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Cata 1.81

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Eixample
Spanish, Tapas
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Valencia, 181, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 23 68 18
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1:30 am - 12:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 29
    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
Wine and food

A most unusual wine bar and tapas restaurants. Food was very good. They even have street food as well as tacos. Unusual decor. Small but friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Pete Z
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A most unusual wine bar and tapas restaurants. Food was very good. They even have street food as well as tacos. Unusual decor. Small but friendly.

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Crema, Italy
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very original dishes (I tried macaroni with sopresada and white chocolate: very lovely) well cooked and served. Good wine (glass also available) Inside is very good with refined intirior design

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We found this restaurant in the Lonely Planet guide and were sold as soon as we read that there was a taster menu. It wasn't a difficult place to find but we wouldn't have stumbled across it/found it otherwise. We had the taster menu with 7 tapas, 2 desserts and 4 glasses of wine (cava, white, red and dessert) for... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place was recommended in a Lonely Planet guide of Spain and it was just right on the spot. The place was very cozy/small (I guess you will need a reservation). It was Monday and we had to do it. There is a tasting menu that you can order for $30 EU, but we decided to go for the tapa... More 

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Oslo, Norge
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is the second time I visited Cata 1.81, and it was just as good as I remembered it. Cosy atmosphere, nice staff, good selection of small and tasty tapas like dishes for a fair price. I can highly recommend this place.

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San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
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
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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 - 45
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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