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“Nice food but a litte over priced and small portions.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elsa y Fred

Elsa y Fred
Carrer Del Rec Comtal 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 01 66 11
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Ranked #149 of 6,406 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Café, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Elsa and Fred reinvents the classic tapas bar, with creative cuisine with subtle inspiration from international cuisine. With special care in the presentation and maximum respect for the original flavors of each ingredient. When we prepare a dish, we make each one with all our passion and creativity. ELSA Y FRED INVITES YOU TO ENJOY BREAKFAST, HALF DAY MENUS, SANDWICHES, DELICIOUS HOMEMADE CAKES MID-AFTERNOON, AND TAPAS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AS WELL AS A FINE WINE LIST AND COCKTAILS.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice food but a litte over priced and small portions.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Myself and my dining partner opted for lunch at Elsa y Fred last Sunday. I opted for the Camembert and caramelised onion coca sandwich and my dining partner had the roast beef coca sandwich. We also ordered a patatas bravas to share. I have to say that the patatas bravas were to die for, probably the best I've had in my 12 months living in Barcelona. Then our sandwiches arrived. Both of us looked at one another with major disappointment. This size of the sandwiches were tiny and for €9.50 a pop I would expect more bang for my buck. Thank god we ordered some bravas too. Don't get me wrong the sandwiches tasted and great and were well presented, but we were really underwhelmed by the amount of bread you get for the price. Needless to say we were hungry again within an hour.

Lastly I'd like to note that the service we received was excellent, attentive waitress who was very friendly and helpful. The the decor inside the restaurant was lovely and had a vintage feel to it, great toilets too!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic lunch.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Comfortable and well-designed interior combined with great food and service make Elsa y Fred a worthwhile visit.

The set lunch including wine is excellent value at about Euro 14 including tax and service. The food was imaginative and the service helpful and friendly. The staff were very helpful with translating some of the items on the menu and indulged my broken Spanish.

The restaurant is in one of the more interesting parts of the old city but does not attract too many tourists. Most of my fellow diners were people from the local offices having lunch together but in no way felt like (or is) a corporate place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very nice restaurant excelent food and good service, we took not the menu, but separate things. very good.Nice location with atmosfere. nearby arc de triomf, easy to find.

Visited April 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Nice lunch in Elsa y Fred”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Overall an excellent experience. Quality food with friendly athmosphere and service. Would definitely visit again when visiting Barcelona.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Tried this restaurant after reading reviews in Trip Advisor. It was close to the B&B we stayed at. The ambiance was wonerdful and the food was as good as promised. We highly recommend this restaurant. It's off the beaten path but well worth looking for.

  • Visited March 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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