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“Disappointed ”
Review of 7 Portes

7 Portes
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Mon, 2/17
8:00 PM
Ranked #1,463 of 12,289 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $38 - $49
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Port Vell (Old Port)
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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to eat here, decor is beautiful and the restaurant is historically interesting. Service was poor. Our waitress took forever to take our order, cleared plates away from people who were still eating and did not really know much about the items on the menu. She must have taken a break, because another woman took over(she was way more professional and kind) and the previous waitress never returned! The food was neither good nor bad, it was bland. I ordered the hake with potatoes, which was basically steamed fish and potatoes, no flavor, no seasoning. My friend ordered the vegetable and meat paella. This paella was incredibly salty and somewhat resembled a stir fry, there were hints of soy sauce, which was weird. I don’t know much about Paella so I am not one to grade it’s authenticity; however, it just did not taste good. I hate to leave any business a poor review, but this one was a bummer.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank giuliag1983
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Restaurant7Portes, Customer Service at 7 Portes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry we could not offer you a good experience. We have shared your comment to the team. For us, excellence in the quality of our gastronomic offer as well as customer service are always a priority. We are at your disposal. Kindest regards.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is an historic one in Barcelona. Old style and stylish service that makes the experience of the food food even better. If you want to eat before 15h you need to reserve. From 14h onwards you can cue outside for a Table

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank montinsa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed from the quality of food.
Probably our sense of taste is different than the offered one.
For such expensive restaurant the food was very poor.
The environment was good and service acceptable.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank 529dimitrisb
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Restaurant7Portes, Customer Service at 7 Portes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that. At 7 Portes restaurant, we always try to offer a good service and a good gastronomic offer. We have shared your comment to the team and we’ll use your review to improve our overall experience for customers. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

7 Portes has a long and proud history dating back over 150 years. The service is good, the food is good, the venue is good. Lacks that ability to be exceptional.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank Mellowdigger
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

Maybe this place is famous for paella-which is excellent-but the mussels marinara are world class. Reasonable wine list. Recommended

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank donwfromtexas
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