places. Here, you can enjoy the finest Catalan cooking in an intimate setting or in one of the spacious banquet halls, accompanied by Spain's best wines and "cavas" (sparkling wines) from the well-stocked cellar. The restaurant is housed in the Pòrtics d'en Xifré, a building declared a national monument and the first place in Barcelona where running water was installed. In 1942, it became the property of Paco Parellada, founder of one of the foremost dynasties of restaurateurs in all of Catalonia.
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