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El Nacional


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene

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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.
$23 - $57
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar, Spanish
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
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Reviewed today via mobile

The place to visit if you want lots of choice for tapas under one roof and a lively, noisy atmosphere with waiters shouting out what dishes they have on their trays if you want one as they pass by. A nice change from run of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank trish477
Reviewed today

We were recommended this restaurant so visited at lunchtime. We only had a drink and tapas but I can imagine it's a great place to eat. There are several different restaurant areas specialising in different types of food and it seemed reasonably priced. Well worth...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 55cindymc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect, very pleased we went. Several bars and about 5 restaurants all under one roof. We went for the tapas option and it didn’t disappoint. Guys walking around shouting out what food they were carrying if you fancied it you put...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank wadsy1474
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a delicious lunch here. You can chose 3-4 tapas/person from the menu. They also walk around the restaurant with several other dishes which you can take also. Very nice setting.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank annsophied823
Reviewed 5 days ago

As El National is just off one of the main streets close to Placa Catalunya and we have walked past the entrance a few times without noticing the entrance / neon sign. However, on advice from a local friend we finally landed. Great concept with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mikie346
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fo4r spaces with a nice and magical atmosphere for eating in the middle of the charming Passeig de Gràcia. You can enjoy seafood in one, meat in other one, tapas and rices in another one and delicatessen fast food in last one. Is not cheaper...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tohhni
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful restaurant. The interiors are absolutely amazing. The food and drinks are simply excellent. Definitely eat at La Taperia. The selection of tapas is really extensive. Don't forget to raise your hand to get some very delicious Paella when the waiters are going around during...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank crystie g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building and great choice of restaurants and bars in the building, there was a lovely atmosphere and beautiful decor. We choice the steak restaurant and the food was delicious although felt it was slightly overpriced for the food but very much worth a visit

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Halfmoon187045
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Several restaurants under one roof in a beautiful building. Walk around and check out what’s offered. We ate at La Taperia for an early dinner (7:30 pm). Ordered meat and potato croquette which was good-a little bit spicy. Also had the calamari and it was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lisa9962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An emblematic place, full of history with enough food choices to reduce any indecisive sole to tears. The large windows and metal pillars give EL Nacional a unique charm. Like so many places I visited, it was a challenge to truly capture it’s beauty. Enjoyed...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you
enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally
translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes
recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant
atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district,
Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end
international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the
glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best
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January 31, 2019|
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Response from neusita69 | Reviewed this property |
No sé si reservan por teléfono con anterioridad, en el momento la señorita te apunta si no disponen de mesa en ese momento y te avisan.
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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
March 28, 2018|
Response from SBhotels | Property representative |
Hello, we serve tapas until 12am, two hours before the closing time.
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