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El Gran Cafe

) #1,036 of 8,163 Restaurants in Barcelona €€ - €€€ Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 18 79 86
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this gem in Barrio Gothic tonight, excellent service, food, piano and first class atmosphere, like a great Parisienne classic, they speak excellent English, thoroughly recommend it, lovely hostess.

Thank TonyinOz
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place looks really nice from the outside and the menu looks tasty. There were 3 of us on a Thursday night, we went in at 8.30 and the place was not busy - about 1/3 full. We were asked if we had made a...More

Thank Rachael05061993
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited el gran cafe a couple of times and the staff is quite friendly and welcoming. The food, I wanted to try authentic Catalan and I got what I wanted. The food was great, very tasty and the managers explained and treated me great. The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cozy restaurant, with delicious national cuisine, friendly stuff. Daily menu for lunch costs 15euros with starter,main dish,dessert and one drink, whic is good price for value

Thank zutabubamara
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a high end restaurant with an elegant atmosphere. Unfortunately the preparation of the food just didn't make it for us. The wait staff listened but it was too late at that point.

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A grand experience sometimes you need to get away from the tourist area an find a place that has the traditional Spanish style this place was a gem to find but worth it the food was excellent and the staff were fantastic

Thank ClintMC2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant wondering the streets of the gothic quarter. Pianist was playing, 1920's decor. We opted for the set menu which Included a bottle of wine for 29 euros each. Four tapas dishes were served to start, which were squid, duck confit,...More

1  Thank Emily H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

'Just another tourist trap' is the words of description for this review based on restaurants in Barcelona simply starting to focus on very average levels in the quality of foods provided. Yes from the outside this restaurant looks like it has some history, and yes...More

Thank L4-Doha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just don't go there - everything about this place is absolutely horrible! The food is horrible, the staff and the guy playing the piano!

1  Thank Gingerpearl
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We were walking through the Gothic District in Barcelona, trying to decide on a place to have dinner. We remembered walking by an elegant looking restaurant, and luckily we found it again. It has beautiful décor and space--definitely has more of a European feel. This...More

1  Thank Brian N
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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Andy S
3 June 2016|
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They don't have an email address on their website,but they have a form for contact. Tripadvisor does not allow to publish links, so just google it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 18 79 86
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Founded in 1920 and still with the original modernist decoration, "El Gran Cafe" is truly, the most impressive and attractive location of Barcelona. Placed in the historic center of "Barri Gotic", and known for its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, with live piano in the integrated with a selection of traditional Catalan cuisine.
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