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Arcano

Mercaders, 10 | La Ribera - Born, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 95 64 67
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Ranked #53 of 5,921 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $67
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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 Sunday from 6:00 p.M. To 2:00 a.M. Kitchen open until 24:00 hs
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Scotland, Motherwell
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After being massively disappointed by a tourist trap restaurant yesterday, 10 of us (5xCouples) booked here at the last minute and had the most amazing time. In over 3 chilled hours we had drunk a load of wine (house red is tremendous) and ate some of the best steaks we had ever tried. The food, service and ambiance were faultless... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We´ve been in Barcelona for eight days and had a few pretty good meals. But this was, by far, the best of them. Terrific, carefully prepared food and excellent service. A great atmosphere (in a 16th century stables, no less). And the total bill was surprisingly low. This one is memorable and gets our highest recommendation.

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Holstebro, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We found this place by chance - just wondering round the city. 2 of us had the "Menu of the Day", which was really good and plenty of food. The kids ate fish (grilled salmon) and homemade ravioli (ham and cheese with Bolognese), which also was really good. Excellent service and good wine choice - even if you just take... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. We had three courses with that wonderful wine and the cost was less than €70. I didn't really like the choice of music which I thought was a little bit too loud but apart from that everything was excellent. How people was well lit and the service was superb

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Loved the atmosphere, the staff were very friendly and attentive. And was really good value for what we got. It is more expensive and more of a sit down meal than say most places you would expect to eat in Barcelona, but the food was fab. Would definitely return and recommend to eat here.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Comments like yours, drive us to continue giving the best. Thank you! We're waiting for you ;) More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Definetly one of the best experience I´ve never had in a restaurant, actually everything was on the way, my girlfriend and me were tired about tourist tapas in la rambla, and we found this lovely restaurant hidden in the middle of "borne", when we came in and discovered an old stables reconverted as a restaurant, was a big surprise for... More

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

We are delighted that you liked the "Arcano experience". Thanks for your words. Hope to see you again suddenly. Greetings! More

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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very very good food, wine and cocktails at reasonable prices combined with excellent service; in short a great experience

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks DK-Reiziger for your comments. We are glad to have served you. Thanks for coming, and remember that you can follow our news and events on Facebook/arcanorestaurante. Greetings! More

Pasadena, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a very good meal here. It is difficult to judge the service because we went during the finals of the World Cup Soccer and the chef and all the servers were literally glued to the TVs. The food was very good, however, and our waiter, who was French, was very kind and helpful. I want to go again... More

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

CATravelingfool, Thanks for coming. We regret that the service has not lived up of what you deserve (It was a strange night). Please, keep your promise and come back soon, we want to show you the real "Arcano experience". Greetings ! More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have mixed feelings regarding this restaurant. The Sangria de cava ... excellent. The craft beer (??) that is homebrewn according to the staff is so sweet - it tastes like a mix of beer and fruit juice. Not very "beery" to me. The selfmade Ravioli were really excellent. As was the catalan sausage tapas. My friend was not very... More

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

We regret that the atmosphere and the service was not liked. This is not the usual "Arcane Experience." Thanks for coming and apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you visit us again to serve you as we usually do. Best Regards More

Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My mom and I stopped here without reservations and fresh from the beach with salt in our hair. Despite this, the waiter was happy to seat us for what I can safely say was the best meal I've had in recent memory. The ravioli with four cheese sauce was phenomenal, but of course the best part was the steak. It... More

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Laura, Thanks for visiting and for your comment. If you've lived a special night, our goal is compliment. Hope to see you soon! . Greetings ;) More

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