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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 #985 of 6,040 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Price range: $45 - $58
Hours:
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
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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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

very typical food with a great selection of wines, from the reception who knew right away the reservation, to the entrantes and the main dish is a spanish culinary experience.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Restaurant 7 portes is a very well known establishment in Barcelona. It came recommended to us. This was our third Paella since arriving here and it was the most disappointing. The dish was very salty, it had no crust on the underside, and it was a little runny - more like a Risotto. We ordered the seafood one and the... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

7 portes is place that can be characterized as a old fashioned restaurant in a very popular and touristic location (barceloneta). But the food is very good, you are getting good value for the money spent there. The waiters are very experienced and always on alert for customer's signal. Also, don t be afraid the waiting list because things move... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited the 7 Portes after extensive internet research and we were very disappointed. The food was very poor. The service was stiff and formal but very unhelpful. The wine was placed out of our reach, however our glasses were not filled. The paella was terrible and the calamari andalucia was tough and stringy. Pit about this restaurant that is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

lovely outside terrace if you can sit there, inside lacks atmosphere a little as it is incredibly bright which isn't what you usually find in a nice restaurant for an evening meal. Starter, wine and service were all excellent and the overall experience was very good. We shared a paella for main and it just wasn't great, too salty with... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Being one of the oldest restaurant in Barcelona does not mean being one of the best. The classic, sophisticated and regal atmosphere is honestly just appearance and you can easily realize it after the first five minutes. Modest selection of wine and lack of quality in the service. The paella is good and the starters are great. I wish you... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Elegant, old-school vibe. Sophisticated. Excellent, attentive service. Delicious, memorable evening and not as expensive as we feared!

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As Barcelona’s oldest restaurant (178 years) and many recommendations from the locals 7 Portes has a reputation to uphold and, for the most part, it does OK although it seems to polarize tripadvisor reviewers and this was mirrored in own experience – I liked it and my companion didn’t. What’s good: the setting and décor have kept in touch with... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We had heard such good things about this restaurant and walked out unsatisfied at best. It was a very busy week in Barcelona so we cut them a little slack. We were seated on a second floor landing with no atmosphere at all. Service was nice although they never brought our second bottle of wine. The paella, for which they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Honestly the worst service we have had in Bwrcelona. We have experienced waiters who don't appear to care or who are withdrawn, but our waitress was simply inattentive. The baked salt cod needed more sauce and the flavour combination, topped with chewy cloves of garlic was just weird. The paella was nice but too salty. Really salty. So other people... More

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