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Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
+34 933193033
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Ranked #1,002 of 6,406 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $43 - $55
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International
Neighborhood:
Barceloneta
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

If you are desperately seeking a paella (like us) in Barcelona and don't know which restaurant will give you the best experience or an upset stomach the next day GO HERE! By far it is not the cheapest but it is certainly one of the best. It is busy so i would reserve a table, we had the middle priced... More 

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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I had eaten here about eighteen years ago, while in Barcelona on business and had promised my wife that if we ever visited the city we would eat here. We were not disappointed. This restaurent has class, character and the sort of presence that only something this good possesses. Menu is straight, catalan, excellence: lots of sea-food, paella, squid, excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I looked forward to returning to 7 Portes after an absence of 5 years - did not disappoint. Dined with local friends, which might have helped for the warmth and humor of the our waiter. It's a classic setting - decor, blue tiles and smart apron attired staff. Has a history - culture and the arts. Menu is fully Catalan... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I was not too impressed. Located in an old building which Could have been better kept inside. Furnished with old furniture as Well. Lacks a bit of style. Very traditional Spanish food. I am sure they do this part Well, but I was not too impressed with the Arroz negre or paella. E.g. Only a few sausages and not very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

a lovely place, attentive staff service, quality food, and class all-Spanish. A place to visit to really experience Barcelona. Human warmth, smiles, kindness ..... ahhhh magnificent dear old Europe ..... For people like me who live in contact with reality Anglo-Saxon (which has all its positives) are things that touch the heart. I do not want hurt British friends ....... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The restaurant has 2 rooms, your will notice if you a foreigner that everyone else in probably a foreigner as well. They have another room is seems that is locals only. What I feel translates is the 1 rooms get sub-par food, service feels they are doing a favor by serving you etc. It took 15 mins for water, never... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Service was average staff not very friendly. This was my 3rd time at this restaurant bringing two new customers with me & they weren't impressed with the service either

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

It is a high bar in Spain. But 7 portes exceeds expectations. Try also the bunyol bacalao; and the large beef steak with padron peppers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great atmosphere, old fashion waiting staff and inside decoration, it used to be the elegant restaurant for the Barcelona´s high society. Now is a place to visit for any foreign people that would like to try a real palella and seafood, 7 Portes due to its escellent location, close to the sea and the old city of Barcelona this restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Every time I am in Barcelona I try to treat myself to one meal at 7 Portes, it is always filled with locals as well as tourists and unlike other more trendier places popping up every year, I find the food here consistent and tasty, they have one of best sangria in town as well as my favorite Paella. There... More 

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Additional Information about 7 Portes

Address: Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933193033
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 43 - 55
Cuisine: Mediterranean, International

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