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Cata 1.81

Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Valencia, 181, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 23 68 18
7:30 pm - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My spouse and I went here for dinner last Friday. It started out ok---we were only 1 of 2 parties there, and we were promptly seated. We ordered their expensive tasting option (+wine), and wine immediately started to appear. Our glasses were refilled after a while, but after that things went downhill, and an hour and half drifted by while... More 

1 Thank SquidBox
Princeton, New Jersey
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Have visited Cata 1.81 many times in the past, always pleased with creative tapas and nice atmosphere. But I had not realized the change in ownership. I visit was an utter disappointment bordering on outrage. We had only 4 small plates, but it took more than an hour and a half to be served, with 20 minutes between each plate.... More 

1 Thank gmg55
Mount Prospect, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place on a Wednesday night based on various positive reviews. The restaurant is now known as Grinson Trade SL, as indicated on the receipt, although the sign outside still reads Cata.181. First hint was that the place was empty. When asked for a wine list, the waiter/bartender responded that they only carry one brand of house white or... More 

Thank Frank S
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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220 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Small and trendy wine and tapas bar in Barcelona. Very unassuming but worth a visit. Tapas and small dishes on offer presented in a new and deconstructed way. All dishes were delicious. No misses! I loved the mini burgers with quail eggs and the macaroni dish with a local sauce. The ham is not to be missed! The wines we... More 

1 Thank Hristijan G
Sani, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special!!! Very casual place , the ambiance-decoration will let you down , the service not up to your high expectations , the wine selection list below average , the food mediocre and the atmosphere not trendy and

Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

It's a new experience! "Platillos" between tapas and dish. Very original with chicken pequin, steak tartare like a principal dishes. If you want enjoy a good time eating is a good recommendation.

Thank CarlitusBCNCAT
Barcelona, Spain
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148 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Went on a recommendation that this was one of the best wine bars in the city. Greatly disappointing. The wine menu had a very limited selection and not even great wines at that. The bartender did not know much about the wines and when I asked for a taste she poured a whole glass. It was not very good and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Cute, highly recommended cava bar. It was a surprise to have only one cava by the glass. The tapas were delicious. The tortilla fantastic with truffle, the cod delightful. Some of the best in Bcn.

Thank djack7
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

WOW...have to say well done to the Chef, I will be honest and say that I have not had a tasting menu before and so glad I tried it here.. seven small dishes in total with wine to match..just note give yourself time as the whole meal took and hour and half...if like me you like little taste sensations then... More 

Thank Stuart Mccauley W
West Hollywood, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Loved the prix fixe menu, especially the Russian salad. Casual, comfortable room with great food and a hip vibe. Not a tourist spot.

Thank Jane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $113
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 12:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Valencia, 181, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighborhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 933 23 68 18
In vino veritas. You can find a fine selection of wines for any occasion. We offer a unique collection of wines from all over the world. Try our wines, you can find some of those answers that linger in your mind, perhaps... Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero. We want you to enjoy every moment at our restaurant. You'll find yourself in a caring atmosphere where people come to enjoy life and celebrate it... Dum viviumus, vivamus. The greeks always divided time in two different words - chronos & kairos. One meant "chronological time" the other "moments that we live intensely". We are more of the latter...

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Staying in Eixample

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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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