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Restaurante La Estrella

#321 of 8,127 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Ocata, 6 | Junto Estacio de Franca Born, La Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 27 68
Tue - Sat 13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

You don't go to this restaurant for the view: there isn't one. Hidden away in a faceless side street, this is a wonderful place for marvellous food. Great service and a maitre d' who knows exactly which wine on his short, modestly priced, list will match your menu. The menu is really outstanding, and the staff evidently care about every... More 

2 Thank Phillip D
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I selected Restaurante Estrella based on a review in Culinary Backstreets and was not let down. My wife and I enjoyed a delicious meal that was well paced between starter, main and dessert. Everything was beautifully cooked and the service was attentive without being intrusive. The recommended wine match, a local Voignier, was perfect. Personal favourites was the razorback clams.

1 Thank IanSt123
Barcelona, Spain
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208 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

La Estrella is a family-run restaurant where you will find several traditional dishes adapted to current times by using innovative approaches. The base ingredients are always fresh market products. The dishes presentation is very elegant also. The staff is very friendly. But one advice: take a look at the menu, decide, but keep your mind open. The moment the waiter... More 

2 Thank Komator
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I live here & Been several times, & its my favorite barca resto ! A bit French in style . Resto in family more than 90 yrs. owner & wife- she runs the kitchen with excellent touch, he front of house with enthusiasm & passion. Great food always fresh, and let him choose the wine from unusual and great value... More 

5 Thank GBS101
Brussels, Belgium
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150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

this is a consistently high standard restaurant and yet very good value. There are a select number of dishes on the menu all done excellently and they pay special attention to locally sourced quality food. The place is quiet and elegant and the head waiter is fabulous. it is good for both lunch or dinner but personally I recommend particularly... More 

1 Thank Travelleralways2
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

La Estrella absolutely exceeded my expectations. At first I had mixed feelings due to the 100+th position in tripadvisor (typically I try to stick with restaurants in the 50s) and the un-sexy position (hidden next to Franca station). I booked anyway because it seemed to be the only place available at short notice in Barca. Upon arriving, I was a... More 

4 Thank esox_ch
Sao Paulo, SP
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

It took them a few minutes to take care of us, but once they got to it, they were outstanding. Probably the best meal i've had since I'm back in Spain (over a year now). The dishes were original, respectful with the ingredients, surprising in texture or cooking point at times, never boring. Their cod is outstanding, but we really... More 

4 Thank Eduardo A
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Excellent, very friendly dinner. We enjoy a nice experience. We will repeat sure. The service is super, they know their capacities perfectly and you only have to wait for recomendacions. You will be surprised.

1 Thank gonzalo r
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Amazing tuna, great peas with codfish, incredible souffle. Perfect value for money! The meal just awesome, wonderful service and perfect atmosphere!

Thank Ainaps
Olesa de Montserrat, Spain
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219 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

Nice surprise to discover this restaurant, thanks to a local friend. 4th generation management, makes you feel like at home. Worth the trip!

1 Thank Pep A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$67
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ocata, 6 | Junto Estacio de Franca Born, La Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 27 68

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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