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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to eat away from the madness of Rambla. Almost tempted to give one star to put people off. This is a great little restaurant, a fine menu with plenty of fish and local produce. Perfectly cooked tuna, interesting menu items means I will have to return very soon. Choose half or full portion Good wine list. Friendly... More 

Thank dinksbumf
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small and nice restaurant. Food is really tasty but portions are small for my taste. Deserts are excellent...

Thank Alexxa84
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a popular restaurant in a busy tourist area, so booking is advised if dining after 8pm. Many items come in half or full portions. There is not a huge selection but it is adequate for most tastes. There are several interesting Catalan combinations, such as salmon with mozzarella on a bed of fennel - delicious. The food was... More 

Thank RdeS_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All orders we did were half portions. Major mistake for foodies. You'll just make your mouth ooze and ask for more. I suggest get the whole portions. The food here is really one of the best. 1. Sirloin steak served medium rare 2. Lamb chops 3. Bouillabaisse with praws 4. Raw marinated cod with romesco sauce Order the perdo jimenez... More 

Thank Macatan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just walking towards the port and on the way we saw this Cafe. We decided to take a chance. The waiter, Jorge, promptly cleaned a table left by other customers and accommodated us inside. They have tables outside as well, but we prefer inside so our food remains hot. The food was superb. The service impeccable, Jorge should... More 

Thank TamaraMississauga
monterey county
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as it was in Rick Steves book and we weren't disappointed. Nice quiet plaza location. Friendly staff. We had one prix fixe lunch for 15.75 euros and included an excellent salad with berry vinaigrette, salmon (subbed for chicken that they were out of) and a desert of cream in puff pastry over chocolate sauce. All delicious as was... More 

Thank chuckbtravelin
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

absolutely loved this delightful restaurant-and it's majestic location perched right on an adorable square. thoroughly recommend!

Thank Kim C
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go there often and can always be sure of a good night. Great food in pleasant surroundings inside or out. Staff always friendly. Highly recommendable if you want a more genuine Catalan style restaurant.

Thank ClareCor
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch whilst exploring the gothic district. We sat inside as there were no tables available outside and this was actually great because there is a lovely vibe inside - it feels lively and authentically rustic. The food was good and we had no complaints about the service; the guests were a mix of tourists and locals. Would... More 

Thank Annalisa W
Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, 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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