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Restaurante Arola

Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 83 80 90
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“tasting menu” (23 reviews)
“tapas” (70 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Never in my dining career have I had both the drinks and the food to stimulate my taste buds. We ordered 4 different tapas based on the recommendation of Thomas the manager and each was spectacular in their own right. The tastes continue to complement...More

Thank cszostak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there as a couple in late September. Our hotel had recommended this place and made reservations. We arrived and were greeted and seated by a friendly lady who also explained the menu to us. We ordered mostly from the "modern" tapas menu, 2 cocktails...More

Thank revilo77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Menu has a selection of traditional tapas and more modern, inventive tapas - all were delicious. Presentation is beautiful and the drinks are delicious and inventive. The bartender won the award for best bartender in Spain in 2015, is very talented and creates unusual drinks,...More

Thank traveljunkie779
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious tapas, must try is the duck bomba, crab salad and turbot ! waitress was very friendly and helpful. you must try the cheescake and the carrot cake.

Thank Taline1978
Reviewed 12 September 2017

You must try this restaurant now if you're staying in the arts hotel .the birdcage drink made by Diego was un believable! I had two! They were almost two pretty to drink! The carrot cake cake in a terra-cotta pot made of orange chocolate perhaps...More

Thank luvtotravel1234
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The problem with all these restaurants at the beach front is that they are all the same. There several - one next to the other. Nothing special on the menu. You can't do much wrong there. Nice view and sea breeze. Not expensive. Service friendly...More

Thank John Z
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We've fallen in love with Arola. The cocktails are majestic. (congratulations Diego - you're just THE BEST) The service is brilliant. The sommelier is so friendly and knowledgeable. (thanks Marketa - and I managed to track down some of the wine you recommended) And I...More

Thank ashimm02
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Restaurant Arola is an amazing place to go and dine! It is situated in a nice hotel and has a nice terrace area! The food is absolutely amazing! Had duck confit,suckling pig,the raviolis,savoury foie gras and chocolate orange! All food was delicious and refined! Staff...More

Thank robhud32
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was one of the best experiences we had in Barcelona. Johnathan was fantastic at helping us select a great wine for our meal. Wonderful food, service, ambiance!

Thank dgh17
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

After read different review on this restaurant in june (more than one mouth later of my dinner) I decided to book a table for the 15 th. Two week later I recived a mail in wich the restaurant manager ask me to change my Booking...More

Thank Carlo I
HotelArtsBarcelona, Director General at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear Carlo 1, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit. I am truly sorry for the issue you experienced regarding the gluten free food, and I certainly empathize with the points you mentioned in your...More

Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
The sounds of Marina Olympica's rocking boats and
clicking mastheads swaying to and fro set an
impressive backdrop for Ciutadella and Villa Olimpica.
Follow the aromas of garlic, wine, and fresh local
fish to the various restaurants running along the
marina. A grand bronze fish statue soaring high above
serves as a beacon to those searching for the renowned
Casino Barcelona or the extremely popular nightclubs
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23 July 2017|
Response from Sct508 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, as a patron I can only answer part of yr question. If u r part of a group, u can't be the lone diner with the tasting menu, it's all or nothing 😢. Our group did wear trainers, polo tees but not shorts. I'm not... More
23 July 2017|
Response from kaimurray500 | Reviewed this property |
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23 May 2016|
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Response from John C H | Reviewed this property |
Children are allowed but I don't remember seeing a menu for them. Although they will be entertained by the number of courses served and the uniqueness of the service and plating, the prices may be a reason to consider an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Neighbourhood: Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Phone Number: +34 934 83 80 90
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  • This restaurant is at Hotel Arts Barcelona
Arola showcases imaginative interpretations of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, served tapas style
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