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Cafe De L'Academia

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Rome, Italy
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't plan to eat here, but it was an unexpected surprise. We stepped into this romantic gothic place with soft lights and cute atmosphere. The food was great, we ordered duck and tasted few starters (the goat cheese and vegetable timbal was super nice) and wine was a Syrah tramp 2014 which accompanied the meal perfectly. Desserts are delicious,... More 

Thank rebecca t
Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was fabulous with excellent service. The Catalan sausages were the best I've had and reminded me of a posh version of boerewors. The carpaccio was out of this world - the best I've had.

Thank GusMcC_12
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were going to a restaurant nearby that turned out to be closed, so we ended up here instead. It turned out to be one of our favorites restaurants from our trip. Delicious entrees, the jamon was fantastic. Salads were all very fresh and delicious, and very tasty local bread. Very nice ambiance as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Julia A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked to eat outside - the tables are set up in the square adjacent. On one side performers may play music, one brought his dog to drink from the fountain at one side.. and down the alley you can see the backstage of a theatre, drama and fire and all kinds of things to entertain. The food is great... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a bit of trouble finding the restaurant, so allow a little time as it is behind the old Roman wall in the Barri Gotic. Charming, local ambiance with small tables. The food and wine were fantastic and waitstaff were lovely.

Thank Jennifer B
Pompano Beach, Florida
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is hidden away on the corner of Placa St Just. The food is first rate and outstanding presentation. The poached cod with pistachio and the orange duck confit were each one of the best ever eaten. The atmosphere and ambiance were a refuge from the hectic activity in the old town. Highly recommended.

Thank karen_ralph
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was below average, we had different dishes where all plates served were much below average. I was very disappointed with the quality of food, although the location is nice.

Thank NBK-80
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from our hotel at Port Vell on the recommendation of a friend. What a treat to walk into the Gothic quarter and find this jewel, just off a small Plaza. We had made a reservation, which I strongly recommend, as this place draws big crowds at both its early and late settings. The menu is changed daily,... More 

Thank sccarlin
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great back-street, dark, authentic restaurant in Barcelona. The spinach/parmesan salad was just awesome. Ditto for the crispy camembert cheese tapa. Ditto for the razor clams. Attentive service. Outside seating, surrounded by ancient buildings available but probably only if you get there early. In Fodor's Guide, so there were a few tourists, but many locals, too, so it didn't feel touristy... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were sent here by the concierge at the Mercer just round the corner, and it didn't disappoint. Crowded, buzzy, bistro-style seating. Food was excellent local cooking. I would definitely go back tomorrow.

Thank James C

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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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