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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
93-319-8253
Today
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Copenhagen
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Ibiza, Spain
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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.

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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 1 week ago 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 

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Phoenix
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Oudenaarde, Belgium
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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 1 week ago 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.

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Thank SarasotaAnderson
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

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barcelona
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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: 93-319-8253

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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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