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El Gran Cafe

Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 18 79 86
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a thrill. All perfect. Anything else is BS. Service and food is fantastic both food and service exite our expectations. Go and enjoy this beatifull place

Thank Steffen P
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we've eaten here. The first was four years and I'm glad to report standards have kept up. I just love the local dishes here and the quiet atmosphere and good service. I would book before going, even for lunch, as...More

Thank Gavin N
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place with piano live music. Food was good, although quantity was not enough especially with the starters. Kind of old French brasserie. Price is very good especially if you book through The Fork with 40% discount

Thank Joan D
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Fell into this place as we walked about the streets of Barcelona. It has a real old world feel and a guy playing piano on the upper floor. Staff were very attentive and spoke very good English as my Spanish is limited to say the...More

Thank GregandStephKeith
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This place has been but isn’t anymore! Quality of dishes is ok but tapas are not ok. Prives are very overstated. Service is fast and ok. Customers are only tourists, no local.

Thank christianmK7769FO
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Ok. Admittedly it was on the Saturday before Easter 2018 (last week) and we(my daughter and I) did not have a reservation. The maitre d'hotel said "no problem, it would be about 15 minutes." We said "Great! We will sit at the bar and have...More

Thank sjeffrey04
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped into El Gran Cafe after walking back from the beach for a spot of lunch. The ambience and setting is lovely, very traditional with lots of dark wood. Both my girlfriend and I went for the Sirloin Steak with Porcini sauce and we...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We stumbled across this restaurant in our search for a meal instead of Tapas. Oh what luck - this is old world style with piano music in the background. Service was first class and the food was simply delicious. My husband tried the Goat and...More

Thank bailyhowth
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We always have a dinner here whenever we come to Barcelona, the food, drink, staff, and decor is always consistently of high quality and takes the mind back to another age.

Thank Wendel M
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Had dinner with a big group and they sat us in the cellar where the temperature had two settings - cold with bursts of heat. Food was "nothing to write home to" so the cliche goes. But then, when ones palate has been conditioned by...More

Thank DocGraceK
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
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Andy S
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They don't have an email address on their website,but they have a form for contact. Tripadvisor does not allow to publish links, so just google it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 18 79 86
  • E-mail
Founded in 1920 and still with the original modernist decoration, "El Gran Cafe" is truly, the most impressive and attractive location of Barcelona. Placed in the historic center of "Barri Gotic", and known for its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, with live piano in the integrated with a selection of traditional Catalan cuisine.
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