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Cera 23

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El Raval
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Carrer de la Cera, 23, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 42 08 08
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Mon 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Miami, Florida
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41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This little spot was close to the flat I was staying at and seemed to always be busy. I tried the recommendations by others (Volcano risotto followed by death by chocolate dessert). I must say, I was incredibly impressed by the care and quality of the food. Wow, both dishes superbly made and full of rich balanced flavors. The death... More 

Thank MrGoodEats
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mere words are not enough to rate this restaurant From the moment we walked in the door we were looked after like VIP's To start you really must have a Blackberry Mojito their signature cocktail in the words of She Who MUST Be Obeyed its to die for. The menu is is not too expansive which to me is always... More 

1 Thank Blair H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The good reviews were spot on. The food has great presentation and even better taste. Don't forget to take the desert. Your taste buds won't forgive you.

Thank Vera J
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were expecting a lot more from a restaurant with such a high ranking on TA. All but one of our dishes was completely bland and in some cases bordering on tasteless. Menu descriptions sounded impressive but the product failed to live up to the hype. Now it's possible that we had an isolated poor experience but situations like this... More 

1 Thank Harvey_Manfrenjensen
Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved this restaurant! We had a great time - the atmosphere was very good and the staff was welcoming and attentive. I highly recommend the carpaccio and the tartar - but the best was the black risotto! Deserts were also no disappointment! Definitely will return because places like this are hard to find!

1 Thank michellemar9
Lymm, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here when in Barcelona for my wife's birthday, and the food, service and atmosphere was perfect. We were a family of 4, the 2 of us and our 2 children (aged 7 & 5), and felt most welcome as a family. For starters, I had the tuna tartar and my wife the mozzarella salad, and both were delicious. Then... More 

1 Thank John M
Ocean View
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little restaurant on a tiny street. Definitely make a a reservation as it's very small. The food is very good and the atmosphere is cozy and inviting.

1 Thank beachgrandmaDelaware
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cera 23 was highly recommended by our hotel and what a great recommendation. I've been to Barcelona 3 times and this was the best meal I've ever had. It's walking distance from the Las Ramblas and worth searching out. I had the seafood risotto with squid ink; a signature dish that was delicious. My sister loved their lamb. The prices... More 

1 Thank Gloria B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious dinner. Must get the blackberry mojito! Also the buffalo mozzarella starter is delicious. Service could not have been better, and felt welcome from start to finish. Can highly recommend.

1 Thank l0vdagame
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was AMAZING. We were recommended the place by some friends who took us out on a meal. The portions are not huge but the food was unbelievably good and the desserts were spot-on. The place does get quite busy quite quickly so make a reservation before you go. Also don't be put off by the surrounding of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer de la Cera, 23, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 934 42 08 08
Nuestra unica pretension es hacer que salgas del restaurante, al menos algo mejor de lo que entraste. Para conseguirlo ofrecemos el producto del mercado mas fresco, preparado con carino y servido con una sonrisa.

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Staying in El Raval

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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