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Arcano

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$$$
Neighborhood:
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/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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Good for:
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
Good quality food and excellent service

I have been there with my dad and a friend.i found it on tripadvisor and we decided to go. The tuna was delicious the salmon very good and the ribeye steak was great cooked. And the desserts...mmmmhhh delicious!!!the waiter was reaaally friendly and we laughed a lot. We'll be there soon celebrating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Dessau, Germany
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Dessau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I have been there with my dad and a friend.i found it on tripadvisor and we decided to go. The tuna was delicious the salmon very good and the ribeye steak was great cooked. And the desserts...mmmmhhh delicious!!!the waiter was reaaally friendly and we laughed a lot. We'll be there soon celebrating my birthday!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We booked here for our last night in the city. The white sangria was excellent as was the house wine. Steak was excellent as was the chicken. Good service, overall a very good dining experience.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food was great, the price was really good for what we had, especially after some expensive mistakes. The staff were efficient and knowledgeable, really making it an enjoyable experience. They obviously take real pride in their work. On the next table to us someone ordered rib and then complained it had fat on (???). They didn't even quibble and... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This place serves simply the finest Argentine steaks you'll get anywhere for just 30+ Euros. It was so good, we went twice during a 4 night stay. Often very busy, it's best to book, but they still accommodated our last-minute requests. Great atmosphere for a small restaurant and very helpful, polite staff. Unbeatable combination - almost worth going to Barcelona... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went for lunch and had a goat cheese salad and fried tuna - probably the best tuna I ever had! Classy decor, superb service. Definitely going there again next time I visit Barcelona.

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Shepperton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Booked Arcana ahead of our trip based on the Tripadvisor reviews. Delighted we did, and visited twice as we loved it so much. Located in a 300 year old building, but designed with a Shoreditch edge which worked so well. Great atmosphere with superb staff. Chefs on view, they were calm and organised and looked like they loved their job.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went on spec having read reviews. It was busy but they found us a table. The mains were good. Husband raved about his steak. I had salmon which was huge and pleasant. Son had chicken which was a bit disappointing but it's a steak place and that's what they do best. It was more pricey than some other restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Strolling in il born area found this place tucked away. Avoiding all tourist traps ! Ambience excellent, service great, food wonderfully prepared and presented and interesting !! Fixed price for lunch at 14,95 euro for 3 courses, also quite a value. And take a look at dessert picture ! Everything on par with this. Noticed all business lunch regulars no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our family of four had a fantastic dinner here. Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. I highly recommend going and making reservations ahead of time.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Don't miss this wonderful place! Just for background (as I think it's good to know a little about who these reviews come from!) I live in Bristol and am often in London, I'm a lawyer and a foodie and have eaten at a lot of top restaurants. This was some of the best food, and undoubtedly the best service, I've... 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 

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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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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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