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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Simply the Best Meal in Barcelona!

In addition to the fact that this is a sunning space, the food is so incredible! We're were in Barcelona for three weeks and ate out quite often. This was the best meal we had. It is on Mercaders in La Ribera-Born area. And...the space is beautiful and old world. We actually felt like we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Emma H
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

In addition to the fact that this is a sunning space, the food is so incredible! We're were in Barcelona for three weeks and ate out quite often. This was the best meal we had. It is on Mercaders in La Ribera-Born area. And...the space is beautiful and old world. We actually felt like we were in an old wine... More 

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Sydney
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Dined here last night. We both had the salmon which was the best salmon we'd both had in a long time. Veggies and meat cooked over charcoal so has a nice flavor to it! We shared a local cheese dish which was the most tastiest cheese we'd had in a long time too. Only thing when booking a table is... More 

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved our meals. Price was very reasonable for the quality and portions of the dishes. Make sure to try the tamato bread and caprese salad to start. Great ambience, off the beaten path of las ramblas. Highly recommend!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Near the hotel — tired so tried it. Pretty good — ravioli for the wife, tuna for me. For some reason I thought it was an Italian place only to discover that it's Med/Latin American. It was so good that we went back the following night — salmon & cod this time and it was even better. Superbly cooked food.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice ambience in restaraunt, we were there for 2 hours and it flew in. Spicy sausage starter was a little bit bland, lamb a tiny bit fatty.....but other than that provolone starter, steak and dessert were all amazing. Meat cooked in oven which was amazing taste and the chocolate pyramid dessert was like 4 different desserts in one, mint, mango,... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thank you Poppy! Thanks for coming. If you return to Barcelona, remember, this is your home ;) Cheers ! More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We arrived at this restaurant without a booking and we're delighted to get a table, staff were exceptionally friendly, helpful and attentive. Quality of the food and wine was excellent and reasonably priced. Food was beautifully presented. Overall a great experience that we thoroughly enjoyed.

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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Over the years, we grew to trust TripAdvisor's recommendations almost blindly. The wisdom of the mass almost never fails. Well, almost... This restaurant wasn't our first pick for this time round in Barcelona but hay, ranked 51 out of almost 7000 establishments - what can go wrong, right? So, we took a nice little stroll over there. The decor is... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went in after booking online. Restaurant is close to Jaume 1 metro stop. Restaurant is beautifully decorated, clean and has great staff/ service. We had the skirt steak and salmon for main courses. Both portions were good and food was lovely. For dessert we had fruit platter and chocolate mousse. They were lovely. With drinks and 2 courses each, bill... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming. We appreciate your comments. Your feedback helps us to continually improve our service. Warm Regards. More 

Kranj, Slovenia
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited the restaurant twice for lunch. First time we had salat, sausages, chicken and pork and it was really delicious. I was only not so thrilled about the dessert - even if the menu said drunken cake, there was a bit too much of brandy - like you would have brandy instead of a dessert. But generally, we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited Arcano for our first dinner in Barcelona and was pleased with this restaurant both with food quality and staff. Their specialty is "Carnes" (meats), but seafood appetizers were very good. Recommend the prawns and/or octopus appetizer. The Entrecot steak was juicy and delicious. Kudos to the staff, they were very polite and friendly.

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Thank you Alex. We appreciate your opinion. 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: 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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