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Review of Elsa y Fred

Elsa y Fred
Ranked #126 of 9,931 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish, Cafe, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
Description: Elsa and Fred reinvents the classic tapas bar, with creative cuisine with subtle inspiration from international cuisine. With special care in the presentation and maximum respect for the original flavors of each ingredient. When we prepare a dish, we make each one with all our passion and creativity. ELSA Y FRED INVITES YOU TO ENJOY BREAKFAST, HALF DAY MENUS, SANDWICHES, DELICIOUS HOMEMADE CAKES MID-AFTERNOON, AND TAPAS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AS WELL AS A FINE WINE LIST AND COCKTAILS.
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Elsa Y Fred has incredible tapas. We went here three different times because my father just couldn't get enough and we tried nearly everything. The waitresses are so sweet and the food is incredible and the wine is a good value. My mother is a picky wine drinker but we had the bottle of Castillo Monton Chardonnay and it was very tasty. When it comes to food the Salmon on Endives is so refreshing and the tuna tartar with beets is also great. The bull burger, pastrami sandwich, pumpkin ravioli, pimientos de padron, foie, god I could go on and on. Everything was so good. If there is one thing I could recommend it is to make a reservation before going. Have your hotel call in. As I said the staff is so friendly and service is great once you are seated but the process of getting a table if you do not have a reservation is quite messy as it seems like a free for all. Some waitresses would tell us 10 minutes for a table, some would tell us to come back in an hour and check if there is a table and from what I could tell there was no wait list and no hostess but its worth the wait. If they tell you wait an hour, sit there and wait an hour.....

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Thank 33Drew
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very nice restaurant, affordable during the week. Food is just great and staff very nice and competent.

Thank AprilMarch
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place has it all; charm, good service and amazing food. It's tiny so if you want to make sure you get a table and don't have to sit at the bar I'd recommend you book in advance. We sat at the bar, but the food was so good it didn't even matter. The coca with camembert... the pumpkin ravioli... the iberian ham... the croquettes... i can't even remember it all, but it was amzing! Oh yeah, the cakes..! Cheesecake like you wouldn't believe! We came back for lunch a couple of days later! ;)

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Thank Tesche
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were walking past Elsa y Fred and it looked so inviting that we came back that night. I am very glad we did. The gazpacho with watermelon was fantastic. The other dishes we ordered were also quite good. They bottle their own sangria and you can take the beautiful bottle home with you so nothing goes to waste. The service was friendly and the ambience was nice.

1  Thank packedandready2go
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to this restaurant after reading really good reviews about their wine list. When we got there we sat up at the bar and were happy to wait for a table. We asked staff if any one could recommend a wine and were told that no one knew any of the wines on the list. During the dinner we had to constantly ask for our wine to be poured (it was off our table, of course we would pour ourself if it was left on the table) when moved to the table from the bar we had to ask again if we could have the rest of the bottle that we had had at the bar. We were presented the wrong bill upon leaving. 1 really positive thing was the food which was very good! Might just need to train or hire some new front of house staff.

If you want a good experience with regard to device go to bar brutal. The service and knowledge there was BRILLANT.

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1  Thank Daniel M
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