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Arcano

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Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
Spanish, Mediterranean, Fusion, Argentinean
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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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Sun 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
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
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I was staying in the Gothic District and searched on Tripadvisor for a steak restaurant. After a wonderful week of tapas I felt like a cut of meat. On arrival, without booking (certainly rather book), took a table and thereafter followed an exceptional meal. Excellent service along with an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kirsten L
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved the environment, it is warm, nicely decorated but the quality of the food for the price is disappointing . Grilled veal steak was ok, codfish was blunt, textured chocolate cake was meh. I only enjoyed sangria. For a much better experience, i would go to cervezzeria catalana, arume etc..

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was staying in the Gothic District and searched on Tripadvisor for a steak restaurant. After a wonderful week of tapas I felt like a cut of meat. On arrival, without booking (certainly rather book), took a table and thereafter followed an exceptional meal. Excellent service along with an outstanding steak (entrecot). I will return. Muchas gracias.

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Thank Kirsten L
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thank you Kirsten. It has been our pleasure welcoming you. We hope you keep your promise and come back soon ;). Best regards. More 

Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our whole party enjoyed this resturant but it was our last night on our trip and we could only go once! Waiter was great, chefs topnotch, and the atmosphere was just lovely. The food was prepared beautifully and the taste devine.

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Thank Roger V
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thank you Roger It has been our pleasure welcoming you, Cheers!. More 

London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away off the main streets this was a great find. The mains are geared around steaks but top quality meat and delivered with great service. Nothing to fancy just a very straight forward menu with some good choices for non meat eaters as well as the carnivores amongst us. The service was informal yet friendly and efficient. A really... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

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 

Athens
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was, by far, the best restaurant I've been to during our stay in Barcelona. Nice atmosphere, perfect taste, excellent service. Highly recommended!!!

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Thank Elena V
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Elena, thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

Wales
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restuarant was just around the corner from our hotel the H10 Montcada and what a find we ate here twice in 4 days. Wonderful food I had the beef ribs my wife had the chicken .The starter and dessert were spectacular. Meat is cooked in a "Josper" oven which gave it great flavour, my mouth is watering as I... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thank you John ! It has been our pleasure welcoming you, Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers. More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is what you expect from a very good restaurant. High quality, amazing taste and the ambiente. But good impression is based on quality of service...and the staff was amazing. Thank you for making our stay in BCN even more special.

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Thank Filip V
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming Filip. It has been our pleasure welcoming you, Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

NORTH YORKS
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another recommendation from our hotel and only a short walk away,although we would have not found it on our own. The starters were outstanding and beautifully presented,we had tuna tartar,spanish omlette but nothing like I have ever had before.The steaks were very tasty.Would highly rewcommend. The waiter from Peru was very good.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming. It has been our pleasure welcoming you, Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here, made even better by an extremely considerate waiter moving us to another table when he realised we were sat by a very upset baby who wouldn't settle. The food was great, very large portions for such a nice restaurant and the wine list was great. Highly recommended - if you can find it!

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Thank PetaLou82
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

jaja We are not so hard to find ! Thanks for coming and for your comments.Remember that you can follow our news and events on Facebook/arcanorestaurante. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had this restaurant recommended to us by 2 different people and we can see why. The food is excellent, the steak was cooked perfectly and portion sizes are good. The staff are all really friendly and ambience is really good. Slightly hidden away down a back street but definitely worth searching for.

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Thank Polly C
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thank you Polly. We love it when friends recommend to other friends ! 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 - 39
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean, Fusion, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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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Staying in El Born / La Ribera

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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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