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La Rosa del Desierto

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Gracia
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Placa Narcis Oller, 7, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 37 45 90
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

I was invited to this restaurant by my Moroccan friend. I really enjoyed the ethnic decoration (e.g. they have a tent-like ceiling). The staff was very friendly. The food was nicely served. I did not like so much some of the meals, but this was not the point of the visit. I was expected authentic Moroccan food, and my friend... More 

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Thank Mateusz Ś
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to eat moroccan food (cous-cous is really good) and a fair price. The tea is also really tasty and the waiters really helpful

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Thank Marc M
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150 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant sets you back a good 20 years in time, where you are greeted and small conversation would occur during your meal with the staff. The decoration is a little outdated, yet it remains original to its style. Had the lamb cous-cous and the chicken one, both of them had great flavour. Some parts were stewed some where grilled,... More 

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Thank Antonio L
Barcelona, Spain
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest and still the best for north African cuisine in Barcelona. The owners are locals, but just saw the Moroccan cook go out with her nikhab, so as real as it gets.

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Thank Ttopsmar
Barcelona
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

One of the first Arabian restaurants opened in Barcelona over 30 years ago, it is probably also one of the best. In an impressive ambient mimicking a tent and exquisitely decorated, this classic restaurant offers excellent food, prepared with true love and dedication. I recommend the artisan chips prepared on the fly (see uploaded pictures) and marinated and baked kid... More 

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Thank xgrcri
North Carolina
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392 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

Many tables were empty, it was the dinner hour, 11p, we thought it was odd. The menu reads like a dream, the prices add to the illusion , and then the reality is dismal.The food not horrible but certainly not worth the price of admission. Skip it.

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Thank rhamba k
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nice atmosphere but the food was not as good as expected. The food is rich but the price of the dishes is expensive.

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Thank Chezzy C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

its small, beautifully decorated lebaneses style...great service...well priced and good lebanese food....i would definitely return....celebrated my birthday there with two very close friends in barcelona...

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Thank sandra r
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

We went midweek around 9pm and found we were the only couple in the resturant. The food was OK to good but expensive. Our two course meal with voda/coke and coke came to 71euros. We both had chicken couscous as a main, this was two pieces of chicken on the bone in a sauce with a a couple of potates... More 

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Thank Flyerr22
London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2011

Catalan food is an acquired taste and almost impossible if you are vegetarian or vegan. However, we dined like princes here at La Rosa del Desierto where the talented (female) Chef produced some of the most wonderful Morrocan food we have ever tasted (and we have dined well in Morroco!). The restaurant is tented inside and is a wonderful place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$39
Cuisine
Moroccan, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Narcis Oller, 7, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Gracia
  • Neighborhood: Gracia
  • Phone Number: +34 932 37 45 90

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Staying in Gracia

Neighborhood Profile
Gracia
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the center, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theater that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
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