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“Brilliant food. ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe De L'Academia

Cafe De L'Academia
Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic))
93-319-8253
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Ranked #181 of 6,751 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant food. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We found this place when the restaurant we wanted was closed. It was busy but we were able to be seated at the bar - fairly typical in Spanish retaurants to do this. Service was quick and friendly and the food was delicious. I had a marinated raw cod and chickpea salad starter followed by a squid and rice risitto type dish that was mouth wateringly good.
The restaurant is located tucked in a back atreet just off the main tourist area - well worth seeking out.

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Brussels, Belgium
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65 restaurant reviews
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
“super food and good atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

what a discovery - will be going back. thanks to trip advisor stumbled upon this restaurant. very good service, fresh and innovative approach to local cuisine. I really liked it. recommend the tostaditos with foie and moscatel. - yummy indeed. sole for main course with a courgette topping. very friendly and helpful service. really nicely situated on a tiny square. a big thumbs up.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Quiet Romance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Went based on a Rick Steves review. Great restaurant with a small romantic space. Our favorite in Barcelona

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton
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“Great, highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Found this restaurant by chance, booking recommended due to demand, but the staff placed us at the bar due to tables being full. The food was really delicious, lovely varied fresh menu and good size dishes - some of the best food in Barcelona so far, mid-range pricing worth it due to overall quality. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best meal of our Barcelona stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This restaurant had been well recommended ahead of our visit and didn't disappoint. Beautifully situated in the Gothic quarter, the food, service and ambience were excellent. The staff were very attentive and concerned that our fish was cooked exactly as we liked it. The desserts in particular were delicious. We booked a week ahead and recommend others do the same.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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