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El Raval
Café, Sandwiches, International, European
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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 392, Local 7, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
93 325 3476
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: bén offers good food at great value: ecological coffee & a fine...
bén offers good food at great value: ecological coffee & a fine selection of teas & infusions continental breakfast french & danish pastries hot food served all day salads aperitifs friendly good music terrace
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Value

We were very lucky to stumble past this gem when hopping off our bus tour. Food was delicious and I can recommend the lunch menu for excellent value. Owner allowed us to try the beer before we purchased and was also very helpful with directing us to our next eatery. Excellent service, would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2012
Alice C
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I went to find Bén but is La Sort now. Lovely service, the coffee was fine, but don't go out of your way

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I went there with my family to have a good breakfast after reading this page, but I've been very disappointed. This cafe has been bought by new owners and it looks like any basic cafe. Nothing special, we came at 11:30 and they weren't able to do any breakfast anymore. That's what the girl told us... I've insisted and she... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We were very lucky to stumble past this gem when hopping off our bus tour. Food was delicious and I can recommend the lunch menu for excellent value. Owner allowed us to try the beer before we purchased and was also very helpful with directing us to our next eatery. Excellent service, would definately go again!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We had the meat lasagna and the potatoes with the spicy sauce.. The lasagna was really good, it was like my grandma cooked it !:) The potatoes were really nice as well, the sauce was delicious.. And the people that worked here were super friendly!!

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FLL, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

My BF and I ran into this little Gem around the corner from our Hotel. We really stopped for some directions but after seeing the yummy menu on the wall we decided to stay for a quick snack and Coffee. SO GLAD WE DID! The owner Ben (a portuguese expat) was friendly and witty, he goes out of his way... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Sometimes a traveler just gets lucky! We were lucky enough to stop at Ben on our way to the Catalunyan National Museum of Art . We were hungry and glad to have our waiter's recommendations. Great food, but it was most engaging that our waiter cared to know if we enjoyed the meals he suggested. We enjoyed our first visit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

It's the only decent place near Plaça España. In front of the commercial Center Las Arenas, the old bullring. Nice Terrace, good unexpensive food (sandwiches and unexpensive quick dishes), terrific coffee and super terrace.

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Elgin, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I stopped there because I noticed the WIFI sign in the window and though it would be nice to have a sandwich and check some things in the Internet because I had just been robbed in the Metro, a Barcelona pass time I hear. Anyway the owner was really friendly and shared his outrage at this problem. It was nearly... More 

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coulonges
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

We have been here several times and we always had a very warm welcome. A very relaxed place to be! We didn't have time to enjoy the meals but we will try them the next time! The Portuguees owner of Ben's Bar speaks fluently English and he was very helpfull with finding a hotel for us. We will come back... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

You have to visit to 'experience' Ben... its a cracking little boutique cafe that cater for everyone; I've been there on numerous occasions and have seen every type of customer there... from big groups of friends. couples, singles, kids and business people alike. Its great for grabbing breakfast on the run, a chilled coffee (which I may add is delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 392, Local 7, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: 93 325 3476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
  • Cuisine: Café, Sandwiches, International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

bén offers good food at great value: ecological coffee & a fine selection of teas & infusions continental breakfast french & danish pastries hot food served all day salads aperitifs friendly good music terrace

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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