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“Amazing food, nice place, friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cera 23

Cera 23
Carrer de la Cera, 23, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
+34 934 42 08 08
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Ranked #19 of 6,679 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Raval
Description: Nuestra unica pretension es hacer que salgas del restaurante, al menos algo mejor de lo que entraste. Para conseguirlo ofrecemos el producto del mercado mas fresco, preparado con carino y servido con una sonrisa. Abrimos todos los dias a las 7PM, Lunes, Jueves,Viernes, Sabados y Domingos tambien de 1 a 4PM. Open everyday from 7PM.Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sat and Sun also opens for lunch from 1PM to 4PM.
Stavanger, Norway
2 reviews
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“Amazing food, nice place, friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

splendid food, especially the duck with apple and wildberries sauce. The drinks are also very good, try the black berry mohito. Very friendly staff, and good service. The place is a little hard to find though

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I emailed a reservation in the night before, which was the right choice because about 5 minutes after we arrived there were several other groups turned away. The seafood and rice volcano was excellent and the wine was decently priced. Would definitely recommend!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Cera 23 makes you feel right at home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Owners are young and hardworking, and their enthusiasm and genuine good natures show in the service and food. The menu, both food and drink, features a creative take on local ingredients and is a fresh break from all the tapas.

The "volcano" of black rice, cheese and fish is stellar and topped others that I had over the trip. Dessert fell a bit short but it was made up for with a house made lemoncello.

While there were many other "tourist tables" nothing affected the overall experience of the night with a unique space and delicious food.

Stay after dinner for drinks at the front of the house to enjoy the company of the hosts and their friends. Be sure not to leave without having a blackberry mojito!

Tip: the location is hidden in the maze of small streets so be sure to have your route in advance. Must make reservations to get a table for dinner, although your table being ready at that time is a bit hit or miss. Sit at the bar and enjoy the kind welcome while you wait.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Local Ingredients- just missing Local People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Went to this little hole-in-the-wall place for dinner in Barcelona. Excellent local foods, great service, good suggestions for wine (not expensive), dishes. Nice lively atmosphere. The only disappointment- we were surrounded by other English speaking tourists- we usually like the more "locals" spots- perhaps they come other days/times, but the food was fantastic.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia
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“An absolute gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I cannot begin to express how wonderful Cera 23 was. From the food and drinks to the customer service and welcoming atmosphere, this place absolutely deserves a 5 out of 5. It was a great way to start off our trip in Barcelona, and we didn't come across anything nearly as good (following the advice of Frommers and Rick Steves) in our subsequent dining experiences. Owners Guillermo and Carlos set the bar for their staff with their friendliness, welcoming nature, and attention to detail, and essentially made us feel like were royalty. I would go dine again here in a heartbeat.

Try the blackberry mojito!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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