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Cafe De L'Academia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 82 53
Mon - Fri 13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are in Barcelona doing airbnb. We asked the lady of the house the best place to eat locally an she advised Cafe De L'academia. It isn't cheap but the quality makes it good value.

Thank MikePShropshire
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7 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located amongst the narrow streets this gem of a restaurant offers great food. The ambiance is really cool as it feels like you are dining in a space from another time. The restaurant offers a number of delicious options, including great desserts and is reasonably priced.

Thank Kristen P
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our last night in Barcelona and we were looking for something special. This restaurant did not disappoint us. The staff were very helpful, professional and efficient. The service was exemplary and the food delicious beyond words. I had rack of lamb which was tender with a splendid sauce. A superb evening to finish off our holiday. I recommend... More 

Thank JollyAP999
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere, extensive menu choice, best lamb I've had for a long time. Situated in an old building has a charming atmosphere, accompanied by excellent friendly service, we were tempted back for another meal on our last night, and were not disappointed

Thank GMS01
Newent, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting with lots of atmosphere. Extensive wine list but the wines were dearer than most in Barcelona (an average bottle of tempranillo was eur 40) Food was lovely and nicely presented; however, if you wanted any veg it was a side dish and cost extra - given the cost of the main courses I would have expected some veg... More 

Thank Rockythehound
Warren, New Jersey
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for lunch while visiting the El Born district. Ate outside in the very pretty courtyard and enjoyed delicious wine, tapas, olives, bread everything fresh and wonderful tasting. Hard to find - but worth it!

Thank slscottxny
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read some of the reviews for this restaurant and booked at lunchtime for an 8.30 pm table. Beautiful setting, dimly lit but classy, superb menu and attentive, polite if direct service. Starters of cod omelette with peppers and timbale of vegetables with black pudding and crispy Parmesan - great start! Both starters were very good, and sensibly priced. Main... More 

Thank Chris B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived around 9:30 without reservation and were asked to wait outside for around 15 mins for a table, which we were happy to do since we heard it was a popular spot. The ambience of the place was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed the wine. However, waiters seemed incredibly impatient and a little rushed which put us off a bit.... More 

Thank LouCen94
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say that hadn't been said? we had salmon tartar, carpaccio, turbot & squid in half portions all delicious. Apple sauce with turbot unusual combination but beautifully made. Staff attentive and charming. Highly recommended for foodies.

Thank Molly M
Sandpoint, Idaho
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most enjoyable and memorable meals of my life. There were so many dishes that we wanted to try so my boyfriend and I shared each dish and ordered half dishes when available. All the dishes were phenomenal but our favorites were the eggplant terrine, risotto with duck liver and grapes, rack of lamb with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 82 53

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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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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