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7 Portes

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Barceloneta
Mediterranean, Spanish, International
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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
Graceful lunch time

Excellent classic Mediterranean seafood, especially seafood rice and traditional soup, which has been lasting since 1937. Come over here, and enjoy unforgettable memory in your journey

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Interlaken, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

i was listen a lot about this restaurant and good words, is not a cheap restaurant and for this reason i thought was amazing place, but if we balance price/service is not special

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked an early dinner - at 9:30 as it's difficult to get bookings. It's a really beautiful and old restaurant. The older waiters can seem a bit gruff but they really aren't. They were very helpful. We went especially for the seafood paella and were not disappointed but we started with the cannelloni and that would have almost been... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I sat where Lauren Bacall sat!!! How fun! We went here especially for the paella & were not disappointed! Great wine, bread paella & dessert! Service was great also! Will definitely go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent classic Mediterranean seafood, especially seafood rice and traditional soup, which has been lasting since 1937. Come over here, and enjoy unforgettable memory in your journey

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Thank chen a
Poole, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Step foot through the door of the 7 Portes and you are entering a bygone era. The setting is very traditional and probably hasn't changed much in the last forty years. Similarly, the service is very traditional, unhurried and precise. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad thing. You don't have anyone hassling you for more drinks or wanting... More 

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Thank Jason F
Cairo, Egypt
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the restaurant with its oldy atmosphere and the piano music The food was delicious n so was the service I ate there 5 times in 3 months

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Estero, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner here at the advice of our guide who lives locally. There were 3 of us, one is an extremely picky eater, one is a foodie, and the other is a professionally trained chef/foodie. We all ordered something different, but we're all extremely happy with our meals. The food was served hot and fresh. The service was very... More 

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Thank LINDA33928
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Concord, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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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 - 51
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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