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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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7:00 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, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Good enough for a second visit

Hidden down on a side street, this restaurant has a cozy, dark interior. The service is excellent - efficient and attentive. The food is pretty good. The jasper oven cooked meat dishes are pretty good. The grilled boneless chicken thigh didn't sound that inspiring but was actually very tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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london
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Brooklyn, New York
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302 reviews 302 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is located in El Born in an old stable. The stone walls provide a rustic feeling. They specialize in steak and I enjoyed my choice which was served with a variety of sauces. (Order the steak cooked to how you prefer and ignore the server's suggestion.) The chocolate mousse pyramid was pretty but a little dry.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Hidden down on a side street, this restaurant has a cozy, dark interior. The service is excellent - efficient and attentive. The food is pretty good. The jasper oven cooked meat dishes are pretty good. The grilled boneless chicken thigh didn't sound that inspiring but was actually very tasty. The salmon was also pretty good, though the lamb was a... More 

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New York, NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We learned about Arcano from the Hotel Mercer's concierge, who had a perfect batting average after three days in Barcelona. We arrived at the restaurant five minutes early for our 8:00 dinner reservation, the first patrons to show up, and were greeted gruffly by the owner/manager who grunted that we should wait outside. Clearly busy, he had every right to... More 

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Munich, Germany
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53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is a hidden gem in the basement of an old townhouse. The food was lovely and you get a lot of food for the price. The wine (by the glass, Fortius) was also delicious.

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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 

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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here with 12 colleagues and choose a menu. It was amazing food, good service and a very nice location. Only good things to say!!

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks Michael ! Thanks for coming and for your comments. That is exactly why we work so hard every day. Hope to see you soon! Cheers More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went to Cuines Santa Caterina first and got hipster attitude and told 30 min wait. Luckily, this gem was around the corner. Suck it Cuines SC! Everyone on staff from the moment we entered the restaurant was super. We had a toddler and someone brought over a high chair and wiped it off. Unheard of! Then when said toddler dropped... More 

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

Copenhagen, Denmark
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very weel welcomed by the restaurant and there were at great atmosphere when we arrived. Very very tasty starter and followed by fantastic rib and entrecote. The service were very friendly without it being to much. The desert were the best!!!

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

Haddington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us and it really was excellent. Away from the tourists, great atmosphere, delicious food and wine. Service could not be faulted, Attentive and helpful without being intrusive or fussy.

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

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'd had a personal recommendation for Arcano as well as reading some of the 1000-odd great reviews. Chose it for a 40th birthday lunch for 6 of us. Very pleased we did! It was pretty busy with a mix of families, friends and football fans (well behaved compared to those in the UK!) Excellent value set lunch (although with quite... More 

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

Tromso, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Check out this restaurant, but remember to make a reservation...we went there a normal wednesday evening and was lucky to have a table. They have a good menu, many good options - and the service is great. Try the Tuna fish, it is fantastic :-)

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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 

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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 17 - 39
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, Argentinean

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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: 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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