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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
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Beautiful classical restaurant with good food. First time I went there I was 10, my oldest sister took me. Lots of memories in this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Eva S
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Rego Park, New York
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Let's start with the grumpy service, the waiters are all men who looked like they did not want to be there, didn't even crack a smile! Richman's paella!? (Seafood only) was so average hardly any seafood in it. We asked for the soup and cold seafood platter to come out first as starters and paella for mains, they decided to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Recommended by Mimi Sheraton (former NY Times Restaurant Critic..heard her lecture at the Phila. Library) Asked her to recommend the best seafood restaurant in Barcelona. She said it’s the only seafood place to go to in Barcelona. Has a wonderful lunch of gazpacho, paella, white sangria. Amazing old world atmosphere with attentive servers. Got their paella cookbook and had the... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful classical restaurant with good food. First time I went there I was 10, my oldest sister took me. Lots of memories in this restaurant.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of the most famous places to visit in Barcelona. You might fear it could be just another touristic place with bad food and service but luckily it's not. Although it's always full with tourists but the food offered is of fine quality. Went there with my wife on a Tuesday eve for a late dinner. We did not have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I tried out this restaurant with a friend after recommendation and because of its beautiful terrace. The service was ok but it was overpriced for what was to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The history in restaurant very good food plus you can see all the famous star writers and painters memories with very reasonable prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been here many times before every time we go to Barcelona we always go here it never disappoints, it's surrounded in history and it always amazes me to think the likes of Hemingway, Picasso and Lou reed have eaten there and so many other amazing people to mention! The deconstruction is classic the waiting staff friendly, I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Popular search engines come up with this as one of the best places for paella in Barcelona, so we tried it and yes it was good no so was the wine we had with the seafood paella. There was a queue at 9:30pm with a 30 minute wait to get in but you can have a drink at the outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Religiously the best Paella even 10 years later. High end but worth it ever time. Advice is have the paella for two as it's the perfect amount and the mixed is the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Loved it! We ate here for lunch. We got the asparagus appetizer with a variety of sauces which was amazing, we wish we would have each gotten our own instead of sharing! Also had the paella for two. We chose the seafood one which included lobster. The portions were quite generous and we had a hard time finishing it.

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, 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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