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Botafumeiro

#210 of 7,839 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Gracia
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Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 18 42 30
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the (cold) seafood platter for lunch, at 120 euro for 2 not cheap but the selection, quality and quantity justifies it. Fish and seafood in the traditional way, great! Restaurant has a great atmosphere and impeccable service. One of the best in barcelona.

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Thank rnolst
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good response surely i will be back to eat good atmosphere very clean and tasty food recomend for tourist.

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Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This superb large restaurant compares with the best world wide. Specializing in fresh shell fish and fish, precisely prepared from a busy kitchen will not disappoint.Go with big wallet and let yourself go. Expect at least 150 euros a head, but with great care you can spend a lot less. Starters 20 es, mains from 25 es to 80 es... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is one of the best in Barcelona and my best as see food restaurant. The seafood soup and king crab is great. The prices seem a little bit high but if you consider the taste, quality of the food, service level and friendly helpful staff it is more than normal.

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Thank Okan K
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here to get a good seafood paella. Its a good fish restaurant, classy service, nice wine and atmosphere, but not worth paying so much for a disappointing paella. The pans were shown to us briefly and the contents then transferred to a plate out of view. The rice was a muddy brown colour and mine had a few... More 

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Bernried am Starnberger See, Germany
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family lunch at Botafumeiro. Service was very polite and attentive. We had fresh seafood and Paella and it was fantastic. If you love fresh seafood, raw or cooked or want to eat a perfect Paella go here. The place is very expensive but it is worth it because the quality is top. The setting of the restaurant... More 

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calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are so friendly and professional, perhaps best I've encountered. The food is not cheap but it is amazing and worth the price. I came back the next day to have the paella again!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect couple's meal! We indulged in a platter which had a huge amount of seafood!! There was an issue with the translation on the menu in that they there was Lobster.....the Spanish menu said 'langoustines' ....big difference. Very fresh, great service and we were even sang to by two Spanish guitarists. Gorgeous evening and we would return!

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Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely brilliant, fantastic staff, fantastic atmosphere and most important of all a fantastic gastronomic experience, even for my vegan wife. The staff were caring, friendly and entertaining, nothing appeared too much trouble. Thank You.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk past the Bill Clinton photos and those of many celebrities.Paella is the Star but many laud the fresh fish selection of this Port City. Vast wine list and fairly priced Spanish wines (Albarinos about $30 a bottle). Only criticism is restaurant Lacks a good bar. Classy place with aWoodsy looking multi level dining room.Features small 4 t0 6 table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$64 - $107
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
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 18 42 30
Description
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
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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