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“Another great meal at El Casal”
Review of El Casal

El Casal
Ranked #106 of 10,475 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
Description: In Catalan, « Casal » means a place of exchange. Enjoy a relaxing & laid back atmosphere in a quiet square. Our family business is the ideal place for breakfast and lunch with premium Catalan seasonal products. A wide range of Catalan charcuteries, tortillas and cheeses served in tapas or in sandwiches (fresh « xapatas » con tomate), a nice freshly ground café & home-made smoothies & jams... Enjoy our menu, you will have a drink & two choices between starter, main course and dessert, all home-made & changing everyday. El Casal ́s friendly & fluent staff are waiting for you from Monday to Friday, 7am to 16pm. Thursday, friday and saturday also from 6 pm to 0:00 am. Free Wit‐Fi.El Casal is located in plaza Victor Balaguer square between carrer Nau and Santa Maria del Mar church.
Reviewed January 24, 2014

This was my second visit to this restaurant, following the recommendation of my son in law. It is a very casual place, so you must like seeing the chefs cooking your meal and engaging in chatter with some of the patrons. On a nice day, sitting outside is also a great option. They have wifi that actually works really well, too! On this particular visit, my first course was a small potato and meat dish accompanied by a side salad. It almost tasted like a stuffing that we would have in the US. Definitely had a French flair to it. The salad had a lovely balsamic dressing. My next course was a boned filet of fish with a wonderfully light, turmeric/curry sauce, again with a side of salad and a broiled half tomato. Finally, the dessert was a magnificent tartin de apple - almost all apple and no crust with a light vanilla sauce. All of this plus bread and wine for 10 euros. You just can´t beat it!

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Thank Cynthia O
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joaninho q, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Dear Cynthia,

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant for the second time and taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor.

We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant meal and you enjoyed staying at El Casall.

We would be glad to see you again in the future for the third time :)

Sincerely,

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Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

I found this place based on the revues on city guides. They sounded good but i found it great!

I chose the pri fix menu. It was outstanding. The soup was to die for. It was a cabbage lintel and chorizo mix. So good. The main course was a beef stew over noodles and carrots. Very good too.

You really should make this a lunch destination. It is worth your time.

1  Thank Beau J
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joaninho q, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Dear Beau,

We would like to thank you for your very positive feedback.
It makes us very proud to hear that you had a great time at El Casal.

It would be our pleasure to welcoming you back soon in Barcelona.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food cooked by genuinely nice people who care about what they do! We had a fixed price 3 course lunch for 10 euros each which is ridiculously cheap for the delicious food (and drinks) we were served! My girlfriend is also vegetarian and although there was no vegetarian option on the fixed price menu they made something up for her at no extra cost. Thank you!

Thank Louquinn
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joaninho q, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Dear Louquinn,

We would like to thank you so much for your excellent feedback.
As we are always trying to achieve maximum visitors satisfaction, it makes us very happy to see that we are on the right way.

We are really looking forward to your next visit in Barcelona.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We ate here over Christmas as the reviews on tripadvisor were so positive. The reviews are well deserved and we would have no hesitation in recommending this resturant. The food is excellent, plentiful, the lady who served us was welcoming and good fun and the decor was interesting and cosy. As per other reviews it is a little difficult to find but so worth the effort.

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1  Thank AmnesiaSocks
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joaninho q, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Dear AmnesiaSocks,

We would like to thank you so much for your excellent feedback.
As we are always trying to achieve maximum guest satisfaction, it makes us very happy to see that we are on the right way.

We are really looking forward to see you again.

Kind regards

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We had a great lunch here. Light tapas between four of us. Well prepared and excellent service. The staff all very enthusiastic. Great apple tart dessert.

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1  Thank Ahajtrip
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joaninho q, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Dear Ahajtrip,

Thank you so much for your positive feedback.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tapas and also the Tatin Cake :)
Be assured that we will pass you positive comments to all members of staff.
We are really looking forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Kind regards

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