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Botafumeiro

#444 of 7,069 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Gracia
Chowder, Seafood, Spanish, Soups
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Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 184 230
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Among the three hundred diners that fill this 30-year-old restaurant every...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well worth a visit

Botafumeiro was recommended to us, as we do love our seafood ….. and undoubtedly it’s a great experience. Good customer service from friendly, skilled waiting staff. The restaurant is huge and buzzing. The menu is extensive, offering an amazing choice of food, predominantly seafood, and generally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We all loved this restaurant! This time it was a business dinner but I will certainly come back with my friends and family. Seafood was fantastic. I can really recommend the HUGE and delicious seafood platters. Very genuine restaurant with professional service Interior was great too. I believe it's one of the best picks in BCN, enjoy!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Botafumeiro was recommended to us, as we do love our seafood ….. and undoubtedly it’s a great experience. Good customer service from friendly, skilled waiting staff. The restaurant is huge and buzzing. The menu is extensive, offering an amazing choice of food, predominantly seafood, and generally cooked well. We chose tuna and avocado tartare (excellent) and clams “fisherman’s style” (also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After a tour of Sagrada Familia, our guide recommended Botafumeiro for mariscos -- we were not disappointed! The seafood platter for 2 was enough for 4 people. The bounty of delicious shellfish was presented beautifully. As Spanish wine neophytes, we appreciated the help pairing our meal with a lovely bottle of Verdejo. The entire service staff was excellent, and our... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was recommended by a local, we specifically wanted seafood and could not have had better recommendation! The service was impeccable, the food was fresh and delicious! The shellfish was superb and quite varied and the "fin" fish was some of the best we've ever tasted! I highly recommend Botafumerio...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a top restaurant in Barcelona.If you like fish and shellfish do not miss it.We had four young children with us and they were so well looked after.The restaurant made special non menu food for them and they polished it off.My request for gluten free bread was immediately responded to.The fish and shellfish was out of this world.I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

after having eaten at this restaurant for at least 30 times in the last few years, i want to share my experinces from my last visit a few days ago. 4 days in barcelona 4 nights at the botafumeiro! i usually jump off the plane, throw my bags into the hotel and off to seafood and a good cold bottle... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

For years, this has been one of my favorite restaurants in Barcelona. The place opens late and is frequented by locals. Their seafood is super fresh and you can ask for 1/2 portions of any of the tapas or plates. Its a great way to try a few plates. They have a very solid wine list. Of course, I always... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Yes, this is an expensive place. We were prepared for it. But we really wanted some great food that would wow us. So were the reviews and the recommendations. We made a reservations and were on time. There were a lot of waiters who greeted us all the way to our table. The menu selection was decent. We did lobster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Good from beginning to end. Very good bottle of Cava who seemed to be bottomless. We had the cold sea food platter ad 96 Euro for the two of us. Superb , fresh and very tasty and MUCH. The service was excellent thanks to a very kind waiter Pablo. We skipped desert but they gave us some sweeties on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Our first night in Barcelona ! This restaurant was excellent, the seafood platter was really good and the service from Paplo was top notch. We enyoyed the whole evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Gracia
  • Neighborhood: Gracia
  • Phone Number: +34 932 184 230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 67 - 112
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Spanish, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Staying in Gracia

Neighborhood Profile
Gracia
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the center, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theater that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
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