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Cata 1.81

Valencia, 181, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 23 68 18
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Ranked #960 of 5,915 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $54
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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
Hillerod, Denmark
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is primarily a wine bar, but they serve gourmet tapas as well. First impression is, that the designer of the interior of the restaurant must have had a really good time, as some of the lamps are wine bottles with feathers in birdcages and they use half-empty wine glasses as decoration on the wall. The interior is at the... More

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Arles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After reading about this restaurant we decided to go early when the place opened as we did not have reservations. It was very conveniently located for us , only 5 minutes walking distance from our hotel. Everything we ordered was delicious, we especially enjoyed the cava and cheese plate. The anchovies with the tomato on bread was very fresh and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had dinner here one night in May, and we would definitely go back. Food was excellent, quite creative, and they have some pre-set tapas menus that will save some money, time, and stress about what to order. The staff and service were good, and they were happy to help with some recommendations as well. It's not cheap, but it... More

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Bern, Switzerland
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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