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Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 30 33
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Montville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tried to make reservation for the restaurant on Sunday and was told not to worry about a reservation as not usually busy on Sunday night and wait less than 40 minutes. When we arrived about 8 pm told no way to get in as they were busy all night!!

Thank mms606
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The paella was fine but too salty, dissapointing as it's their signature dish. The service is old fashioned but excellent, decor is classic and we had a pianist playing.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by a local work colleague as a place to try an authentic Paella. we were not disappointed and frankly, all over ordered! Great attentive service. Helpful menu advice and a comfortable restaurant layout. Lovely high ceilings gave a sense of space. Wine list had enough to be interesting. We chose one called Silencis - Xarel-lo... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being in Barcelona фы tourists, we went to Restoran 7 Portes to have dinner. The location was pleasant, the service decent, the prices are also affordable. We ate paelya with red wine. The dish had very tasty seafood and a lot of them. My husband took it with the usual rice and it was good. I chose black rice, but... More 

Thank nmarkelova
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That's the place you have to go to if you are looking for a high quality tasty paella! They serve wonderful fish dishes and seriously the best paella you can find in Barcelona! The restaurant is a little old style and classic , and I recommend to reserve a table if you mean to have a dinner there! Prices are... More 

Thank foodandtravels21
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a vegetable paella and a seafood paella, both were overly salty. The vegetable paella was okay nothing special but the seafood one was disappointing with the lack of and variety of seafood, the fish stock was the over powering flavour. The service wasn't exactly friendly, and it was overpriced for the quality of the food. The art work... More 

Thank Claire S
Cancun. Mexico
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the Barceloneta we got this recomendation from a good local friend time ago and every time we are at Barcelona and willing to eat realy excellent Paella (almost at every restaurant around Barcelona you can enjoy excellent Paella) we chose 7 Portes or 7 doors. Ask for the Paella Parellada or the Paella Negra speciallity and check out... More 

Thank Jorge A
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived we were made to feel very unwelcome by the doorman. He had a poor attitude and gave a bad first impression. The food was good but we had a very rude waitress. It was late and we asked if they could call us a taxi, they agreed however we discovered they didn't and had just lied. Unfortunately... More 

Thank Lucy R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my girlfriend Barcelona last year for a long birthday weekend. Done a bit of research on best place for paella, this place kept popping up, so decided to give it a try. Was not disappointed and ended up coming back again just before our flight home. We loved it. And if you could get a seat outside in the... More 

Thank Frankie S
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here because we'd read about how good the paella was, it did not disappoint. Sadly, the service let things down massively. The doorman was rude and obnoxious and our waitress couldn't have been less helpful. A shame as the food and location is great! But the staff really lets it down.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$39 - $50
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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: +34 933 19 30 33
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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