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“New delicious tastes and excellent service”
Review of Raco D'en Cesc

Raco D'en Cesc
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Ranked #130 of 10,193 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $36 - $144
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Eixample
Reviewed February 8, 2013

All the tastes were new to me, Everything we ate was so delicious. There were hundreds of wine types. The service was excellent. I can recommend to anyone who wants to try different delicious tastes together with an excellent service.

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Thank Baran K
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

This was recommended by a friend of mine, and we were very impressed. Excellent food and cozy dining environment exercised with precison by an attentive staff. The restaurant is partitioned into seperate dining areas that each have 4-6 tables. We were immediately greeted by the sommelier who is just as well versed in beer as he is in wine. Specializing in locally crafted artisanal beers, I thoroughly enjoyed several beers to accompany our 5 course meal including Cesc, specially bottled for the restaurant. But on to the food! Each course was masterfully presented. An early course was fresh tuna served on top of a potato salad. Another course was a perfectly prepared piece of fish with several types of chanterelle and mushrooms. Next was a slow cooked pork back with soft cooked egg and rocket (arugula) lettuce. This dish was very rich and filling and worked best when all the flavors complemented one another. By this point we were was rather full, but next came lamb and mushrooms with a brown au jus slow cooked for 48 hours that was so soft it literally crumbled into delicate little moist pieces. We were so stuffed and enjoyed each course, but then came dessert. I believe they called this catalan flan, it was sort of like a flan custard that was flambeed like creme brulee. A truly fantastic dining experience, topped off by the explanations of each dish provided by Tanya. She was friendly and made us feel like we were guests in someone's home. At the end of the evening she introduced us to her husband Ivan, the chef, who had been busy in the kitchen preparing all of these wonderful dishes. One of my best dining experiences of the past several years. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are serious about fine dining experiences.

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1  Thank James W
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Visiting Raco d'en Cesc (I think this means Francesco's corner) after a rainy day in Barcelona more than made up for the wet and cold outside. It is located inside what used to be a house. The decorator made good use of the various rooms and created some interesting nooks and corners that make the place nicely intimate. We went there on a recommendation and were pleasantly surprised by the food, the wine and the service.

Having a master sommelier (beer as well wine) aerating the wine (a white Marti Fabra Masia Carreras) and talking about the secrets of the regional wine was an entertainment in itself. The food was fantastic. We tried a a duck's egg appetizer and for main course a lamb and a baked baccalau dish.The desserts were to die for. This is a family business and our server is the wife of one of the chefs. We loved chatting with her and made our evening go even better. She also played the role of ESPN by getting from the kitchen reports of the score of the soccer game between Valencia and Barcelona. (Although Valencia was up by 2-0, Barcelona won 3-2 at the last minute!)

Raco d'en Cesc is in a central location just a couple blocks from the Universitat Metro station and not far from Placa de Catalunia. It is a real treat to visit it.

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Thank paokara1940
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Wonderful food and service. Clearly run by very nice people. Degustation menu was fantastic. We went there twice within a week! Highly rated.

Thank Foodlove R
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

I was hanging around the downtown and thanks to TripAdvisor I discover this restaurant.
The atmosphere is quite formal and elegant and the food a la carte is expensive nevertheless the waiter was extremely helpful and adviced me a Menù Degustacion that was really fantastic.
It was made up by five dishes: Shrimp cocktail with mellon ice cream and salad, shrimp ravioli with gorgonzola cheese, angler-fish with mushrooms and white wine sauce, beef tenderloin with mushrooms and potato cooked with black truffle and...last but not least: watermellon salad with Mojito ice cream...AMAZING.
The bill was not so high considering food quality and service that is quick but always polite and professional, in total 43,5€ drinking water.
Strongly recommended!

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1  Thank Mikicino
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