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“AMAZING food!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of d'aqui

d'aqui
Carrer de Venus, 3, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 58 20 44
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Ranked #72 of 5,883 restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $14 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Vegan, Organic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: D'aqui is open Monday-friday: 9.00Am-5.00Pm D'aqui abre del lunes al viernes: 9h-17h
seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“AMAZING food!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This place is off the beaten path on a narrow street. It is a tiny place with seating for about 12 people. As a result, it feels very cozy like you are in a home. The menu options were very healthy, so I was only expecting moderately good food, since health seemed to be a focus. Also, the place sources the food from the local area, hence the name d'aqui, which translates as "from here". Great for fresh local food. Here are the reasons this humble place blew me away:

1. The service was friendly and personal. She took her time to explain our menu options and show us the food. She was courteous and attentive the whole time.

2. The cold soups hit the spot on a hot August day in Barcelona. One was a chilled watermelon and citrus soup and the other was a chilled tomato soup. Both were absolutely delicious and refreshing.

3. I had a Polenta with a simple green salad. The salad was so fresh and had some pumpkin seeds sprinkled on it. I am usually not enthusiastic about such simple green salads, but this one hit the perfect note with the pumpkin seeds and simple dressing. The polenta was perfectly cooked with some vegetables. I am picky about my vegetables, since they can become flavorless if overcooked, or sometimes they are heavily salted, but these were just right.

4. My husband's dish was a vegetable dish with some wheat bulgar. Of course we always switch entrees half-way, so we get to sample more food. I have never been a fan of bulgar, but was pleasantly surprised at the flavor. It was delicious as were the vegetables. We both nearly licked our plates.

This is one of those rare healthy restaurants in which you will not feel as though you sacrificed a good meal to eat healthy. The food is so good that we will return prior to leaving Barcelona. The place is vegetarian and vegan friendly, but there are meat options too for meat-eaters. I can't recommend it highly enough. What a gem of a restaurant!!

  • Visited August 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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Super cool and super cute restaurant in Gracia district of Barcelona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My wife and I are vegetarian and wanted to find a place off the beaten path in Barcelona. D' Aqui is a tiny and ultra charming place on one of the narrow streets in Gracia and it was the very first place in Barcelona we visited after getting into the city. The lady who served us was incredibly friendly and offered amazing service, even recommending some things to do at a local Festa in Gracia that day. We took her advice and had a fantastic first day in Barcelona. As for the food, it is very healthy and delicious. The cold soup was fantastic as was the polenta and salad. The main takeaway is that the food was healthy but not dull or leaving one unsatisified in anyway. Go check this place out if you can.

  • Visited August 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great healthy food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

A very nice and tiny restaurant in Gracia, Barcelona. French owners cook healthy and very tasteful dishes, inspired by French, Arab cuisine. Nice personal touch and service! Perfect when you look for something different than fried tapa food in Barca

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Special Homemade Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The owner was very sweet and welcoming, the food was very healthy and a nice change from the typical spanish dishes; Authentic, fresh and cooked on the spot.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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saint barth
1 review
“Really nice food and nice people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I come few months a year to Barcelona for work and always really enjoy having organic delicios food in this little restaurant in Gracia, where you can take away aswell you don t find much places with this nice and autentic organic food in Barcelona. The owner is very sweet and always take good care of the clients. I really recomend this place if you go to Barcelona and like healty and ñami food!!!!!!!!

  • 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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