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Els Barrils

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Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 53 10 91
9:00 am - 1:30 am
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2015

We popped into this restaurant as it was very near our Best Western Dante hotel and enjoyed our experience. It is a very small place where locals come to eat. We started with Iberian ham and had veal steak and sole for the main course with a nice Rioja. Everything was perfectly cooked and it had a nice, cosy atmosphere.

Thank carolina46
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

After a full day of walking we were returning to our hotel looking for a restaurant. After passing on several other places we decided to stop here after talking with the waitress. We sat inside which is small however they have an upstairs dining room. The decor is interesting with mounted stag and boar's head and hanging legs of Iberian... More 

Thank LifeOutsideTheHammer
Sao Paulo, SP
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Since we stayed in a hotel nearby, it was a great surprise. Fabulous! We strongly recommend it. Enjoy!

Thank Olidio
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

After a rather disappointing visit to the highly rated Tapas 24, we tried Els Barrils close to our Hotel Center Barcelona. We had a great time, dining on grilled eggplant, grilled sardines and grilled squid. A very friendly and helpful waitress guided us through the menu and was most attentive to our needs. OK, we had to have the most... More 

1 Thank Mandofiddler
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled on Els Barrils while looking for a local tapas place to dine. Waitress was great and suggested a couple of plates. Aside from the standard and most excellent I iberico jamon plate, we had grilled sardines and grilled squid. Both were done to perfection. Add to that the recommended bottle of red wine and some grilled eggplants - we... More 

Thank Mandofiddler
Montreal, Canada
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62 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2014

I'm glad that I have tried other tapas restaurants/bars in the city prior to writing this review. Els Barrils was first taste of local tapas in Barcelona and after a 24 hours travel and airline meal, this change was most welcomed. The few dishes we ordered were simple, fresh and "déjà vu" type of tapas food like grilled sardines or... More 

Thank Zac_Mei
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was a real treat and right outside the hotel too! We took lunch one day and dinner the following evening. Catalan food is great because it is simple food simply cooked and we enjoyed a range of soups, fish, sausages and steaks over the 2 days. Service was stereotypically "Manuel" but there was a good sense of humour and... More 

1 Thank Seemples2
mojacar playa
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We discovered this gem close to our hotel and boy what a find We ate there on two consecutive nights and can vouch for the quality of the fish,lamb and fillet steak together with great tapas and an interesting wine list. It is excellent value for money considering the quality and quantity of the food. The service was excellent and... More 

Thank richard f
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very disappointing. Be careful! They ripped us off with the prices. We speak Spanish, but after getting the bill we asked but they said prices were normal. Never again!

1 Thank Steveboy36
Hong Kong
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433 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had our bottle of lunch wine Torres De Casta and Tapas with bread on the side. Jamon Serrano, Tacos Queso, Gambita Frita, Salteado Seatas, and Pimentos Padron. We enjoyed the food and ended up with a shared coconut ice cream Coco Helado. We also had some cozy time with our neighboring local visitors. Fun. A very good lunch. Try... More 

Thank Tomberra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighborhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 934 53 10 91

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Eixample

Neighborhood Profile
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 exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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