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Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933193033
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Parets del Valles, Spain
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182 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's one of the most famous restaurant between members of my family because we go usually there. But this is not a inconvenience, at least it's a good decision, because when we stay there and we delect the seafood paella it's not a problem remember if it's one month or one month and a half when we stay there again.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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565 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cam here because the B&B Host raved about it. She said it had the best traditional paella in Barcelona. The place was filled with tourists- I didn't see anyone here that looked like they might be locals. It's not a tavern- it's a place with white table cloths and elegance. My service was excellent- perhaps the best I received... More 

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Newcastle Staffs England
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137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As with all noted Barcelona restaurants it is important to book ahead. A different night out, this place is based on a fine dining experience and in that respect I found it charming. Had delicious channelling to start and then the famous paella. Who am I to say if it is the original or best. It was tasty but didn't... More 

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by our hotel staff and were not disappointed. We had not pre-booked and were fortunate to slip in before the restaurant became really busy. We dined at 18:00 hrs. By 19:00 the place was full. Good wide choice menu. Food cooked to order. Fish is a speciality. House wines were good. Service was... More 

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really wouldn't come back again. The food was really salty. We ordered a seafood paella, a squid ink paella, sangria, cream of lobster and their specialty monkfish soup. There was no warmth in their service and some of their wait staff came with snooty demeaners. The monkfish soup serving is super huge and can definitely feed 2. But the... More 

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Chicago Suburbs
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72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate paella here with my husband while on a Viking Med tour. Was told it's the best place for Paella in Barcelona. Classic, old-fashioned restaurant. Traditional, elegant decor. We sat in the Maria Callas booth & had the black paella made from squid ink. (I actually prefer the yellow paella made with saffron.) The wine was excellent, but I can't... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During a week vacation in Barcelona we had twice diner at this restaurant. Both seafood and meat dishes were delicious Service was excellent. The general ambiance is elegant and relaxed. Over all a very nice experience. We will certainly visit the restaurant again when in Barcelona. Note that it is better to make reservations well in advance.

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Oslo, Norway
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What drew me to this restaurant was the interior, you get the feeling of traveling back in time while enjoying excellent seafood dishes. We ate paella and it certainly met our expectations. This is such a stylish restaurant located by the harbor and would not mind recommending it if you're a paella lover.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restuarant is located in a building with seven arches and thus their name, seven doors. The place is large, open continously from lunch through late diner. Service leaves a bit to be desired since the place is big and waiters tend to dissapear. The belota ham fritters and the cod fish fritters are very tasty and well prepared. The... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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156 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with high hopes of a great paella and left disappointed. One tiny shrimp, tiny of of lobster, taste was just ok. Salads were excellent. Service was mediocre. We had a reservation and were treated like we just showed up. High expectations but they did not deliver.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38 - $49
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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

Neighborhood Profile
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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