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7 Portes

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Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933193033
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our private guide in Barcelona told us that 7 Portes had the best paella in Barcelona (second only to his grandmother). So we had to try it. Their paella was indeed amazing. As was a seafood stew with lobster and other shellfish. Add in a pitcher of their cava sangria and call it a night. A really great experience from... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tapas starter was fantastic with high quality meats and seafood. Main courses of veal and fish were cooked to perfection and accompanied by great service. Atmosphere in restaurant was noisy but added to occasion.

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Athens, Greece
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very old restaurant with fishfood in Barcelona. This is where Dali and Picasso were eating long time ago. Whenever I visit Barcelona, I go there !!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Location and ambience are excellent. The service is not as good as they deserve. Quite a wait to have order taken one meal was cold it was taken away in a flash and in due course a replacement appeared. No comment none of the senior staff who were around came over. The wine list is excellent and very reasonable the... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely interior but food variable. My meal was very good, but friend sent his back as it was cold and others said their's was "OK". Wine list was good and service very attentive. You may find you are a little disappointed because potential is not reached consistently.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited 4 years ago in the winter and had a good experience so thought I would try again - this time was different!!!! 1. Aggressive bouncer on the door - "DO YOU HAVE RESERVATION!!" 2. Booked online, confirmed by telephone and received email confirmation. Arrived at the restaurant on time to be told that our booking was cancelled, he... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice spot for brunch. We tried some of the local cured meats and paella. It's a spot to see and be seen.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here was very good, the service was less than desirable. From up front, the restaurant looks gorgeous, but it seems like tourists were taken to a back room that looked more like a cafe. Our server was fairly abrasive, and unapologetically got our order wrong. That being said, we very much enjoyed the meals. The white sangria was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ventured in late night and were so pleasantly surprised - the place was hopping! Upscale feel, with waiters in white coats and a layered menu. Live piano music played throughout the evening. Everything we ordered was delicious! Highly recommend the prawns with diced, caramelized tomatoes, the steamed spinach with raisins and pine nuts (a wonderful smokey taste that was... More 

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tend to not go to "must see" or high end restaurants in Europe, preferring smaller local places, with kitsch - however, made an exception for 7 Portes. It was vey, very good. Had the seafood paella and it was lovely - ambiance and service very nice - and so was gentleman planning piano (As Time Goes By a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $50
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 933193033
Description
Opening its doors in 1836 to begin offering over 150 years of excellence, Restaurant de les 7 Portes is truly the most classic of Barcelona's eating places. Here, you can enjoy the finest Catalan cooking in an intimate setting or in one of the spacious banquet halls, accompanied by Spain's best wines and "cavas" (sparkling wines) from the well-stocked cellar. The restaurant is housed in the Pòrtics d'en Xifré, a building declared a national monument and the first place in Barcelona where running water was installed. In 1942, it became the property of Paco Parellada, founder of one of the foremost dynasties of restaurateurs in all of Catalonia.

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Staying in Barceloneta

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Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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