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El Cafe de la Casa de les Lletres

Placa Antonio Lopez 6, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
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Ranked #1,897 of 5,584 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $26
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: El Barri Gòtic
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82% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We came to check if the extremely careful design of the interior matches the food. What a surprise! The food is superb, with a presentation worth a Michelin star. We took different desserts to check if they also dominate that area - same result... (Crema Catalana, Tarte Tatin, Coulant de Chocolat). Make a reservation - very few tables. But definitely... More

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Sola Municipality, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

When straying for a place to eat we rounded a corner and were taken by les Lletres window decoration and the intimate looks of its interior. It felt good to enter from cold November air outside to a welcoming attitude inside. As for most other places in the area, tapas was also promoted here. However the menu contained a sufficient... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed at the Med Apartment next door, and it was therefore convenient to just go here for supper. However, we wouldn't have come 3 times if the quality didn't match what we paid for our meals. Everything was well made and delicious, from the tapas, over entrees to main courses. All served with care and a pretty good wine... More

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New Rochelle, NY
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed at one of their apartments above the cafe and needed a place to eat our first night. All in all, a very good meal and reasonably priced. We ate outside in the square across from the restaurant. It is on a pretty busy street so it was a bit noisy. The inside of the restaurant looked very nice.

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

It was our last night in Barcelona and we were actually looking for a different restaurant and in the process of getting lost we found this gem! It was quaint, warm, and inviting. The server was informative and offered a nice wine suggestion to go with our cheese and other dishes. I had Monkfish and a number of tapas. The... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

The interior and service cannot be faulted. Both very good and well tuned out. We had 5 tapas dishes which were mediocre at best. From the freezer to the fryer was about it. Spanish omlette out of a packet and microwaved. Patas barvas with ketchup and mayo. May be thats their way ! That said you get a lot of... More

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Namur, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Nice atmosphere with bottles in wooden cupboards + decorative books.... small restaurant but so tasty ! If you take their tapas pay attention that it is not the "small sized" tapas - you might have enough with it and will not take a main course.... ! They also rent appartments (theme apparts)

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Overall we had a really nice meal at this restaurant. We sat outside and ordered a couple of dishes of tapas and a bottle of wine. It's in a great position overlooking the harbour area and a nice place to people watch :) we had prawns in a garlic butter sauce, calamari and some tomato bread. It was quite pricey... More

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Montreal, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We went to this restaurant based on Trip Advisor comments and must admit we were disappointed. First of all, we found it very difficult to find a good restaurant in Barcelona, but unfortunately, this was not the one for us. Although, the waiters did provide good service, the food was mediocre and you would expect a much better quality for... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We went there for a lunch and were pleasantly surprised. First of all, the sangria was perfect! Just what we needed to finish our awesome trip to Barcelona... We tried one of the meat smaplers for starters and had beef and tuna steaks. Its not the cheapest place, but I cantr say anything bad about this place. We did sit... More

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