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El Nacional Barcelona is a highly acclaimed gastronomic multispace with over two years of life, which offers a tour of the best Iberian cuisine, giving the possibility to enjoy a wide variety of local products and recipes. An establishment with four culinary spaces and four bars (wine and cured meats bar, beer and preserves bar, cocktail bar, oyster bar) that bring together different options. You can enjoy La Llotja, a restaurant specializing in fresh, quality fish; La Braseria, specializing in meat; La Paradeta, designed to offer quick snacks, from exquisite flat breads, complete salads and delicious pastries and La Taperia, where you can taste exquisite tapas and rice dishes.
PRICE RANGE
$24 - $59
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar, Spanish, Catalan
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fluck me. Great stuff in here. Good octopus, good tuna and good veal. Marielena was a splendid host! One of a kind and if you’re lucky enough to get her at the table you’re in for a 10/10 evening!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2020

I visited for a cocktail and for dinner at the steak restaurant. Due to the restrictions in place the cocktail bar is closed, but they will get you one of 5 cocktails they can make you at another bar there. As soon as the waiter...put the drinks down, he asked us to pay and said we had to straight away! Very strange, especially as it was dead there. We paid and drank our drinks, but didn't stay for another. The steak restaurant was ok, I did expect it to be better. We tried a couple of starters and the steak solomillo was nice. It's the only meat restaurant that offers no sauces as extras for meat, as in pepper, mushroom, red wine etc. All you can have is ketchup or mustard! The steak comes with either chips, roasted veg or salad. I ordered roasted veg....well what a mistake, what came was 2 pieces of green pepper and 2 pieces of red pepper in a dish of oily water, it was disgusting, no idea where the roasted part came from. The oil was an inch in depth, it was just mush. We had strawberries and chocolate fondue for dessert which was nice. Wine list was ok, service average, no connection with customers, just there to do their hours and leave. In this current climate you can tell the restaurants really trying to keep customers coming back and the ones that don't seem bothered.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020

Absolutely loved our dinner here! We ate at the fish area - the dorada in salt and tuna tartare are especially amazing. The service was also great - Opu made sure that our drinks were always filled and that we were enjoying our dinner. 5/5!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

Clean, classy, one of the best fishes cooked in salt I had ever and an excellent service provided by Opu. Very interesting desserts card and fresh fruit available (big plus). Real disappointement though that natural or at least ecological wines are not on the wine...list.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020

We ate at the Brasseria section which the only problem was the food, which is very disappointing for a restaurant. The char-grilled lettuce starter was incredibly oily; The tomato bread was bland, limp and damp; The Calaf sausage with beans were extrememly overly salted and...the chips drenched in oil; the "veal" sirloin tasted very much like beef, that I had to ask the waitor...and I'm still skeptical, and it was not cooked very well (in addition to not having proper steak knifes, made it difficult to eat). The salad that came with it was really lazy with a few pieces of lettuce and sliced onions on top. My wife threw up half an hour after leaving the restaurant. We should've sent the food back and walked out, but didn't feel comfortable doing that at the time. It feels like they have a cook guessing how to prepare the items on the menu as opposed to a chef that has designed dishes.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 18, 2020

Amazing food, amazing oysters. Amazing service! Shoutout to apu for the amazing service and great hospitality!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 14, 2020

This restaurant is excellent, the food was delecious and the service was amazing... All the team and especially Paolo were very kind.I recommand this place

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020

We had dinner here this evening (August 11th) and the good was amazing, but the staff, particularly Paolo , was just incredible.. made the visit even more worth it for us. Very happy customers

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 5, 2020

We were served by our waiter Opu who gave excellent service. He suggested wonderful menu items and was very attentive. Opu and the whole staff made our visit to La Llotja very enjoyable. Muchas gracias a todos!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 4, 2020

A really amazing location with high celing and great decoration. The organisation is a bit hit and miss, we had good tapas in the cente bars with some beer, then the restaurant we selected messed up with our reservation and we waited a age. Still...a great place to visit.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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399kathrynt
February 15, 2020|
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Response from Jeremy R | Reviewed this property |
YES definitely. Longish easy ramp to front doors from Passeig de Gracia, no step entrance and whole restaurant on one level. Very good accessible toilets. I'm a wheelchair user myself, and found the whole experience very... More
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Compass291859
January 31, 2019|
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Response from gingerwarrior2016 | Reviewed this property |
No need plenty of space
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AmRRDXB
April 16, 2018|
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Response from fcortina | Reviewed this property |
Hi AMR, All of them in fact, are different restaurants sharing the space inside El Nacional (ex factory) then you order and will be served from the place you decide to be seated. El nacional is big with a number of options... More
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