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Restaurante Sesamo

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El Raval
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Sant Antoni Abat, 52, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934416411
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8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 404
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Definitely worth a visit

Amazing place with outstanding food, great service and equally good ambient. Heaven for vegetarians however as a meat eater I was 100% satisfied with the available food. All dishes were bursting with flavours and beautifully presented. The bill was very reasonable. Try sweet potato and coconut soup... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
edward g
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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194 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tapas bar with lots of vegetarian options - but the food itself was average at best. It is located in a relatively far off, slightly seedy location so I wouldn't necessarily recommend going here.

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Thank Nirbhay K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place with outstanding food, great service and equally good ambient. Heaven for vegetarians however as a meat eater I was 100% satisfied with the available food. All dishes were bursting with flavours and beautifully presented. The bill was very reasonable. Try sweet potato and coconut soup - OMG... It's all I can say.

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Thank edward g
Madrid, Spain
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great and cosy restaurant, run by very nice people. Creative food and good wines for reasonable prices, the degustation menu is the way to go!

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Thank Aldine_R
Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned to this restaurant after a great visit last year. The Rock and roll chef is in Argentina at the minute but the experience was still great. The front of house guy lacked a little in the welcoming department but got us promptly to our seats with a g+t from their extensive gin menu. We went for the tasting menu... More 

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Thank Alfalfaguy
Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best food I have ever eaten in a restaurant and the best value. sesamo has everything right. The environment is cosy but not cramped. The service is impeccable .the menu and dining options are clearly explained by professional and friendly staff.Portion sizes are just right as is the wait between courses.The food is imaginative and all freshly... More 

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Thank Jan151
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a vegetarian but this place makes me think I should be! Definitely go for the tasting menu, 7 courses of great food. The price is so good it made me guilty at only leaving a 20% tip. If you are only in Barcelona for a weekend, this should be one of your meals! Excellent food, excellent setting... More 

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Thank chrisjames1503
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the 7 course tasting menu again - worth travelling to Barcelona for, excellent such a variety of taste experience - all subtle and balanced - very skilful chefs Very pleasant staff had a great time My wife is a vegetarian and I like Meat - doesn't stop me enjoying the food at Sesamo

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Thank Wiljanew
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I booked a table for 6 through trip advisor after reading many good review about this vegetarian restaurant. We were not disappointed. We all had the 7 course taster menu which included water and two drinks for €25 per person. The dishes were plentiful and filing, even when sharing! The staff were courteous and friendly. It's a small venue and... More 

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israel
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Our first impression from the simple and oldy atmosphere, was non exciting. But once we tasted the special of the day and any other dish, we became fans of the place. for sure we will come again. the food was excellent, creative and tasty

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Thank abl107
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

By far and away, this is the best vegetarian meal I have ever had in Spain (/Catalonia). The menu had an outstanding variety of options, including many vegan courses, providing something for everyone in my party - of which half were meat-eaters. The staff were very friendly and helpful with near-impeccable English. Granted, i do not know exactly what the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sant Antoni Abat, 52, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 934416411

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 42
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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