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Rao Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Carrer de les Sitges, 3, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 931 19 31 69
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good7%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carrer de les Sitges, 3, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dinner was treated by others. Not impressed at all. Overrrated and overpriced. As in most fusion cusines, usually it factors in the restaurant decor, atmosphere and dish presentation while taste seems to come last. Food was salty. The only thing I liked there was foie...More

Thank useful_tidbits
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Trying to remember a meal just as good as this! Staff attentive, drinks well priced, food out of this world! Would’ve gone back before we left Barcelona had it not been for their vacation break, determined to visit again in future. So well priced for...More

3  Thank Holly F
Rao_BCN, Manager at Rao Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Holly Thank you for coming to dine with us at Raó. It´s great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We do try to offer the best quality price value possible, as we use locally sourced and organic ingredients, only the best...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door, we felt we had started a sublime experience for our dinner. The gentleman host (we later found out he was the owner) greeted us with warmth and very speedy attention to getting us seated. Our hotel had...More

Thank jane c
Reviewed yesterday

Great Tapas, great ambience, great service, friendly and helpful staff. First visit to Barcelona and found this diamond on the first night. Loved it so much we booked for our second night. We weren’t disappointed. The couple that own the restaurant were lovely, friendly and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The dining style was explained as ‘medium’ plates, as opposed to small plates, 4 to 5 for 2 people. My cocktail, the Paloma was refreshing and tasty. We ordered four plates (mushroom carpaccio, tuna tartar, red mullet with foie gras and aoli, and steak and...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent place for dinner, interesting menu but really small portions, even for a gourmet restaurant. We liked the music and the overall atmosphere, but leaving the place hungry is not the best experience. I would recommend it just for the experience.More

Thank ipali
Rao_BCN, Manager at Rao Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hola Thank you for coming to dine at our restaurant. We do offer gourmet "platillos", which are larger than tapas but not as large as regular plates sizes and which is refelced in our prices. We recommend about 5 "platillos" per couple to be satisfied....More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a quaint restaurant in a small street. We were a group of 11 and they accommodated us at the back of the restaurant on a large table. We were having a celebration and they did ask us to be a bit quieter (which...More

Thank tix83
Rao_BCN, Manager at Rao Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hola Thank you very much for choosing Raó to host your celebration. We love all our guests to have fun when they come to Raó and it´s really great to read that that you enjoyed your evening with us. Hopefully we see you again next...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I rarely post any reviews, mainly because most of the places rated (overrated) in TripAdvisor are reviewed by Tourists, "enlightened" by the novelty of an experience where a bit of Chorizo and some slices of Jamon seem to be the Olimpus. RAO is not your...More

Thank Alex F
Rao_BCN, Manager at Rao Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hola Alex Thank you for choosing to dine at Raó, and thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience with us. Although we are located in a very touristy area; the street we are on is one of the most...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked 7pm dinner, an experience waiter serviced us in good manner. We had roast beef, scallop, and tuna. Delicious and represented well. Good food and good services. Better make reservation.More

Thank Travelerbw2017
Rao_BCN, Manager at Rao Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hola Thank you very much for coming to dine at Raó. We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We try to offer the best food together with the most attentive service possible. Reservations are best made via our website and we...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice place. Full of life, great ‘modern’ tapas (plates are between tapas and main dish in size). Small dishes but very high quality food elegantly served. Good cocktail menu and friendly efficient service. I can see why this rates so highly on trip adviser...More

Thank Patrick B
Rao_BCN, Manager at Rao Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hola Patrick Thank you for coming to try our restaurant. We serve what we call gourmet "platillo", which are as you said medium sized sharing plates. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your dinner and we hope to see you again. Kind...More

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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
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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.
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$29 - $46
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Hot New Restaurants, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer de les Sitges, 3, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 931 19 31 69
  • E-mail
Raó Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, "where fine meets casual". A new restaurant situated on one of the most emblematic streets of Barcelona, very close to Plaça Catalunya (Canaletas!). The beautiful decoration is a subtle mix of the authentic Catalan architecture with modern style. The chefs can be seen through the open kitchen preparing contemporary local dishes that are perfect to share. The fun ambience, flawless service and very reasonable prices makes for the perfect evening out in Barcelona.
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