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Reviewed 7 March 2020

I was very excited to try Hoja Santa after reading the Micheline Guide review and have to say the food was all in all creatively delicious, especially the appetizers. The ambiance was great, relaxed but with style, and the service was OK but not great....And here is why— 1. The sommelier ignored my selection for a specific wine and insisted on getting the priciest wines on the list without really giving expert advice (i.e. not doing her or his job properly) 2. When we finished our meal and were ordering deserts, we were asked to move to another room that was sadly silent and poorly situated (between the reception and the pathway to the kitchen. You just have to see it), completely ignoring the positive vibe that materialized between me and my girl. 3. When I gave a professional feedback to the servers how off putting the switching the table was, they didn’t really give a damn or tried to assuage their customers as I would have expected as a Micheline starred restaurant. Anyways, I just think that one Michelin starred restaurant should know better. Guess that’s why it’s not a two starred restaurant. Just a thought.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Went last night and was pleased to see you could order a la carte rather than have to choose a pricey tasting menu. Their menu isn't that extensive and we were able to share some of the larger plates and choose what we wanted. The...guacamole is different and fabulous as is the olive with chipotle and lime. The chicharrón de cerdo and the tostada de jalapeño con zamburiña were also excellent. Loved the taco de mole and the taco de galta as well. Our final dish was the make-your- own tacos with suckling pig - spectacular! Great margaritas and white wine as well. We will return!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 January 2020

I've been in the restautant several times, but the latest one proved that something has changed. Every single plate from the "tasting" on chef's criteria menu was simply perfect. It blown the two of us away. It couldn't be better. Different maybe, but not better....In a way I think Hoja Santa has taken what Pakta was before: the surprise effect on little dishes cooked to perfection. Go and try. It should be on the top 25 at least, of the Barcelona city.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 December 2019 via mobile

Amazing experience. Couldnt book another place of this group and ended up here. And it was great. Impeccable service, great presentation, entertaining. A bit pricey for spain and bcn but totally worth if if you are a foody or want to have special date night

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2019

Food was OK. Margaritas were excellent and the best part of the visit. We didn't have the tasting menu as we didn't like some of the dishes on the menu - the staff were clearly disappointed with this decision. We had to ask 3 times...to see the wine menu!!!. when they eventually brought the wine they brought one glass as my wife was still drinking her margarita.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

Superbly interesting take on Mexican food. We enjoyed it very much. Lots of little plates of tasty morsels and unexpected presentation and flavours.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 November 2019 via mobile

Very much recommended. Experience worth the money Tasting menu 120€ per person excluding drinks and service fee. 2 hrs dinner with a lot of courses and taste Corn ice cream is the best

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019 via mobile

Hoja Santa is a culinary experience I have never enjoyed before. There were so many different variety of flavors, foods and drinks. It was a special night. Definitely do the tasting menu. It is pricey but amazing.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019

I personally love gastronomic food and seeking for great culinary experience. So I decided to go for the chef's selections for around 130 Euros. It has done so great in term of the culinary experience; the food were appealing and fancy. The restaurant itself is...quite cosy.The service are great, the staff are very friendly and informative. Sadly, at the end of the course, the staff had made us waited for more than 30 minutes after finishing the last main before taking us to the dessert room and also having us waiting for another 10 minutes to serve the first dessert. The consistency at the very end is very bad, making us feeling so tired and just wanted to get a bill and leave. I can not say if the food is good or not because I'm not familiar with Mexican cuisine at all but I personally found it very weird, and it wasn't really my taste. There were couple of dishes I do like, but there are more that I don't. The worse thing in the course for me would be the dessert. We were told that there will be three dessert and we later found out that those were marshmallow, mini jelly and ice cream and meringue. Definitely not an ideal dessert for me at all. I kinda expected a lot higher since the name of Albert Adria and elBarri are the first thing foodies who visiting Barcelona would think of. Still, I would love to try out other restaurants next time I visited BarcelonaMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 November 2019

What a treat! We are big fans of Mexican food, however, we would not think to go to a Mexican restaurant in Spain. Thank goodness we did. The food was inventive and delicious. One of our favorite meals in Barcelona - and we're still talking...about it months later.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4