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Cata 1.81

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Neighborhood:
Eixample
Spanish, Tapas
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Valencia, 181, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 23 68 18
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8:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Mon 1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 1:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 1:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
perfect tapas tasting menu.

When you enter a restaurant and are surrounded by locals that, to me, is good sign you are going to get great Spanish food.....this did not disappoint. Made a last minute reservation to try the seven course tasting with pairing of wine and was fun and tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
Pete D
,
toronto
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This understated little bar/tapas restaurant offers beautifully conceived and artistically presented dishes with a variety of excellent regional wines. Service is excellent and prompt. Prices are very reasonable.

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Knowle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Really lovely tapas, clearly where locals eat and lots of them seemed to be having this good deal - 30 euros each for 7 tapas and 2 puddings (each). Staff were lovely, good ambience, kooky little restaurant with great wine selection and a perfect evening. This should definitely be higher up the ratings - not your usual tourist tapas at... More 

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NYC
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I come to Barcelona only once a year, but this is nearby, and it has never failed me. Last year, they did a tribute to Katz's pastrami, in my neighborhood on the Lower East Side, NYC. This year it was the gourmet hamburger, in New York or London style. They offered an Asian tapa. It came in a white cardboard... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Everything went wrong at Cata 1.81. As a restaurant owner, I did my research and was quite excited to take our party of 3 here on a Saturday night. I made a reservation for 3 and it was confirmed via email. It was for 23:00. We showed up and they had no record of the reservation. We decided to wait... More 

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toronto
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

When you enter a restaurant and are surrounded by locals that, to me, is good sign you are going to get great Spanish food.....this did not disappoint. Made a last minute reservation to try the seven course tasting with pairing of wine and was fun and tasty.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had the tasting menu (7 tapas, 2 desserts, 4 wines, 40€/person) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was very good, with nice deviations from the standard tapas you often see. The wines were local, harmonised well with the food and really wore excellent. The waitress was very attentive, always bringing new wines and tapas at the right time (but... More 

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Israel
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

The food was creative and tasty..... gurme tapas small and delicious! Beautifull place and very decorative! The desert: chocolad bobm was absulotly amazing!!!

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Was lucky enough to be introduced to this place by a local, I doubt you would find it by chance. Fantastically interesting range of food, great wine and really good service. I'll be back!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went with our family and three kids. Really nice to share some tapas with flavors off the normal track. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The best spanish omelet with black truffle The best fish rice The best red wine from Rioja The best The best The best

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Valencia, 181, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighborhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 933 23 68 18

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 44
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
1:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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