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“Gran Foc Failure”
Review of Gran Foc - CLOSED

Gran Foc
Price range: $0 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Eixample
Description: Loved Barcelona���s iconic bar and restaurant Foc? Then you���ll be pretty blown away by Gran Foc, a new sister bar which has set the city���s scene alight. Exhibiting the same tongue-in-cheek warmth as it���s big brother, Gran Foc has the look of a grand old members club turned on its head ��� Chesterfield banquettes, orange-tinged lighting, international staff to make you feel at home wherever you���re from and even flickering fireplace (playing on a loop on a flatscreen television). The cocktail menu which has taken Barca by storm has migrated uptown to Gran Foc too, with delicious drinks for all the perfect starter to an evening which will no doubt include top tunes from excellent DJs and fabulous food including local fish and top drawer Argentinean steaks.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gran Foc Failure”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We had a quick bite to eat at Gran Foc after a day at Sitges and should have walked out after chicken nuggets were presented as croquettes. The rest of the croquette tasting plate was worse than the nuggets. Ordered with a goats cheese salad which had a fried of slab of cheese on top, the only thing Gran about our experience was our fast exit. Not recommended at all!!

Visited June 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere - more a bar than a restaurant”
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

We decided to go here as it was the highest rated restaurant within 100 meters of our apartment, it seemed decent and we were tired so all we wanted was a sangria and a quick meal. We got there at 19:15 and at first, the place looked like a bar and was empty so we tried their sangria and some of their 'American' tapas all to tunes from The Cure playing in the background which gave it a toned-down American sports bar feel without the noise. The sangria was delicious and not diluted as we had seen many times in Spain over the last month. The nachos were delicious but my overall comment would be 'leave it to the Mexicans, they do it better' - it was tasty nonetheless. We then tried their chicken wings which seemed to come out of an American sports bar so nothing special here. The waiter then offered us to try mango sangria (made with champagne) which was delicious! We then tried their 'Foc Royale' tapas which had a bit of everything and it was also delicious. Now, with everything so delicious, you would think that this restaurant is great and that's just it: as a restaurant, this place would rate as average, but, as a relaxed bar with food, this place rates as excellent! So, go there to relax while having a sangria and you'll enjoy it. If you go there expecting gastronomy, you'll be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Jeff_Proulx
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Barcelona
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Functional restaurant”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

I would describe this restaurant as functional. The restaurant is well located, just a few passes away from the tourist area (Passeig de Gràcia/Plaça Catalunya), which meas that one does not have to pay tourist prices for a normal lunch. Don't choose this restaurant if you look for "Haute Cuisine" or experimental food, but I can confirm that the food that is served is very correct: eg. Nachos with cheese, "patatas bravas", Hamburger Gran Foc, it was all good. The place is clean and the service is correct.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank sveninbcn
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice place!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Cosy interior, warm welcome, good food and a staff that speaks English. Not to expensive. Mainly locals which is always good.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank RobCane
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Staffordshire
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Just chillax”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Visited this restaurant tonight and had to write review. Very chilled out place, service friendly and humorous, food fab EXCEPT one lot of ribs ordered were rather fatty but didn't spoil a thing. Still got 3 more nights in Barcelona so time to return.

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