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“Far to salty and expensive”
Review of El Gran Cafe

El Gran Cafe
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Ranked #1,051 of 9,530 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $28 - $39
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Description: Founded in 1920 and still with the original modernist decoration, "El Gran Cafe" is truly, the most impressive and attractive location of Barcelona. Placed in the historic center of "Barri Gotic", and known for its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, with live piano in the integrated with a selection of traditional Catalan cuisine.
Helmond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Far to salty and expensive”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

The starters we're oke, but the main dishes were terrible. Far to salty... Further no taste at all. And it was expensive also... Please don't go here...

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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“Excellent”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We would like to spend final romanting evenening in Barcelona and this evening was the one when everythink´s going well...service, food, table very well placed...and finally very nice atmosphere in Gran Cafe!! Excellent experience!

  • Visited October 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Great food and fabulous private function room”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

I am here with a large group as part of a work function.

We were placed in an upstairs room and this was great since meant we could all chat privately. The room was well set out with plenty of room for our large party.

The food was great and very tasty and the portions were both large and high quality.

The staff were attentive and I would certainly come back alone if ever here again.

Recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great location and atmosphere, ok food”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

The ambience is great with live piano. Food is ok, nothing amazing about it. Pretty standard fair. A decent choice for a dinner

Visited October 2013
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Leicester, Uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Never fails to do it for us!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Not sure how many visits now, but they alway get it right.

Slight mix up in our booking (which was actually not a problem for us), but compensated by complementary cava when we did get there.

My wife's goat cheese salad, and my salmon carpaccio were beatifully presented and nicely balanced. Then we both had the duck.....absolutely spot on as we had asked for one being pink-ish, the other less so. The sweets (one sorbet selection, one cottage cheese, honey and walnuts) really rounded things off. The Cava was very good too!

Highly recommended again!

Visited September 2013
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