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Arcano

#109 of 7,835 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
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Carrer dels Mercaders, 10 | Sant Pere - Santa Caterina I la Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 95 64 67
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mother and I had an amazing time here on our last evening in Barcelona. We were a bit tired from a day of traveling (and more to come!) but we were instantly delighted by the lovely atmosphere and our particularly thoughtful, kind server. I had red wine by the glass, my mother had beer, and both were well-priced and... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here for Christmas Eve and loved it so much we came back again before our trip was over. Staff is friendly. Food was amazing and they had their own brew of beer that was excellent! Highly recommend! More 

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Port Erin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really loved this restaurant. Our waiter was very efficient and so so friendly. Delicious food !!! I will be back there !!!

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Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning little bistro in Central Gothic area of Barcelona, visited for dinner and can honestly say it was absolutely superb, low key dress code was welcome but food and service were first class, could not fault anything (well maybe the cheese plate was a bit stingy?) The staff were wonderfully helpful outlining certain elements of the dishes and suggesting sides... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

While wondering the streets of the beautiful city of Barcelona stopped by this restaurant what seemed cosy and nice place to spend your time in and relax. Although it isn't, the guy who greeted us at the entrance was polite and friendly. When he guided us to our table, the other guy brought us menus. After going through the menus... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had been wandering about the Gothic Quarter and this venue has caught our eye (for the second day running), but kept strolling. Given it was our last day in Europe we all decided "why not?" It had just gone 7pm when we entered. When asked if we had a reservation, suddenly disappointed we said "No". However the head host... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and for your comment. If you return to Barcelona, remember, this is your home ;) Cheers ! More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The first thing that strikes you is the intimate atmosphere and rustic interiors. We fell in love just walking past the windows earlier and had to try it out and after having starters, main meal and desserts accompanied by a coffee and a Pedro Ximenes we were happy in both minds and stomachs. It's not the cheapest place in town... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and for your comments. It has been our pleasure welcoming you Thomas. Hope to see you soon, Cheers! More 

Dallas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best meal i had in Barcelona on Christmas day! The service was very attentive and the food was excellent. We went back a second time and had the same great service and delicious food. I recommend this place hands down. Plus the prices are really good for the value!

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Thank xeniahr
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming. It has been our pleasure welcoming you, Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best meal we had in Barcelona! I called the day of and was able to get a reservation for two later that night. We had the sausage appetizer, tomato bread, steak, ravioli with mushroom cream sauce. The goat cheesecake was amazing! The environment of the restaurant was cozy and romantic. A nice meal that felt like a... More 

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Thank Emily P
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

It has been our pleasure welcoming you Emily. Comments like yours will drive us forward and help us to give the best possible service to our clients. Thank you! Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers. More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is one of lots of restaurants hidden in "el born" and is a beautiful place to have a good lunch or dinner with friends or family in the holidays. The price of menu it seems a little bit high but the combinations of food are excellent.

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Thank Josep M
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and for your comments Josep. It has been our pleasure welcoming you, Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $37
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Argentinean, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer dels Mercaders, 10 | Sant Pere - Santa Caterina I la Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 95 64 67
Description
Next to one of the main streets of Barcelona, Laietana track and a short walk from the central market of Santa Caterina, Arcane is the restaurant.Located in an old seventeenth-century barn, mark of beautiful Romanesque arched forms and stone walls that crown many of its spaces.The Mediterranean cuisine is an invitation to the traditional recipes of the coastal region from fresh and balanced dishes that will make your stay a real moment of joy and pleasure.Vegetables, meat and fish dishes are a real specialty Josper house you should not miss on your visit to Barcelona.Our extensive letter without being intended to be balanced, with meat imported from Argentina in vacuum packaging, preserving its taste and quality, pastas and homemade pies, grilled cheese, salads with touches of the house, fresh fish and desserts.At noon, the market offers an elaborate menu with excellent value for money. The restaurant has a private event booked, "winery" intimate and cozy space.And if you just want tapas and peck at the bar have an interesting proposal for this purpose, from fried eggs to escalibada coca bread.And after dinner, nothing better than enjoying our cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere and good music.Oh and if you can not be disconnected from the world, do not worry, we have wifi!

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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