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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
0.2 miles from Plaza de Catalunya
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Landmark of the city of Barcelona and Catalan modernism, it opened on June 12, 1897 in the basement of a building designed by the architect Puig i Cadafalch, on the street Montsió 3a and once was intended to bring to Barcelona the most bohemian Parisian atmosphere. Place of worship of intellectuals and artists of the time, it was the first refuge of inspiration for Pablo Picasso. In 2008, it was chosen by Woody Allen to host one of the main scenes in its film 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', dedicated to the city. All this cultural and historic experience comes with exceptional gastronomy. All the dishes are prepared with proximity products and cooked with all the care and passion by our chef. Whitout
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan
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Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am visiting Barcelona on my own and visited this place (walk in) on a busy BUSY Thursday night. No idea it was San Juan night but the absolutely lovely maitre d squeezed me in. Honestly! The food. Cheap, hearty, muy deliscio. My stand out...dish by far were the anchovies. In fact so good I ordered a second plate. And their “house specialty sangria” as if it were plucked from heaven itself, sent to sagrada familia for blessing and then chilled. SO GOOD. The waiting staff had the upmost patience with me and my Spanglish and I can’t ask for more. Beautiful meal. Authentic food. Stunning decor. Therefore comparable to casa mila as a must visit for Barcelona (In my humble opinion)More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for the history and atmosphere. Started very well. Food interesting. But we were just forgotten ...all the order was not delivered to the table and we were then left there with no-one coming to ask if we wanted any postre of coffee....In the end we gave up asked for la cuanta and left. It is basically a tourist place now. Don't bother - go to the many great basic tapas places nearby.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

The ambiance, service and food are spectacular. We ordered lamb and a half paella. The food arrived promptly. The bottle of wine was given to us within minutes of ordering. There’s a piano player to serenade you while you eat. Price was reasonable. $116 €...including Teo capuchinos and dessertMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

We came two nights sitting in the bar both nights. Queenie was our server both times and really took great care of us. The bartender Bellie ? makes the greatest drinks from Sangria, Gin and tonics to Negronis. A place not to be missed if...you want to complete your trip to this magical city. Reservations are encouraged.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022

Go here for the ambiance. It's like stepping back in time. The haunt of Barcelona's great artists, the place oozes bohemian charm. The service was excellent. Food was good and reasonably priced. Nice touch to have a pianist playing period music (Cole Porter, etc.)

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022

The food was just okay; nothing special. The atmostphere / ambiance is what this place is all about. You feel like you step back in time. However, if you are there on the night when the pianist is playing; ask to be seated far away...from him. He is talented and plays well, but it is too loud for the room. I have two complaints. 1) the service is too slow. We ordered dessert and after 30 minutes it still had not shown up, so we cancelled the dessert, paid the bill and left. 2) they bring you bread at the end of the meal (after you have eaten your entree. What is up with that? I find this bizarre. The bread was excellent, but I would have had it with our appetizer or with the entree. Overall, a little pricey for what you get.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

We had a fantastic experience. Exceptional service, great food, amazing atmosphere - really cool place. It was a combination of fine dining, history and a big party with an international flare. We really loved this place and makes me smile thinking of our experience there.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022

I am not sure if we just hit lucky (18.03.2022) as I am baffled by some other reviews. We had the most amazing meal here. We paid more at other restaurants on our trip but this was without doubt a highlight! We went for the...3pm option as we had our two young children with us ( 8 and 5 ). We also a mix of dietary requirements. Husband eats meat. Youngest child and I are Pescatarian and oldest child is Vegetarian. My children are not fussy and used to eating with us but the waiters made special effort to make sure to find a dish they would both like! We started with Oysters and the tomato bread. I had the Turbot which was cooked beautifully and my husband had the steak Tartare which was prepared in front of him. The girls both had a pasta dish prepared specially. They also gave the girls some childrens books to look at about the history of the restaurant. The enjoyed looking at the pictures but unfortunately couldn't translate the text. Then my husband and I had the recommended Picasso dessert which was possibly my favourite ever!!! 100% recommend and we all enjoyed watching them be prepared at our table. The restaurant is beautiful and a great ambiance! We will certainly return when we visit Barcelona again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 24, 2022

Came here with high hopes for dinner with my family. Last night had an amazing dinner and wine at 70 euro. Tonight was 145 euro for some of the worst service and mediocre food. I would recommend coming here if you want to see the...building and maybe getting a cappuccino and then leaving. Other than the nostalgia I am still trying to figure out how they made it 125 years with the current service and kitchen!! Just wow. I think the problem is people reading there reviews think oh it’s a bad one but there are so many good ones….I eat out everywhere, this is the first review I have written like this. This other than nostalgia is not a place to sit for dinner…More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 23, 2022

A beautiful restaurant, however the food was a huge disappointment. We ordered seafood paella which had hardly any seafood in it - it also tasted super bland. For dessert we ordered a creme brule, but it wasn’t cooked correctly and a lot of the sugar...was not caramelised. The service was great and took our desserts off our bill, but I wouldn’t recommend a visit here, unless it’s just for drinks!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022 via mobile

Just ok. Beautiful building, overpriced very average food and weak cocktails. Tiny bits of seafood in seafood paella and barely any octopus in what was supposed to be an octopus-based starter. What a shame. We had a memorable dinner here six years ago and the...food was soooo much better then. We won’t be back next time we’re in Barcelona.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 16, 2022 via mobile

Amazing ambiance with extremely good food. I did not find it touristy at all and very much enjoyed the art on the walls and the history of the place. The steak tartare is a table side service so I’d order it if you like steak...tartare at allMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 16, 2022 via mobile

There are conflicting opinions on TripAdvisor about El 4 Gats so let me help dispel confusion. The venue is amazing. It oozes history, Belle Époque style. Picasso haunts this place, as do other famous artists. The service we had for lunch was fabulous. Chilean waiter,...smooth, attentive, not smothering, helpful. What more do you want. But the food was simply amazing. My wife and I split two dishes for lunch: an aubergine dish and steak tartar. The aubergines melted in your mouth with sublime flavors. The steak tartare is made table-side to your specifications on spices, etc. It too was one of the best we’ve had anywhere. So—amazing historic venue, excellent staff, amazing food. Your results may vary, but it was good enough for me to take time to share.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 8, 2022

We were taken there by local friends , it is an historic restaurant from 1897 were Picasso use to frequent, the place is beautiful really woth to go visit, service very good also but....... food was not good. I ordered a fish stew called Suguet...and in was tasteless, sorry to say. We also ordered canelones and were very standardMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 26, 2021

I read about this restaurant in a book that I am reading (the story takes place in Barcelona). It had everything I expected based on the stories. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Barcelona.

Date of visit: December 2021
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