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Arcano

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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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scotland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit to Arcano was a few months ago but the fact that I'm writing it now proves it has stuck in my mind. We were lucky to get a table as the place was packed even though it is hidden down a quiet street. Despite being busy, the service was faultless. Ambience, Just right. As for the food, well... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to Arcano by recomendation of our hotel. After checking on TA we came for lunch already at 12.00, because we were or airplanes from very erarly morning and we were very hungry. At 12.00 the restaurant was still closed. We decided to wait in the front of the door. Finay it took 15min, to come in to the... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Close to our H10 hotel and a great set menu lunch in wonderful surroundings with attentive staff. Well worth a visit.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

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

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off the Rue Laetana this rustic style restaurant offers good food and good service at a reasonable price. A modern and traditional fusion create a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience with a quiet buzz. The food is pleasant and the wine list featured a good choice at decent prices. The staff were friendly and the service excellent. Book at... More 

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thank you. We appreciate your opinion. 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 

Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding service. Food amazing. Well worth a visit. I had the grilled octopus and the Argentina Ravoli. Hubby had the Peasant sausages and the rack of lamb. The presentation of every plate was creative and appealing.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Olympia, thanks for coming and for your comments.Remember that you can follow our news and events on Facebook/arcanorestaurante. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

Atlanta
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216 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: warm and cozy interior in 400 year old stable, in great area on small street, prices reasonable, wine by glass E4-5, grilled octupus, flank steak, goat cheese salad and brischetta all great, nice small touches, server professional. Cons: back room is not the best and stuffy, ask for front, credit card service was touchy

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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 

York, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Please be very careful when you make a booking for this establishment. Check, check and check again and make contingency plans. We made one and after 40 minutes we were still waiting to be seated! This business seems to be very disorganised.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Dear Customer Your reservation was made through your hotel by 8pm but you arrived at 7:20 p.m. and we told you that we could not advance the reservation because we didn´t have free tables... We invite you a snack at the bar, but a few minutes later, you left without telling us. The service quality is very important for us;... More 

Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate there twice in two days. Lunch and supper and both were excellent matched by attentive wait staff. Most enjoyable.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers More 

Rehovot, Israel
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the arcana during a business trip in November I was invited t eat here and wonderful food From prawn to wonderful cheese to amazing steak with blue cheese on top Amazing wine and beer wonderful dessert I must when you bisit

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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, Cheers! More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening at the Arcano Restaurant on Tuesday 8th November. The food was very good and the service excellent.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and for your comments.Remember that you can follow our news and events on Facebook/arcanorestaurante. Hope to see you soon ;) 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, 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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