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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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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
Most recent review
Excellent food and service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Robert S
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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 NEW

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 

Fremont
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

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

Chicago, Illinois
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great restaurant in between the El Born and Gothic District. Walked by it one evening and saw a crowd and made reservation for the following evening. We tried several of the appetizers including the duck salad, tomato and cheese, and the catalan sausage on a bean puree. All were prepared properly and came out excellent. Our dinner consisted of cod... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming Hutty, and good advice, we always suggest make a reservation for dinner. We appreciate your comments. Remember that you can follow our news and events on Facebook/arcanorestaurante. Hope to see you soon! . Best regards ;) More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Steak was to die for! Having been recommened this location by the H10 hotel around the corner we were not disappointed the food was 5 star. The staff made us very welcome it was a joy to eat the food, and the bill was very reasonable, a great night!

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks Philip. Comments like yours will drive us forward and help us to give the best possible service to our clients. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The decor is absolutely stunning. From the 1700's so not really down to the restaurant!! Food was good but not fantastic. I felt the menu was slightly limiting and if you don't like seafood re starters then your choices are quite narrowed. Steak was good but not as good as we get from Costco in the uk!! So all in... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming. We work every day to offer our customers the best service. We care about your feedback ;). Cheers! More 

Bucharest, Romania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We walked into this restaurant to try the lunch market menu and were very impressed by the quality of food, friendly service and wonderful surroundings. The food was fresh, carefully prepared, beautifully presented and excellent value for the money. The Iberian pork in particular was a revalation: tender and crispy and smoky and...yummy.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks Alexandra. It has been our pleasure welcoming you. Remember that you can follow our news and events on Facebook/arcanorestaurante. Cheers! More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited here in February for dinner. The food was absolutely delicious. Great care and attention went in to the presentation of it as well as it being packed full of flavour. There is a fantastic, busy and passionate atmosphere amongst the staff in this little gem of a restaurant. Good and varied selection on the menu and it is... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks Blanaid. We hope you keep your promise and come back soon. Remember that you can follow our news and events on Facebook/arcanorestaurante. Hope to see you soon! . Best regards ;) 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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