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“amazing atmosphere”
Review of Mercat Princesa

Mercat Princesa
Ranked #604 of 10,353 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $80
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
Reviewed November 1, 2012

this restaurant, situated in the heart of old city, and close to Picasso museum, takes you directly to the eighteenth century. Beautiful, with a delicate background music, is ideal for sharing a romantic dinner with your girlfriend / wife....
The menu is modern but without eccentricities, varied and with adequate quantity of food.
Therefore highly recommended. I've been several times and still seems really great.

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Thank Alcaraz J
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

this is nice restaurant with divers food . had big dinner with business colleague and we got special part of the restaurant. the service was quick and attentive.
typical Spanish food with lots of tapas and main course.

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Thank MoooTi
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

My experience about restaurants in Barcelona is not the best so I was finally pleased! I could not believe it. Gorgeous restaurant, very friendly and capable service, fantastic food and a very decent wine choice. Yes, I will come again!

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Thank idelgado
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

We went to El Cafè de la Princesa last Sunday. It is an elegant, clean and modern restaurant, set in a great location (at very centre of El Born, one of the most visited neighbourhoods in Barcelona).

Service is polite and kind, though sometimes too fast - they removed the guacamole sauce they served as an appetizer when I had just had a little bit of it, without asking if I wanted more! In spite of this, they were very kind and asked several times if everything was ok.

The building is a little palace, similar to the one that hosts the Picasso Museum, perfectly restored. They take advantage of the old patio at the centre of the palace and use it as a source of natural light, which is a nice touch. Walls are decorated with modern paintings that can be purchased.

Food is ok, but nothing extraordinary. Typical Mediterranean cuisine with some not-so-original twists, and something Asiatic every now and then (spices, mainly). I do recommend, though, les patates braves (spicy potatoes): they come with sweet mayonnaise and delicious vinaigrette, and were the spotlight of our meal. We didn’t order fideuà (roasted noodles with fish sauce), but it looked pretty tasty too.

The restaurant also offers live music some nights, but we weren’t lucky. I suggest that you check their scheduled shows at their web page (we didn’t).

Apart from the restaurant, the palace also hosts a retail shop that opens on Sundays, not very common in Barcelona.

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Thank Meritxell_P
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

We visited this restaurant with our 12 year old daughter and had the most amazing meal. Our daughter cannot eat wheat or gkuten and the staff were so helpful, even providing wheat free bread! The service was exceptional and we will definitely return the next time we visit Barcelona.

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Thank SH64
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