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Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 184 230
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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309 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Botafumeiro Restaurant is an elegant restaurant with beautiful ambiance and delicious food! We enjoyed the seafood paella and grilled Sea Bass! Our waiter Farooq was amazing! He made the dinner a special experience! A must visit when in Barcelona!

Thank FrankFern
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very traditional Spanish restaurant with a very warm ambiance, serving wonderful cuisine and even better service. There are three or four separate dining spaces with dedicated servers in each. The service was impeccable - warm, attentive and accurate - starters were delivered to the table in 10 minutes or less. The menu is largely fish, with Gallego specialties (from... More 

Thank Tom A
Sao Paulo, SP
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a top of the line, traditional seafood restaurant. It's expensive, but portions are big and certainly divideable which in turn cheapens the meal per head. It is fine, fine dining and they charge for it - the reason they don't make five stars for me was the service. When you are charging these prices, you can NOT fail... More 

Thank Whissely
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food. Great experience. We had a waiter beyond all expectations: Javier Martinez is the best waiter I have ever had! He made us feel welcomed, a gentleman.

Thank Margarita A
Mijas, Spain
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful restaurant to soak in the Barcelona atmosphere. Different sections depending on your time and budget. The bar for instant delicious, high quality Spanish tapas. The dining area for luxury, that special occasion and taking your time!

Thank Passionator
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It had been highly recommend by both the Ritz Carlton Arts hotel and a personal friend. When we first arrived (with reservations) we were taken to a table in a small room against the wall,so tight we had to request another one. With the exception of a crab cake appetizer all of us (three friends) felt disappointed with the dishes.... More 

Thank Marylightbluesky
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good experience in this restaurant. We ordered a delicious seafood soup as a starter, my only regret it's that I asked for the small size, it sholud be the big one because it was really great! Main dish: Big grilled seafood plate, it's for 2 people but easily can eat 3. Very well served. It was good... More 

Thank Grace T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That was the most wonderful food experience I have ever had, professional service, excellent food and incredible atmosphere! I truly recommend and will definiately come back again😉😉

Thank Kinga N
Cairo, Egypt
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113 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the best lobster risotto and also seafood in general I have had in a very long time!!! the food was so good we went twice in 4 days!! service is impeccable, the waiters are not only very attentive but also very funny and engaging. We were a smaller group of 4 people the first time and 8 the second time... More 

Thank lmourey
Mount Vernon, Washington, United States
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here because of the recommendation from our hotel. The restaurant was immaculate : huge probably six dining rooms holds 400 people. I'm going to speculate that is one of the nicest places in town there's usually people waiting outside, however it is very expensive we were not quite prepared for that. We shared a salad and shared a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$66 - $110
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Gracia
  • Neighborhood: Gracia
  • Phone Number: +34 932 184 230
Among the three hundred diners that fill this 30-year-old restaurant every day, you may spot the King of Spain, movie stars, and politicians. Botafumeiro has to be a well-oiled machine to keep all and sundry happy and coming back for more, and it does. The decor is so trad, with wood railings and banisters, white table linens, and nautically-themed art and objets. The menu focusses on the sea, try fruits de mer for two to start, followed by anglerfish fisherman's stew with white beams or one of the barbecued fish, then a dessert of Belgian chocolate volcano with chocolate sherbet. Wine list is an ambassador for Spanish wines.

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Staying in Gracia

Neighborhood Profile
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the center, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theater that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
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