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Restaurante Retorno

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Comte D"urgell, 168, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934531104
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 51
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  • 13
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
If you like seafood, I'd like to recommend you there.

If you like seafood, I'd like to recommend you there. I ordered grilled prawns and steamed mussels. I was satisfied with my dinner because of delicious foods and reasonable prices, However Staff was unfriendly. Excepting that, there was a good restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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Bucheon, South Korea
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Bucheon, South Korea
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you like seafood, I'd like to recommend you there. I ordered grilled prawns and steamed mussels. I was satisfied with my dinner because of delicious foods and reasonable prices, However Staff was unfriendly. Excepting that, there was a good restaurant.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant serves traditional Galician food, one our favorite dishes is "pulpo a la gallega" (baked octopus with potatoes and paprika) which is highly recomended, good value for money with exception of the bread which is quite pricey at around 2 euros per head. The place itself has seen better years, and it looks rundown, they have an outside seating... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Retorno is back to basics in decor and service but the food is really excellent. I've eaten here a few times over a few years and the food has always been great. If possible go for the outside tables. My favourite dishes are the Octupus served onto a plate of potatoes (Pulpo) and the Razor clams (Navajas), but all seafood... More 

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Service is a bit rude? Yes, it's a spanish family-run business always stuffed with people....what do you expect? So, you need to be aware of these things when you go to a place like this otherwise it's like going to a BBQ place and expecting the glass for the water and the one for the wine. Cutting to the chase,... More 

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Tiberias, Israel
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

When we ordered grilled prawns we expected the usual 6 prawns that other restaurants give, so we were astonished to receive a tray loaded to the brim with large king prawns...probable 30 of them, and so deliciously flavored. It was a meal fit for a king! The couple with us meanwhile ordered the seafood platter for two, and a tray... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

comida increible, marisco muy muy fresco y buen precio. very nice and fresh seafood at affordable price, real tipical resturant from north of spain (galicia), highly recommended for a local experience.

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Merewether
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went to this restaurant with my wife and youngest daughter early in the evening (7:20pm), on the recommendation of our hosts. While we don't speak much Spanish, we were rudely turned away from the restaurant, even though there were only a couple of customers, plenty of spare tables, and enough time for us to eat before 'reserved' customers arrived.... More 

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barcelona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

From my point of view, this is one of the best seafood restaurants in the city. I have been a couple of times and they do big portions of food and the staff are really nice. They are always full so I will recommend you to book a table and also if you want to eat paella, you need to... More 

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Had a great fun night at O Retorno in Comte d'Urgell. Attentive service, fabulous seafood, good value and vibrant atmosphere. Loved this place! Recommend 'medio Plato de marisqueria' - prawns, scampi, razor clams, mussels and more. Order with 'pimientos padron'.

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Barcelona, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I have been here so many times with my friends and we've always had a great time. All plates are to share and portions are very big and delicious. My favourite dishes on the menu are the "Pulpo a la gallega" (Squid with sweet paprika and potatoes - a must!), the "Navajas" (Razor clams) and the "Pimientos de Padron" (non-spicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Comte D"urgell, 168, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighborhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 934531104

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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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