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“Traditional food in a traditional restaurant”
Review of 7 Portes

7 Portes
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Ranked #1,199 of 10,585 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $41 - $53
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barceloneta
Description: Opening its doors in 1836 to begin offering over 150 years of excellence, Restaurant de les 7 Portes is truly the most classic of Barcelona's eating places. Here, you can enjoy the finest Catalan cooking in an intimate setting or in one of the spacious banquet halls, accompanied by Spain's best wines and "cavas" (sparkling wines) from the well-stocked cellar. The restaurant is housed in the Pòrtics d'en Xifré, a building declared a national monument and the first place in Barcelona where running water was installed. In 1942, it became the property of Paco Parellada, founder of one of the foremost dynasties of restaurateurs in all of Catalonia.
Reviewed February 24, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by two different locals as a place to go for well prepared traditional food, not the usual "tourist" style food found in so many other restaurants. As an old, traditional restaurant, the decor reflects that - not a modern vibe, but rather a warm ambiance.
The food we had was absolutely excellent, from the delicious calçots starter to paella and wild boar. The wine list included modestly priced wines to more expensive, offering a good range. Service was reasonably good - our experience in many European restaurants is that the servers are not trying to pretend to be your best new friend, and we're find with that. The prices are not cheap, but the quality is there. Although we were there fairly early in the evening by Barcelona standards, a significant part of the clientele seemed to be local, which we take as a good sign. We plan to return next time we visit this beautiful city.

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Thank mmmikey
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

paella's are worthy to taste. Very traditional place and decoration.
It is relatively expensive but really returns the value.
I recommend 'rich man paella'.

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Thank Baran K
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Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Amazement type of paella at this special and elegant restourant.The fish one was really fresh and the vegetable's nice and the meat one delicious.The only bad thing was the price,too high.

Thank Mr-spectator
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Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We had paella- it was ok; I've had better and worse! Service is pretty impersonal, and we ended up pouring/serving ourselves. Bread was of a poor quality. Paella for two and half a bottle of wine- not good value at 66 EUR.

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

In all guides it is marked the place to eat.
It is a beautiful decorated traditional restaurant.
We went their on our anniversary, so it was a special day, we had a nice time but the food was disappointing for spanish standards. I choose asparagos for a starter and they came out of a tin.
June is fresh asparagus season, so why serve them out of a tin, other than that you can not be bothered to prepare fresh ones.

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2  Thank CAMuller
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