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El Cafe de la Casa de les Lletres

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Spanish, Tapas
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Placa Antonio Lopez 6, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34933193723
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must visit! A lovely little hidden gem!

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Everything your could want from a restaurant. A real little gem. A must visit when in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Tom P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Everything your could want from a restaurant. A real little gem. A must visit when in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The best paella i tried in Barcelona I like atmosphere and people who work there One time we came and restaurant was about to close ,but they made for us all what we chose Tapas also very tasty there i tried ham and shrimps Every time i visit Barcelona i come to this place )

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've had tapas at several cafes and restaurants to date but these were the biggest portions by far. Plenty of choice and value for money too. At the time of writing they were also giving 30% discount on main meals if you booked a table on line. An enjoyable experience all in all.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I don't give 5 stars readily, but today they' re not enough! In this modest cafe we had a seafood casserole the equal of the best bouillabaisse of Marseilles or Paris, followed by wild turbot on a mushroom risotto to die for. Literally. Never mind Gaudi; this restauant is the reason to visit Barcelona!

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Roma, Italia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We decided to go to this restaurant after reading trip advisor and seeing there was a discount up to 30% if reserving a table with the fork system and we did. The place is very nice and warm.. The menu and many details are well designed and you can tell there is passion in the air... The waitress is nice... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After walking for ages trying to find somewhere where we could eat something vegetarian, the waiters here were very helpful and made several suggestions. The starters were delicious. The only thing that let it down was the pasta sauce was a bit sweet and my husband's seafood pasta wasn't brilliant. The service was excellent and the wine was good. We... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I saw on the board they were offering a summer special at 9.50 euros for starter and main exc VAT. I had a salad for starter and for main a tagliatelle with clams very well seasoned very nice. All together with a sprite cost 13.70 euros. The paella looked really tasty and smelled really nice. Would come here again.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We signed up for a-day tour and the meeting place was the Barcelona post office. The most visible and strategic located cafe was El Cafe. One might think this to be just another cafe taking advantage of its strategic location. It indeed has but it won't let you down. Try the set breakfast of freshly baked croissant, freshly squeezed orange... More 

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Although the waiter could have been a tad more friendly the food more than made up for it when it was brought out to us! We had been walking all morning from where we were staying in the north of the city and decided we were ready for some refreshment so stopped for lunch at this place probably because it... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Delicious meal. My wife had the pork shoulder dinner, which wasn't the "fight the bone" experience (fortunately), but was great tasty, pork slices. I had the grilled octopus & grilled razor clams, both very good & flavorful. We also shared the padron peppers--excellent if you like Spanish food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Placa Antonio Lopez 6, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34933193723

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 26
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood 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 musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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