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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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“veal steak” (7 reviews)
“tapas” (20 reviews)
“pudding” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Don't be deceived by the 4stars on trip advisor. This is the WORST meal I've had in Spain. Lettuce from a bag. Shrimp not cooked enough. Horrendous meal all the way around! Go anywhere but here.

Thank Eva_820
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Avoid this place for the menu of the day - little to recommend about the place at all apart from the decor! The food was all poor. Service was good but simply can't recommend this place - tucked away not far from the Ramblas, but...More

Thank dean1504
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The Gran Cafe was recommended to us by friends who live in Barcelona, and while pricey for dinner it is superb value for lunch. The set lunch menu provided a good variety and was thoroughly enjoyed by one of us. Birthday boy ordered off the...More

Thank 1805bob
Reviewed 27 June 2014

This was unfortunately a group meal...sometimes they work but often they don't. The lights had gone out in the restaurant area just before we arrived, one waiter was on hand to serve our large party and the wine was flowing as soon as the lights...More

Thank ThomasEu
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Hidden away on a side street ... such a great find ... We had a fantastic meal ... Piano playing in the background ... great ambiance .. Well worth a visit .

Thank Sue123671
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We happened to stumble on the place as my wife and grandson were walking in the area. The food was excellent as was the service. I was also impressed by the fact that the waiter did not try to steer me to an expensive selection...More

Thank RurikH
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is one of the best seafood Paella I ever had. I'm addicted to Paella Marinera! The only thing which could be better in this Restaurant would be the friendliness of the waiters. I was there two times and some of the waiters gave me...More

Thank noble1248
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This restaurant is a very nice place near the cathedral. My friends had pork and potatoes and I ordered vegetarian pasta because I didn't want any meat that day. The pasta was cooked beautifully. It tastes delicious even without any meat. Their servers are friendly...More

Thank Tran N
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Great restaurant, fabulous 1920's period interior. Good service. Good food. Fantastic pianist played a great selection of music and the atmosphere was superb. Went with friends and had a great time. One of the best resturants I've visited in a long time.

Thank Rilla45
Reviewed 2 June 2014

The restaurant is located around the touristic area but has nothing touristic. The food is great and the service too. During lunch, they propose quite a cheap deal of 3 courses meal including one drink; the food was elaborated and tasty. A really recommendable place

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$40
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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 18 79 86
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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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