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“Just do it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante La Estrella

Restaurante La Estrella
Ocata, 6 | Junto Estacio de Franca(Born, La Ribera), 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Barceloneta)
+34 933 10 27 68
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Ranked #184 of 6,876 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $43 - $65
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Barceloneta
Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Just do it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It took them a few minutes to take care of us, but once they got to it, they were outstanding. Probably the best meal i've had since I'm back in Spain (over a year now). The dishes were original, respectful with the ingredients, surprising in texture or cooking point at times, never boring. Their cod is outstanding, but we really tested most of the menu (three adult males on a mission to eat as much as possible) and were delighted by every single dish, from pork to salmon to veal.
The restaurant is simply decorated, but elegant. The owner explains each dish in detail, is extremely knowledgeable about wines and knows how to be entertaining without stealing the show (the food) or distracting you from your own conversation.
Will be back as soon as I can. An absolute must in Barcelona, and that's a lot to say.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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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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92 reviews 92 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
42 helpful votes 42 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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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 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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