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El Cafe de la Casa de les Lletres

$$ - $$$
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Placa Antonio Lopez 6, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 37 23
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A decent place to go for breakfast or lunch, our server wasn't particularly friendly or welcome and the food was average. The location was fantastic with a great outside area and view!

Thank Aidan B
New Orleans, Louisiana
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were attracted to this café while walking through the Placa Antonio Lopez. Lucky! We ended up having a delicious salad and array of tapas under an umbrella in the square. Each and every item was very, very good. The server was very friendly and fun - really a great time. I heard from someone at our hotel that the... More 

Thank Vieuxcarre
Paris, France
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant with outdoor terrace Staff efficient and very friendly, delicious tapas with generous helpings Table wine by the glass most pleasant All together a very good spot with high value for money :/) Recommended

1 Thank JMG780
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Ordered breakfast at the outside seating area. Nice food at good value. Fresh squeezed orange juice was great. Good service although place got very busy after we were served and the waiter was struggling to run back and forward to the restaurant and keep everyone happy!

Thank Caro
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Relaxed coffee shop / bar. Delicious, freshly made pastries. We visited daily for the lovely cortado.

Thank Shaun_Stell
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Menu card outside the restaurant is not the same as presentens when we were sitting at the table. Expensive compaired with the quality.

Thank Uv2rup
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We were a group and had a selection of various tapas. There was a good choice and the dishes were well prepared. Price reasonable too.

Thank ronfromglasgow
West Palm Beach, Florida
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254 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I love this cafe and La Terrassa, its outside seating area! I've come back to eat both inside and outside. Usually, the inside is not busy, so you can grab the beautiful table right in the front window and people watch. Outside or inside, you have a splendid view of Plaza Antonio Lopez and the breathtaking old "Correos y Telegrafos"... More 

Thank Skye1207
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a light evening meal here. Waiters were nice and a good red wine. The food arrived in a few minutes. The mussels were okay if not hot enough but the omelette was undercooked. Would I go here again - possible but only for a drink

Thank 367Traveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Great location with a smashing outside area. Tasty tapas, especially the fried egg and sausage (the potatoes underneath were especially good..!!). Beer was nice and cold and the service was good - would return.

Thank Greg B

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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
Average prices
$20 - $26
European, Spanish, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Antonio Lopez 6, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 37 23

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

Neighborhood Profile
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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