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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, 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
The reviews are right... it's really good!

We went to this place after looking for the best paella in Barcelona, and it's as mentioned... the best! After trying the seafood / meat paella and the vegetable paella, my favorite was the vegetable one... the flavours were quite perfect. The decor is gorgeous and the service is attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
DominikPoirier
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food and friendly service. Top dining and at very reasonable prices. This is my second visit (the first with a group travel tour). I returned after reading on tripadvisor that they were one of the to restaurants in Barcelona for paella. That was certainly true. Also try out the 'selection of chocolate delights' for desert!

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went to this place after looking for the best paella in Barcelona, and it's as mentioned... the best! After trying the seafood / meat paella and the vegetable paella, my favorite was the vegetable one... the flavours were quite perfect. The decor is gorgeous and the service is attentive.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a must go to. You won't have a more authentic, delicious meal anywhere in Barcelona!!!!!! You will be treated like family and will remember this special meal forever

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Sceaux
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of the best places I have been. Friendly and efficient service. Wonderful food. Nice place. On the top for any criterion.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Had the selection of appetizers and the Rich Man's Paella. A memorable meal. The staff at the restaurant were welcoming and friendly. Would readily recommend the restaurant if you have a chance to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We order sea food paella and cava sangria and enjoyed our lunch. They have their own cookbook. They are closed between 4 to 7 pm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We found this place after searching Barcelona's Best Paella Rankings and 7 Portes was mentioned in almost all of them. The place is really nice with rather distinguished look and service. "Rich man's Paella" is really great and tasteful. One of the best we had in Barcelona. Even the food and service are great the place is rather overpriced in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The baccalo was exceptional but everyone was ordering the paella and for good reason. A tourist destination now and the locals tend to avoid it however it is on my list to return.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Traditional Spanish tapas with excellent paella. Attentive service and wonderful creme brûlée. Reservations are a must but tables turn quickly and you can wait for a table if you are willing to sit outside. The lights are too bright in the dining room for a romantic ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very central, super food.. great service! A must when visiting Bareclona. Pre book to ensure you get a table and go for the recommended dishes from the waiting staff

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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 39 - 50
  • Cuisine: Pizza, International, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Staying in Barceloneta

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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