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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Food
1. Amazing Food
"Reasonably priced food & drink for absolutely amazing food & service."
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2. A great experience
2. A great experience
"Great food, great service and great atmosphere."
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3. What a treat!
3. What a treat!
"A wonderful find already recommended to friends"
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About
Rao Restaurant "where fine meets casual". We offer Modern Gourmet Tapas & "Platillos" perfect to share (or not!). The restaurant situated on one of the most emblematic streets of Barcelona, very close to Placa Catalunya (Canaletas!). Our chefs can be seen through the open kitchen preparing contemporary local dishes. Rao restaurant has 3 zones: a cozy spacious salon with a comfortable sofa and marble tables; the bar and a private dining area, decorated with modern Graffiti "Girl at the Window" by Salvador Dali. The fun ambience, flawless service and very reasonable prices makes for the perfect evening out in Barcelona.
PRICE RANGE
$27 - $44
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 1 week ago

We ate at Rao on our first night in Barcelona - what a great way to sample the flavors of Barcelona! My favorite was the Ceviche Ráo style - marinated white sea bass, cilantro, onion, coconut, and celery and lemon sorbet. I also loved the...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

We have eaten in many restaurants around the world including 3 star Michelin restaurants. We were not expecting much from our last night in Barcelona when we visited this tapas bar, boy were we in for a surprise. Jason welcomed us very warmly even though...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Rao_BCN, Gerente at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Hola Paul It´s really a pleasure for us to read your review. Thank you very much for coming to dine at Raó. It is very great to know that you you enjoyed your meal with us. We are a small knit and passionate young team;...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad we booked ahead at this trendy tapas restaurant near the Las Ramblas strip. The menu is innovative and everything we ordered was outstanding. We had three starters and two entrees which was plenty for two people. A fun evening!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tapas was amazing haven’t had food like it. Excellent service and very friendly. Would recommend to everyone

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another facntastic night here. We came last summer and enjoyed our dinner so much. It was great to see the same guys working here and we had a great catch-up conversation. The tapas food was even better that I remembered. We had some of the...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic restaurant!!! Very welcoming, friendly and knowledgable waiters who are passionate about the menu. Exceptional food and ambience - I would thoroughly recommend a meal hereMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola It´s really great for us to read your kind review and to know that you enjoyed your experience in Raó so much. Thank you for coming to our restaurant and we hope we are able to welcome you back again soon. Our kindest regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon our arrival Jason introduced himself to my wife and I as I'd mentioned on SM we were attending on the Tuesday for our 20th wedding anniversary. We were shown to our table and this was swiftly followed up with a glass of bubbly The...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Adrian It was our pleasure to have you as our guests, especially for such a special occasion as your 20th wedding anniversary. Thank you for choosing to come to our restaurant. We wish you many more happy years of happy union! And we hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A real pleasure to diner in this restaurant. The food is perfect, the team is very very very kind! Thank you very much for this evening!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Irina Thank you! Thank you for coming to try our restaurant, we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us. We do our best to offer the "whole package" of dining experience. We hope we are able to welcome you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great find. This restaurant certainly deserves the good reviews. The menu was different and certainly not your standard tapas, the food was AMAZING. The plate sizes are great for two sharing and would recommend start with 3 and then order more so that food...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Ellis It´s a pleasure for us to read your kind review of our restaurant. Thank you for coming to give us a try. We do offer sharing tapas and we recommend that a couple take around 6 dishes to share. As we serve the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Rao when visiting Barcelona with my husband for my 30th birthday and this place did not disappoint! If you are looking for a tapas place in the centre of Barcelona then Rao is a must! This place is absolutely incredible, the food is...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Rao_BCN, Owner at Rao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Abigail It was a pleasure for us to be part of your husband´s celebrations. Thank you for coming to Raó on such a special occasion. We look forward to seeing you again next time you´re in the city. Our kindest regards The Raó Team

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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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