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7 Portes

Paseo Isabel II n.14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
+34 933193033
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Ranked #848 of 5,918 restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $47 - $60
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Description: Opening its doors in 1836 to begin offering over 150 years of excellence, Restaurant de les 7 Portes is truly the most classic of Barcelona's eating places. Here, you can enjoy the finest Catalan cooking in an intimate setting or in one of the spacious banquet halls, accompanied by Spain's best wines and "cavas" (sparkling wines) from the well-stocked cellar. The restaurant is housed in the Pòrtics d'en Xifré, a building declared a national monument and the first place in Barcelona where running water was installed. In 1942, it became the property of Paco Parellada, founder of one of the foremost dynasties of restaurateurs in all of Catalonia.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As a tourist its quite difficult to find a restaurant that serve authentic paella until some locals suggested 7 Portes. To my amazement after sampling some others paella,7Portes was Indeed the best amongst the best..with a serving for 1..the paella contained reasonably amount of baby mussels, sausage, meat, octopuses and half a cray fish.The rice was cooked perfectly moist and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

First time at this restaurant and will definitely return.Didn't book a table which was our own fault,30 minute wait for a table.But once we were seated the waiting staff were very attentive but not in an overbearing way.The oysters were delicious followed by the house speciality Paella which was Amazing,will defo return on our next visit!! 5*

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Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Everyone I spoke to raved about this restaurant but we were very, very disappointed with the paella. Arrived for an early dinner (6:30) to avoid the crowds. The seafood was over-cooked and tough to chew (leftovers from lunch?) The arborio also tough. The bread--which we didn't ask for but charged for-- was stale. The sangria was made with the cheapest... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were recommended by a local taxi driver, and it seems many other reviewers were also recommended. Perhaps they get commission? The restaurant is very grand and big, and claims to be 178 years old and visited by numerous celebrities over the years. It's a restaurant though and so you go there for the food, the paella was meant to... More

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New Delhi, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were treated to authentic Paella by our experienced Spanish colleagues. This was most appropriate selection as we were seeking a vegetarian dish done the Spanish way. What better than veg paella! We were told the cooking was as traditional and authentic as it can be. Could not believe the restaurant was over 150 years old! With the old-world charm,... More

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Eagle, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We are pretty casual and were concerned about dress in this restaurant. We were there about 7 pm and they welcomed us warmly. The service was really good but it is a little pricy. The food was good. It gets very busy after 8 pm.

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went to Spain last summer as an intern for two months, while I was there I ate here twice. I would have gone back 2 more times but I had run out of time. This was one of the best meals I have ever had and I have eaten at many 4 star and 5 star restaurants but this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A bit pricy, but I would strongly recommend to go there is you want to try a real Paella. We have tried Paellas in many of places and this is by far the best. But don't do the mistake of walking in there wearing breach attire (like we did, we stood out like a sore thumb). We only went there... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Going put for a late night dinner as a family we asked our hotel to book dinner for 8 at 9 pm. 7 Portes was recommended by a friend who lives in Barcelona for part of the year. So after several attempts the hotel said they were not answering. We asked if it was a good place to dine, and... More

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San German, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went there because several friends recommended the place. It is a nice restaurant and the service is good but we wanted the best paella and what we got was arroz con calamares, rice and squid. Disappointed.

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