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“Excellent Dining Experince”
Review of Arcano

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Ranked #155 of 10,612 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $41
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
Description: Next to one of the main streets of Barcelona, Laietana track and a short walk from the central market of Santa Caterina, Arcane is the restaurant.Located in an old seventeenth-century barn, mark of beautiful Romanesque arched forms and stone walls that crown many of its spaces.The Mediterranean cuisine is an invitation to the traditional recipes of the coastal region from fresh and balanced dishes that will make your stay a real moment of joy and pleasure.Vegetables, meat and fish dishes are a real specialty Josper house you should not miss on your visit to Barcelona.Our extensive letter without being intended to be balanced, with meat imported from Argentina in vacuum packaging, preserving its taste and quality, pastas and homemade pies, grilled cheese, salads with touches of the house, fresh fish and desserts.At noon, the market offers an elaborate menu with excellent value for money. The restaurant has a private event booked, "winery" intimate and cozy space.And if you just want tapas and peck at the bar have an interesting proposal for this purpose, from fried eggs to escalibada coca bread.And after dinner, nothing better than enjoying our cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere and good music.Oh and if you can not be disconnected from the world, do not worry, we have wifi!
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We just returned from a week in Barcelona and ate twice at Arcano having no idea how good it be. The food is delicious! Try the empanadas and the sirloin steak with the dipping sauces ... fantastic. Excellent Rioja and the dessert was so good I had to have the warm chocolate cake with ice cream despite feeling very full from the meal itself. The staff is very warm and friendly. The service was great. We can't say enough good things about this restaurant.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2014

If you've lived a special night, our goal is compliment. Thanks for coming and for your comment. Hope to see you soon! . Cheers!

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a great little Argentinian restaurant with Spanish elements; think Catalan bread and tomato with excellent empanadas (mini pasty shaped pies) - try the beef ones. The food is very good - we had a pasta dish and a steak, both were fabulous - and the waiters were friendly and helpful. I went for the 200g entrecôte for about €16 and it was excellent value - great quality and perfectly cooked. The interior is also good, the rough walls of a converted cellar contrasting with careful lighting. On the night we were there it was busy but quite calm and romantic, a nice contrast from the buzzy tapas bars - go, you won't be disappointed! Oh, and order a G&T - balloon glasses half filled with ice and a very generously hand poured measure of whichever gin you like - fab!

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Thank AmandaSaltt
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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2014

If you've lived a special night, our goal is compliment. Thanks for coming and for your comment. Hope to see you soon! . Cheers!

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We went to this restaurant due to good reviewes. We ordered lamb and sirloin steak, the meat was perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. The staff where very nice and helpfull. If you like cava the white sangria is recommended.

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Thank AryVa
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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2014

Thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you suddenly ;) Cheers

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The place is an old cellar in a very small street. Welcome was good. Table are spread in the room in sort you can have intimity for romantic dinner. Food are not typical catalan or even spanish but you can find meat as well as fish cook and present in original way. Waiter was good advice for wine selection. The good surprise is also in price for dinner and wine. You can have starter from 8€, main course 15€ and wine from 15€ too. À nice dinner in a cosy place. We are ready to go back if one day we have the opportunity.

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Thank Arnaud P
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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2014

Thanks for comming and for your comment.
If you return to Barcelona, remember, this is your home ;) Cheers !

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We were searching for another restaurant that turned out to be closed for holidays when we stumbled across this winner of a restaurant.
The waiters promptly found us a cosy spot and dropped some juicy olives and local beers on our table.
After a few days in Barcelona, I was glad to have a break from standard tapas and paella fare. I can't fault the three courses we had. The veal with anchovies was salty heaven and the sausage and mushroom ravioli, with red pepper sauce kept us both quiet until the last mouthful.
Great service and special food in a unique, historical venue.

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Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2014

Thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you suddenly ;) Cheers

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