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El Portalon

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Wed, 4/24
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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$30 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, Spanish
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews paella tapas potatoes padron peppers steak bread octopus salad chicken croquettes prawns gothic quarter looked interesting great lunch house wine nice restaurant dining experience
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is absolutely amazing. Our waiter Ema was the best service we could get!!! I totally recommend El Portalon for the original spanish food.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank florentina52
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tapas is amazing, wine was divine and the service is excellent. We asked for a wine recommendation and after a little chat he chose a very nice one. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 254agnesb
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience old world charm with good regional food and pleasant service you should not be disappointed.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank gjadkins
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there to have som Cavas and it was a really nice place to stop for a while. Service was good and everything worked out well

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Uffe38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from NYC, El Portalon managed to surpass my greatest expectation! From the inviting, stylish, clean and beautiful decor, the overall energy of the restaurant was perfect. Our server David, greeted every table as if they were family, he was very well-spoken with outstanding customer...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peterpetrov359
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant on Monday 25th March, a final lunch before we flew home. What a fantastic find. A beautifully maintained, kept in tradition restaurant. The service was first class and very attentive staff. We were handed two menus. The standard...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Papling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably my favourite meal during our stay in Barcelona. Had a lunch and returned for dinner, and not disappointed with our second meal. Fabulous wine to go with our dinner, nice atmosphere - felt quite homely. Food was superb Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank NXW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly, attentive service, delicious food at very reasonable prices and a pleasant atmosphere - what's not to like? We popped in for lunch but would heartily recommend for a good meal at any time.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank John S
elportalonrestaurant, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Portalon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for giving your opinion John S. We are happy to know that you liked our restaurant and enjoyed our meals. We hope you to come back!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for early lunch after exploring cathedral, Casa Milà and walking around gothic quarter. Had the snails and cheese platter. Was alright. Quiet as not prime eating hours which was good. No outlets to plug in but comfortable seats. Waiters speak some English

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Elaine M
elportalonrestaurant, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Portalon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your words Elaine M. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

I was in Barcelona with my siater on holiday and we found out this place thanks to its good reviews. Excellent food, very nice atmosphere and the service is very polite. Try the paella!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lauragQ2225RZ
elportalonrestaurant, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Portalon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for giving an opinion lauragQ2225RZ. We are glad to know that you both enjoyed our food and that our service was nice to you. We hope to see you soon.

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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
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