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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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Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
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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
Fabulous old restaurant with great service and food

Great service and very good food in restaurant founded in 1835. Had very good fish and rich man's paella, delicious fruit for dessert. Ate at Picasso's table

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

this place was recommended for the best paella in Barcelona, with its 175 years experience... and it was certainly good paella! only thing that knocked our experience was the cold staff.. I think we got two smiles out of the (20?) staff we saw during our visit, and the guy who looked like the restaurant manager stropping around the floor... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food was great. The paella was wonderful along with the sangria and the atmosphere. I highly recommend this place. Go early so that you don't have to wait.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great service and very good food in restaurant founded in 1835. Had very good fish and rich man's paella, delicious fruit for dessert. Ate at Picasso's table

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant has the best paella in Barcelona, there is no better recommendation than this. .The Rich Mans Paella is the best. If you are still peckish after this meal then, I would suggest the chocolate mousse. The service is good, the piano player is legendary and the decor is an architectural delight. You will need to book or risk... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very traditional feel to the restaurant; quite 'stuffy' and wasn't sure if the staff were unhappy or just terribly serious but it didn't make for a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Starters were very average, main of paella was okay but we have eaten far better paella elsewhere, the puds were delightful. Pleasant enough if a little pricey..

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Decatur, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We watched a mother and daughter out to lunch. They both ordered the Rich Man's Paella, sat with a little smile as the waiter served each from the individual paella dishes, and tasted their treasure. We tried the appetizer platter and paella and really enjoyed it. It's old school service and proud of it.

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Tirana, Albania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We decided to try this restorant because was suggested to us by some colleagues. In my opinion was over evaluated. Restaurant is old dated, normal service, below average food. For us was 3 time in Barcelona and there are so many other restaurants that offers much more, I don't recommend

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Barcelona is not famous for its paella. But if you have to have paella in Barcelona, this is the place.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is were you go to have a proper and well executed paella. There is paella for everyone, even if you don't eat seafood. A very classy place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A real treat, A proper restaurant, a dining occasion to last we thoroughly enjoyed the local architecture with the inner atmosphere of the place itself and the smell of the gorgeous food available, I had the Monk fish starter and paella, my mouth is watering as I write this review. Beer & wine are adequately priced for this restaurant, cannot... More 

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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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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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