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“Awesome Dinner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pakta Restaurant

Pakta Restaurant
C/ Lleida 5, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
34 936 24 01 77
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Ranked #152 of 6,406 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Japanese, Peruvian
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: La cocina Nikkei llega a Barcelona. Una cocina donde se unen dos culturas, dos gastronomias, la peruana y la japonesa. Vive la experiencia de conocer una cocina tan nueva y diferente, gracias a un menu donde trabajamos los productos de temporada y seleccionamos algunos de los platos mas representativos.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Awesome Dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Had always dreamed of eating at El Buli, so when I heard the Adria brothers had opened some restaurants in Barcelona- I had to go. Decided to make a reservation at Pakta a few weeks before I went to Barcelona, especially after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We ate at Pakta last Wednesday and it was everything I was anticipating. We all chose the Machu Pichu menu. Was not sure if it would be too much food but it was perfect. The presentation of each dish was wonderful. The waiter explained how to eat each dish. The food was amazing! There was not one thing we did not like. My only complaint was having to ask for more drinks. Usually in a restaurant like this, the staff notices when your drink is empty. Here, we had to ask for another drink. Kind of disappointing, but overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited November 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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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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“Nikkei cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is just a correction. Nikkei fusion cuisine was created in Peru decades ago. However, the Adria brothers bring it a notch with high quality ingredients, decor and palate.

  • Visited December 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“An absolute expirience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Been there with my 2 sons who never expirienced the magic of the Adria Brothers . They fell in love with the food from the first bite . the meal took like 3 hours of magic . one efter the other the fantastic dishes kept coming from kitchen with unexpected textures and flavores . I don't have enough words to dscribe the absolute joy you feel tasting "pakta" food .
Everything in the restaurant -from space design - to the logo on every plate is superb . I love this family !

  • Visited October 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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“An unforgettable dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had high expectations of Pakta because of the Adria reputation but also a little trepidation because of unfamiliarity with Peruvian/Japanese fusion. It turned out to be one of our most interesting dining experiences - a combination of the food, ambiance, service & engagement with the young team of chefs & service staff. We were lucky to sit at the counter table facing the food preparation area where a team of chefs (Sebastian, Kyoko, Mario) quickly got engaged with us & made the evening great fun. We found the food generally excellent & well presented - almost 30 tapas size items in all in the Machu Picchu menu, some presented in groups. Some Peruvian smoky sour flavours were a bit of an acquired taste. We opted to pair the cuisine with a combination of beer, wine & other drinks recommended by the service staff which turned out to be interesting & fun, although it didn't work so well with some dishes. An interesting & delightful evening where we thoroughly enjoyed the food & drinks & made some new friends!

  • Visited October 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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New York, New York, United States
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“*****”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

it was a rainy night and were hungry. all i had to mention to my friend was peruvian/japanese food and ferran adria and next thing i knew we were in a cab on our way there....all i can say is that is an experience of its own. can't tell you more because you have to be there to taste it and feel it. great experience.

[ps. peruvian + japanese food = best convo eva.]

  • Visited October 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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