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“Playful and creative special occasion dining!”
Review of Disfrutar

Disfrutar
Ranked #91 of 10,824 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $175 - $221
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample
Description: Open since December 2014, the restaurant Disfrutar (in English “Enjoy”) arose after years of intense work at elBulli, where Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch met and trained professionally, and after reaffirming the work done at Compartir opened in April 2012 in Cadaqués. Disfrutar is not a replica of Compartir, but they are united by inherent aspects that reflect the three chefs and owners: a comfortable and welcoming ambience; attentive, close and relaxed, with a great team led in the kitchen by Nil, Antonio and Francesca and in the dining room by Toni, Patricia, Rubén and Vicente. In Barcelona the gastronomic offer revolves around the tasting menu, with clearly avant-garde cuisine and where the dishes stand out for their great, markedly Mediterranean identity. In short, a restaurant with daring, fun and modern cuisine searching for taste as the main proposition. The premises are also surprising due to their design.
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Took my mom here to celebrate her birthday during a trip to Barcelona. Food was so creative and interesting. Not every course was a home run taste wise but, the service was fantastic and the courses that WERE home runs were so great that I would still recommend this place to anyone. Such a cool experience overall and a perfect way to spend a hot Barcelona summer afternoon inside.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The big names of the 3 head chefs and the special molecular gastronomic theme have attracted me to pay a visit for lunch.

Booking was very full and so my lunch only started at 230pm (which is not too late for Barcelona though). Advance booking is definitely required.

We opted for the biggest 'Daily Menu' which, according to my count, has 29 courses (wow!). Each dish has manageably small portion but still, 29 of these combined will definitely make you full. If you don't have a big appetite you could probably choose the other 2 lighter menus.

I particularly like their special macaroni carbonara, saseme tuna and the pigeon which are with quite strong flavour. Their desserts are simply arts - pretty presentation and spectucular taste (not too sweet). You could probably appreciate all the great innovation and technique from each of the ingenious dishes.

Service is very good and attentive - precise description of the dishes and the waiters always act quick to satisfy your needs.

My restaurant of the year 2016 so far - totally don't understand why they only have 1 michellin star - same star rating as some very local dim sum place back in my home town Hong Kong. Think 2 stars are prominent unless there are certain secret rating criteria under michellin's rating system.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We went to Disfrutar without too much expectations, but where we ever happily surprised. We choose the most extensive dinner, out of the three available and guessed that we would have to choose some of the dishes. Not so. After some small delicious starters we got our first big surprise. The beet that comes out of the land. On a toss of a bowl, the beet sferes appear. They are light and delicious and leave you with a long aftertaste to savor. Many more tasty dishes followed, most small, all way above average and some bring you close to heaven, like the Morocan style pigeon. After 24 or so the deserts start, on the same fenominal level. We also took the wine pairing menu and were delighted with the out of the ordinary eclectic wines. A night out that we will always remember. And all of that with perfect sevice, from everyone, lots of explanations and always with a smile. Could not have been better and we hope to be back soon. THANKS! Luc and Gea

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

We had the most expensive set meal and it was an amazing experience. Go with time because we were eating for four hours! The staff was very friendly and they explained the dishes one by one (in english).

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

Exclusive and delicious dishes, presented in 3 different menus you can choose (all the table has to have the same menu). The smallest one is more than enough in terms of quantity and quality. Very original dishes and presentations. Olives and macaroni are very surprising. Service is extremely good, dedicated, gentle. Really worth trying it.

Date of visit: June 2016
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