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Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81 08012 Barcelona, Spain, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 18 42 30
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Ranked #303 of 6,040 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $78 - $129
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Among the three hundred diners that fill this 30-year-old restaurant every day, you may spot the King of Spain, movie stars, and politicians. Botafumeiro has to be a well-oiled machine to keep all and sundry happy and coming back for more, and it does. The decor is so trad, with wood railings and banisters, white table linens, and nautically-themed art and objets. The menu focusses on the sea, try fruits de mer for two to start, followed by anglerfish fisherman's stew with white beams or one of the barbecued fish, then a dessert of Belgian chocolate volcano with chocolate sherbet. Wine list is an ambassador for Spanish wines.
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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Friends recommended that we dine here and it was one of the best meals and the nicest experience we have ever had. (and we have dined all over the world in some of the finest restaurants). When we first walked in, it did not look that big, but we later discovered it was cavernous. I was a little offput at... More

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Boston, Ma.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very good fish in this restaurant but very pricey. Service was good but a bit harried as the restaurant was very busy and crowded. On the whole, we enjoyed our meals and wine very much.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

excellent fresh seafood and very good professional service,price wise on the expensive side but its worth it.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were a group of 20 but not everyone was willing to pay 80-100 euros for their meal which is typical in this restaurant. The management made a special menu for us for 50 euros each. I was impressed at how they went the extra mile to accommodate us. Food wise, outstanding dishes were the spider crabs, the calamari and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is an excellent retaurant with superb food and service. Unfortunately, it has virtually doubled its prices since we last ate here exactly one year ago. Was this because there was a European Cardiology Convention at the same time? The bill caused indigestion and buyer's remorse.100 Euros(150 Canadian Dollars) for two without wine or liquor. I recommend waiting until the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I enjoyed the food, i went twice here. The first time i had the chuleton which was very very good. The second time we shared a lot of courses. I definitely would recommond the sea food in this restaurant.

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Lahr, Germany
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185 reviews 185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My local customer porposed to go here and - important for him - to sit on the bar, not on regular tables. That's what we did and we enjoyed a super-attentive and professional service. We've chosen the big seafood platter (122 € for 2) plus a little starter. All super fresh and delicious. For me it was a bit too... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

As you walk through the door your expectations are high, the smart, professional attire of the staff give the impression of a high class establishment. The Seafood Platter was excellent and the service extremely professional although the maître d did tend to choose who deserved his attention ( clearly the higher bill), but nonetheless we enjoyed the whole ambience.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Returning here after a ten year period, it was great to find it so unchanged. Wonderful restaurant setting, with charm and Great Wall art. You know that you are experiencing something special by just being there. Amazing menu and wine list. Known to be No 1 Fish restaurant in Barcelona so if that is your taste, make a reservation and... More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A very good restaurant in a higher price-class but sure it is price worth. very nice seafood and lobster paella. Also very child friendly

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