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Restaurante Arola

Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 83 80 90
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
“tapas” (77 reviews)
Closed
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 235 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So-called tapas. If you really like tapas, or if you're really hungry, don't go there. It's not better simply because it's more expensive. Staff is friendly but incompetent. Drinks ordered were wrong or never came. The food isn't bad, don't get me wrong, but definitely...More

Thank Steph V
HotelArtsBarcelona, Director of Food & Beverage at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Steph V, Thank you very much for the constructive feedback about your recent visit to Arola Restaurant. It is really appreciated to know which are the areas in which we could improve. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Arola Restaurant in...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

Dropped in on our arrival to Barcelona, tired and not wanting to venture too far. A general interes in wines let the sommilier, Marketta, to our table who then proceed to wow us with a couple of interesting Spanish wines. Arola's food was a great...More

Thank PeterGP71
HotelArtsBarcelona, Director of F&B at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear PeterGP71, Thank you for sharing a review, we hope to welcome you back in the near future for another enjoyable meal at Arola Restaurant! Regards, Romain Mejecaze F&B Director Hotel Arts Barcelona

Reviewed 3 March 2018

We were staying at the Barcelona Arts Hotel and decided to dine at Arola on our first evening in town. Everything about our evening at Arola was outstanding and memorable! The décor is modern and sleek. There is both indoor and outside terrace dining. Service...More

Thank 1TravelMonkey
HotelArtsBarcelona, F&B Director at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear 1TravelMonkey, Thank you for sharing a review, we hope to welcome you back in the near future for another enjoyable meal at Arola Restaurant! Regards, Romain Mejecaze F&B Director Hotel Arts Barcelona

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

It was my second visit to this showcase fine dining establishment where they serve tapas in a league of its own. The ham! Melting, fragrant and and highly memorable. Patatas bravas reinvented like a tiny potato vol au vent topped with a dreamy ailoli. Wafer...More

Thank Nico260
HotelArtsBarcelona, Director of Food and Beverage at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Nico260, Thank you very much for the positive feedback about your recent visit to Arola Restaurant. It is so wonderful to read that you had such a great experience, not only enjoying our gastronomic offer but also the quality service you were provided with...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

The service was amazing. The beef tartar is a MUST to try, they put fried onions in the tartar to add texture and it works perfectly together. Very creative desserts as well.More

Thank Angela L
HotelArtsBarcelona, Director of Food and Beverage at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Angela L, Thank you very much for the positive feedback about your recent visit to Arola Restaurant. It is an honor for us to read that our customers enjoy so much the experience, the gastronomic offer and quality service provided by our Ladies and...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Had buffet lunch here during a conference. Food was great, and service the perfect bakance of efficiency with friendliness. Eating on the terrace in autumn sunshine was great!More

Thank RLBAllen
HotelArtsBarcelona, Director of Food and Beverage at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear RLBAllen, Thank you very much for the positive feedback about your recent visit to Arola Restaurant. It is certainly delighting to read that you had such a great experience and we do look forward to welcoming you back to our Mediterranean gastronomy sanctuary! Warm...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Never in my dining career have I had both the drinks and the food to stimulate my taste buds. We ordered 4 different tapas based on the recommendation of Thomas the manager and each was spectacular in their own right. The tastes continue to complement...More

Thank cszostak
HotelArtsBarcelona, Director of Food and Beverage at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear cszostak, Thank you very much for the positive feedback about your recent visit to Arola Restaurant. It is certainly delighting to read that you had such a great experience and we do look forward to welcoming you back to our Mediterranean gastronomy sanctuary! Warm...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Went there as a couple in late September. Our hotel had recommended this place and made reservations. We arrived and were greeted and seated by a friendly lady who also explained the menu to us. We ordered mostly from the "modern" tapas menu, 2 cocktails...More

Thank revilo77
HotelArtsBarcelona, Director of Food and Beverage at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear revilo77, Thank you very much for the constructive feedback about your recent visit to Arola Restaurant. Although it is appreciated to read that you enjoyed the overall experience, it is even more appreciated to know which are the areas in which we could improve....More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Menu has a selection of traditional tapas and more modern, inventive tapas - all were delicious. Presentation is beautiful and the drinks are delicious and inventive. The bartender won the award for best bartender in Spain in 2015, is very talented and creates unusual drinks,...More

Thank traveljunkie779
HotelArtsBarcelona, Director of Food and Beverage at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear traveljunkie779, Thank you very much for the positive feedback about your recent visit to Arola Restaurant. It is certainly delighting to read that you had such a great experience and we do look forward to welcoming you back to our Mediterranean gastronomy sanctuary! Warm...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious tapas, must try is the duck bomba, crab salad and turbot ! waitress was very friendly and helpful. you must try the cheescake and the carrot cake.More

Thank Taline1978
HotelArtsBarcelona, Director of Food and Beverage at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Taline1978, Thank you very much for the kind words about your recent visit to Arola Restaurant. It is wonderful to read that our customers enjoy so much the experience, the gastronomic offer and quality service provided by our Ladies and Gentlemen. Looking forward to...More

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robhud32
24 July 2017|
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Response from Sct508 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, as a patron I can only answer part of yr question. If u r part of a group, u can't be the lone diner with the tasting menu, it's all or nothing 😢. Our group did wear trainers, polo tees but not shorts. I'm not... More
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24 July 2017|
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Response from John C H | Reviewed this property |
Children are allowed but I don't remember seeing a menu for them. Although they will be entertained by the number of courses served and the uniqueness of the service and plating, the prices may be a reason to consider an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Neighbourhood: Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Phone Number: +34 934 83 80 90
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Arts Barcelona
Description
Arola showcases imaginative interpretations of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, served tapas style
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