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El Barral

Barrio Jardines Calle 30s 43a 38, Envigado 055422, Colombia
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible1%
12 Jul 2017
“A Disappointing Foray into Spanish Food”
1 Mar 2017
“Best "Paella" and "Arroz Negro de Calamares"”
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Barrio Jardines Calle 30s 43a 38, Envigado 055422, Colombia
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Passing by El Barral one afternoon I noticed a sign outside announcing 'flamenco night tonight'. This had some appeal so I went in and asked for a reservation for 1 (I was staying in Envigado by myself). I was told that there were no available...More

Thank Madmonk_13
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you fancy Spanish Food, you go to Barcal Restaurant. It is delicious!! The Paella is in the perfect moisture point and the Black Rice or Rice with Squid in its Ink is just amazing. Also ask for the shrimp with garlic.....wow!!!

1  Thank Amuribes
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Overpriced, and a Spaniard chef never got near their kitchen. The octopus was rubbery, the tortilla was dry, and the mashed potatoes accompanying my dish were served in a tiny desert plate, as though they were a precious exotic concoction. The wine list is like...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love this restaurant, the service is very good, food is amazing, specially the black paella, good selection of wine, somehow expensive, worth the visit

Thank Julietamadrid92
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The food was nice - not excellent - and it has a very good service. The restaurant is very warm and offers a nice environment, although there is a lot of echo if you are going with a big group. Maybe the food could be...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 8 November 2015

There are now very good restaurants which offer spanish food in Medellin (or Envigado in this case) but there are so little details that can definitely make the difference, in El Barral it is the excellent service. If you choose this restaurant you can't miss...More

Thank ABalzan
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Started with the potato tortilla "tapa", it was bland and the cheese salsa was good but not great. We both ordered paella (two different kinds, one seafood and one with meat and seafood), rice was brown, terribly greasy and overcooked as well as the seafood...More

Thank MLondon26
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I read the comments and disagree I had the small dish of paella and it was excellent along with desert that was very good, an appetizer small cheese and ham balls were not as good would go back and have full dish of paella next...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 23 November 2014

If you are a connoisseur of Spanish food this is not your place. Prices were expensive for the portion and food quality. My paella was salty, dry and not so tasty. Tortilla was dry and old. Service was very good with attentive waiters in a...More

3  Thank andrewinsane
Reviewed 2 August 2013

I had heard the best comments about this paella, and this week I went to try it and it was just amazing, the service and food are absolutely excellent, I recommend the seafood paella.

Thank clau1228
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Jardines Calle 30s 43a 38, Envigado 055422, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Envigado
  • Phone Number: 2761212
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