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Els Barrils

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Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934531091
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9:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic spanish restaurant

We've had dinner here, 2 of us with starters, main dishes, desserts for 50€. It's quite a reasonable price as food is great, nothing special but fresh. Service very fast as well so all in all it's a normal spanish place, no fancy decor and stuff, just nice food. Staff nice, not overwhelming. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Anna J
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We've had dinner here, 2 of us with starters, main dishes, desserts for 50€. It's quite a reasonable price as food is great, nothing special but fresh. Service very fast as well so all in all it's a normal spanish place, no fancy decor and stuff, just nice food. Staff nice, not overwhelming. I would recommend this place if one... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The dishes here are not served with minimal design or unnecessarily garnished. The names of the menu are not misleading and confising. The restaurant itself dosen't follow a pretentious decoration. This is simply an authentic coazy spanish restaurant which serves what it promisses. No tourist traps here, as most of the diners are locals. The tapas are not excelent, but... More 

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Vlierden, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nothing fancy about this place, you will find this kind of bar / restaurant a lot in the cities, away from all te tourist traps. When you see the menu it always amazes me what they can prepare in a small kitchen behind the bar. wide range of selections for both meat and fish. And the best of it, all... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Starters of mixed meats was a large plate of mixed cured charcuterie with a tomato and some salad in mayonnaise. Progress to a mixed fish grill of mussels, langoustines, salmon, monkfish and two other white fish. Excellent valid though completely lacking accompaniments unless you count the olive oil and garlic. As said very good value but a few side vegetables... More 

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North East England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had tapas here sunday evening. Pretty good, looks like a local hangout. Decided to try dinner the following night. Not so good. Everything was pan fried and looked a bit sad. The spanish couple next to us sent their meals back twice. Quite a pleasant interior and external tables, but if you book you can do much better in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

a traditional place -- the salmon was the best either of us had ever tasted and the broiled calamari was amazing. The mixed salad was huge and wonderful. Tons of olives. The roasted veggie appetizer was a bit oily but I loved that... others might not. Did I mention the tons of olives? We were stuffed and skipped dessert but... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We popped into this restaurant as it was very near our Best Western Dante hotel and enjoyed our experience. It is a very small place where locals come to eat. We started with Iberian ham and had veal steak and sole for the main course with a nice Rioja. Everything was perfectly cooked and it had a nice, cosy atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After a full day of walking we were returning to our hotel looking for a restaurant. After passing on several other places we decided to stop here after talking with the waitress. We sat inside which is small however they have an upstairs dining room. The decor is interesting with mounted stag and boar's head and hanging legs of Iberian... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Since we stayed in a hotel nearby, it was a great surprise. Fabulous! We strongly recommend it. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After a rather disappointing visit to the highly rated Tapas 24, we tried Els Barrils close to our Hotel Center Barcelona. We had a great time, dining on grilled eggplant, grilled sardines and grilled squid. A very friendly and helpful waitress guided us through the menu and was most attentive to our needs. OK, we had to have the most... More 

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Additional Information about Els Barrils

Address: Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 934531091
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Cuisine: Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighborhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 934531091

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:30 am

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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