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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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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with Catalan friends, their recommendation. Great menus with fresh seafood, excellent wine, first class service. Paella is the speciality and is outstanding. Waiters in white jackets. Air con, labels on seats where famous people have sat. Our table was next to ones with El Rei and Che Gavara.....the King! A wonderful traditional Catalan restaurant. Not cheap but worth every... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this restaurant recommended by our guide book as historically famous old world dining. It was an amazing place, apparently I sat in Ernest Hemingways seat. But I think I shared his waiters tooth. It was eye wateringly expensive but failed to deliver the culinary delights of other Barcelona eateries. Wouldn't go back

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Barcelona didn't have top-class restaurants until the 18th century, when the influence of French cuisine reached the kitchens of Catalonia which was at the height of an economic boom. The restaurant 7 Portes is among the 120 oldest restaurants in Spain. If you are looking for historic and traditional Catalan cuisine, you have found a nice spot. Founded in 1836... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic meal here with my husband on a Saturday night. The restaurent has a good atmosphere and there was live piano music being played which added to the ambience. The food was excellent and portion sizes huge. I ordered mussels for my starter and struggled to eat them all as there was so many. My husband had cannolli... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by friends but we were somewhat disappointed. A group of four, we ordered the Rich Man's Paella (rice overcooked), the Sole for two (undercooked) and cannelloni (fine). The surroundings on the outdoor patio are elegant and beautiful although the traffic is quite noisy. Wait staff were pleasant enough. Glad to have tried it but would not... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to try this restaurant after reading about it in a magazine as offering a variety of paellas. The menu cart we were given did not show many paella options. The two types we ordered were too salty to our taste. Gazpacho and deep-fried calamari were not so impressive, either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good seafood cuisine, nice atmosphear. Service could be a little bit better, but nothing criminal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife, friends and I were blown away by this restaurant. From the outside, it looked like like a place I might not want to enter, however the minute we walked inside, it was exquisite. Our servers were lovely and made excellent wine recommendations. The paella was among the best we had in four different cities in Spain, and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a group of seven. We were very well received, and they showed us to a nice table in nice room. We order different dishes, and every dishes was nice. I ordered "the big steak" and i was very well cooked. All in all a good experience, but a little bit expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Surely you might find a more expensive restaurant of greater culinairy quality. But 7 Portes is really good with the food, ambiance, atmposphere in good balance. In fact, we thought is was quite affordable and you can make it as mad or keep it as simple as you want yourselves. It's quite a big place, however with attached rooms, so... 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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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