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Restaurante La Cupula

#1,098 of 6,809 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Sicilia 255, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
932082061
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Cúpula is a landmark restaurant, located just behind the Sagrada...
La Cúpula is a landmark restaurant, located just behind the Sagrada Familia cathedral where diners can enjoy a pleasant evening surrounded by seven vintage Spanish and Swiss cars that are part of the restaurant’s private collection. La Cúpula offers meticulously prepared and beautifully presented Mediterranean haute cuisine based on an outstanding selection of the best seasonal ingredients. Starters include grilled Asparagus with foie gras and crispy cheeks and sardine “coca”, caramelised onion and braised “butifarra” sausage, other choices include pigs trotters stuffed with porcini mushrooms and king prawns with Provencal couscous, monkfish in squid ink with Bomba rice or fillet steak with foie gras and porcini cream. The desserts are all home made and include original creations such as honey and “matò” cheese with quince paste and walnut ice cream. La Cúpula offers a well stocked humidor and an extensive list of Spanish wines with some unusual bottles. The décor is warm and cosy and in the evenings diners can enjoy a lively meal accompanied by live piano music. The dining room can accommodate up to 100 people and the restaurant also has a number of private rooms each seating up to 15 people.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 48
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very confortable, good service

I came to this restaurant with my family after having visited the Sagrada Familia (I recommend you to buy the tickets in advance through Internet to avoid queues). I am happy with the choice we made. For a reasonable price, we had a full menu (drinks excluded). There were not too many options in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2014
Apsureda
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Montreal
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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were introduced to La Cúpula by a Catalan friend a few years ago. We go there everytime we are in Barcelona because I enjoy the excellent food and service. This time we went at night instead of lunch. At lunch they have an all inclusive menu which is very decently priced (18E) for the quality you get. The night... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I came to this restaurant with my family after having visited the Sagrada Familia (I recommend you to buy the tickets in advance through Internet to avoid queues). I am happy with the choice we made. For a reasonable price, we had a full menu (drinks excluded). There were not too many options in the menu, but everything was quite... More 

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Luxembourg
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was a logical choice as we were staying at the hotel in the same building. Impressive decor with real Hispanos Suiza. Quite clearly restaurant had been planned and fitted out for high end customers. We understood that due to the crisis, target clientele had to be modified. In any case, we had three very good dinners with inexpensive but... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We live just around the corner but somehow we never went to this place.Until a couple of days ago!I was wowed by the quality of the food,very reasonable priced.you would pay a lot more for that down town.We had a fish and paella,both cooked to perfection.the staff very professional,another rarity in Barcelona.We met the chef Christian who cooked for us,great... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Like I said in the title, tasty food, rich choice, fancy restaurant, polite staff, maybe a little bit cold, not so friendly, but helpful.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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217 reviews 217 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

just one street beside you find this classic restaurant - a relaxing oase after the crowded sightseeing. great daily menu, also on sat - this time a fresh soup as starter, wonderful lampchops as a main, and a refreshing ice cream dessert after. you chose from 3 suggestions each course. good house wine by the glass enjoy lot of space... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

after two years we visited this restaurant again. even we were wearing bermudas, we were welcome. the lunch menu gives a good range of various dishes to choose and is really cheap in price but high in quality. we will not miss to visit that restaurant again when we are in barcelona again.

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had dinner with a friend who is allergic gluten. We told our issue to the waiters and he was very professional not serving us bread and asking to the kitchen if the dishes of the menu contained flavors. He changed part of the dishes of the menu looking for alternatives for my friend. Portions were big enough and tasty.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a fantastic place to go and eat, the food value is excellent ! we used this for a business venue and it didn't disappoint. This is a short walk from Sag Familia , the menu del dia was such good value - €12 per head. we had home made ravioli , followed by rabbit and a desert. A... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were unable to find a table at the Mandarin Oriental / Westin that night so we settled for a table at Cupula - and extremely pleased we had done so! The crowd is elegant if not a bit senile but the atmosphere is positively charming. The service is extremely professional - but as our sommelier found out on placing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sicilia 255, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: 932082061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 54
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

La Cúpula is a landmark restaurant, located just behind the Sagrada Familia cathedral where diners can enjoy a pleasant evening surrounded by seven vintage Spanish and Swiss cars that are part of the restaurant’s private collection. La Cúpula offers meticulously prepared and beautifully presented Mediterranean haute cuisine based on an outstanding selection of the best seasonal ingredients. Starters include grilled Asparagus with foie gras and crispy cheeks and sardine “coca”, caramelised onion and braised “butifarra” sausage, other choices include pigs trotters stuffed with porcini mushrooms and king prawns with Provencal couscous, monkfish in squid ink with Bomba rice or fillet steak with foie gras and porcini cream. The desserts are all home made and include original creations such as honey and “matò” cheese with quince paste and walnut ice cream. La Cúpula offers a well stocked humidor and an extensive list of Spanish wines with some unusual bottles. The décor is warm and cosy and in the evenings diners can enjoy a lively meal accompanied by live piano music. The dining room can accommodate up to 100 people and the restaurant also has a number of private rooms each seating up to 15 people.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?