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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 #976 of 6,085 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $44 - $57
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International
Neighborhood: Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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NYC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We didn’t explore the various main course choices at 7 Portes, and we didn’t really care, because their paella was the best we had in our entire trip in Spain and maybe the best ever. Although my husband loves Gaudi’s architecture, he spent two of our four days in Barcelona checking his watch to find out how much longer he... More

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Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I came here in March and gave it 5 stars. The food was still good but I felt the service was a bit stiff. Our hotel booked a table and at first they tried to tell me that they told the hotel that we would have to wait to see if there was a cancellation but I stood my ground!... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We thought we would visit to judge for ourselves and had an enjoyable evening, the food was good and the atmosphere pleasant with the piano playing and the Tuxedoed waiters. Here are our tips; you MUST book via your hotel, otherwise you will wait for a very long time and may ultimately be put on the ordinary, noisy pavement outside... More

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New York, NY
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24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Every hotel want to send you there... We went. Waited for over 45 minutes to get in, because the hotel told us they did not take reservations; however, some people seemed to have reservations and were ushered in quickly. We decided to wait, because of all the hype. The famous paella was quite average, nothing special, especially for Barcelona with... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We couldn't get a reservation for two days, but we were in the area so we stopped by. We waited about 40 minutes but they did get us in. We ordered the steamed vegetables which were a little bland but perfectly cooked so I just added a little salt. Next we had the beef and veal cannelloni. It was excellent.... More

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Lancashire
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12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Got a table without a reservation but the staff were a bit 'stiff'. We ordered 2 dishes to share - the cannelloni which was very good & the rich man's paella which was also good but not fantastic. Bread was provided and the coffees were good but the place had no atmosphere & was a bit stuffy. We didn't feel... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was a very memorable experience for my whole family. The appetizers were perfection, the paella was great, and the service friendly. Great atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

So, it is an institute with a lot of history, BUT the food was just ok. Really not somthing spending so much money on... I'd eaten much better local food in a much more reasonable prices in barcelona.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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311 reviews 311 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had to walk quite a ways to find this restaurant but our search was well worth it. Friends who recommended it did not steer us wrong. Service was outstanding and food choices were all excellent. Its a bit pricey but still a great place to dine. No wonder many famous people come here!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

I wish we had read the reviews before spending 90 euros on this place. Totally not worth it at all. It was good. But true, Pallela is very salty... they charged us 5 euro for the bread that they brought to our table! we didn't even order it! The service was good. the ambiance is nice. the wine was excellent.... More

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Additional Information about 7 Portes

Address: Paseo Isabel II n.14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933193033
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
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
Average Prices: USD 44 - 57
Cuisine: Mediterranean, International

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