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“very disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Arcano

Arcano
Carrer dels Mercaders, 10 | Sant Pere - Santa Caterina I la Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 95 64 67
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Ranked #45 of 6,373 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $18 - $43
Cuisines: Argentinean, Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Next to one of the main streets of Barcelona, Laietana track and a short walk from the central market of Santa Caterina, Arcane is the restaurant.Located in an old seventeenth-century barn, mark of beautiful Romanesque arched forms and stone walls that crown many of its spaces.The Mediterranean cuisine is an invitation to the traditional recipes of the coastal region from fresh and balanced dishes that will make your stay a real moment of joy and pleasure.Vegetables, meat and fish dishes are a real specialty Josper house you should not miss on your visit to Barcelona.Our extensive letter without being intended to be balanced, with meat imported from Argentina in vacuum packaging, preserving its taste and quality, pastas and homemade pies, grilled cheese, salads with touches of the house, fresh fish and desserts.At noon, the market offers an elaborate menu with excellent value for money. The restaurant has a private event booked, "winery" intimate and cozy space.And if you just want tapas and peck at the bar have an interesting proposal for this purpose, from fried eggs to escalibada coca bread.And after dinner, nothing better than enjoying our cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere and good music.Oh and if you can not be disconnected from the world, do not worry, we have wifi!Open Monday to Saturday from 1:00 p.M. To 0:00 a.M. And Sunday from 7:00 p.M. To 0:00 a.M.
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“very disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We went here because of all the positive ratings & feedbacks on TripAdvisor. We had such a bad experience. The serice was very nice & friendly, but that is where the positives stop unfortunately. We ordered the King Prawns & the Fried eggs for starter. The fried eggs was a lovely dish. Two of the 5 king prawns were raw. I mentioned this to the waiter & he apologised but there wasn't any replacement. For main we had ordered the Cod with garlic mousseline & the 300g Argentine Angus. My cod was raw & had to be sent back. My husbands steak was the worst cut of meat i've ever seen. He could hardly eat it, it wasn't cooked to his asking, and it was pure gristle & fat. When the waiter bought back my now cooked cod, he also had noticed my husband's distaste at his steak, so bought out a hot plate for my husband to cook his own steak to his liking! We were thinking that when the bill came there would be a discount for the un-cooked meals, but it was at full price & he also gave us the TripAdvisor card so we could write a review...so here is my review! Probably not the kind of review he was hoping for though...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review, October 27, 2014
Thanks for coming. We appreciate your opinion. Please, next time, just tell us what doneness you prefer and we will take care of it. We will consider your suggestion. Best regards !
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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“Outstanding Food, Sangria, and Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

OMG, this place is outstanding! Located just a block from the Cathedral plaza, it's tucked into an interesting narrow side street. The original old stone interior of the restaurant, strategic lighting, trendy set-up, fun music, and warm colors inside invite you to come in and have a drink, tapas, meal of the day, or evening eats.The staff were very attentive, spoke English, and were helpful making recommendations when asked. I initially found this place online through a blog, someone mentioned they found a restaurant that makes authentic sangria (not with Fanta like many places use). Boy am I glad I followed their advice!!

I freely admit I gorged myself on a delicious 1/2 liter of sangria vino (they also had sangria cava), empanada (small like less than size of deck of cards but packs a savory bite), an entre with Catalonian style roasted veggies (roasted peppers, eggplant, onion) with super thin slices of sardines on top of thin slices of crusty toasted bread (it was an outrageously delicious explosion in my mouth!!), then ham and ricotta cheese ravioli in a red pesto sauce (sauce was made with sun dried tomatoes and tasted so deliciously homemade - big fat raviolis), and finally a slice of chocolate cake with hazelnut icecream on top! Total food orgasim! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Oh, and they were super on top of bringing little extras for me to try... a potato mushroom soup served in a small martini glass warm and lemoncello digestif (YUM!)

  • Visited March 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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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review, October 27, 2014
Comments like yours will drive us forward and help us to give the best possible service to our clients. Thank you! Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers
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“Great Restaurant nearby the Catedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great restaurant with eksellent food. Old building from 1065. We will defently be back next time in Barcelona.
Best regards
Norway :-)

  • Visited March 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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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review, October 27, 2014
Thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers
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“Dissapointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

We sought out this little restaurant solely on the rave reviews on TA and on first impressions the restaurant is quiet stunning , however we left after one of the more expensive meals on this trip having had a very mediocre meal. The fabled empanadas are warmed up offerings that are sitting on the bar as you enter and our main courses left us all wanting , no veg ,small steak and fish etc . There are dozens of better eateries locally that's if you go out to eat good food rather than looking at the nice surroundings ,A case of too much style and no substance

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review, October 27, 2014
Thanks for coming. We apologize any inconvenience you may have had. We work every day to provide the best service and the best quality products. Regards
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“Fantastic Meal and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant, with an incredible old world vibe, great food and friendly service. The red sangria was awesome, and we had skirt steak and lamb chops, both wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant if bumping around the Born district.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review, October 27, 2014
Thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers
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