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Cafe De L'Academia

Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
93-319-8253
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Ranked #108 of 5,978 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had an amazing dinner at Academia, which came highly recommended by a discerning and well-traveled pal. We've eaten at some really amazing places in NYC, and were both blown away. We had to make reservations for 8pm on a Friday night-- which is basically a late lunch by Barcelona standards-- and I was nervous when we arrived and it... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Many of our tour guides and a local friend all recommended this small restaurant, and they were absolutely spot on. The three of us enjoyed salmon, shrimp, and a leg of lamb, with bouillabaisse and salad, and of course cava and dessert. Everything was delicious, and the restaurant was beautiful. Wait staff were busy, but okay. Did wonder if the... More

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Pennsylvania
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149 reviews 149 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went to this place based on Trip Advisor reviews. Made a reservation and requested outside seating. It was in a pretty little plaza and we even had someone playing a guitar and singing. Food and wine were delicious. Service was good. Such a nice atmosphere. We couldn't decide on dessert because they had so many things so we ordered the... More

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Ghent, New York
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169 reviews 169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped for an outdoor lunch while sightseeing in historic neighborhoods in Barcelona. Enjoyed a delightful lunch and entertaining company inthe adjacent tables. Most entertaining were the cars trying to negotiate the narrow streets and tight turns!

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have just updated the address by adding "Placa St Just", which I hope will make it much easier for everyone to find, for it's quite tricky unless you know your way around. I was surprised to note that I hadn't already written a review for this little gem of a place, for I have eaten here several times over... More

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sw london
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a lunch here recently. We ate at the bar where they offer their special lunchtimea deal. We had a tasty and wholesome vegetable and potato dish to start, then tender slices of pork with apple sauce and a balsamic glaze followed by a large chilled slice of pineapple topped with creme Catalan. All very delicious indeed. And this... More

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toronto, ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by friends and appeared in both Time Out, that we rely on, and other sources. We were so excited to try it. When we called for a nine o'clock reservation, the response was to WARN us to be on time. But our friends had said how hard it was to get in so we were just... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife wanted to take me here for a birthday treat and we visited at lunchtime to secure a table for that evening. Other people were doing the same so it was no surprise to learn the it is fully booked most evenings. The organisation within the restaurant is very slick and professional and we were well looked after from... More

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Lismore, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

great local food, imaginative menu, beautifully prepared and presented: booking required - very popular restaurant

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Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have eaten here numerous times and it is absolutely amazing. The location is perfect and the food is of the highest quality.

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