We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

El Casal

Certificate of Excellence
$
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 40 04
Website
Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

595 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 335: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This little gem of a restaurant in the lovely Born district has a daily set menu for about 12 euros. The chef is French so the food has an interesting mix of yummy food at a really reasonable price

Helpful?
1 Thank Gingerjeweller
Grenoble, France
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice and quiet spot just outside Barrio Gotico, in El Born - my favourite part of the city. Our hotel was in El Born and we went to El Casal for a quick late lunch and it was really good and quite cheap as well. If I'm not mistaken, we payed something like 25Eur for both complete lunches... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Roman R
Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Speaking of hidden treasures, el casal really is a place with great food, ambiance and the most friendly staff. The waiter gives good suggestions too! Definitely worth a visit!

Helpful?
2 Thank Simone P
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for breakfast based on recommendation from TripAdvisor. we got there late so their omelette had run out. So got scrambled eggs and chorizzo instead. scrambled eggs was cooked well however the serving size was very small, Hoping the chorizzo would make up for the egg quantity, but it never came after waiting and waiting. Gave up waiting and left... More 

Helpful?
Thank JeffN0
London
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast before a busy day sight seeing. Great coffee, fantastic tortilla. Authentic Spanish food and really reasonable prices for central Barcelona. Will be coming back!

Helpful?
Thank londonlass79
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thanks for your visit! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our coffee and tortilla and happy to read that you'll come back! Looking forward to it! Best regards More 

Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Casal is a little restaurant / cafe on a street where there is no busy pedestrian traffic. It doesn't have anything fancy and does not show what they can do but they really know what they are doing. We had a perfect breakfast, everything so delicious from omelettes to sandwiches. No need to say it is super cheap. Be... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank kemotravels
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear kemotravels, Thanks for your 5 star rating! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here! Looking forward to your next visit. Best regards! More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place on our first day in Barcelona, thanks to the reviews on trip advisor. The breakfasts are great, especially the local toasties. Get one with some kind of ham- you can never eat too much ham in Barcelona! We had breakfast here most days as it was just around the corner from our hotel (which charged twice... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank FlipUp
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear Flip Up, Thank you for choosing El Casal! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your days in Barcelona with us and we hope to have you with us soon again! Best wishes! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good restaurant, very tasty and delicious food, nice way to start u'r day. Nice location very easy to find, not that far from the beach.

Helpful?
Thank Andrius M
joanq1, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear Andrius, Thanks for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and location. Looking forward to your next visit. Best regards. More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know a place is good when locals are there. This humble cafe for breakfast is a true gem. Make sure to look at their hours because they close early. The food is delicious here and you will enjoy it.

Helpful?
Thank GingerSoy
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thanks for your nice review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere. Looking forward to see you in the very next future. Best regards. More 

Newport Beach, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast twice on our trip to Barcelona. The restaurant is in a quiet plaza with a few tables outside. The service is very friendly. The food is great and a good value.

Helpful?
Thank Kami N
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear Kami, Thanks for your review, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed for two times our breakfast and service :) Looking forward to see you in your next visit to Barcelona. Best regards More 

Travelers who viewed El Casal also viewed

Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 

Been to El Casal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $13
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, International
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 40 04
Description
In Catalan, « Casal » means a place of exchange. Enjoy a relaxing & laid back atmosphere in a quiet square. Our family business is the ideal place for breakfast and lunch with premium Catalan seasonal products. A wide range of Catalan charcuteries, tortillas and cheeses served in tapas or in sandwiches (fresh « xapatas » con tomate), a nice freshly ground café & home-made smoothies & jams... Enjoy our menu, you will have a drink & two choices between starter, main course and dessert, all home-made & changing everyday. El Casal ́s friendly & fluent staff are waiting for you from Monday to Friday, 7am to 16pm. Free Wit‐Fi.El Casal is located in plaza Victor Balaguer square between carrer Nau and Santa Maria del Mar church.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Casal and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Alloa
over a year ago
Strabane, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from El Casal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in El Born / La Ribera

Neighborhood Profile
El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
Explore this neighborhood