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“Lovely hospitality and great steak”
Review of Cera 23

Cera 23
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Ranked #38 of 10,605 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Gastropub, Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Raval
Description: Nuestra unica pretension es hacer que salgas del restaurante, al menos algo mejor de lo que entraste. Para conseguirlo ofrecemos el producto del mercado mas fresco, preparado con carino y servido con una sonrisa.
Reviewed December 3, 2012

We used the trip advisor app to find this place and we rate it the best steak we have ever had. The owner is very hospitable, we god free almond tarts when we arrived - the product of the chef's experiments that day and free shots when we left as well as a kiss on the cheek. We got there at 8 and were the only people in the restaurant. (I wasn't too keen on the chocolate cake dessert - tasted a bit burnt) but apart from that it was a great experience

Thank 12Chrissyh
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Booked a reservation on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews in mid-November. Dinner was fantastic, and as mentioned, watching the bartender create his magic mojitos is worth some time at the bar before entering the dining room. We walked to and from the restaraunt from La Rambla on a Friday evening and did not feel the least bit apprehensive or threatened. The best recommendation is that this restaraunt is an obvious favourite of the locals.

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Thank torcanToronto_Canada
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

So good that we went twice during our 5 days in Barcelona. The food is innovative and well cooked. The menu is pretty short, but no problem finding something worth trying. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. Reservation recommended, as they get very busy. If you have to wait at the bar, ask for the blackberry mojito. Not hard to find, just a 10 minute walk along Carrer de l'Hospital from La Rambla, turn onto Cera.

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Thank Dan P
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

The food was very good but the service was out of this world. The guys working there were so much fun. Make sure you either a) make a reservation, or b) wait until you can eat in the dining room. I would go back in a heartbeat and if you want to experience the best that Barcelona has to offer, I highly recommend going there.

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1  Thank davidgarber
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We almost missed out on our chance to eat at Cera 23. Lucky for us, we were able to get a table and a magnificent meal. After reading the positive reviews here, we decided to make reservations in advance of our visit to Barcelona. Ruben was very accommodating our emails back and forth. We were in town for the La Merce festival and got caught on the other side of town and ended up having to cancel our reservations. I felt bad as we had to give short notice, but Ruben was still kind and polite in his reply. A few nights later, we were standing outside of Quimet & Quimet (our 2nd visit) waiting for a table when we decided to check out Cera 23 instead. Luckily, we were able to get a table even though the place was packed.
When we sat down we were given a free appetizer. It was simple with cream cheese and pepper jelly with balsamic and tasted very good. We ordered the Galician spiced ham with potatoes, spinach and pine kernels and Vegetables tempura with bittersweet sauce to start. Both appetizers were very well prepared and we could tell that this place liked to use quality and fresh ingredients. For our main dishes, my wife ordered the Almond-flavored beetroot gnocchi with capers in balsamic cream sauce and I had the Tagliatelle with shitake mushrooms and orange-flavored prawns sauteé with crunchy chorizo oil. I kind of ordered this dish by mistake and am not a huge pasta fan, that being said, this was one of the greatest dishes that I have ever eaten. So there, hopefully I didn't over sell that. The gnocchi that my wife ordered was nearly equally delicious and incorporated a lot of very unique flavors.
We were seated near the kitchen and I made sure to have the waiter compliment their work. You could really tell that this place prides itself on being the best that it can be. All of the employees that we interacted with seemed to really enjoy their jobs and were proud of the restaurant.
We ended our meal with two complimentary shots of liquor and a cup of coffee. As we sat there finishing up the lights went out and the Bangals "Eternal Flame" began playing over the speakers. The staff walked out from the kitchen with a birthday cake filled with candles. The table next to us was celebrating a birthday and we sang along with the rest of the restaurant patrons. A great meal and a great experience!

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Thank thatjordan
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