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Reviewed July 10, 2022

I was on the lookout for a traditional Catalan restaurant and was so glad I found Estevet. It wasn't that busy, but it had a vibe of a place that locals would go to, which can only be a good thing. The waiters were immaculately...dressed in waistcoats, which added to the experience, but they weren't in the least bit snooty - they tolerated my questionable Catalan, but were more than proficient in English to make it a great experience. Escalivada, squid and Crema Catalana was served up - plus some cava during the meal and carajillo for afters (a short coffee with brandy mixed in) - certainly finished the meal on a high!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

According to our waiter, this is the only restaurant in Barcelona serving traditional Catalan dish of cervells (lamb brain). The top dishes that Catalans ussually order are cervells, cargols (snails) and cap-i-pota (veal head and hock) and spinach with chickpeas and blood sausage. The last...two dishes are excellent - cervells were tasty but a bit salty. I recommend you to check out Estevet for Catalan food experience in Barcelona.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2022
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Moltes gràcies!!!

Reviewed October 16, 2021

We made early reservations (tourists tend to eat the early shift and locals the late shift) and had the restaurant to ourselves for the first hour, or so. We had very attentive waiters who spoke sufficient English to get our order across with our specific...food allergies and sensitivities. The waiter took the time to identify those menu items that contained our food allergies. He also made recommendations for traditional Catalan cuisine. We had spinach with raisins and pine nuts—what a taste treat, we also had asparagus with ham and a wonderful sauce that was also great on bread. We had leg of baby lamb and veal tenderloin—both of which were very tasty. At the recommendation of the waiter, we had a regional Catalan wine which was very good. All in all, a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this restaurant to all.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Hola! If you're ever in Barcelona, and looking for an authentic Catalan cuisine, come dine at Estevet. One of the owners was so kind for sharing his family history, and he also shared that almost all of their patrons during the week are all locals...dining Catalan style while most tourist dine during the weekends. He recommended making a reservation. We loved everything we ordered, but we definitely enjoyed their mussels and Escargot. We were also surprised how huge their portion was. Our mussels was a whole pot and oh....so good. Best of all, their Catalan dessert called "Crema Catalana" was amazingly so good! Great way to end a perfect meal. Super thank you to our dear friend who lives in Barcelona who recommended us to dine here. I can't share enough that you have to come dine at Estevet and experience the flavor of Catalan. adéu!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2021

Moltes Gràcies Edwin!!!

Reviewed January 29, 2020

We tried the Catalan-style spinach with raisins and pine nuts, the duck l'orange (one of the best versions we've ever had. Juicy with a kick-ass sauce!), and the fried and baked cod that came with white beans. We were too full for dessert but would...have loved to try it. Absolutely amazing food and I could fault nothing. I'd happily go back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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pepecabot, Dueño at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2020
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Moltes gràcies Yen!!!

Reviewed January 24, 2020

We were visiting Barcelona for our 25th Anniversary and were looking for an authentic Catalan Restaurant. After researching we found this place and were not disappointed. We loved it! We were told by the owner that we were the only foreigners eating that day (...January 1st 2020) in the restaurant. Everybody else were locals. The food was fantastic and the service as well.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2020
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Moltes gràcies!!!

Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant was opened in the 19th century and preserved an old-school bohemian decor. It’s been a favorite hangout spot for the local artistic community and hosted numerous famous people (such as Mark Zuckerberg as you can find out from the framed article on the...wall))). We booked a table for three online (so convenient!). It was the beginning of lunch time and the restaurant was empty. Then clients started arriving and at the end the place was packed. The staff looked at us a couple of times but didn’t give us any trouble as our friend was very very late. When he joined us, we ordered food. I tried the soup of the day (creamy prawn soup! Yum!) and cod fritters (delicious! I read about this recommendation online). My husband took brain in batter (which was superb!) and Catalan sausage botifarra. Crema catalana was exquisite as well! Very good and honest food! One of the favorites on our trip. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and the design of the menu too. Servers were nice and polite. Great experience that I highly recommend to anyone who goes to Barcelona.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2020
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Moltes gràcies Katrina, i Bon Any Nou!!

Reviewed November 20, 2019

This time (our second visit and a chance to introduce our friends!) we were able to find this somewhat out of the way restaurant more easily! We were the first diners and I knew that I wanted Willy to be our server so when he...opened the door I greeted him with a huge smile, "WILLY!" and he looked surprised but then remembered me and we hugged each other! The truly authentic Catalan restaurant was just as delightful as we remembered and ALL four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals! IF you wish to experience a truly memorable Catalan gourmand experience with excellent service in a lovely venue this is for you!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2020

Moltes gràcies Lili, i Bon Any Nou!!! P.D: Will is the best!!

Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

Excellent service, very good cozy family vibe. Paella was excellent as was the roasted vegetables with goat cheese

Date of visit: October 2019
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019
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Moltes gràcies!!

Reviewed October 21, 2019

Serves probably quite authentic Catalan cuisine, but unless you know Catalan food well you might wind up disappointed. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to the casual tourist.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019

Gràcies Manny!!!

Reviewed October 8, 2019

Arrived 7 pm . Greeted kindly. We were the first guests allowing an opportunity to talk to the Lady of the house who helped us choose. We ordered 5 dishes. She suggested half dishes for the vegetables. She could have let us buy full plates....Our mains were Veal with mushrooms ( Fricando ) and Cod ( Bacalla ) , side of spinach and chickpeas (\Espinacs ) and side of grilled veg. ( Escalivado ) which is served cold which I did not expect being Canadian.. Also french fries for the Veal dish in case my Husband did not like his meal. As it turned out it was delicious. My cod was home style too with beans and sauce...yummy.. The spinach was different and tasty too. Almost ordered a to go spinach for breakfast but held back already having food in the fridge . Had an opportunity to speak to the Man of the house. Shared stories of Catalan life. Husband and Wife still passionate about their business. They do their job well and are also nice people. Enjoyed the entire experience. Would return. .More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019
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Moltes gràcies!!!

Reviewed October 3, 2019

I was going to Barcelona with a group of friends 12 in all and I wanted to find something special for the last night in the city, I cross referenced local restaraunts on other websites and Ca L'Estevet kept coming up as one of the...better places to visit and I was much pleased that I had spent time doing my research. Its not far from Teatre Goya just down from there and 1st left ,Ca L' Estevet has an unassuming entrance but dont be put off by this in any way, I booked table for 12 two weeks before arriving and confirmed on the day to make sure that all 12 of us could be seated together. Starters were very good, I had the fresh Asparagus with Ham and it was really tasty, this was followed by the Veal and mushrooms which was well worth having and I recommend this dish, I had the ice cream to follow which was lovely. Other people in our party had a shared Paella, shelled and boned, one had Mussels as a main course which she said was very good. Another had a steak which was delicious. Surprise was the Snails as a starter, someone in our group who visits Paris regularly commented that to get the same amount of snails in Paris would be unheard of as she usually get just six but there must have been 4 times this amount served as a started complete with dipping sauce also. All in all well worth finding, a family run place which is unpretentious and runs like a clock, no problems with service/ food /wine /bill/ a varied menu. A local 70th birthday party was being held at next table to the one we were in , so in my books that speaks volumes.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019

Moltes gràcies Brian!!!

Reviewed September 28, 2019

Well, this is one of those stories that if you as a traveler to foreign countries dont open yourself up to the locals, you will miss out. While dinning at another restaurant, we get into a conversation with a local family whom the daughters studied...college in the states, NY and Toledo OH of all places. Their father Pepe and his wife are the owners of his fifth generation Catalan restaurant from 1890. This place is booked ALL of the time well in advance, and per Pepe, is off the tourist track, the best of Catalan cuisine, and he personally made sure we had a lunch reservation at 1:30 pm on Wednesday 9/25. We made it there on time, EVERY table was reserved, and here is the reason why - GOURMET Catalan cuisine, some of the most interesting yet delicious food we had in Barcelona. It was so good, we gave the recommendation info to the Hotel Arts Barcelona to put it on their recommendation list. So Pepe and family, I know you are in the Alps at your cabin, enjoy your holiday, and we will be sure to bring our family to yours when we return again!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2019

Dear Angela and Jeff, it was a nice way of meeting you and quite a story to tell! Thank you for your kindness and for your sincere words. We are glad to have met you and that you were able to have lunch in our...More

Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

It is nice to find a traditional place like this in hipster Barcelona. Honest food, maybe not fancy but certainly tasty and well cooked. With a special recommendation for the spinach with chickpeas and black sausage! Only the cream that comes with the desserts was...a bit disappointing: it seemed to prefab and that’s not what you would expect in such a restaurant. The staff was professional and friendly!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2019
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Moltes gràcies!!

Reviewed August 26, 2019

Dining here was memorable. The hosts were lovely, particularly the lady. I ate the paella and my daughter had the ham and tomato bread. We followed this with desserts, the creme brulee and chocolate pudding. All the food was delicious! I will go back for...the cod! I recommend this restaurant for excellent Catalan cuisine.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Pepe C, Propietario at Restaurant Ca L'Estevet, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019
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Moltes gràcies!!!

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Yes, I think I remember cod on the menu .. I. Definitely had some delicious cod cakes, but I think I remember more.
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