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“Good food, nice place....high bill!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Clara Restaurant

La Clara Restaurant
Gran via de les corts Catalanes, 442, 08015 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
93 289 34 60
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Ranked #640 of 6,675 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Raval
Milan, Italy
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Good food, nice place....high bill!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I have been in this restaurant with some colleagues. The place is nice and warm. The food is nicely served and good. They have a very good wine selection. We have been enjoying the dinner until we got the bill. From my experience too high!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Order the cheese flan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This restaurant had great food, great service, and a great wine-selection (the wine list takes up a large binder). We ordered some tapas including fried shrimp and calamari that tasted very fresh and were lightly-battered and fried perfectly. For our entrees we ordered carpaccio and duck. Both were excellent. By far the best part of the meal was the dessert. We took the waitress' recommendation and ordered the cheese flan which was one of the best desserts I've ever had. Overall, it was a great meal in a great setting with great service.

  • Visited September 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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London, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good food and amazing service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Very good tapas. Portions are big so you don't have to order too much unless you are starving!
The waitress was very helpful.
The only negative would be the TV which was at full volume in the corner but we noticed this was the case in a few local restaurants.
As we arrived 'early' (around 8ish) we didn't need a reservation and were sat on the ground floor near the bar which was great.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Malaga, Spain
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“Great food, excellent service, bloody TV”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had dinner with the four of us. The waiter was very flexible and helpful and got us a combination of vegetarian starters that we shared. This restaurant confirms that vegetarian food can taste well!
Our main courses were slightly less exceptional, but still okay. Deserts were excellent.

Pricing is reasonable by international standards, quite expensive if compared to other places in Spain.

My biggest concern is a huge television set that is kept switched on. In a bar or sports café that's okay, but not in an up-market restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“good food service and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

There are many tapas bars in Barcelona but one combining tapas and standard dishes in its menu in a restaurant setting with excellent service are not common. The restaurant is in an area withing walking distance from the museums in the Montjuit area. The quality of the ingredients is first class and their preparation goes beyond what regular bars may offer using similar nomenclatures, needles to say the same goes as to their presentation. After a visit to the Archeological Museum we did not expect much and were extremely surprised to find this place. We had read about it several year ago in the NY Times and found that its praises were as worthy now.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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