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“Fantastic experience from start to finish” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Codium

Codium
Villarroel, 88 | Eixample, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 51 09 50
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Ranked #240 of 6,042 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $39 - $65
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
1 review
“Fantastic experience from start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

My wife and chose Codium on the last night of our honeymoon in Barcelona based on it's many positive Trip Advisor reviews...and we could not have been happier that we made that choice! While we experienced a great deal of wonderful meals while in Barca, our trip to Codium was by far our favorite. It was a Tuesday night so, the restaurant was far from busy, which can often make a space seem stuffy and sterile but, we felt so welcome by our host, Israel. His knowledge of the delicious and interesting menu was extensive and he was genuinely interested in making our dining experience a top-notch one. Codium will always be in our minds as a highlight of our trip...the duck cannelloni is amaaaazing!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Didn't make it past the door”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Having booked for 9pm we arrived at 8.58pm to find the shutter half closed, we lent under to enquire if it was open. "Of course not" came an aggressive reply ! After stating that we had a reservation we were told to come back in 5 minutes ! As it was a Saturday and with the waiters attitude and obvious lack of preparation we of course did not return...

Visited June 2013
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codium, Propietario at Codium, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Client we Regret not c to have serve them very much before the 21.00, but it is the hour of opening of the place and the hour that made tape-worm the reservation, if the door I happen closed before the 21.00 is precisely because of it, the only thing that I indicate him is that it was returning in 5 minutes to be able to serve them as best as possible possible and that there were no ningun fallo.a the 21.00 abrio the door with the prepared restaurant. We hope that we are turned to vistar by the near time that visits Barcelona. Our schedule is from 13.00 to 16.00 and from 21.00 to 23.30 thank you very much
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“Great dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Excellent meal that was creative and perfectly cooked, delivered with very friendly and knowledgeable service. Great experience in a restaurant which doesn't seem to have been discovered yet by the masses.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The food was brilliant and the staff were really passionate about what the restaurant had on offer. The tuna with wasabi ice-cream was fantastic and both the cod and red mullet we had for mains were faultless. The food was both innovative and unique and this did not compromise its quality. I simply described the taste of wine we liked and the waiter chose us a really nice bottle that was reasonably priced. The appetisers, breads and glass of cava on the house were all also a great touch. The restaurant doesn’t open until 9pm for dinner but it’s easy enough to find and we didn’t feel unsafe walking back. It cost us 78 euros for 2 starters and 2 mains with a bottle of wine and water. It was definitely worth it! It is a lovely restaurant and one of the better ones I have ever eaten in. Really glad we came across it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Is this the best in Barcelona or all of Spain ?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We've visited this restaurant after reading reviews in Tripadvisor. This is one of the best dining experience I've had ever, anywhere. From impeccable, personable service to innovative, surprising and delicious food to the great wine; this must be one of the best places to eat in Spain, not only in Barcelona.
A great special evening for me and my other half.
Highly recommended.
Thank you chef and thank you to our waiter....

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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