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Cafe De L'Academia

Lledo 1 | Closed on SUNDAY, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
93-319-8253
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Ranked #67 of 5,584 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We came here after reading the trip advisor reviews. The staff were very welcoming and made space for us at the bar even though they were full. I deliberated over my rating as to whether to give 4 or 5 and decided on 4 because I found it just a little impersonal and frantic. The food was very good. My... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I wanted to take my wife somewhere special on her birthday. I found this restaurant through the trip advisor app.on my tablet. It even found the quickest way to get there from our hotel! The food was fantastic. My wife liked it because you could choose half portions as well as the full portion. The setting inside is lovely with... More

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Stow on the Wold
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great restaurant. Book in advance as always busy. Lovely atmosphere with quality food and good wine. I had steak with truffles for a main course. One of the best things I have ever eaten. ( my two favourite things together )

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This restaurant was the last in our 7-days trip in Spain. And it was a perfect place to finish staying in this wonderful country. Food is tasty, if not to say delicious, modern with light but doubtless connection to Catalonyan cuisine. Salads were fantastic, wine - fresh and interesting, though not expensive, deserts - perfect. Service unnoticable but definetely present.... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The restaurant is open in specific windows for lunch and dinner . It was fully packed and we set at the bar. Not the usual Tapas/ spanish dishes but still very good, surprisingly there is no sangria...

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This restaurant, which is situated near a small plaza, is my favorite in Barcelona. The waitstaff, while not having the best English, were kind and attempted to help as well as they could. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was superb. Pricing, which is high throughout the old city, was especially reasonable here, and I felt that I got... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had a very good meal in this restaurant one evening. The service was good and the food was also good. On that basis we would have given a good review. We went for lunch a few days later and the food was dreadful. We ordered cod cooked with tomatoes and potatoes. It came out swimming in oil. The cod... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Cafe De L'Academia is hands down my favourite restaurant in the world, I go every time I'm in Barcelona. It's the perfect setting for a romantic meal, the food never disappoints and the staff are friendly, attentive and welcoming. Even with a big group of friends they will set up a table in the private dining room/ wine cellar! It... More

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shropshire
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83 reviews 83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is the best value per mouthful in Barcelona. The ingredients are superb, the cooking is sublime, a delicate touch. superfluous on the plate, only what is essential to compliment and support the primary ingredient. I have eaten here three times. Each time it has been truly outstanding. The two best steaks I have ever eaten were both eaten here.... More

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Washington DC
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126 reviews 126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We chanced upon L'academia while walking through the old town. It was surprisingly busy and we got a place at the bar. The wine and food were excellent and the service efficient. The food is catalan food with a noveau style. We loved it, looking forward to go back again.

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