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Arcano

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El Born / La Ribera
Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, Argentinean, South American
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Carrer dels Mercaders, 10 | Sant Pere - Santa Caterina I la Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 95 64 67
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Next to one of the main streets of Barcelona, Laietana track and a short...
Next to one of the main streets of Barcelona, Laietana track and a short walk from the central market of Santa Caterina, Arcane is the restaurant.Located in an old seventeenth-century barn, mark of beautiful Romanesque arched forms and stone walls that crown many of its spaces.The Mediterranean cuisine is an invitation to the traditional recipes of the coastal region from fresh and balanced dishes that will make your stay a real moment of joy and pleasure.Vegetables, meat and fish dishes are a real specialty Josper house you should not miss on your visit to Barcelona.Our extensive letter without being intended to be balanced, with meat imported from Argentina in vacuum packaging, preserving its taste and quality, pastas and homemade pies, grilled cheese, salads with touches of the house, fresh fish and desserts.At noon, the market offers an elaborate menu with excellent value for money. The restaurant has a private event booked, "winery" intimate and cozy space.And if you just want tapas and peck at the bar have an interesting proposal for this purpose, from fried eggs to escalibada coca bread.And after dinner, nothing better than enjoying our cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere and good music.Oh and if you can not be disconnected from the world, do not worry, we have wifi!Open Monday to Saturday from 1:00 p.M. To 0:00 a.M. And Sunday from 7:00 p.M. To 0:00 a.M.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth the hunt to find this place!

We absolutely loved everything about this place. Not too easy to find, a little off the beaten path but worth every second we took to make it there. Recommended by our amazing tour guide Monica, we loved the atmosphere of this terrific find. Service great. Menu great. Great wine. Would most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Woodbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved everything about this place. Not too easy to find, a little off the beaten path but worth every second we took to make it there. Recommended by our amazing tour guide Monica, we loved the atmosphere of this terrific find. Service great. Menu great. Great wine. Would most definitely recommend and would definitely go back.

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Gosforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend who lives here this is certainly one of the highlights of our holiday. Booked via the fork app which was really straight forward, however due to late notice it was booked for both my partners birthday and mine. This could only back up my friends recommendation of a good place. Starters, main, dessert & drinks all... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Arcano, hidden in one of the many side streets near La Catedral is a delightful find. You cannot drive right up to the door (even in a taxi), but it is only a couple hundred feet from a main thoroughfare. Reservations are recommended if you are going there at the height of lunch or dinner (after 7pm), but when we... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming. It has been our pleasure welcoming you. And yes, our chef is a real artist!, Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Arcano is hidden in a side street, but is surprisingly large inside given how hidden it was. The food was exquisite. A little on the pricy side, but worth the cost. The octopus casserole appetizer was the best octopus I've ever had! The steaks were grilled to perfection and salted appropriately. The salmon was also incredible. The only issue we... More 

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Thanks for coming and for your comments. Sorry for the inconvenience, there has certainly been a misunderstanding. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My family arranged for a surprise trip to Barcelona for my 50th Birthday. My daughter researched restaurants in Barcelona and we were so pleased she found this restaurant. We did have to follow a map to find the restaurant as it's not in the main tourist part for food. The staff were very friendly and the food is cooked and... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming Susan, and happy birthday again ;). Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Really solid food, each dish about 15€ to 30€ (steaks toward the latter price range). Food was fresh and tasty. Hidden gem.

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Thanks for coming and for your comments. It has been our pleasure welcoming you, Cheers! More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Our hotel nearby recommended this cozy restaurant and it definitely deserve a praise. Very nice service, friendly and smiling, and all of the food was delicious. Go for the steak, it's heavenly!

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Thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We loved our steaks and our foie gras starter - real luxury after a week of fishy tapas! Attentive service, and we loved the hot cast iron dish they brought out complete with scorched rosemary as we neared the end of our mains to reheat the meat. Our 4 year old daughter was also nicely looked after (as they seem... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thank you Charles ! It has been a pleasure. Your daughter is adorable ;) Thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A lovely gem in the Born district near the Picasso Museum. Our dinner of salmon, skirt steak and some of the best tomato bread we've had in Spain was outstanding. It is the little extra touches that make this restaurant especially nice - a welcoming small dish of olives, a taste of the special starter of the day - gazpacho... More 

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Thank you. That is exactly why we work so hard every day. Cheers ! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We used trip advisor to find this restaurant and booked using the app too. A short walk from where we were again using the map on the trip advisor and we were there. Welcomed warmly and shown to our seats, the service was impeccable as was the food that followed. Can recommend; the grilled octopus and confit potatoes (it's a... More 

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Thank you Mike. With customers like you, we already feel #1 !! Thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrer dels Mercaders, 10 | Sant Pere - Santa Caterina I la Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 95 64 67

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Next to one of the main streets of Barcelona, Laietana track and a short walk from the central market of Santa Caterina, Arcane is the restaurant.Located in an old seventeenth-century barn, mark of beautiful Romanesque arched forms and stone walls that crown many of its spaces.The Mediterranean cuisine is an invitation to the traditional recipes of the coastal region from fresh and balanced dishes that will make your stay a real moment of joy and pleasure.Vegetables, meat and fish dishes are a real specialty Josper house you should not miss on your visit to Barcelona.Our extensive letter without being intended to be balanced, with meat imported from Argentina in vacuum packaging, preserving its taste and quality, pastas and homemade pies, grilled cheese, salads with touches of the house, fresh fish and desserts.At noon, the market offers an elaborate menu with excellent value for money. The restaurant has a private event booked, "winery" intimate and cozy space.And if you just want tapas and peck at the bar have an interesting proposal for this purpose, from fried eggs to escalibada coca bread.And after dinner, nothing better than enjoying our cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere and good music.Oh and if you can not be disconnected from the world, do not worry, we have wifi!Open Monday to Saturday from 1:00 p.M. To 0:00 a.M. And Sunday from 7:00 p.M. To 0:00 a.M.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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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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