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Botafumeiro

#345 of 6,499 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Gracia
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 719
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    Very good
  • 158
    Average
  • 59
    Poor
  • 54
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Eat at the bar!

We always come back to this restaurant when in need of a treat and would say that it has one of the best bars in Barcelona. The restaurant is huge but personalised in it´s decoration with a very bustling atmosphere. The bar is old style, comfy stools and very attentive waiters. You cannot go wrong... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Laura M
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Province of Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We always come back to this restaurant when in need of a treat and would say that it has one of the best bars in Barcelona. The restaurant is huge but personalised in it´s decoration with a very bustling atmosphere. The bar is old style, comfy stools and very attentive waiters. You cannot go wrong with the seafood, the pulpo... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Good local sea food restaurant. Class decoration with wide selection of fresh food. After entering the restaurant you pass by bar where besides drinks food is served and makes cozy and entertaining atmosphere. Make sure to do advance booking and ask for a table at the upper floor where view over the general area is much better. This restaurant is... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Botafumeria came highly recommended. Walking into the restaurant is an amazing experience if you are a seafood lover as one passes an incredible display of fish and seafood specimens awaiting their fate. This is a factory of a restaurant that seems to go on forever. Prices are way above the ordinary for fine dining in Barcelona - way over the... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Great food, had barnacles for the first time. Attentive service, wonderful fresh seafood, I can see why it is so popular and frequented by the famous, good food is good food, no matter who you are.

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Barcelona, Spain
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168 reviews 168 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is probably the best place for enjoying a mariscada (sea food plate) in Barcelona. I went there with my girlfriend as a Christmas present. We were always very well attended by the staff. We asked for the grilled sea food plate containing lobsters, clams, squids, prawns, scallops, among other things. As we expect the final bill was high, but... More 

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71 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a set dinner on New Year's eve and the whole experience was wonderful, until we paid the bill. If you are prepared for the price, this is a superb restaurant because the food is just delicious. The starters were really amazing and then came a really huge plate of cold sea-food, mainly shell-fish. It was too much to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Botafumeiro was on the list of recommendation from my local friend. We saved it for the last night in Barcelona. But we were deadly wrong. It spoiled our last night and left a bad taste of the city, where we fully enjoyed the friendliness of people, delicious food and vibrant culture. From the moment we walked in, the "i am... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Love this place for great seafood and atmosphere. Sea Cucumbers were amazing not something we can find in the States. Recommend reserving at the bar for fun and great service. Many locals are regulars here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Loved this restaurant. It is expensive but well worth the price; excellent food and service was outstanding.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were there with friends to have dinner. Too one plate with dessert. Everything was good and the waiters were attentive but the food is very expensive. Moreover we paid 22euros for bread only for 7 persons and about 60euros of water... We could go to a cheaper restaurant and eat the same quality plates.

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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
  • Phone Number: +34 932 184 230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 68 - 113
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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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