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Set de Born

#314 of 7,969 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
El Born / La Ribera
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C/ Esparteria 7 | C/ Esparteria 7, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 35 31
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 13:30 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 00:00
Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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Georgetown, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here last week Sunday February 12, 2017. Food was excellent, we shared the goat cheese salad as we were desperately in need of veggies! We also had the bread with the tomato and garlic, as well as the ham. great staff.

Thank trigger8395
Needham, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We took our son who was studying in Barcelona and his friends for a true tapas experience on our first night in Barcelona. We had garlic prawns, pepper on toast, mushrooms, roasted red peppers on garlic, beautiful thin sliced cured meat ( I don't eat pork but it was a big hit). Thin sliced salmon and gueso con miel (baked... More 

Thank Susan G
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My friend and I went in October, 2016, and were very happy with our meal. The Three Goat Cheese salad is not to be missed. It's a huge portion and would do as a full meal for one person or as a shared item among 2-3 people along with other choices. The Iberian ham was also delicious. We asked for... More 

Thank Bklyncullie
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Ate at Set de Born on evening on our accommodations recommendation, we were not disappointed, quality tapas with larger portions than we thought. Has salami, cheese and salad. All served quickly and well plated. We had a bottle of very reasonably priced red to wash it down. We were so pleased we returned the following night when our meal did... More 

Thank sgstark
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy, tapas, and locals! So glad we stopped by - most delicious meal on this trip yet! Must get the 3 goat cheese and honey salad - Amazing!!

Thank MaegAH
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Delicious bar, we ordered some escalivaba, jam, toasties and chocolate desserts were simply terrific

Thank Vicente F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We had a late meal of several delicious tapas and glasses of "clara," a refreshing cocktail of Estrella beer and lemonade. Some of the tapas we tried were salami, garlic shrimp, baby beans and pan con tomate - all were terrific. The restaurant is small and was packed the night we went (seemingly with locals), but service was quick and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We like this place. It is rustic, full of locals and small. Great tapas and great wine!!! Service is good too, but if you're looking for American-style customer pandering, go elsewhere please. Oh and leave your kids at home!

Thank j2luvely
Brooklyn, New York
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Deli counter will sliced fresh spanish procuitto, iberia ham, etc ( cold cuts are the best) The cheese selection is great as well. Garlic shrimps were fresh the ist time we were there but the second time was not. Small restaurant with less than ten small tables. Fast service and small plates of food is great to share etc Local... More 

Thank JT88888888
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169 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

My husband and and I ate at Set de Born on the recommendation of the place where we were staying. Unfortunately we only made it there once but I would definitely return if I were in Barcelona again and would without a doubt recommend to others. It was affordable with delicious food and great wine which was also reasonably priced.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Esparteria 7 | C/ Esparteria 7, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 35 31

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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