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Arcano

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El Born / La Ribera
Mediterranean, Spanish, 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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Hours:
Sun 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Special occasions

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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
excellent food, great place

we had steak and fresh fish, washed down with Navarran (lovely) house wine. 17th C building, so beautiful inside; friendly welcome despite being busy; great food. Will definitely go back next time we are in Barcelona. We booked online beforehand. Particularly enjoyed that it had prices that weren't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

we had steak and fresh fish, washed down with Navarran (lovely) house wine. 17th C building, so beautiful inside; friendly welcome despite being busy; great food. Will definitely go back next time we are in Barcelona. We booked online beforehand. Particularly enjoyed that it had prices that weren't exorbitant and food that was possible on the weird low FODmap diet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was situated behind our hotel so we ventured in the first night. The surrounds are pleasant and the menu good. I had the tuna and my partner had the rib. Both good portions and with a bottle of wine, bread to start and a dessert came in at under €60 so I'd consider that a bargain!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here last night with a friend. I liked the look and feel of the place, but it is small so make a reservation. We had the sangria with cava and the argentinian ravioli with pesto sauce, both were amazing! I would recommend this place to others visiting the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm sure there's veggie options available and more tapas if you need it, but we were here for the meat and weren't disappointed. Great steaks, great service, perfect atmosphere for friends. They even had a few decent craft beers available! What more do you need?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visited here after reading the good reviews on trip advisor. We were certainly not disappointed, lovely restaurant and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. The steaks were wonderful and cooked to perfection and would definately re-visit next time we are in Barcelona. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a charming restaurant with excellent food and service. The servers were very friendly and the food was fantastic. Served with a nice bottle of wine, the experience could not have been better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Went to this small yet lively restaurant for dinner on the recommendation of a couple of friends who had visited a few weeks earlier. Service was absolutely first class from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The best restaurants I know all have one thing in common. They have relatively small menus but every single dish on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great food, restaurant and staff. We had 2 starters, ribs and 300gr entrecote steak, 2 chocolate pyramid mousse plus a bottle of wine and water for €86.20. Thoroughly enjoyed it all, couldn't fault it. Would recommend to anyone.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Arcano was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to! Located near the Born Cathedral in what used to be the stables for the fort, Arcano gives an atmosphere that is just perfect for either a personal or business dinner. The service is excellent and the food fantastic. I was in Barcelona for 5 nights and had dinner... More 

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Thanks Shikhar !. Good things often cost a bit more to find. Truth? ;) Hope to see you soon ;) Warm Regards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My fiance and I stumbled across this place while wandering the streets of El Born and thought it looked extremely romantic, so we looked up the reviews on trip advisor and decided to have dinner here. We were extremely impressed. The atmosphere was as expected, very charming and romantic. The gothic style and small dining area makes you feel like... More 

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Thank you ! Thanks for coming and for your comment. If you return to Barcelona, don't forget to visit us ;) 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 16 - 38
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, Argentinean

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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