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7 Portes

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Barceloneta
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 399
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  • 211
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  • 145
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best paella in town

Established in XVIII century.Good service, good food. Diferent kinds of paellas. Not just for tourist but for catalans-locals people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Established in XVIII century.Good service, good food. Diferent kinds of paellas. Not just for tourist but for catalans-locals people.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant came highly recommended by friends and multiple internet sources. Service and food did not disappoint, but the atmosphere was a big part of the charm. We sat at the table with Robert DeNiro's name... whether or not he actually sat at that table really didn't matter, it was just a cool thing to see all of the names... More 

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Den Haag
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It was one of the few restaurants that was open on a Sunday and could give us (a very late) lunch. We had Jamon Iberico to start- very moist and finely sliced- excellent quality Followed it with a aroz negro- ( black rice) rice cooked with squid ink. we had the seafood one- no meat. Not a huge amount of... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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129 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went looking for a place that would serve a great paella. The line was not too long for lunch (10 min wait) and the place was packed. We got in and the service was very good, well run even when busy. The crusty bread and olives with the wine was very good start to the meal. We picked a... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were in Barcelona for a week and finally made it here. Food was just average. Service was good but overall the atmosphere was pretentious. We had eaten at Lonja de Tapas which is nearby, and we enjoyed everything there. Also great was La Petita. Explore the smaller restaurants to get the full experience.

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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is one of the oldest restaurants in Barcelona and was highly recommended by friends that had been there. We made reservations online from Miami, then confirmed them through our hotel upon arrival in Barcelona. After all that and upon our arrival they claimed not to have our reservations. The intervention of the maitre'd resolved the issue but it left... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

one of the traditional Barcelona restaurants - staff have been there for an age and are efficient and knowledgeable i.e. Ask them what local wines are good and they will be happy to help you, same goes for the food. It was quite well-lit so not so romantic but the food if you venture off the paella route is excellent... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was invited out for dinner in this place by two local friends. Although I have visited Barcelona many times I had never visited this place. As described by others this is a very big restaurant with old décor, white jacketed and discrete servers. It is very well located between the marina and the Barceloneta. While I can relate to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We deliberated whether to go to 7 Portes as the reviews on tripadvisor was very mixed. In the end, we decided to try it anyway since we were in Barcelona for only 3 days and really wanted to try some good paella. The food turned out to be as good as many raved about (although a little on the salty... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The place to have rice in Barcelona... great for a group of 8 or more... diverse wines. I was here 25 years ago and it is still as good as when I first experienced back in 90.

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Restaurant Details

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: International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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