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El Atril

#868 of 6,659 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
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23 C/Carders, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
93 310 1220
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice tapas and brunch

This is a great option in Born area for tapas any day or brunch on sunday midday, beautiful food at a really good price. Plus the terrace is quite nice when the sun is out

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
liaelgueta
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Barcelona, Spain
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great option in Born area for tapas any day or brunch on sunday midday, beautiful food at a really good price. Plus the terrace is quite nice when the sun is out

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Toronto
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This likeable neighborhood place seems to be equally popular with locals and tourists, They have good tapas -- typical sausage dishes and fried green peppers and some unconventional house specialities such as grilled kangaroo and ceviche. Their main dishes were not equally successful -- the mussels in particular were oversalted and overcooked. Very nice atmosphere, great place to sit down... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Slightly dark when you first walk in we ordered the house red and some tapas and were in for a fantastic surprise, this food was amazing, the patatas bravas in particular and the ceviche! We had a lovely laid back lunch were not rushed and were pleased to see plenty of locals also ordering food here. Brest for lunch which... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

For some reason, I have been living across the street from this restaurant for a year, and all I ever did was have coffee and wine there. Then, I finally ate there a week ago. The food - fried calamari, ceviche, tuna and hummus - were all equally amazing, with a special spot for the fried calamari - I am... More 

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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I really recommend this restaurant ! We really enjoyed the burger and the pollenta. Nice ambiance with jazz music, romantic and cosy.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The tapas in this place is unmatched for flavour, and I'd recommend trying it on that alone. However, the night that I went with 3 friends the waitress we had wasn't paying attention when we ordered and missed some plates from our order, and when we asked if they were coming soon tried to tell us we hadn't ordered them.... More 

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London, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stumbled across this place when wandering through the Born. On the corner of a square which is home to a number of restaurants - we chose this one based on the welcoming atmosphere and the tapas menu, although we actually ended up eating from the brunch menu instead. Service was friendly. Food was simple but nicely cooked. Relaxed atmosphere and... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The tapas were delicious, but also a bit too greasy. The service was first nice and gentle, but didn't asked if the food was good nor if we want coffee or desert. You have to ask for salt & pepper.

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London
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

If you need a hangover cure on a Sunday day in El Born, come to el atril for Sunday Brunch (from 11.45 - 5). Very friendly service, great location, great value and most importantly delicious food. We had the salmon with mascarpone, spinach and poached egg, coffee, fresh orange, cava and desert. All in for less than 25 euros (for... More 

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Bergen, Norway
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I ate both dinner and lunch there, both alone and together with other. Their dinners was ok, especially when I ate together with others, as we could then share several well-made tapas. But I ate lunch there extensively, and their lunch deals are very good. Make sure to get their set menu, where you get to choose among 4 dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 C/Carders, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: 93 310 1220

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Neighborhood Profile
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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