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7 Portes

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Barceloneta
Pizza, International, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933193033
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Opening its doors in 1836 to begin offering over 150 years of excellence...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This well know and highly rated restaurant did not disappoint when we went for lunch. Although quite busy as soon as it opened its doors at 1pm, we were quickly shown to the table we had reserved. We ordered the cod and the spinach fritters (bunyols) as appetizers and arroz negro as our main dish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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San Diego, California
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Don't be misled by some of the poor reviews. I cannot fathom how this restaurant could fail to deliver even on an off night. I had a lovely meal for four with plenty of seafood appetizers and finished with their trademark Rich Man's Paella. It was a wonderful meal in a beautiful restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent service, food and setting. Be careful with sangria, very strong. Excellent paella, best in Barcelona

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic lunch there today. Started with the lobster soup, amazing followed by the "rich man"s" paella. It didn't disappoint. Drank Sangria de Cava throughout which was delicious. You can't book a table but even at the height of a Sunday lunch we didn't wait for long. The bill was reasonable for what we had. It is an institution... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had starters wine, mains and desserts. The whole shebang with other words. The atmosphere is nice and chilled. Especially when the pianist starts to play the grand piano. Food wise you can get better food cheaper on other places. But over all ok and worth a try.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This well know and highly rated restaurant did not disappoint when we went for lunch. Although quite busy as soon as it opened its doors at 1pm, we were quickly shown to the table we had reserved. We ordered the cod and the spinach fritters (bunyols) as appetizers and arroz negro as our main dish, and finally crema Catalan brûlée... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Went there for dinner with some friends. We were seated in the best table. Absolutely enjoyed every dish. Ordered lamb as an appetizer and then shared different types of paella. Delicious spanish cuisine. I would recommend it 100%

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fabulously but gently flavoured Mediterranean foods! We had lunch here and chose the Seafood-only rice dish (for two) and enjoyed every mouthful! And the mixed green leaf salad had a dressing to die for ...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

7 Portes is a beautiful restaurant, the people are friendly, the service is great, it's in a great location. It feels like they do everything right except the food. Maybe my expectations were too high as every place we've eaten in Barcelona so far has been amazing and I had picked this restaurant based off some rave reviews. We had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I hate to say it but this place is just a name. Its been there forever and you can tell but the food is just blah to bad. Just like most of the people that come to place it was recommended by someone who has been here and the looks of other reviews its not very consistent. The restaurant its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant whilst in Barcelona. My boyfriend and I chose this restaurant on the basis of Tripadvisor review. Romantic setting, attentive staff and fantastic paella. In the expensive end of things in Barcelona but still very cheap. 2 paella and 3 glasses of wine came to 60 euros or so which is not bad considering how good... 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>  > Barceloneta
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 38 - 49
Cuisine: Pizza, International, Mediterranean, Spanish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 933193033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 49
  • Cuisine: Pizza, International, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions

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.
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

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Neighborhood Profile
Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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