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Restaurante El Foro

Princesa, 53, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
+34 933101020
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Ranked #1,432 of 5,878 restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
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London
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We sat outside with a few drinks before stepping in for dinner. We went for one of the meat platters to share (2 people, the one with chorizo and potato). I can honestly say this was th etastiest meat I had while in Barcelona. You can taste the quality and the seasoning although basic is just right for my taste.... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Visited this restaurant on 30th May as a party of 5 - three adults and two children. Had seen some previous reviews so didn't know what quite to expect. The restaurant had a buzz about it- lively as it was busy but not too noisy. We got served quickly and the waiters and waitresses were very attentive. Our party had... More

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elforo, Propietario at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review
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¡Buenas tardes! Me alegro de que hayan disfrutado, es nuestra función y por ello le ponemos mucho cariño. Un saludo! More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place does Argentinian cuts of meat. If you go here, I recommend you go for this - as some of the other dishes can be a little hit and miss (pizza, pasta dishes in particular) - Howver, the steak and argentinian sausage and wines are fantastic! We´ve been 3-4 times, never been disappointed by the food when we ordered... More

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Hazel Crest, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We visited El Foro on Palm Sunday evening. It was not overly crowded and the service was quite satisfactory. The restaurant had a comprehensive English menu. As someone from the American midwest, I may have had better steaks. However, the steak was probably about as high quality as one will find in Barcelona. One in our party had salmon which... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Service was terrible, steak was tough, and the bill was large. :( Very disappointed. My wife and I were traveling with her family in Spain and had been having a lot of great tapas but decided to go to an Argentinian restaurant for a steak--bad idea. This place must live off of tourists who come in once and pay too... More

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elforo, Propietario at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review

¡Hello! I'm sorry you had a bad experience, after 16 years in this place we serve our local customers and tourists with no difference, and they normally return. We work with the best European meats, Kobe, Angus, Nebraska ... certified meats. Still, the meat is not an exact science, if some piece it's not right or disliked at the customer... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

After coming here the first time, we just kept coming back for more. Loved the hole experience! Excellent food, excellent wine, excellent staff and excellent atmosphere. What's not to love! :) If you are looking for anything than tapas - a great steak, pasta, salat... This is the place to go. A+++

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Senior Contributor
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23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had such a great meal and such a great time with a group of six of us on a tour of Spain. I had a ravioli dish that was wonderful. Others had soups, canneloni, salads and everyone was very pleased with their meal. The service was very good. This was a very worthwhile meal stop. Americans should be aware,... More

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elforo, Propietario at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment, we are delighted you enjoyed our food, we put much love. ¡Thanks and regards! More

Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We went there for dinner, it's good food, but nothing outstanding, you may find better in Barcelona. But it's good and I wouldn't regret to go there again when hungry and see one restaurant nearby. Definitely better than many restaurants in the tourist areas of Barcelona.

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elforo, Propietario at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review
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Gracias por la crítica, esperamos verte pronto por aquí y que la próxima vez que comas en nuestro restaurante nos... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We enjoyed too much the quality of food and it's fusion elaboration. Great to share with our group of friends in the most trendy bcn area. Great!

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Clau7enri, Propietario at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review

We love that you liked the chef's suggestions, we hope to have you back in the El Foro restaurant if you return to Barcelona. ¡Thanks and regards! More

DC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had a very nice meal here. Nothing super fabulous gourmet, but everything was good and the staff was professional and courteous. Nothing super fancy or stylish - it seemed a little old-fashioned but the food was well prepared, (short ribs and a steak) the grilled vegetable salad was really delicious and surroundings pleasant. It was Sunday afternoon, and there... More

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Clau7enri, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review

We like to know that the food was to your liking, try to innovate in everything we do, we hope that is not outdated. ¡Thank you very much for your comment! More

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