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Mon, 6/21
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless ordering
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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About
Rao Restaurant "where fine meets casual". Modern Catalan cuisine with locally-sourced products. Our dishes respect the traditional local cuisine with our own modern and creative twist. The restaurant is situated on one of the most emblematic streets of Barcelona, very close to Plaza Catalunya. The beautiful ambience, flawless service and creative cuisine makes for the perfect evening out in Barcelona.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $47
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Catalan, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Your experience starts from the moment you step inside. This cozy restaurant won’t leave you indifferent. Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, great wine and drinks to accompany food and, last but not least, wonderful dessert. We were in Barcelona only couple of days and...planned all dinners in advance. After our first visit here we cancelled our next day reservation and came back to taste more. We didn’t regret a bit! We tried almost everything from the menu and all was just magical. I would return to Barcelona just to come back to this restaurant and have another dinner. I recommend to everyone!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very tasty!!!!thanks for all! One of the best tapas in the barcelona ! Excelent services#nice people#very nice place#very cozy place

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great experience, from the first moment to the last. I very highly recommended this venue! Pure perfection!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hola Jorge. It´s great to know that you enjoyed your meal and experience at our restaurant. We try to focus on every aspect of the meal and your satisfaction is our goal. Hopefully we see you again. Kindest regards The Raó Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were overwhelmed. What a friendly staff, great humour, very courteous. And the courses were simply exquisite. Bravo!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We especially wanted to come back to this restaurant after our visit pre-pandemia. The owners we doing a pre-opening celebration and kindly asked us to join even though we came without notice. You are special people with a special restaurant. Good luck in the official...re-opening next week, we will come back in the autumn to see you.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 8, 2020

We booked this restaurant based on recommendation and definitely were not disappointed. The restaurant is stylish (some of the traditional restaurants can feel a bit stuffy) with beautiful original features. The menu is not big but everything we had was delicious! The staff couldn't of...been nicer or more attentive. Will definitely go back when I'm in Barcelona nextMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2020

Hola Irina Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your meal. We call our dishes "platillos", we recommend that a couple select about 5 or 6 between them, which gives the opportunity to try a wider...More

Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

A great place in the centre pf Barcelona. Nice and romantic atmosphere with different proposals of midi tapas to share or to eat on your own. I tried jamon croquettes and duck’s breast with green apple purea and carrots. Everything was tasty and delicious. Very...kind and prompt service, ready to help you in discoverying the menu. Very good qualità-price ratio! One of the best in BarcelonaMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2020

Hola Thank you for coming to our restaurant and for leaving your kind review here on TripAdvisor. It means a lot to us to know that you enjoyed your dinner and experience with us. We are located very close to KM0 of Barcelona in a...More

Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

We had such an amazing moment, all the food was incredible, fresh and surprising, we both are cooks in 3 Michelin Star restaurants and this restaurant it a must to go !

Date of visit: October 2020
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

Hola Arnaud Thank you for coming to dine with us at Raó. It´s great to chat with you both during your meal, we hope you have/had a good time in Barcelona. Our kindest regards The Raó Team

Reviewed September 18, 2020

The food was absolutely to die for. Every dish was well seasoned and full of flavour. The staff were absolutely amazing and had a clear passion for food which was illustrated through every part of our meal. In total we ordered 5 tapas including the...tomato bread, ceviche, duck breast, paella and octopus everything was 10/10. Beautiful sangaria to accompany the meal not to forget the outstanding presentation which really stood out and gave the food more of a feel. We enjoyed so much we will be visiting again tomorrow.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2020

Hola Lauryn Thank you for coming to Raó. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and experience with us so much. We look forward to welcoming you back tomorrow (today :))) ) Kindest regards The Raó Team

Reviewed September 15, 2020 via mobile

Took my partner and dad here over the weekend. It’s a little gem hidden away near La Rambla. The food was cooked to perfection, can’t fault a thing. Will definitely come backMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2020

Hola Riya It was great to have you and your family dining with us at Raó. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your meal. We are located on one of the most emblematic pedestrian streets of Barcelona that runs parallel to La...More

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Questions & Answers
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Cav_Seattle
September 13, 2018|
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Response from Rao_BCN | Property representative |
Hello Cav_Seattle, For large groups we have options of a private event in our restaurant with dinner, cocktails or open bar. If you are interested please send us an email. Kind regards, Maryana.
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Susan B
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Rao_BCN | Property representative |
Dear All, Thank you very much for your answers. We actually do not have a strict dress code, casual or smart casual should be fine. Of course some of our gusts like to dress up for a night out in Barcelona. See you in... More
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m_alberto_57
August 17, 2018|
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Response from Rao_BCN | Property representative |
Dear mariaalberto57, We recommend to make a reservations with us. You can book a table via: Whatsapp, Phone, Email or our website. Look forward to welcoming you at RAÓ! Kind regards, Rao Team.
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Yes, Rao is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Rao is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5