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Cata 1.81

Valencia, 181, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933236818
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Ranked #689 of 5,583 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bern, Switzerland
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A bright an modern atmosphere serving "contemporary" tapas as opposed to classic. The clientele was a mixture of tourists and locals and the place was full. A sampling of the dishes ordered were cod with black garlic, lamb and a 2.5 minute egg. Everything was served luke warm and had no real flavor to speak of. The lamb was about... More

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London
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I visited Cata 1.81 with my young family and really enjoyed the evening. The food was well thought out, different from the usual tapas offered but most importantly, full of flavour. In addition to the food we enjoyed one of the best bottles of wine I have had in a long time (for €20). I'd probably not advise this as... More

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I discovered Cata 1.81 many years ago and year after year I keep going there almost every month at least. And on every occasion like it even better than on the previous one. I like the place, the people, their excellent wine selection (which is always possible to drink by the glass) and, of course, the food. From the most... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Visited with a group of friends; Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent too.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We were in a small group and this place was chosen by one of the locals amongst us. Needless to say there were thus no problems with language, which would explain some of the bad experiences people have in Barcelona. We got great service and great food, as well as full attention when required. We tried different suggestions from the... More

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Kernel34
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My wife and I dined here last week while in Barcelona and it stands out as the low point of our dining experiences on the trip. Not because of the food, which was good to very good, but because of the rude, inattentive and just plain lousy service. Arriving around 10:30pm, we were greeted at the door with a blank... More

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singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was one of the best meal I had in Barcelona. I went to Cata 1.81 during one late afternoon and we were the only customer in the house. The interior of the restaurant was cozy and beautifully designed with different patterned lamps. We received excellent service, the staff was very attentive and spoke with good English when explaining each... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I was in Barcelona last week on business and had to find a venue that would accomodate a party of 20. Booked this restaurant on the basis of reviews plus e-mail correspondance with Santi the owner. Good decision. They were most accomodating , served excellent food with great service and nothing was too much trouble on the two nights we... More

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Basel, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This restaurant served tapas which was quite different from what I'm used to in Barcelona. The place looked modest but some of the presentations were innovative and fresh, unlike the often deep fried variety of tapas. The service was efficient and friendly. Would certainly recommend this place.

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England
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Visited the restaurant on 21/5 if you like good food with a modern twist Please try 181 the food was really good and service friendly the 7 course tapas menue is just right. Give the restaurant a go you will not be disappointed.

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