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Restaurante El Foro

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Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
Argentinean
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Princesa, 53, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933101020
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 75
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 15
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  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food and services very good

The pulpo was simply amazing... eat together with a Morisco Beer and relax. For us was a very good break under the sun. Dont forget to ask for the pulpo. Thr owner was very kind

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Rafaella C
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Choose other places above this. Food ok; price above quality; staff pushy. They brought the wrong starter, then the manager came to tell me that's what I ordered. Customer always right....?

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

Thanks for your comment and for coming, we regret that you haven't felt good, we hope that you come back to change this bad taste. ¡Regards! More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The pulpo was simply amazing... eat together with a Morisco Beer and relax. For us was a very good break under the sun. Dont forget to ask for the pulpo. Thr owner was very kind

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

Hi Rafaella. Thanks for coming and for your comments. ¡Hope to see you soon! More 

Norwich
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I visited for lunch, we've had an evening meal there several years ago and thought lunch would be good. I opted for the set lunch menu and my husband had a set steak lunch which came with a pudding. Firstly a yellow soup arrived for me which wasn't on the menu and I didn't want but unfortunately... More 

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

It's too bad knowing that you didn't feel well served and the waiters not repair that. We work to prevent this doesn't happening again and asked you to give us a new opportunity if you come back to Barcelona. ¡Greetings and thanks for your comment! More 

Moscow, Russia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

1) You have to reserve a table 2) You must to taste tapas at this restourant 3) You must be happy :-)

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

We love to hear that you enjoyed in El Foro, we'd love to have you back here. Regards and thanks for your trust! More 

suffolk
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stumbled across this place by chance one evening. Nice place, interesting decor inside and staff speak good English. We ate dinner there, the appetisers wer fine, nothing special but all ok. The main course we both had was the salmon fillet which was superb, beautifully cooked with julienne vegetables and a sauce which was heavenly. Good wine list too. Would... More 

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

Hello DanrSuffolk. Thank you very much for coming to El Foro and for your opinion. We are glad that you enjoyed with our salmon, the next time you have to try the meat ;) Greetings! More 

Barcelona, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant has been around for 15 years and has consistently served good quality steaks, OK wines and nice puddings at reasonable prices. Service is typically awful in Barcelona but El Foro's staff all appear to be immigrants and are thus polite, good humoured and helpful. That said, I read the review by johnfjohnston, “Rude Dude … O.K. Food”. I... More 

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

Hello Rufus. Thanks for your comment, we love knowing that when you come to barcelona visits El foro. Hope to see you soon. ¡Regards! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Beautiful restaurant with very good food. Try the spinach and goat cheese ravioli with porcini mushroom sauce. Ask for Silvio to be your server. He can speak Spanish, Portuguese, English and French and knows everything about NBA basketball.

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elforo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion and for coming to El Foro. We like to know that you had a well attention from Silvio. ¡Regards! More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

When ever I'm in center of Barcelona and I want to sit in a nice restaurant for lunch I go to the foro. The food is great the place has a nice atmosphere and the lunch menu give a great value for the price. Highly recommended. Much more then all those turístic Rambla restaurants.

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

Thanks for your opinion and for coming. We see you in your next trip to Barcelona ;) More 

The Villages, Florida
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611 reviews 611 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Sparsely populated prior to lunch we requested one of four vacant tables at a window. Refused. They were set for four. Two of the already occupied tables had only two persons. We pointed that out. "Nope!" Seated then at the off/on ramp the servers all use from the bar and kitchen to the tables. Food was just O.K. As we... More 

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

Good Morning John. We have the rule that the couples sit at tables for two and they leave room for tables of four later. The day that you came did not happen and reached a customer who always comes 3:30 p.m., it was late and the table was not going to take, which is why he sit there. It wasn't... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Ordered some sort of chicken plate and it was delicious! It also came with tomato soup, salad, and dessert. He total price of my meal was 12.90E

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

Thanks for your opinion Austen. We love to know that you liked our weekly menu, the menu it's available from Tuesday to Friday at noon. Regards! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Princesa, 53, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933101020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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