We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 184 230
Website
Improve this listing
Reserve a Table Online
Ranked #343 of 6,427 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $73 - $122
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood:
Gracia
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

1,319 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    698
    357
    153
    58
    53
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The food was delicious, very well seasoned and great wait staff who were extremely attentive to guest. This restaurant is popular for the football players and occasional celebrities (told by staff). Great experience!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vilnius, Lithuania
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Old-style white tablecloth seafood restaurant in a good neighbourhood. Came for dinner, spent €250 for two (seafood platter, two bottles of white wine, a salad and coffees). Felt that if we would have taken a cab down to Xiringuito Escriba on the beach, the food would have been better and the price will be somewhat lower. The upside of Botafumeiro... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The food, service and ambience here are all exquisite. Highly recommend the lobster paella and spider crab meat. I came here for a birthday dinner. The only downside was that although they brought out a small dessert cake for the birthday person (we saw this as a nice gesture and assumed it was complimentary as we didn't order it), they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had a wonderful time touring Spain which ended in Barcelona. For our last dinner there, daughter and I chose Botafumeiro and had a great experience there. We were served by Jonathan and he was absolutely amazing. Helped us with the choice of food, gave us half portions so we had no problem finishing and thus was able to try more... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We felt amazed of the authentic food they used, especially the warm spider-crab meat with mustard cream! Stomach was completely comforted with the freshness of crab meat and mustard cream, not to mention the lobster paella!! Complimentary chocolate truffle and almond cookies were surprisingly tasty that I still miss them now!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I walk past this restaurant often, and finally had a relaxing weekend with a friend and decided to taste the impressive menu it honourably displays. Firstly, upon arrival, you are bombarded by waiter´s who look a tad dated ( however very pristine!) and belong aboard the Titanic, serving port and holding a general 1970´s Nouvelle feel. As mentioned in my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We ate here twice in our recent trip to Barcelona. The seafood paella was amazing! The service is impeccable and this is a great place to splurge and experience a pretty traditional Barcelona dining experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Did a company function dinner here and then came back with wifey to have her experience some of the best seafood in Barcelona. The seafood salad entrees were excellent, followed by some of the best seafood croquettes in Spain (no kidding, these you can make a meal on by themselves!). The hake is excellent, cooked to perfection, heavy on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visited Botafumeiro for the first time with work colleagues. Restaurant is suited for both work and family or couples dinner. Excellent food, attention to detail and service with a smile (which can be difficult to come across in Barcelona). I would recommend the seafood food salad and paella, which is served with your very own bib to avoid any spillage... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amman, Jordan
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited in October 13. Large group. Good food and ambience. Rustic. Seafood was v. Good. Service was v. Good. Well known.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Botafumeiro also viewed

Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 

Been to Botafumeiro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Botafumeiro

Address: Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 184 230
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
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
Average Prices: USD 73 - 122
Cuisine: Seafood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Botafumeiro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?