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Dos Palillos

Elisabets, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
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Ranked #1,465 of 5,978 restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian fusion
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: El Raval
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380 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The restaurant serves tasting menus. The guests are seated around the kitchen so that you can see how the food is prepared. The food was a unexpected journey of flavors and textures. The staff was highly professional and passionate about the food. The price is a bit high compared to other restaurants in the area but it was totally worth... More

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San Jose, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I went there for the daily special which was a five course prefix menu. After reading reviews I was just happy that there was no raw chicken on the menu. I was expecting a lot better flavors for a michelin rated restaurant. The liver and vegetables were nicely cooked but over salted. The tuna sashimi was very good but it... More

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Boston Spa, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I will admit right away that this was not our sort of place. Being experimental and pushing boundaries is great if it's done well but being different for different sake usually ends in disaster. Take the first course for example - Sichuan jellyfish. Why? Jellyfish adds no flavour and texturally is like eating ligaments. Why didn't they substitute jellyfish for... More

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

we booked the restaurant for the last day of our barcelona trip. unfortunately i had the worst dinner experience for couple of reasons: 1- the entrance of the restaurant is messy - right in the entrance you see the parcels of coke cans which has no sense at all. 2- my glass had a lipstick stain and when i asked... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I visited this restaurant last year and realised I hadn't left a review. This was such an outstanding experience I wanted to share my thoughts as it was a fantastic foodie treat. We went on the off chance and managed to get a seat at the bar for the casual tapas. There was a small restaurant at the back (which... More

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Aspen, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our friends had heard good things about Dos Palillos and shared the information with us for our trip to Barcelona. This was a complete waste of $300 for dinner for 2. The menu was very strange, the food had zero taste or flavor. I don't mind spending a lot of money for a great meal but this was disgusting. We... More

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Unfortunately, as is the case with most Michelin Starred restaurants, the original quest for excellence gets lost in the glory of achieving that star.... and Dos Palillos is no exception. But you can read the reviews below to regale yourself with complaints about the service and menu. This "high end" place's ego is writing checks it's performance cannot cash. But... More

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121 reviews 121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a "high end" place, with a fixed menu of either 75 or 90 Euro/person. The food is unique combination of far-east and local cuisine (but much more far east). There are two places, one is a restaurant, where the seating is on a long bar around an open kitchen. Very nice an comfortable atmosphere. The food itself was... More

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Toronto, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This is adventurous dining without question. An incredible flavour trip as you make your way through tasting menu. Textures and tastes were all an experience. Wine pairings were very well done. Sitting at the counter where the food is a must! You can interact with the chefs and get great explanations of the dishes as they are brought to you... More

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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was a trip that will unfortunately stay in our minds forever. First, when we came to the restaurant, after given our names that we have a reservation, we waited more or less 15 minutes before anyone gave us any attention. Our seat were by the door, next to the restrooms. From the first moment we were not given any... More

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