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$26 - $53
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
0.1 miles from Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They had no tables but accommodated us at the bar. Really friendly and helpful throughout with explanations on dishes etc. Food was excellent, every dish had its own personality. I do not often leave reviews, so that in itself should give an indication of our...experience. I saw some reviews about portion sizes, this restaurant is quality over quantity. I am typically a large eater, 3 tapas and a dessert and i was nicely satisfied. Atmosphere was buzzing with many people not able to get in so probably best to bookMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is amazing, I honestly can not fault it and the meal itself was great. However the service, I can only describe as wacky and slapdash. I hope the service does improve as this restaurant is lovely and authentic and the food is awesome,...so deserves to get good praise. Just a few tweaks here and there with service and it will thrive more than it is already.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went do Le Bistro Sensi because of good reviwes and were disappointed. Service was okay, the food nothing special I t sounds great on the menu but tasted not really good. Steak fillet was chewy, Canelloni missed the Foie and so on. Furthermore we found...2 times bread on the check we didn´t order - tourist trap? Not coming again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The combinations in the tapas dishes are breathtaking. Our server gave us some great recomendations and all of it was really exceptional. Make a reservation to spend an amazing eveninig in this cosy place!

Date of visit: April 2022
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much 727barunka! We are very happy to read you enjoyed your tapas and experience at Le Bistro Sensi. we hope to welcome you back soon! Sensi Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious tapas, some really unusual dishes and a lovely warm and friendly atmosphere. Loved it! This was a recommendation and so pleased we came. Tucked on a small side street and probably would have missed it otherwise.

Date of visit: April 2022
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much J0KG! We are very happy to read you enjoyed your dinner at le Bistro Sensi and hope to welcome you back soon! Sensi team

Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

4 years ago we visited Sensi Bistro which was a great experience; fantastic food and great service. Now returning to Sensi Bistro with our grownup kids, looking forward to a great family dinner, it only turned out to be a disappointment. Food only decent and...service not to mention totally distant and impersonal. Will definitely not go back nor recommend to others.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mostrup, We are very sorry to read we disappointed your during this visit and we didn't meet your expectations. We have been working hard to keep up the good service and food, and something obviously went wrong this time with you. If you'd like...More

Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

If you want a little taste of Spain, better yet, the Catalan variety of Spanish life, visit Sensi. The vibe was fun, lively and inviting. The food was WAY TOO modestly priced for the quality. Your eyes and your tongue will thank us later 😘

Date of visit: April 2022
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2022

Thank you very much Joel for this lovely comment! We are very happy to read you enjoyed your dinner at Sensi Bistro. See you back soon hopefully! Sensi Team

Reviewed April 1, 2022

The food was really good, just like the atmosphere. Only thing was that we had an early reservation, and when we wanted to order something after 1,5 hour, they said we only had our table for 5 more minutes because of the next reservation. So...we needed to hurry up with our dessert and bottle of wine. Other than that great food.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2022

Dear Sabina, Thank you for your comment. We are glad to read you enjoyed our tapas and atmosphere. We have noted your comment on time and service, to make sure we improve that! We hope to welcome you back soon, Sensi team

Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

Good food and always busy. But we were not informed we had a time slot till 20.30. We enjoyed the food but service not in line with quality of food.

Date of visit: April 2022
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2022

Dear Rian987, Thank you for your comment. We are happy to read you enjoyed your dinner. We have noted your remark on service and time slot! We'll make sure to improve that! Regards, Sensi Team

Reviewed March 23, 2022

Visited here on a short trip to Barcelona, booked in advance and although we had to wait at the bar for our table to be ready (only because it was so busy) we were given a complimentary glass of prosecco whilst we waited. The staff...were so welcoming and friendly, and you get the impression that they enjoy working there and get on well as a team which always makes a big difference for me. The atmosphere was great, really attentive staff, the food was delicious (definitely recommend the pork loin in spinach and the brocoli souffle!). We also had a glass of sangria each which was lovely but very strong! And were given a complimentary tequila shot! Value for money was excellent and I would 100% recommend this restaurant if you're in the area.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2022

