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El Portalon

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Carrer Dels Banys Nous 20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 02 11 87
09:00 - 00:00
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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We fell upon this restaurant purely by chance. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the service was warm, attentive and they did everything they could to make us feel inclusive and welcome. The food was exquisite, fillet mignon perfectly cooked to order and home made dessert of tart tartin was amazing. The wine list was... More 

Thank Tanya S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had had a few tapas before going to el portalón. We should have not eaten before arriving there. The tapas courses were gigantic and worth the price quantity-wise. Quality-wise the tapas were good.

Thank Renaud C
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having survived #MWC17 aka Mobile World Congress 2017, we went here for dinner. The ambience is nice in a touristy way, the staff are reasonably attentive, and the wines were okay-ish. The beers were cold, crisp, local, and tasty. The food, however, was what saved the evening. We had mussels, scampi, and fish and chips. The latter being superb, and... More 

Thank Robin K
Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend got her food very fast. But where was my food? I asked about it couple of times. Finally when my friend had finished eating and waiter has taken her plate, my food came. My food, paella was not tasty nor fresh. There were a lot of frozen peas and old oil. Food was so disgusting that I decided... More 

Thank AstaHelsinki
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic local restaurant with paella made in the traditional way with no saffron so very interesting. Service good, value excellent - house red wine was outstanding

Thank Clive T
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165 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Found this place completely by accident. Good hot fresh food at very competitive prices. The service far exceeds any expectations.

Thank Sebastian F
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I don't think there is any poor food in Barcelona.But this place was our favorite, easy access, low key, very friendly and a tasty and varied menu.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

On a visit to Barcelona, we were desperate for some authentic paella, and our friend said she knew just the place! This restaurant was so nice, with really friendly staff and well priced. The staff were really helpful in recommending which wines and paellas would be best suited to us. And then the paella came and it was delicious!! Definitely... More 

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Tenerife, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant as I got lost in the lanes of Barcelona, its one of those gems you fine form time to time, the service from the staff and owner Paco was delightful. I recommend you show your interest in food and wine because Paco went the extra mile. Nice wine and superb food cooked to my liking as requested.... More 

Thank 790mike
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place! Very friendly staff! Very nice menu! We've been there twice in our tree day visit to your cool City! Defiantly coming back!

Thank Serge S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Dels Banys Nous 20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 02 11 87

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

Neighbourhood Profile
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 musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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