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El Atril

#1,228 of 7,072 Restaurants in Barcelona
#1,339 of 7,355 Places to Eat in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
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23 Calle Dels Carders, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 12 20
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9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 9:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat 11:45 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 11
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  • 8
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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
Great little restaurant - dont forget to book to avoid disappointment

Small restaurant in this lively part of Barcelona. The food was great, the service attentive and the bill reasonable. This place is recommended by the most famous travel guide in France so get ready to be surrounded by Frenchies. :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Gibraltar, null, Gibraltar
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My son and I were caught hungry without lunch plans (my. Wife was elsewhere). He place looked nice and well placed on Tripadvisor. The food was a good. Fixedenuu was very good value for money

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great tapas, best we had in Barcelona! Visited twice during our week's stay, once for tapas and once for steak. Both meals were delicious and at a reasonable price. Both times the waiter service was great. Highly recommend it!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Tapas treats ... prawn rolls with parmesan sauce, grilled kangaroo fillet chunks with glazed onions, marinated fish salad lime juice, coriande and chilli ... all fantastic! Wonderful friendly service.

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Watsonville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We came upon El Atril as we walked past it and were drawn in by the number of contented patrons exiting, as well as by the front entrance which is quaint looking. We were satisfied with our prix fixe meals, but the service wasn't consistent--each of the three different servers had totally different dispositions (one being quite off-putting). I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant in this lively part of Barcelona. The food was great, the service attentive and the bill reasonable. This place is recommended by the most famous travel guide in France so get ready to be surrounded by Frenchies. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Since we have been here since July 1- we have eaten there 3 times . Staff is attentive- food is simple ,hardy,& delicious. The mushrooms tapas is yummy- dip that hot bread into that sauce .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We ordered some tapas and basically left them, drank our beer, listened to the roaming musicians and then went for gelato. The food wasn't good, but the ambiance lovely.

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had really good tapas there for dinner, and the service was great. I would recommend it to anyone.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I found this restaurant on tripadvisor and it had great reviews, so I was expecting a fantastic evening. I must say I was a bit disappointed. The food was average, the prices were a bit high, the staff was friendly but did not seem to have any knowledge about the food and the wine

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Paris, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Couldn't recommend El Atril enough. On a foodie holiday- we were definitely sampling the range of Barcelona cuisine. On a quiet Monday, on the refreshingly breezy terrace we ordered the day's menu and were completely blown away. The burger- without a bun- was the best I have had, and the brochette too. Great service, great atmosphere, great value and perfect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Calle Dels Carders, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 12 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:45 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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