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Cafe De L'Academia

) #66 of 8,186 Restaurants in Barcelona €€ - €€€ Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 82 53
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
13:30 - 16:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

We returned after five years. Its busier now and you need to book (blame tripadvisor), but still worth visiting. Judging by other reviews though it seems a little hit and miss right now. However we were not disappointed. Generous portions for a bistro, after the...More

Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here the first time (twice in a week) five years ago and have been waiting eagerly to return ever since. Today we went back for lunch and what a terrible disappointment. One thing especially had stuck with us: The Escudella barrejada, then a richly...More

Thank PeterK7441
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Would love to give this a "4" but just really can't. Loved that we were able to order half portions on almost everything--from starters to entrees. Average wine list (we ordered Cava). For starters we had beer gazpacho (fair), gazpacho (good) and vichyssoise (very good)....More

Thank Cotney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really authentic Spanish restaurant with friendly waiting staff and delicious food. They offer the opportunity to have half portions so you can try more dishes and share between you. I recommend the lamb rack with an amazing mushroom and pear accompaniment. A...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous location and amazing food - what more could you want? Great for a romantic meal for two. Our mains of lamb and sea bass were superb. It's right up there with our favourite restaurants in Paris and Rome.

Thank Janda_Vasey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Light lunch to cool off. Cozy, intimate stone walled respite. Professional staff. Outstanding food. And super clean bathroom!

Thank Goebone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Offering a range of food that anyone would find appealing this restaurant is a must visit for family or couples. Tucked away in the gothic streets there are tables set out in the shade of the church or inside. Food is so fresh and well...More

Thank Mr W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our last night in Barcelona, my wife and I dined here based on advice from Frommers and Trip Advisor. It is underrated by Trip Advisor reviewers in my opinion. The menu should satisfy any taste with traditional Spanish fare ranging from seafood to steak...More

1  Thank Avenger888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such yummy food & service! The restaurant is beautiful too. We ordered the shrimp & noodles, salmon, & filet. Everything was delicious & was so refreshing to have full meals after 2 nights of tapas :). I would definitely recommend... just remember to arrive as...More

1  Thank grdgrl05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant turns out quality food with quality wines at reasonable prices. Bookings highly recommended. Opens Mon-Fri not weekends. Staff tremendous. Eggplant terrine & goats cheese with salad delicious. Mains also available in half portions. The beef & rack of lamb excellent. The Alcor...More

Thank Vincent M
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How can we book a reservation online?
24 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from richard a | Reviewed this property |
hello, Highlands. One of my favorite places.Depends on size of your party. Restaurant has maybe seating for30-36 people max. I'm not sure they are digitally savvy but try it anyway. Should be able to work a couple in without... More
Muhammad Ahsan A
Hi, I am visiting Barcelona and would like to reserve a table for 3 people, for 2:00 pm, on 22 April 2017. I am unable to do this by phone as I am traveling and without roaming. I will be extremely obliged if this booking is possible. Take care.
18 April 2017|
Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps use the phone in your hotel? A public phone?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 82 53
  • E-mail
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