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La Biblioteca Gourmande Restaurant

Carrer Junta de Comerc 28, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
34 934126221
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Ranked #1,048 of 5,926 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $39
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Bistro, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: La Biblioteca is placed in the old city center just close to the famous Boqueria Market and 5 minutes from Les Rambles. It is runed by a young and very professional team directed by Pedro Lorenzo & Guillem Oliva. Our gastronomic proposal is home style catalan cooking, half portions & tapas, with refined techniques. Almost all of our ingredients are seasonal & from local producers, farmers, fisherman's (except pepper, sugar,...) We have a great 4 year old Iberian Ham & Charcuterie from Guijuelo, 5 different types of Catalan artisanal cheeses, local olives assortiment, local oysters & seafood from El Delta de l'Ebre.
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76% Recommend
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Oslo, Norway
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Only a couple of minutes from the bustling Ramblas, you find this super restaurant with excellent service and great food at a reasonable price. We were curious and asked about their use of (local) food and wine, and this led to an exceptionally nice evening. They came with "extras", and even brought out the plate where the bees had produced... More

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California Desert, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ended up at this restaurant when the tapas bar we tried to go to was too busy to get in. We loved it! The staff was very friendly and the food was great. When we asked questions, the wait person brought us samples of the ingredients (honeycomb, fresh onions). I am not a foodie, but this was one of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a restaurant that doesn't look all that trendy from the street but if you like simple food cooked very well by a passionate team then this is a good place to visit. We asked to sit near the kitchen which was a good idea because we could see what was going on and how the food was being... More

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Carbondale, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The quaint restaurant hidden in Raval has a very friendly staff and meticulous chef that can be seen cooking from the dining room.They offered Catalonian fare with a unique twist. The grilled onion starter with soft cheese and homemade burrata cheese with pesto was delicious. The baked fish entree was unique and very fresh.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want a change from traditional Spanish food I can recommend this. The food was modern, fresh, beautifully plated. It is true that the portions are not large - four large red prawns served without adornment for example were sweet and delicious but expensive at 20 euros. The service was excellent, the wine list good, and the prices otherwise... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stopped on for a 3 course lunch for only 12 euros including wine. My potato omelette was wonderful. The waitress also went out of her way to answer my questions and info about directions.

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Moscow, Russia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

The menu and dishes are designed with some fantasy from the chef, but most of what we tried didn't taste much good. The musrooms in paella (called rice with broth) were bitter, ox tail in another dish bland. Overall,, it seems the chef has some imaginationtoinvent, but doesn't have the feeling for the taste. On top of this experience, 10%... More

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Brasilia, DF
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Simple place, regular service (wine fell in food), bad food: salty, poor, dirty (red prawns with bowel). Errrrrg!!! Wine was good: vega aixalà, only it!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

When we arrived for dinner, we discovered that this restaurant had changed ownership almost a year ago but we stayed anyway as the atmosphere looked very nice. We were disappointed by the dishes (crab friters, fried fish, steak tartar, arroz mountain & sea) the only good dish was the caramelised onion with fromage blanc. In all it was very expensive.... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I first came to this restaurant in 2010 and I was overly impressed by the creative and delicious cuisine. It was excellent and deserved a Michelin star. On this trip to Barcelona, I went out of my way to eat at this restaurant again but things had changed quite dramatically. I was given a table next to the toilets, the... More

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