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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 #998 of 6,529 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $40 - $51
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Everytime I visit Barcelona, I always make a special trip to this restaurant - the aesthetics is nothing to shout about but the food and service are exceptional. Prices are very reasonable too. To avoid the crowds, have your meal between 6.30pm and 7.30pm as you cannot book. The paella is beautifully cooked and if you are brave enough, try... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

So many famous people have eaten here and you can feel the history as you enter this fine establishment. We were lucky enough to have been given a private room upstairs for our special meal of paella. It did not disappoint! Both the food and the atmosphere are authentic and it is a must for the discerning traveler to Barcelona.

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Avon, Connecticut
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21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely restaurant in the old world style -- banquets, mirrors on the walls, white tablecloths and excellent service. We enjoyed steamed mussels and the seafood paella, both of which were delicious.

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Tunis, Tunisia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Despite the recommendation and rating of this restaurant , we were disappointed by the arrogance and disrespect of the waiter's manager (grey hair man)...he was arguing as we didn't tell about the presence of a 1 year baby boy who doesn't even need a seat...he even said "am I going to out in in my pocket...how come you didn't tell... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful meal here. The staff were fabulous and the atmosphere very historical. Get there early to make sure you avoid the wait. If the weather is warm sit outside. Definitely finish off the night with a glass of quarenta e tres.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Four of us visited in search of paella and we were not disappointed. We couldn't book a table but were told if we turned up early they should get us in. I think it was 7:30pm just 15 minutes after we arrived there was a huge queue! It's a beautiful old restaurant which is full of charm. The waiters are... More 

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Fort Collins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary at 7 Portes while in Barcelona. The service was impeccable. The food scrumptious. My husband enjoyed a fish dish while I ate vegetarian paella. We also had soup and salad appetizers and a dessert to finish off the meal. We do not agree with the previous reviewers who imply that the restaurant is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

So because of location this is a touristy spot; however, it's worth one of your lunches or dinners! This by far has the best paella in Barcelona...and that's saying something! Everything else is what you would expect from a restaurant on a main road, but like I said the paella is so worth the stop in!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The paellia was good and the sagria was fantastic.The salad that we ordered was too expensive 14.5 euros for the quantity and the quality (ready mixture of leaves and 3 tiny preboiled shrimps).The warm started again was overrated...fried breaded cod balls. There were more like fried flour balls. Comparing the quality and quantity for what we had,was expensive.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I can see why this should be on a tourist 'to do' list. They do excellent paella, service is good, and there is a small premium to pay for the fame and location. It is good, it is worth a visit, we had the advantage of a local helping with selection with excellent result. We also went in January -... More 

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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 40 - 51
Cuisine: Mediterranean, International

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