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Cafe De L'Academia

Certificate of Excellence
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Mon - Fri 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Ibiza, Spain
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The quality of this place is excellent. We have come here on different occasions; with friends, with family, daytime and nighttime. The food is excellent and deserts are top. It is tastefully decorated and the staff is great.

Thank ssm232
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to make our last night in Barcelona special and this restaurant did not disappoint. Reservations were a must since this is a popular place. Sitting outside on a beautiful evening we dined on duck pate and salad, lamb chops and salmon with burrata cheese. The fig dessert was delicious. Top it off with attentive and friendly service and... More 

Thank AmyRena
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many, many great choices but we spent five days in Barcelona and ate here three times. It was Fabulous -- outdoor seating in a small and intimate square, or indoor seating that is a bit tight, but not a drawback. Great food Half-portions, which allows you to graze. Really enjoyed it and highly recommend it if you are in the... More 

Thank jst61
Oudenaarde, Belgium
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For me best place in Barcelona to eat. Suer food, super service and super prices. Two persons and we have payed 90€ for aperitif, starter, a plat, dessert and a bottle of wine.

Thank Pascal S
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on a Rick Steves recommendation and we were not disappointed. It was fabulous. We ate inside because it was so beautiful. The food was delicious and very reasonable. It is off the tourist trail and well worth it.

Thank SarasotaAnderson
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Barcelona last week to film a commercial, and some of the other actors and I decided to follow a local's recommendation and come here for dinner after our day's shoot. We were all very glad we did. This restaurant's atmosphere is among the most rustically charming I've ever had the pleasure of dining in. It's tucked away... More 

Thank John R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this after doing the bike tour. Place was very busy and had A/C. Little did we know that this is a hidden gem. Food, service, setting all amazing. There are tons of great restaurants to choose from, but we will go here again when we come back next week.

Thank Heike D
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is 3pm on Tuesday. The locals are queuing for a table. That says it all. If you missed this place, you missed Barcelona.

Thank billno
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was above average and the prices were reasonable. I would not have a problem to go back again with a group of friends. I am a little picky with cleanliness so i am not sure I would enjoy it as much during daylight. There is something slightly stale about the place...

Thank drowningophelia
Blackwood, Wales, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice for dinner and on both occasions everything was perfect. The food is absolutely fantastic and the service is first class. A little difficult to find but well worth it when you find this little gem. The menu is authentic and the ambience of this restaurant is fantastic. Will visit again the next time we are in... More 

Thank Ian James R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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: 93-319-8253

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Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

Neighborhood Profile
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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