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Cafe De L'Academia

Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 82 53
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (39 reviews)
“cod” (59 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (18 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 737 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first visit and we hope it will not be the last. The waiting staff are good and helpful. We had pasta amb gambes, amnida de carxofes, and canelo carn d'olla. Pasta with prawns, artichoke salad, and mixed meat cannelloni. All freshly prepared...More

Thank Jacko070
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is good reason why this restaurant is listed as one of the top 10 in the Gothic quarter. Great meal and wonderful wine list. The wait staff are very knowledgeable. Seating inside but also few tables outside in small square across from a church....More

Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only add to all the other excellent reviews that we ate here three of our four nights in Barcelona -- something we have never done before. The ambiance, the service, but most especially the food, were all gratifyingly superb and belied the fact...More

Thank alena s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I noticed this place mentioned in the Telegraph's (UK) list of best Barcelona restaurants. It was only 5 minutes away so we gave it a try. So glad we did! The restaurant is atmospheric with exposed beams and character, but is only small, so it's...More

Thank newplacesoldcases
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing experience last night. At 7pm or so, our concierge was able to confirm an 8:30 dinner reservation. We arrived to the door of the restaurant to see another couple evaluating if they should try the restaurant and go in. At 8:43 I held...More

1  Thank WorldTravel-to-Eat
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had wonderful dinner. Atmosphere was great. Food tasted good. They had a half portion so we could try several dishes. No charge for bread. Service was quick and smooth. Although the restaurant was busy all the staffs were able to meet our needs. Definitely...More

Thank sonyul
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I chanced upon this restaurant after looking for restaurants to kick-off my culinary trip of Barcelona. I’m glad I read reviews and made a dinner reservation here! The restaurant is intimate as it seats only about 40 people and is only open during the weekdays....More

Thank HappyOrangeDuck
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Last week we had a wonderful, cozy and delicious experience! The atmosphere was elegant and warm, but not stuffy. Loved the architecture and lighting. Our favorite and most memorable food items were the squid appetizer, monkfish with spinach, cod with olives and tomatoes, plum ice...More

1  Thank RomanLydiaKlufas
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had a nice dinner. And this is what I feel about this place – just nice and nothing more. The food was very good but it did not blow my stomach away  The waiters were helpful and smiling but I missed “being welcome”-feeling....More

Thank Svetlana A
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I highly recommend this delightful restaurant .... delicious food prepared with care and great service. Rack of lamb exceptional and the desserts are to die for.

Thank marinaview1
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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Questions & Answers
Maria S
12 October 2017|
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Response from tomcat401 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I rang the restaurant to book our table, they were very helpful and everything was fine. Well worth the visit!
21 August 2017|
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Response from Vincent M | Reviewed this property |
Not open on weekends. We dropped in and booked at lunch time for that night. No Problem. Phone bookings fine. Just don't turn up, we saw many people turned away.
Anna B
25 June 2017|
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Response from JeremyKnott | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend calling them as they get busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 82 53
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