Dear Zoe, Thank you very much for your comment. We are very happy to read you enjoyed your experience at le Bistro Sensi. Your comment about the service and our staff really means a lot to us, as we believe this is what makes the...More

Reviewed February 25, 2022

I'm a little shocked at the poor reviews below as honestly we absolutely loved it. The staff was EXTREMELY kind, attentive and caring. The food was very good portions with incredible quality products. There was a nice variety of options and we didn't want to...leave. Thanks Sensi, we would for sure come again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2022

Dear Marta, THANK YOU so much for your lovely comment. We are very happy to read you enjoyed your dinner at Sensi Bistro. We would love to have you back soon! Sensi team

Reviewed February 20, 2022

Despite many positive reviews we saw here, we were disappointed by the experience at Bistro Sensi. Inattentive staff - we called, they confirmed that they would have a free table in ten minutes, did not remember our discussion when we arrived and we waited for...ten more minutes outside. We ordered, received the drinks, the same waiter asked if we already ordered food even though we had ordered with him ten minutes ago, after approximately twenty minutes another waiter came and took our order again. I asked what happened with our order and she did not even apologize. Food was decent but the poor service determined us not to recommend it further.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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SensiGroup, Owner at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2022

Dear Simona, We are very sorry to read that you didn't enjoy the experience at Sensi Bistro. What you mention is definitely not at all the type of service we are used to provide (as you say yourself, we have many positive comments that confirm...More

Reviewed February 13, 2022 via mobile

Few of the waiters were very rude. Firstly one waiter made inappropriate comments. Then when we were still eating, waitress try several times to remove our plates. She could see we were still eating. Foodwise, meat was very chewy. Iberico ham was nice, but tomato...bread didnt have any tomato on it. Truffle pasta were nice. However the dinner was ruined by the servics.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2022

Dear YSR79, We are very sorry to read your comment. As you can see in other comments we normally have very good service reviews. We are sad that we didn't meet your expectations. We have taken good note of it and will continue working to...More

Reviewed October 20, 2021

I'll put this under the 'tough love' category, as I really want to like this polace AND think anyone who has never been here should try it out for themsleves, it's defintiely worthy of that. We've been to all the Sensi's here in BCN and...generally really like them. But our dinner here the other night...let's start on the + side - our server, this really nice woman (forgot her name but we were at table 4 if management is reading these) was just great. The place itself is cool and cozy and the food arrived promptly. The issue was with the food. Here we go: 1) the suckling pig & apple croquettes - we could taste no pork or apple in these, just a ton of bechemel. So, a thumbs down. 2) Truffled ECO potato "tortilla" and wild mushroom mayonnaise - this was excellent! Moist and very flavorful :) thumbs up! 3) Pumpkin soufflé and cheese fondue - pretty good with some nice flavors, and well presented OK but wouldn't rush to have again. 4) Fillet of beef with red wine reduction, wild mushrooms and mashed potatoes - ok we ordered poco hecho (rare) and it medium at best. But on top, it really was flavorless nothing had any particular tatse to make you like it. Thumbs down. So there ya go, they have great reviews so like I said check it out for yourself, we just won't rush to return (and we are here a lot). There's just too much awesome competition here!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2021

Dear Stingley23, First of all, thank you for this very detailed comment. We are very sorry to read that we didn't meet your expectations and that we didn't do as well as other times. If you have been to all Sensi's, you might know that...More

Reviewed September 28, 2021

Food was phenomenal, service was exceptional. Wine was delicious & the prices reasonable. A perfect evening. An absolute must !

Date of visit: September 2021
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SensiGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Le Bistro Sensi, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2021

Thank you so much for this comment holidaywatch08! We are happy to read you enjoyed your evening. We hope to see you back soon! Sensi Team

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Le Bistro Sensi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5