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Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934531091
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Ranked #2,495 of 6,423 Restaurants in Barcelona
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Cuisines: Spanish
Neighborhood:
Eixample
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night

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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stumbled on Els Barrils while looking for a local tapas place to dine. Waitress was great and suggested a couple of plates. Aside from the standard and most excellent I iberico jamon plate, we had grilled sardines and grilled squid. Both were done to perfection. Add to that the recommended bottle of red wine and some grilled eggplants - we... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Els Barrils

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