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“Great food, charming service”
Review of Sensi

Sensi
Ranked #108 of 9,534 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Description: Sensi is located in the emblematic Gothic district of Barcelona, from which it takes its inspiration. It is a romantic and cosy restaurant with stone walls, exposed beams and handcrafted lighting, which, combined with the carefully selected soundtrack, creates a friendly and informal atmosphere. The menu is based on Mediterranean cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients, designed to delight the senses. Typical dishes include a duck pastry with potato and a port reduction; grilled king prawns with mango chutney and fine noodles, vegetable and sweet chilli; or marinated tuna tartar with sesame oil and crispy leeks. Its modern menu together with professional and attentive service makes Sensi the ideal place for any kind of evening out.
Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great food, charming service”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

We had a terrific experience at this small, charming restaurant. We did have a reservation but had to wait. But we didn't mind. The staff was lovely, and we liked watching the chef work in the incredibly small but efficient kitchen. Once seated we ordered a great bottle of wine that was recommended - and very well priced. All tapas ordered were really good. The artichoke stuffed with cheese was outstanding. Of the 8 tapas - all were excellent except the paella which was ok. We figured 7 home runs was more than expected. Definitely will go back again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Superb Tapas”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Sensi serves superb tapas in a charming room with excellent staff. The variety of tapas ranged from the traditional to the inventive. We went for the latter and liked everything we ate.

  • Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A must try (make a res, but it's worth a wait)!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Love love love this spanish tapas appt 8 in the Gothic quarter. It's small and gets full quickly, so make reservations (they open at 7). If you don't, the hostess will do her best to accommodate you at a table or the bar, but the wait may be 1-2hrs (which is ok, hang out in any of the many bars nearby until then). The food was delish and not very expensive, but their is a 2 tapas per person minimum. The duck, steak and potatoes, patatas bravas and Paella were awesome. With wine, sangria and limoncello shots the bill came to 55€, a bargain in Barcelona. Good service, good food, very good time.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great food and sangria. Helpfull staff even if the resturant was really packed. Would def go back. I REALLY recommend it!

  • Visited May 2013
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Shreveport, LA
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126 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Out of the way gem with fresh flavors.”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

The staff was very friendly and smiling.
We had 8 tapas for our party of 4 (min. of 2 tapas per person).
They knew what they were doing as they served them not all at once, but in rapid fire sequence. It is small (as many of these places are) but never got noisy for us.

Service was great. The owner greeted us by name from the reservation book.

I would go back there.

Be adventurous in your tapas choices.

  • Visited November 2013
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