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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 12/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1,261 of 8,726 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed November 2, 2019

This is my ‘local’ and I love coming in, and also bring any visitors. I am always really happy with the food, and the staff are super friendly.

Date of visit: September 2019
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GrupArenal, Responsable Comunicación at Cor Caliu, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2019

Hello Harriet, We are delighted that our customers think so of our restaurant! Thank you for commenting on your experience in CorCaliu Restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon! Greetings, Grup Arenal

Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

Start with the notion that Barcelona is not New York or Paris, where it is all but impossible to get a bad meal. I choose Cor Caliu for dinner because it was only two blocks from my hotel, and after walking all day, I did...not want to venture far afield. Next time faced with such a dilemma, I will hail a taxi. The service here was not exactly bad, but neither was it awe inspiring. There was simply no attempt to hide the impression that the wait staff would have preferred to be anywhere but in the restaurant. I must confess that a glass of cava, served with an offering of assorted olives, was excellent. But things quickly deteriorated from that high point. A small crap salad was just a glob of tasteless ‘stuff’ hiding in plain sight of too much mayonnaise. Then came the main course, paella misto, arriving as a dark, dark hot plate of equally dark meat or fish of unknown origin with mussels that failed to open, clams that somehow did, tiny pieces of chicken and at least one prawn. The rest was all dark, way to dark rice. Increasingly, and surprisingly so, ordering paella in Spain is a crap shoot. I have had much, much better luck, as it where, in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan. But there was more, a glass of red house wine was wholly without character, redeeming or otherwise. I am sure that there are fine, fine dinners to be had at Cor Caliu, unfortunately, mine was anything but.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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GrupArenal, Responsable de comunicación at Cor Caliu, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Hello, We regret that your experience at CorCaliu Restaurant was not as expected. We take note of your feedback to improve. Our dishes are made with quality products, but we feel that the paella nor the wine were to your liking. Greetings, Grup Arenal

Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

We dined here one evening while staying at a nearby hotel. We chose the special set menu of the day, and the food was fine overall but mostly average. Desserts were good. Midway through, our server ended his shift, and there was not too much...lag before the next waiter attended us. Unfortunately we both had digestive issues later, despite choosing different dishes. We had not had lunch, so it’s hard to cast blame elsewhere. Probably this was a one-off for the restaurant, but the dining experience just didn’t add up for us.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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GrupArenal, Responsable de comunicación at Cor Caliu, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Hello Beverly, We regret that your experience at CorCaliu Restaurant was not as expected. We take note of your feedback to improve. Our dishes are made with quality products, but we feel your indigestion problems. Greetings, Grup Arenal

Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

Had my birthday dinner wirh my family and friends at Cor Caliu. The food was excellent and everybody had a great time.

Date of visit: September 2019
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GrupArenal, Responsable Comunicación at Cor Caliu, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2019

Hello, We are delighted that our customers think so of our restaurant! Thank you for commenting on your experience in CorCaliu Restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon! Greetings, Grup Arenal

Reviewed September 15, 2019

My friend and I enjoyed the warm welcoming place. The waiter advised us wines with the chosen plates and the choice was excellent. My friend choose fir the burger and as she said “never eaten such a tasty burger in my life” I choose fir...the original scampi wok which was delicious nicely pigmented but not too much ! Price correctMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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GrupArenal, Responsable Comunicación at Cor Caliu, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Hello, We are delighted that our customers think so of our restaurant! Thank you for commenting on your experience in CorCaliu Restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon! Greetings, Grup Arenal

Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

While walking to our hotel we were lured to this fantastic restaurant by the delicious fragrance and all I can say is WOW! Great service(Isaac was our waiter and magnificent!) , phenomenal food, and perfect portions! We will be back! Try the eggplant! And the...salads are outstanding....did I mention the olives? YUM!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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GrupArenal, Responsable Comunicación at Cor Caliu, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Hello, We are delighted that our customers think so of our restaurant! Thank you for commenting on your experience in CorCaliu Restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon! Greetings, Grup Arenal

Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

We just finished our late lunch here. We had some tapas - grilled Brie was delicious, so were the tapas with sardines and ham and crab salad with shrimp. Everything looked and tasted delicious. We also had the steak which was also delicious. The cream...Catalan and the chocolate lava cake were amazing. The restaurant is lot on a relatively quiet street corner and the outside where we sat is nicely surrounded by plants and protected from the sun with umbrellas. We found it on our way to Sagrada Familia. Service was also good and we had a lovely time. Oh, and my white wine sangria was delicious!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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GrupArenal, Responsable Comunicación at Cor Caliu, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

Hello Karolina, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at CorCaliu Restaurant. Thank you for choosing us, it gives us great satisfaction to read your comment. We will be happy to assist you again at CorCaliu! Greetings, Grup Arenal

Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

In fact nothing special, but tapas are good and the service is okay. Try the fried eggplant with goat cheese and the local red wine. The rest is standard.

Date of visit: April 2019
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GrupArenal, Responsable Comunicación at Cor Caliu, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2019

Hello stargarten, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at CorCaliu Restaurant. Thank you for choosing us, it gives us great satisfaction to read your comment. We hope to have you again very soon in CorCaliu! Greetings, Grup Arenal

Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

The food was tasty and freshly made. Good value for money for a good Spanish meal in the Centre of Barcelona.

Date of visit: March 2019
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GrupArenal, Responsable Comunicación at Cor Caliu, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2019

Hello Amanda, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at CorCaliu Restaurant. We hope to have you again very soon in CorCaliu! Greetings, Grup Arenal

Reviewed December 17, 2018

Our work xmass dinner was here. We had a set menu so choices seemed a bit limited. To be honest they served us so many amazing sharing tapas platters that I found it hard to finish my dinner. I had ordered pasta with truffle oil...which was superb. Not a complaint from any of the 13 of us about the food. Very flexible with ordering around the set menu and the same with ordering alternative drinks, which they didn't charge for they just covered them in the set menu price. Very helpful staff and great food. Would definitely go again when back in BarcaMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Yes, Cor Caliu offers takeout services.

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Cor Caliu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5