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El Portalon

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Neighbourhood:
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Carrer Dels Banys Nous 20 | Street Dels Banys Nous 20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 02 11 87
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10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quaint and authentic Spanish tapas bar, good selection of food and very well priced, recommended.

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Thank Vanowen
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a quiet dinner as we arrived in town, this was the perfect place. Waiter offered suggestions for wine and a variety of local fish dishes that were delicious!

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Thank Lynn S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, evidently people who take pride in their establishment. The tableware (crockery, rose gold cutlery and hand made water glasses) were definitely above par.

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Thank Abigail H
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a bite to each around lunch time as it was highly recommended by a friend who lived in Barcelona a few years ago. It was great tapas, simply the bread rubbed with tomato was definitely the best we tasted all week. It was unbelievably light and crispy. Would definitely come back here for some taps if back... More 

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Thank vernon85
Manila, Philippines
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After buying churros in the nearby shops went off to find real food. Stumbled upon this place and was not disappointed. Good food, reasonable prices. Good atmosphere. Had the dry aged rib eye steak and it was good.

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Thank Belle T
United Kingdom
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Minutes away from the Cathedral El portalon offers vast choice of local dishes. Food is really good. I had the octopus and it was amazing. The service is good and friendly. Average price

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Thank LauraPhilly2010
Vienna, Wien, Austria
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

While having a walk we got hungry and despite being 9 people they welcomed us very warm and moved tables and everything to have us. They were very willing to create a spontaneous menu for us and it was just delicious , 2 hours later we all were just happy. great team, good food, nice atmosphere.

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Thank Alexair S
Juan M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Portalon, responded to this review

Dear client! Thank you very much for your opinion. I hope to see you soon. Best regards! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We're new to the tapas experience and allowed the owner to choose our dinner for us. We had three fish and three meat based dishes, all were excellent as was the local wine. Sited in the Gothic quarter of the city its not the easiest to find but worth the effort.

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Thank Howard P
Juan M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Portalon, responded to this review

Dear client! Thank you very much for your opinion. I hope to see you soon. Best regards! More 

Barcelona, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I discovered by chance el portalon , i loved it !!! Not so often u can find in barcelona an authentic tapas restaurant owned by the same family for the past50 years . This is a " must go " . On top the service was excellent , our waitress emma was friendly and very professional

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Thank thoerryjoulin
Juan M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Portalon, responded to this review

Dear client! Thank you very much for your opinion. I hope to see you soon. Best regards! More 

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We were recommended by our hotel and were not disappointed. We liked the food and the atmosphere so much that we came back almost every day of our 4 days stay in Barcelona.

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Thank Clotilde J
Juan M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Portalon, responded to this review

Dear client! Thank you very much for your opinion. I hope to see you soon. Best regards! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:30
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Dels Banys Nous 20 | Street 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)

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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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