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Dos Palillos

#424 of 7,528 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
El Raval
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Elisabets, 9, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Sat 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came without reservation around 19:30 and got a nice seat at the counter. Staff was very friendly and professional. Ordered about 9 dishes, 2 deserts and a bottle of wine. The dishes were amazing, the deserts quite disappointing (but retrospectively I think its a sinn to order a desert after such a great dinner). Go!

Thank Nils V
Stockholm, Sweden
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cince we had no reservation we had to sit in the bar and shared a lot of tapas like dishes. Quality ranged from spectacular to bland and the overall impression was that the place is a bit uneven. However we'll stand in line for the hamburgesa next time we're in town. Interesting, a bit uneven and a little expensive for... More 

Thank LAMF_11
New York
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Dos Palilos on our last night in Barcelona. The restaurant was next door to our hotel. Reservations are taken only for the back room which offers two, elaborate tasting menus. We wanted to order a la carte which is served at the tiny front bar. Since we arrived around 8:00pm, we had no problem finding seats, and... More 

Thank Berenice
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was for me the first time going to a restaurant of this type, so I had no idea at all in terms of what to expect. We went with two friends who did not speak Spanish, only English. The place is so nice and cool, you are constantly served directly, you can see the way the 2palillos team works,... More 

Thank barcelonaizmir
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went at lunchtime as I wanted to see how they cook rather than going for a full evening. In the event, it was really great, beautifully presented, original and delicious, and super interesting to watch them cook. They also served a small welcome drink which was very refreshing. hope to go again and will definitely come back.

Thank Kathy J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place might look average from the outside, but my god how good it tasted! A sublime food experience. The personnel was very friendly and gave us good tips and suggestions. I want to go back as soon as possible. The duck just melted on my tongue and the pork and ice cream dessert was another star combination. Thank you!

Thank Lars W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Recently opened "tapas" restaurant, somehow linked to Dos Paillos (I was told). Went there with my son, out of curiosity because of enthusiastic comments by a gourmet acquaintance, very well versed in the best Spanish and Catalan restaurants and restaurateurs (including El Bulli when was operativa, Celler de Can Roca, and thus the supposedly best of the best). The venue,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Before you go to Dos Palillos, a highly rated, Michelin starred restaurant in Barcelona, know what you're getting into. If you think this is going to be Spanish inspired Asian Fusion, you might be disappointed. It takes its queues heavily from Japanese restaurants, and the tasting menu is a bit interminable. Even the shorter menu (80 Euro) goes on and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Early sitting. Tasting plus wine pairing. Exceptional food, minimalistic however attentive and effective service, careful engagement of our twelve year old. Didn't realize this review had not gone through at the time. One year later and still dreaming about the experience there.

Thank Tra A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This was a disappointing experience. We booked our dinner 2 weeks before our trip to Barcelona for the 19:30 sitting, and we were looking forward to a great experience. It was definitely not so. The food may be good and creative in general, but the quality of service left us wondering what was all the fuss about. The problem may... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elisabets, 9, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: 933040513

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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