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Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 30 33
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited the 7 Portes after extensive internet research and we were very disappointed. The food was very poor. The service was stiff and formal but very unhelpful. The wine was placed out of our reach, however our glasses were not filled. The paella was terrible and the calamari andalucia was tough and stringy. Pit about this restaurant that is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2014

lovely outside terrace if you can sit there, inside lacks atmosphere a little as it is incredibly bright which isn't what you usually find in a nice restaurant for an evening meal. Starter, wine and service were all excellent and the overall experience was very good. We shared a paella for main and it just wasn't great, too salty with... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2014

Being one of the oldest restaurant in Barcelona does not mean being one of the best. The classic, sophisticated and regal atmosphere is honestly just appearance and you can easily realize it after the first five minutes. Modest selection of wine and lack of quality in the service. The paella is good and the starters are great. I wish you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2014

Elegant, old-school vibe. Sophisticated. Excellent, attentive service. Delicious, memorable evening and not as expensive as we feared!

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Sydney, Australia
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212 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2014

As Barcelona’s oldest restaurant (178 years) and many recommendations from the locals 7 Portes has a reputation to uphold and, for the most part, it does OK although it seems to polarize tripadvisor reviewers and this was mirrored in own experience – I liked it and my companion didn’t. What’s good: the setting and décor have kept in touch with... More 

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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We had heard such good things about this restaurant and walked out unsatisfied at best. It was a very busy week in Barcelona so we cut them a little slack. We were seated on a second floor landing with no atmosphere at all. Service was nice although they never brought our second bottle of wine. The paella, for which they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 4, 2014

Honestly the worst service we have had in Bwrcelona. We have experienced waiters who don't appear to care or who are withdrawn, but our waitress was simply inattentive. The baked salt cod needed more sauce and the flavour combination, topped with chewy cloves of garlic was just weird. The paella was nice but too salty. Really salty. So other people... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2014

Maybe 3 stars is harsh. The fare here was really good without really blowing my mind and, for the prices they charge, that's kind of what I expected. We sat outside as there was no-one there when we arrived but apparently a 20 minute wait for seats in the interior. The restaurant is right next to the road so it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent food and great atmosphere. The prices are on the higher side, so you're definitely paying for the location, amazing service, and the variety on the menu.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2014

We could eat around 18:00 and most of other restaurants were closed. Paiella Valenciana was fantastic and the service was top class. Wine list excellent with very peculiar wines available. Menu is wide and adapten for any taste, including children. Value for money also excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38 - $49
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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: +34 933 19 30 33
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?

Staying in Barceloneta

Neighborhood Profile
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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