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Cafe De L'Academia

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 82 53
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Budapest, Hungary
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Based on TA notes we decided to book a table here. It was a good idea. The staff is freindly and very professioal. The selection of the menu is like a Michelin star restaurant and the quality is alos on top level. The codfish was the best!! Don't miss the deserts, the selecetion plte is a must!

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Edinburgh
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good recommendation from our concierge. We had walked past here many times and not noticed it. After a few nights of tapas we wanted a “proper” meal, and got it here. Wonderful fillet steak cooked just as I asked. Husband’s monkfish was delicious, although the apple accompaniment was odd (fish+fruit=never) Excellent food. Lovely intimate, cosy, welcoming ambience. Professional,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a cracking meal. Nice atmosphere, helpful staff and some good food. The octupus rice was revelatory. You will need to book.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's late November so we thought we wouldn't need to book. Fortunately they were able to squeeze us in but the other arrivals had all clearly booked. That's worth knowing because the ambience and the food here are really good, clearly local Catalan cooking, and the staff were very attentive too. Sadly the gazpacho was off and not a lot... More 

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Chicago
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Intimate and inviting, Café de L'Academia welcomes you to a space that is engaging, medieval in character, as if you're sitting in the midst of scholars discussing the meaning of life and whether the world could actually be round. We went for lunch, and since it was past the normal lunch time, got in right away even without a reservation.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to go to Cafe de L'Academia by one of our friends who had visited Barcelona last year and it was one of the best meals we had all trip! Which says a lot because we tried many places including two michelin star restaurants. The staff at the restaurant were super helpful and friendly. When we were taking... More 

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Lantzville, BC, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I tried to get into this restaurant early in the week of our visit to Barcelona and were told that the earliest sitting was at 10:30. On the assumption that something must be good here we booked a reservation for the next night, and were delighted to find that the staff were friendly, helpful and spoke enough... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small restaurant set in an ancient building in the heart of the old quarter is a real treat for gourmets. Interesting wines, even by the glass, lots of unusual and delicious regional dishes. Must reserve as it is usually full. Highly recommend a meal here.

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Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing local Catalan food in the city center! Service was kind and even though they were complete they were really efficient. It is plenty of tourists but this is not a tourist trap at all. Highly recommend!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There is a great atmosphere for dinner in this restaurant. It is tucked away at the corner of a small square with tables inside and outside. Booking is recommended because we saw people turned away without reservations. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and hard-working. The restaurant offers half-portions of fish and meat which is a great idea, or people order full... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 82 53

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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