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O' Retorno Restaurant

#141 of 7,348 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Comte D'urgell, 168 | esquina calle Mallorca, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934531104
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to find this place as our hotel was nearby. This restaurant was over loaded with customers at 11pm on Friday night, it shows a clear sign how popular it is among locals. Staff didn't speak almost a word of English, one very friendly customer helped us like a half host and told that we can order "quarter" portion in... More 

1 Thank poutapilvi
Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried a few of the dishes and they were all great. The potato pie thing was a 10. The pickled seafood combo dish was super fresh and really tasty. Salad was great too. Excellent coffee and desserts. The place looks small, but there are tables inside.

Thank doribme
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Everybody orders the octopus (very large portions - so order half only) but there is more fresh seafood. Highly recommend the navajas (i.e., razor clams) a la plancha.....All seafood is good here ...unless you are allergic to seafood. The wine is inexpensive but good. Sit outside...bring friends to help you eat.

1 Thank Hector A
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

i've been here several times in the past two years and always order: -bottle of white wine -seafood platter -grilled octopus over bed of potatoes (i believe this is their signature dish.. it's on every table :-D) -homemade galician cake -orujo crema after the meal service can be a little slow or forgetful on the terrace but it's casual and... More 

Thank emilyweirdshoes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place, great food, but book in advance! Well worth a visit. Fish a speciality especially octopus. Iberian ham a must

Thank Mike W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a busy local restaurant which has great sharing dishes, you cannot go wrong with the fresh seafood or meat specials, large portions are reasonably priced for sharing, the seafood platter could feed four people. Staff work hard to cope with the amount of diners, we preferred inside as staff were friendlier.

Thank PGandolfi
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is not a restaurant but it is like a "Italian taverna". It seems impossible eating but if You ask to the owner everything it is possible!!!!The food is good but not exceptional. The classical Spanish food are tasty , the serving are generous and the climate very suggestive.A good variety of fish dishes at reasonably price!

Thank fprimi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

If you don't have the octopus your a sucker, prawns are off the scale, even the house wine and Orujo de hierbe is the best in Barca, try it if you want a real good experience .

Thank Jason J
Durham, North Carolina
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We were recommended to this seafood restaurant by a local. In her opinion, this is one of the best seafood restaurants in the city. The cooking is rustic but executed perfectly. My husband and I shared their famous signature octopus dish and we were stuffed. Yet, we managed to finished another plate of freshly grilled razor shells. The garlic, olive... More 

1 Thank Shell Z
Banchory, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Tasty if rustic food in enormous servings, if you haven't got a large appetite you might want to share. Bread with tomato puree, mixed salad and patatas bravas as entrees, grilled pork and chicken as mains, washed down with a very decent house red and all for €43. The waitress had very little English so a bit of guessing involved.... More 

1 Thank liz and joe w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Comte D'urgell, 168 | esquina calle Mallorca, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighborhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 934531104

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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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