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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, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Hidden gem you do not want to miss!

What a GEM! You have to experience this place-and the FOOD will knock your socks off! We were blown away. It was our 14th and final night of our vacation and the VERY BEST MEAL we had the entire trip! Hidden in the Catalonian area--you can UBER or cab there then walk about 1 block-so so amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

What a GEM! You have to experience this place-and the FOOD will knock your socks off! We were blown away. It was our 14th and final night of our vacation and the VERY BEST MEAL we had the entire trip! Hidden in the Catalonian area--you can UBER or cab there then walk about 1 block-so so amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and i visited on our honeymoon during our 6 night stay in Barcelona. We stayed just around the corner and decided to pop in for a more substantial meal as opposed to tapas hopping through el born. We were very impressed with the ambience and decor, the service from the entire crew and the dishes. We shared the... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Jacinta Thanks for coming and for your comments.Remember that you can follow our news and events on Facebook/arcanorestaurante. Hope to see you soon ! And happy honeymoon ;) Cheers More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant, relaxed atmosphere and pleasant waiters. Steak was good. Salmon and dessert not so much.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming. We appreciate your opinion. Please, next time, just tell us what doneness you prefer and we will take care of it. Best regards ! More 

Rochdale, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food! Would definitely return. The steak was cooked to perfection.

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Thank you ! Thanks for coming and for your comment. If you return to Barcelona, remember, this is your home ;) Cheers ! More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I think ts fairly new but ate here on a Friday night. Lovely friendly waiting staff and the food was really great. Standout were the king prawn and Spanish ham appetisers. The cava sangria was pretty special as well, and in a delightful renovated old building

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

Fairfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We loved this restaurant so much during our visit to Madrid we had dinner here twice. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We traveled with our children, ages 10 and 11 and another family with their children, ages 9 and 13. Everyone loved it and couldn't wait to go back! The steaks were incredible and so were... More 

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Thanks for coming. We appreciate your comments. Remember that you can follow our news and events on Facebook/arcanorestaurante. Hope to see you soon! . Best regards ;) More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My friend and I visited this place after looking for something new to try while in Barcelona. After 10 days in Spain, you can only eat so much paella and fried fish, so we searched trip advisor for recommendations and ended up here after a long day at the beach. The reviews did not disappoint. We had a great experience,... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thank you Gloria. Comments like yours will drive us forward and help us to give the best possible service to our clients. Thank you! Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

brought a group of 8 of us there for dinner after a cruise. service was a bit slow, but maybe that was just a european thing. everyone loved the food. we tried much of the menu. only disappointment were the lamb chops. overdone. apps of cheeses, meats, roasted veggies were all delectable. our discriminating group really enjoyed it. thank goodness,... More 

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

Cairo, Egypt
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Visited this place based on the inexplicably high trip advisor rating. The cosy ambience was actually impressive at first but the food was very average. The service was professional yet the least friendly we've received in all of our stay in Barcelona. I have my doubts about the overall hygiene of this place after seeing a massive cockroach crawling around... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Dear Yosra Our restaurant meets all regulations. We have a kitchen open to the public so you can see how we work. (impossible to be more honest) . Unfortunately we can not control what happens when for example someone open the front door, but that you described is unusual. Thanks for coming. Best Regards. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Arcano has everything a visitor would want in a Barcelona restaurant: local Spanish charm, high quality food and service, and flexibility with a picky eater. The steak was outstanding. We especially appreciated the atmosphere -- after all when you travel that far, you not only want a great meal but you also want to feel that you are in Spain.... More 

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Comments like yours will drive us forward and help us to give the best possible service to our clients. Thank you! Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

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Additional Information about Arcano

Address: Carrer dels Mercaders, 10 | Sant Pere - Santa Caterina I la Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 95 64 67
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 38
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, Argentinean, South American

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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 16 - 38
  • 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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