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La Castanya

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Calle Escudellers, 30, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 936 67 16 17
18:00 - 02:30
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 02:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 02:30
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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We discovered this place on my gluten free food app (I'm celiac). What a treat! A super fun atmosphere, knowledgeable waitstaff, great food with incredible presentation. We loved it so much the first time we took friends back for a second visit. It was even better the second time! Highly recommend!

Thank MA37205
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I start? First of all Matthieu was an outstanding server. Attentive, polite and keen to engage with his customers. La Bomba (check the menu) was delightful. On the whole the croquetas were very tasty. The Onglette steak dish (served very rare) was delightful and served over smoked rosemary, a really pleasant touch. Very reasonably priced, locally sourced food... More 

Thank Simon R
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This thoughtful, slow food approach to tapas shines at La Castanya. Great cocktails. Great, friendly, bilingual service. With hundreds and hundreds of restaurants to choose from I'm glad we stumbled into this one.

Thank SabbersK
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and staff! Definitely have the best patatas bravas! The beef croquets are yummy with a hint of lime. My choice of drink was the strawberry mojito! 😍 Their manager Sebastian was attentive and stopped at every table making sure everyone was enjoying their food. I

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Binghamton, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They happen to have room for us at the bar, so we ate there. What a great meal, drinks were wonderful too. The Tapas are sublime are creative. worth a trip! The staff is attentive and friendly. GO. you will love it!

Thank liz607
Wiesbaden, Germany
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270 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint little tapas bar. We loved the ecological/local vibe to the menu. Tons of local options. We went for lunch and it was very fairly priced for the quality. I can't believe it is not ranked higher because it was the best tapas restaurant in our 4 days in Barcelona. The chef creations are on point. I'd recommend sitting at... More 

Thank Jason B
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our first meal in Barcelona here and enjoyed it. The food is interesting, we had fish with chilli and pork with lavender, both were lovely. Wine list is expensive compared to other restaurants we visited. The waiter offered his advice and I ended up buying a bottle for €26 I think it was, far more than we paid... More 

Thank claireypurple
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A complex and versatile atmosphere. It's great for a sophisticated second or third date, a starting spot with friends before your night takes off or a comfortable night cap. The lighting is specific and right on time. La Castanya makes the often overlooked relationship of mood, layout and menu selection mesh perfectly. The croquettes are mind blowing, slow down and... More 

Thank Travis C
Danbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a friendly welcoming staff, they were able to squeeze us in without a reservation. The food was delicious. Would recommend this to anyone in the area

Thank Krista F
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I came here to check out this place. I honestly only purchased one item it was the "bomba" small fried cheese ball. It was good but would have preferred they showed photos of their items and food tapas so it gave you a better picture of what you were getting. Especially since this was my first tapas bar I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:30
18:00 - 02:30
18:00 - 02:30
18:00 - 02:30
18:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Escudellers, 30, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 936 67 16 17

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

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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