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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place but quite expensive

It is a really good seafood place. Atmosphere is chic, modern, but it's still cozy at the same time. Great historical decoration and such. Food is delicious, we picked paella and it was amazing, really tasty. Their wine selection is also extensive. Be sure to check the dishes for two, they have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We received a few tips from different guides to try the paella here, unfortunately we ordered 2 paella's and both were too salty for us to enjoy. The welcoming and service were fine, but for the price I expected great food and amazing service.

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Thank Nikks B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good food, lots of seafood dishes, service was very good. They also had a pianist, the staff was very curtious and friendly.

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Thank jones954
Concord, CA
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our hotel staff recommended this as a good place to get paella and it was open on a Sunday. They called for us to make a reservation, and staff said to come soon as they were booked up in another hour. So we quickly walked over and were seated immediately. First impression was positive: waiters in white jackets and bow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just love to celebrate my birthday here with my loved one. Most of the tables are named with celebrities who have visited this restaurant. I should mark that paella is not my favorite dish but we loved it in here. The decoration is nice, staff is really friendly except i would be really surprised if they didn't bring me... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we were in Barcelona we had paella everyday - sometimes twice a day. I have to say that this was definitely the best seafood paella that we had on the trip. Also, the cava sangria was super tasty. Be ready for a longish wait, but you can pass the time at one of the tables in front with fresh... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a really good seafood place. Atmosphere is chic, modern, but it's still cozy at the same time. Great historical decoration and such. Food is delicious, we picked paella and it was amazing, really tasty. Their wine selection is also extensive. Be sure to check the dishes for two, they have many interesting options. Next to us someone had... More 

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Thank Parnella_Duclos
Antwerp, Belgium
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourist restaurant close to the marina. Although it's a pretty big restaurant, it feels cosy on the inside (some nights they play piano music). Polite waiters. Very delicious paella. Our creme catalan tasted a bit burnt (maybe it's supposed to taste that way). They charge you for the bread they put on your table during drinks. Not the cheapest restaurant... More 

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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We looked on Trip Advisor prior to coming to this restaurant and saw mixed reviews but thought we would still give it a try. We were looking for authentic paella in Barcelona and unfortunately this wasn't anything close. Based on the reviews the restaurant has had many years of experience however this was completely underwhelming. We ordered coquettes to start... More 

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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is full of history and the atmosphere is like a movie from the 50s or 60s where everything is the same since they open. The food was excellent. We were party of four. I had a shrimp salad, soupy rice, and a stake. Which all was excellent. We where party of four and we paid 140 €, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great old building with terrific service and decent wine list. Reservations were made by a friend as a gift for my husband's birthday and the restaurant made sure it was a memorable evening. The food lived up to its reputation.

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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: Mediterranean, Spanish, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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