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7 Portes

Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 30 33
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Passeig Isabel II 14 | Pla del Palau, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

When in Barcelona we always make a point to eat at 7 Portes. It was recommended 15 years by a (portly!) policeman when we asked "Where is the best paella?" It delivered then and ever since. We were there recently (July 2013) and had the...More

Thank VirtualGlobalLiving
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were looking for a place to eat good Paella in Barcelona (mid-August 2013) not far from La Rambla, but away from tourist central. Our hotel suggested this restaurant and having listed it as a possibility while planning our trip (saw it on TripAdvisor), we...More

1  Thank Canadians_who_travel
Reviewed August 23, 2013

the only redeeming feature of this restaurant is the building and toilets (and forgetting to charge for the wine), other than that the food is very below average, probably the worst paella that we had during our week visit, far too much salt in the...More

2  Thank Clive2001
Reviewed August 22, 2013

In contrast to the fantastic food we've experience across Barcelona in the last few days, this restaurant was very poor. The warning bells started to ring with the stale bread, which led via some very stuffy service, to bland under seasoned and overcooked food, it...More

2  Thank GGplusE
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I went a couple of weeks ago with a friend from Mexico who wanted to go, despite my reluctance. Unfortunately, I was right...Service is not at all in concordance with the place, and the rate quality/Price is quite low.... I read another review calling it...More

1  Thank Liliana_LuceroG
Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a great restaurant in Barcelona. Its a very traditional and well frequented place. The food is so great and the service could not be better. Make sure you have a reservation before you go. I recommend the Paella and a bottle of spanish white...More

Thank Rafaelll
Reviewed August 20, 2013

I'm a little late in submitting my review since we were at this restaurant in May, 2013. I would recommend to make a reservation if you intend to go even if it is the same day. The location of the restaurant is close to the...More

Thank Sevenwonder
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The best Paella that we had during our two weeks in Barcelona, and the best we've had in Spain. Classic and historic restaurant worth a stop.

Thank D10S
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Nice place, great history, more than 126 years serving paella and other catalan dishes. Forniture is something who helps to feel like in The begining of 1900. The offer non stop kitchen all they long, so if you are in a hurry at tea hour,...More

Thank MessieurPhilippe
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Nice restaurant.. That's all. The service was nonexistent. Food was delivered and plates taken away. No interest in satisfaction or feedback. Fish dish for 2 with vegetables; the fish was nice the vegetables nonexistent. We vere also charged for bread (pan) we had not ordered....More

1  Thank Saunagirl
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
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One of our party of 3 eats simple food is their any plain non fish choices on the menu ? 2 of us love paella though . ?
April 8, 2017|
Response from KTA-ID | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the menu exactly but I think so. My sister had the fish of the day that was delicious and simple, the paella was great. They may have menu on website?
jen y
Do I must order paella for 2 persons? Or, can I just get for 1? Visiting alone.
October 16, 2016|
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Response from kallirache | Reviewed this property |
Little late to the party but we ordered one paella for two people and it was plenty.
Does the 7 Portes restaurant in Barcelona have an English menu?
March 28, 2016|
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Response from Esseily | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$39 - $50
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, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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
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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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