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“Excellent value in an elegant, uncrowded setting”
Review of L'Antic Forn

L'Antic Forn
Ranked #1,549 of 10,585 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Raval
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Thanks to TripAdvisor reviews we took ourselves here one evening, and found a lovely spacious and elegant restaurant, with good food at an exceptionally reasonable price. The service was smiling and efficient and the food unpretentious but good. The high ceiling in the main room mean its never too noisy, and the tables are set far enough apart you don't feel crowded. We had a leisurely meal in pleasant surroundings without being rushed, and no nasty surprises with the bill. And they take Amex!

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Two years ago I ate here while staying near by. When I came back to Barcelona, I sought this place out again because I'd enjoyed it so much the last time. I was excited to find it, and was again very pleased. The dishes are as authentic to the region as you will find in this touristy area. Try a pitcher of the house made sangria with a dish of their local Catalan beans and sausage or any fish dish or their paella. You won't be disappointed! The price fix menu is a fantastic value, too!

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Good simple Spanish food; nice service; pleasant airy dining room. And free wifi!

Hard to find "local" establishments this close to centre; it is all touristy places. This is a real gem. Not fancy but good food.

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Thank alands
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I have been dining at l'Antic Forn for years, nearly every time that I have been in Barcelona (which is 2 or 3 times per year, sometimes more often). The food and wine are always very good and the ambiance quite enjoyable --even during the week when the restaurant is packed with diners from local businesses,etc. The cuisine is marketplace and seasonal. Be sure to try the "calçots" which are roasted fresh spring onions, or the fresh artichokes, followed by a main couse such as fresh fish or other seafood. This is my go-to restaurant in BCN when I simply want to relax and, if shortly after my arrival, just shake off the jet-lag in a nice neighborhood eatery.

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Thank Philip R
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

A good-value daily lunch menu in Catalan but waiters happy to help with translation, if needed.
Start with help-yourself salad, then starter, main & pud from menu - free wine or other drink, all for 11euros!
Full of locals but no problem with seats, if you arrive about 1pm, as they troop in a bit later.

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