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El Gran Cafe

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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9 Carrer d'Avinyo, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933187986
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Founded in 1920 and still with the original modernist decoration, "El Gran...
Founded in 1920 and still with the original modernist decoration, "El Gran Cafe" is truly, the most impressive and attractive location of Barcelona. Placed in the historic center of "Barri Gotic", and known for its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, with live piano in the integrated with a selection of traditional Catalan cuisine.
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  • 126
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    Very good
  • 63
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  • 49
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  • 50
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food in the middle of the Gotic quarter at a very good price

The menu of the day was always very tasty and at a very good price for it's quality. The service was fast and very professional. They also have very good wines. We just loved the place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Carmen M
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Bucharest, Romania
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The menu of the day was always very tasty and at a very good price for it's quality. The service was fast and very professional. They also have very good wines. We just loved the place!

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Ithaca, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Old decor, good food, good prices. Make sure you at least go downstairs to the bathrooms. Nice part of the old town.

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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario positivo y esperamos volver a verle pronto por nuestro restaurante. Esperamos que cuando vuelva... More 

Newcastle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

My Girlfriend and I had a fab meal 26th Feb at the El Gran Cafe in Barcelona. We chose the Piano menu which was 3 courses with wine, water and coffee for 29€ each. The first great surprise was that you don't have to choose your starter they give you everything on the Menu. We had Veal for the main... More 

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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario positivo y esperamos volver a verle pronto por nuestro restaurante. Esperamos que cuando vuelva... More 

Seoul, South Korea
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I visited El Gran Cafe in January 2015, and was very much disappointed. The food was average- but nothing special. However, the service was so poor, which ruined my lunch. The staff who served our table was very rude and unprofessional. I don't think I will visit this place again in future.

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Estimado cliente, Lamentamos que su experiencia no haya sido satisfactoria. Le agradecemos su comentario, son estos detalles los que nos... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We were out searching the night for a place to have dinner. We found this place and though the old feeling of the place was cosy. After beeing seated we received complimentary sangria and some sort of potato salad (apparently complimentary means pay 1,75 in "service charge"). We orderd the food, medium rare entrecôte for me and lamb for my... More 

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Estimado cliente, Lamentamos que su experiencia no haya sido satisfactoria. Le agradecemos su comentario, son estos detalles los que nos... More 

Barcelona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had a wonderfull dinner and evening at El Gran Cafe, in Barcelona, 5 minutes from the Rambla, the food was good, and the staff was real observant, whenever something was missing. and the price was very affordable like 70 € for two

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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario positivo y esperamos volver a verle pronto por nuestro restaurante. Esperamos que cunado vuelva... More 

Walnut, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had lunch here around 1:30 pm on a Wednesday. The tables were 80% filled. A waiter seated us right away. The welcoming feel ended there. They had only 2 waitresses and 1 waiter who were overwhelmed. The waitress dropped off a bag of breads for us and walked away immediately without even knowing that it knocked over an empty... More 

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Estimado cliente, Lamentamos que su experiencia no haya sido satisfactoria. Le agradecemos su comentario, son estos detalles los que nos... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We stumbled on Le Gran Cafe when strolling through the historic district. It looked so inviting we decided to give it a try. Most evenings they offer their piano menu until 7:30 which consists of several shared tapas, a choice of entrees, dessert and a bottle of wine for 29E per person. The food is very good, but not great... More 

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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario positivo y esperamos volver a verle pronto por nuestro restaurante. Esperamos que cunado vuelva... More 

Paris
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Having been to El Gran Cafe a few years ago and being a regular traveler to Barcelona to visit my relatives, this place has lost his cuisine and focus on the look. When you know what a industrial paella tastes (el paellador), you are surprised to find food of lower taste and quality. We tried all 3 paellas and both... More 

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Estimado cliente, Lamentamos que su experiencia no haya sido satisfactoria. Le agradecemos su comentario, son estos detalles los que nos... More 

Limassol
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had lunch there today. The place is nice and the staff is competent. Regarding food, choose tapas and meat main courses. The tapas were good but the starter: Spaghettis carbonara were overcooked and desperatly missing ham! Regarding desserts we don't know as we had ice creams and it was good (but of course, it was not homemade). The prices... More 

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Estimado cliente, Lamentamos que su experiencia no haya sido satisfactoria. Le agradecemos su comentario, son estos detalles los que nos... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Carrer d'Avinyo, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933187986

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 54
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Barbecue

Description

Founded in 1920 and still with the original modernist decoration, "El Gran Cafe" is truly, the most impressive and attractive location of Barcelona. Placed in the historic center of "Barri Gotic", and known for its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, with live piano in the integrated with a selection of traditional Catalan cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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