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“No drinks; dinner only” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante La Estrella

Restaurante La Estrella
Ocata, 6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
933102768
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Ranked #231 of 6,080 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $37 - $156
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“No drinks; dinner only”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in to check it out for future dinner plans. We asked if we could sit at the bar for drinks and were told in no uncertain terms "no". It is my belief that when no one is in your establishment and you are not busy, you should welcome the opportunity to impress your guests with genuine hospitality. We will not return nor will we recommend this restaurant. Obviously, they do not need nor want our business.

Visited July 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Excellent, very friendly dinner.

We enjoy a nice experience. We will repeat sure.

The service is super, they know their capacities perfectly and you only have to wait for recomendacions. You will be surprised.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Love love love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Amazing tuna, great peas with codfish, incredible souffle. Perfect value for money! The meal just awesome, wonderful service and perfect atmosphere!

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Olesa de Montserrat, Spain
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72 reviews 72 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Updated Catalan Cuisine, excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Nice surprise to discover this restaurant, thanks to a local friend. 4th generation management, makes you feel like at home. Worth the trip!

Visited February 2014
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Garching bei Munchen, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good (French) Cuisine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

When we were at Estrella, we immediately were reminded of French food (not surprisingly, as the chef is French which we found out later). So we wouldn't say it's Spanish food, but it's good anyway. The restaurant also seems to be part of a restaurant chain of 3 or so restaurants. We liked the raindeer carpaccio and especially the filet parisien. The chocolate dessert were really good but so heavy (and I never admitted defeat to a chocolate dessert before). What kind of ruined the evening was the argument the two owners/waiters had in front of the guests. Even though they walked out to the kitchen at a certain point, you could still hear and see them. And at least one of them made us feel how angry he was when he served our food. No smile, no question whether we liked it, no asking whether we want anything else to drink. I can't remember ever having seen such unprofessional behavior in front of guests before. Even our nice chat with the French guy at the end of the dinner could not make up for this. Except for this, we would have given the restaurant 4 points.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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