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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 #738 of 5,583 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $48 - $62
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
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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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Went once in this restaurant referred by a friend a week ago. Lovely atmosphere, great service from waiters and staff, delicious dishes - we ate paella and a mix of grilled sea food.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of history surrounding this restaurant. The staff were polite and attentive. The food was delicious and reasonable. It would be advisable to book, which we did, there were 7 of us and we were given a round table which was perfect.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went twice to 7 Portes and on both occasions were very satisfied with the offerings. The paella tasted very good and we also ordered am mix-grilled sea food platter. The ingredients were very fresh and delicious. On a side note, I must say the staff was very patient with our little boy and very warm. I will definitely return... More

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Selkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I came here with my boyfriend after he booked it as a surprise for my birthday meal. The restaurant itself is lovely, and I love how the plaque and receipt tells you who sat on your seat (I sat on Orson Welles fave spot!). I had mussels to start (very rich sauce, delicious) and my boyfriend had cod fritters (I... More

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Just had a week end in Barcelona, More food and drink that is good for any person to take in. That said i have seen a couple of so,so reviews.so with this in mind have been i had to return to a restaurant i have been going to for about four times a rear for the past twenty years. I... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

We got there at 2pm and were told expected waiting time is 30 minutes. A peek into their restaurant via the window reveals that there are lots of empty tables. Half an hour later and we were shown to the same empty table I saw earlier. The mussels was good and fresh. The rich man paella is ok with lots... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The map location at trip adviser is showing me wrong location !! How ever we arrived to the right location finally and it's worth it's price.. Paella sea food was the best I have tried so far in Barcelona .. Try cream br��l��e ..

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I must admit, I was mega disappointed with the quality of food, mussels & paella were dry, eve the salad was no up to scratch. Overpriced and would certainly not recommend. Service was good but would never go back!

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Josep Xifré i Cases was a powerful Catalan businessman in the first half of the 19th century; the richest Catalan at the time.He built his home and office in the new building he designed and decided to place a luxurious café on the site as well. The café had seven doors through which the public could enter, and an eighth... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Came here for a very late lunch / early evening meal, 1730 hrs! Great paella..... And roast vegetables. Great atmosphere, Mrs M sat in Monserrat Caballe seat near to Spanish Queen's and John Wayne's. Many famous clients over past century plus, but was very good.

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