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“Exquisite experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Montiel

Restaurant Montiel
Ranked #19 of 9,317 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $76
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
Description: Based on an exhaustive selection of the best raw materials in our region, the gastronomic offer is made from simple and tasty tapas to a full season tasting menu. Paying the utmost attention in the respect for the raw materials, producers and our environment, we work to make the gastronomic experience not only pleasant and fun, but also sustainable, fair and healthy. 80% of the products we use in our kitchen, from vegetables, meats and fish, to wines, beverages and breads, come from small producers in the region. This obliges us and allows us to always work with seasonal products and update our menus permanently. We do not use gluten or lactose and the sugar from our desserts is integral and environmentally friendly. The visit of our clients, then, becomes a comprehensive event ranging from the sensory enjoyment proper to an emotional satisfaction derived from the knowledge of knowing that what is being enjoyed also contributes to strengthen the local economy and Our own health.
London
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Exquisite experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Went informally with a colleague this evening and felt compelled to write a review straight away. We arrived early at 7:30ish to find an almost empty restaurant. We were politely shown to our table and given a simple choice between 2 set menus. We went for the longer one (c. EUR 60 pp) as we were both v hungry. What followed was a selection of painstakingly put together dishes some of which I couldn't fathom. I'm no cook myself and can't work out how they managed to extract an egg yolk whole and place it on a plate of mushrooms. I eventually lost count of dishes and by the time we got to pre-dessert and dessert was completely full. I thought this was an excellent restaurant with high-class food at reasonable prices in a very pleasant part of town.

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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

I visited the restaurant with a colleague on Saturday night. We entered at 22h, since the restaurant was fully booked. Nice and friendly receipt. The sommelier was great and felt exactly at what level we were. We had a great wine 'Cal Pla 2011'. Fantastic long aftertaste. The food was all very nice, see picture. Not on the picture is the jambon, which was also superb. The only wine we did not like was the Carles Andreu Parellada 2012. The sommelier told that is was a risk, which it was. No nose, no aftertaste, nothing. Other minor point was that the sommelier left while our dinner was far from over. After that, the atmosphere declined. We also sat at the first table close to the door, which was quite chilly with the door open / closed. Maybe a curtain could help, especially since 75% of the guests leave the door open (since they expect it is closed automatically). Maybe replace the vegs vitrine by another table and make the entrance a bit warmer. But again, overall: great experience, really gastronomique. Bravo. And thank you that you choosed to call back an English speaking guy from Holland instead of going for a local.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Zagreb
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

My wife and I visited Barcelona for gastronomic experiences and went for dinner in Montiel among few other restaurants. The service was great and it was really nice evening and dinner. We had 11 course dinner and most of the food was amazing. It was paired by 7 vines, few of which, to be honest do not follow the quality of the food. That is partly because they are all local vines and varieties which I found interesting to try so it didn't bother at the end. It is a little pricy restaurant but well worth visiting!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“SUBLIME EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and they comments were absolutely spot on with their comments. It was one of the best meals I have eaten in a restaurant in a very long time. We were very warmly greeted by the manager who spoke fluent english. We went for the degustation menu and the portions were spot on. They were fantastic when it came to my husband's allergy to mushrooms and offered him an alternative dishes. In the menu there was superb soup, iberian ham, Ravioli etc and every dish was delicious. We forgot to ask for a copy of the menu, which is a pity. The service was second to none and they were extremely friendly. We had a lovely bottle of rioja to accompany our meal, finished off with the local desert wine.

If you are looking for a restaurant which is passionate about their food, this is it. The bill was very reasonable and I am quite sure if this was a London restaurant it would be three times the price and probably not as good. Would definately go there again when we next visit.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Perfect meal in Barcelona”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

My wife and I visited Montiel in the last night in Barcelona. We decided to visit this restaurant after reviewing TA and reviews were correct.
We had a great meal with greater service and atmosphere was also fabulous.
We really enjoyed food and wine pairing as well.
It might be costly comparing other restaurant but I highly recommend you to visit if you want to have a fantastic and exceptional experience in Barcelona.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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