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“Nice change from tapas - meat central” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante El Foro

Restaurante El Foro
Princesa, 53, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (El Born / La Ribera)
+34 933101020
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Ranked #1,595 of 6,679 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
London, United Kingdom
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100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Nice change from tapas - meat central”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

We had been in spain for a few days and wanted something different from the local options. This restaurant had a good selection of foods but i was particularly impressed by the steaks inc the 500g of baby beef. Garlic fries also worth a mention - some the best ive had. We had no reservation on a sat night and wasnt an issue. Popular with locals.

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Clau7enri, Public Relations Manager at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Hi!
Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you again in the restaurant El Foro.
Thanks and regards!
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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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“Good food and unusual ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We chose this restaurant mainly because it was near to our hotel; in a city like Barcelona you are, of course, completely spoiled for choice with attractive eateries at every touch and turn. We were greeted very amiably and shown to a window table in this distinctive and somewhat unusual venue, but were slightly put off by a male member of staff who had an odd manner! This was more than compensated for by two female members of staff who were very attentive and helpful. Food was good, Italian style with generous portions and the all-important vegetarian options.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clau7enri, Public Relations Manager at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Hi!
Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you again in the restaurant El Foro.
Thanks and regards!
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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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“Argentine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is a restaurant that features argentine style meat dishes. Food was quite good and good service by English speaking wait staff. Most Spanish diners just a few tourists also has live music in their basement.

  • Visited October 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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Clau7enri, Public Relations Manager at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Hi!
Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you again in the restaurant El Foro.
Thanks and regards!
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Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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“Fantastic restaurant, good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We spent a few days in Barcelona this weekend and were lucky enough to stumble upon this restaurant while we walked the streets and alleys looking for a great place for our final dinner.
The 8 of us showed up without a reservation and were seated at the round table (on the pic!) in the center of the room. The bread and ravioli was a great starter, and the dinner (Argentenian meat) was absolutely fantastic, we all agreed this is one of the best places we've eaten abroad. The wine served matched the meat very well too. The prices are reasonable too, given the quality of the meal. If we ever are back in Barcelona again I'll be sure to bring my friends/family back to this place.

  • Visited October 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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Clau7enri, Public Relations Manager at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Hi!
Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you again in the restaurant El Foro.
Thanks and regards!
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“Good food, awful service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by near 1:30 PM for a bit of late lunch. Daily menu looked great, place was hoppng busy, and the food being served to tables also looked great. We waited a long time (we had time to kill) - about 30 minutes to get to a table. This, perhaps was the issue we had - we could have been seated a lot sooner, as there were empty tables, but they were not being cleared. I grew up in a restaruant family, my father and brother both ran restaurants, so I know a bit about the expectations of wait staff. There were enough wait staff on duty, but they were not clearing tables efficiently, they were covering the same table as other wait staff (so no responsibility). We were served by no less than 3 staff (?) for order taking, delivery of food, etc. The daily menu (which looked great), we were told, was no longer available, and a 4 item meat menu was unceremoniously plunked on our table for consideration. We ordered a few different meat dishes - the food was very good - the raves about the meat in other reviews are accurate. We were not offered the dessert that was mentioned on the 4 -item menu, and when finished, we were constantly ignored. The owner looked quite over-wrought by the busyness of the place, and by my count, left at least 800 Euros of business walk out if there in 90 minutes when people could have been seated. Would go again, but only if the place seemed more under control. A tip - - the outside tables are staffed and served much better than inside. We made the mistake of going in to escape the sun.

Visited September 2013
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Clau7enri, Owner at Restaurante El Foro, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Good morning Steve.
I write to you from the Restaurant EL FORO, Barcelona, first of everything to thank you for your opinion.
We wanted to be able to justify the descontrol of this day in the restaurant... we base the forecasts of work depending on the people that we know that's going to come (in relation to other years and the day).
The day that you came happened something unusual, we receive at one stroke 60 clients of a course who had not realized reservation and we didn’t prepared to attend to the quantity of people who unexpectedly came. We ask for excuses with you, we will be grateful to atent to you in another time to change the opinion that removed.
Thank’s and regards.

Claudio
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