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Botafumeiro

Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 18 42 30
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood platter” (104 reviews)
“percebes” (17 reviews)
“clams” (78 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed today

The food was good, not exceptional. I have been before with my son-in-law, service and food very different.The PLACE to sit is at the bar, but a reservation is a must. The people/service at the bar is excellent. This was not my experience in the...More

Thank geraldinespain2016
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Highly recommended. Excellent service. The waitress recommended some lovely seafood dishes, they were all perfect, tasty, delicious and freshly made with top ingredients. The seafood soup was to die for, the seafood paella was the best we ever had, very fresh, well cooked, great texture...More

2  Thank SHERMINE54
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

amazing seafood and service. expensive nut worth it. You can view your lobsters before buying as you walk in. Proper table service and waiters dressed in suits. We had an old.chap who was such a character made the evening. Desserts served on a trolley old...More

Thank kirsty m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I don’t even want to give one star to this restaurant. I will never go back to this restaurant. I went here at the suggestion of my hotel concierge. I was expecting a delicious seafood dinner. However, I had the worst dining experience of my...More

1  Thank jyjuuuuu
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have lived in the city and now visit it as regularly as I can and the Botafumeiro is without doubt the best seafood restaurant. Trust me. You'll certainly pay for it but it's worth every penny. The pulpo feira is truly stupendous as is...More

Thank Feckart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy as heck, tremendously popular, and some splendid seafood platters. At €145 they should be! And photos of Woody Allan and Brian May dining there make your credit card whimper a bit. Anchovies and lobster salad for starters - generous lobster but even more generous...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group was large and we were split into different smaller tables. The restaurant was full with other dinners too. Staff managed to offer great service and kept on checking on drinks as well as great timing of food delivery. We had the Family Style...More

Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious food this evening. We had lobster paella and, eventually, sea bass. The food was wonderful indeed; however, the service for such a highly priced restaurant was very disappointing. Problem one: within five minutes of arrival, four different members of staff were asking what...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were 4 and after one week in Barcelona we found it to be the best restaurant we have had dinner in. A great selection of sea food, fresh ingredients and great service. We all had a great fish soup and various fish dishes that...More

Thank Eddy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous restaurant with a great waitstaff and amazing shellfish -- literally mounds of shellfish at most tables! The quality of the food is fantastic and the prices are quite high, but worth it.

Thank santagaryfe
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We can have Halal Foods with advance request. You can make your reservation by telefon or e-mail Regards, CM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$74 - US$123
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Gracia
  • Neighbourhood: Gracia
  • Phone Number: +34 932 18 42 30
  • E-mail
Description
Among the three hundred diners that fill this 30-year-old restaurant every day, you may spot the King of Spain, movie stars, and politicians. Botafumeiro has to be a well-oiled machine to keep all and sundry happy and coming back for more, and it does. The decor is so trad, with wood railings and banisters, white table linens, and nautically-themed art and objets. The menu focusses on the sea, try fruits de mer for two to start, followed by anglerfish fisherman's stew with white beams or one of the barbecued fish, then a dessert of Belgian chocolate volcano with chocolate sherbet. Wine list is an ambassador for Spanish wines.
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