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9 Carrer d'Avinyo, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
+34 933187986
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Ranked #1,787 of 6,532 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $34 - $56
Hours:
Sun - Thu 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mediterranean
Neighborhood:
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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172 reviews 172 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 

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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 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Barcelona, Spain
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The location is downtown Barcelona, the name of the street was used by Picasso in his renowned "Demoiselles d'Avignon" painting. The restaurant used to be a classic in Barcelona but now the quality has decreased substantially and the prices are not at the level of the quality of service and meal. Perhaps a place to explore since the ambiance of... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The tapas here are several times better than anything you will find on the Las Ramblas strip. They have a fried cheese tapas that is to die for. I would recommend the beef sirloin main course, but others in our party of 8 equally enjoyed their main dish too. The atmosphere is excellent and accommodates large groups on 3 different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We visited here last night and had an amazing dinner. We did not book but were quickly taken to a table. We both had starter and main with a bottle of cava and it came to €70. A good price for fantastic food, service and surroundings. I had the onion soup and duck whilst my husband has the lobster bisque... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We popped in on the off chance as hadn't booked and were shown to a window table (good for people watching both by us and those on the street!). Very relaxed atmosphere despite the very smartly dressed staff and olde-world charm of the building - which was a good thing. Bread came in brown paper bags and husband was a... More 

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Additional Information about El Gran Cafe

Address: 9 Carrer d'Avinyo, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933187986
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Barri Gòtic
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
Average Prices: USD 34 - 56
Cuisine: Barbecue, Mediterranean

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