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Can Lluis

#1,412 of 7,348 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
El Raval
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Carrer De La Cera, 49, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good local experience, old timey restaurant. Next time will ask for the Catalan menu. Olives were something else, also great anchovies. Monkfish main dishes pretty good.

Thank Oli A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Can Lluis is one of my favorite restaurants in Barcelona, and I have been coming here for more than thirty years. My wife, however, who also loves Barcelona and food, is not as fanatic. She complains that the food is heavy. I think that we each are right in different ways. The food is traditional Catalan cuisine, without flourishes. The... More 

Thank MinnesotaTim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

A good friend from Barcelona told us we must go here for the braised pig trotters. When we arrived we were mystified that it wasn't on the menu. We asked the server who exclaimed, "ah-ha!" and fetched us the Catalan menu. Do not order from the english menu, ask for the catalan menu! The authentic and local cuisine does not... More 

Thank JLytton3
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

I had diner at that place with 9 other people. We ordered pretty much all the tapas they have and then a main course per person and that was too much food. A few of us ordered a dessert though. We drank wine and a lot of water and we ended up paying around 35€ per person which is a... More 

Thank murmatmur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Our meals tonight we're incredible. Best olives in the world. Roasted asparagus for appetizer. For dinner I had baked monk fish that tasted like a slice of heaven . My friend had the veal and said it was outstanding. We arrived when they opened and the quaint little place was full within 15 minutes.

Thank Carol R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Based in the heart of Raval is Can Lluis... A definite place you must go to eat if you want to taste traditional local fare... mixed with history and character. .. Good food..good service... good time

Thank Droidster
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A friend in Barcelona took us to this restaurant 15 years ago when we were in town for a day. They kept the restaurant open for us after closing between lunch and dinner. The owners joined us and we sat and ate and drank and talked and had a wonderful time! Fast forward 15 years and we all got together... More 

Thank Budrox
Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Do not miss going to this restaurant! Food was amazing! The restaurant itself is very quaint. Feels like you are in someones home. We ordered the paella and were very satisfied with the flavor and the quality of the seafood! The best Paella i had in Spain!

Thank Meryl S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went here for lunch. Typical local place which you would walk by if you were not looking for it. Since it's in a smaller street, you will mostly find locals here - we were the only tourists in a full restaurant. They do have an english menu available; staff is very friendly. We went with 2 starters each, instead of... More 

Thank Jeroen_vdSchaaf
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I found Can Lluis last night with 10 of my colleagues. Without a booking they sat us in a large room in the back which was nice. The place is seriously local - felt like we were the only tourists. It's not 5 star decour, but has a local charm for sure. I can't say it better than simply -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer De La Cera, 49, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: 934411187

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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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