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Botafumeiro

#236 of 8,022 Restaurants in Barcelona
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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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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extraordinary experience! Superb food at Easter dinner.... Recommended by a friend....I absolutely recommend to anybody in Barcelona. Not cheap but absolutely worth!!!

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Thank Gianluca C
White Plains, N.Y.
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us had the paella. It was a delicious very large dish. The appetizers were also good. The food will not disappoint. The problem is that this restaurant is very large with many people waiting to be seated. The service is pretentious, Captains, servers, bus boys. This causes constant movement. So dinner here feels rushed not relaxed. Decor is... More 

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Thank travelG5
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very classy place with very good sea food and lovely wines. They even have steak and it is very very good. Good service as well. Not good for smaller children.

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Thank Niels B
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with my brother. We ordered grilled seafood platter and paella. It is very enough food for both of us. The place is very nice and waitresses are lovely and speak well English The only negative when we ordered the check it took them 20 min to get it for us

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Thank Mohd Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a seafood lover then this is the right place to dine Warm crab in the starters was really good; seafood paella is amazing and the grilled prawns with garlic butter sauce was really good Service was excellent, we would definitely love to go again next time we are in Barcelona

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Thank Mariam A
Upper Galilee
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently ate at this fine restaurant for lunch. The restaurant is both elegant and very friendly. Our waiter was particularly helpful. We ordered the cold seafood platter for two and shared it between four people. It was wonderful, and definitely plenty for all of us. We then shared two main courses between the four of us and our waiter... More 

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Thank arttey
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu at this venerable establishment presents Galician and Catalan specialties. The service is impeccable and well choreographed to provide a flawless experience. We made reservations a couple of weeks in advance and had to increase the size of our party a few hours before our scheduled arrival. We were easily accommodated. Everyone, from the doormen to bar and wait... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late night dinner. Perfect fish plater and baked crab. Very friendly staff even though the place is very busy. Recommended even though pricy (we paid eur 210 for 2 people)

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Thank Andreascsm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the restaurant with some friend. a really nice location not that far from the old center of Barcelona. Really good Fish and dishes in general but litterally to expensive. I found many waiters in the restaurant were not speaking good english, and definteley i found it Horrible that in a restaurant where you pay more than 60... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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115 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't think I have ever seen more shellfish in one place in my life. Anything that you can think of - spiny crab, velvet crab, shrimp, prawns, barnacles, clams, and some I've never seen before. If you are a seafood lover, this restaurant is an absolute must. The service is good even though this a very busy restaurant. I... 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
$65 - $109
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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

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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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