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Els Barrils

Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934531091
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Ranked #2,331 of 5,918 restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I'm glad that I have tried other tapas restaurants/bars in the city prior to writing this review. Els Barrils was first taste of local tapas in Barcelona and after a 24 hours travel and airline meal, this change was most welcomed. The few dishes we ordered were simple, fresh and "déjà vu" type of tapas food like grilled sardines or... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was a real treat and right outside the hotel too! We took lunch one day and dinner the following evening. Catalan food is great because it is simple food simply cooked and we enjoyed a range of soups, fish, sausages and steaks over the 2 days. Service was stereotypically "Manuel" but there was a good sense of humour and... More

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mojacar playa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We discovered this gem close to our hotel and boy what a find We ate there on two consecutive nights and can vouch for the quality of the fish,lamb and fillet steak together with great tapas and an interesting wine list. It is excellent value for money considering the quality and quantity of the food. The service was excellent and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Very disappointing. Be careful! They ripped us off with the prices. We speak Spanish, but after getting the bill we asked but they said prices were normal. Never again!

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Hong Kong
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188 reviews 188 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had our bottle of lunch wine Torres De Casta and Tapas with bread on the side. Jamon Serrano, Tacos Queso, Gambita Frita, Salteado Seatas, and Pimentos Padron. We enjoyed the food and ended up with a shared coconut ice cream Coco Helado. We also had some cozy time with our neighboring local visitors. Fun. A very good lunch. Try... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I didn't have high hopes but the food was lovely. Both my husband's fish and mine were very good and the puddings were clearly home made ( crema catalan and a piece of tart). Very nice waitress also.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This restaurant was very close to our hotel and had a tripadvisor sign in the window so thought it would be ok. My husband had a steak and was very pleased with it but my turbot was overcooked and very disappointing. Locals seemed to like it there though

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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Fresh and simple preparation with lots of flavor. Gazpacho great. Grilled squid great taste but a bit oily. Bread not special and a little stale come afternoon.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

It turned out to be not the next night but the next month. Asked the waitress for a menu suggestion " which she might eat". A fish dish with a wonderful variety of fishes. Very well prepared and tasted great. The Russian salad is a keeper. Just a very pleasant experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

What an accidental find, food well prepared and well served. Had veal steak with Roquefort sauce - fantastic. Cost for 4 of us with drinks 98 euros, each of us left very well pleased. Let's see what tonight brings. ESJT

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