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Carrer dels Mercaders, 10 | Sant Pere - Santa Caterina I la Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 95 64 67
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Argentinian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Carrer dels Mercaders, 10 | Sant Pere - Santa Caterina I la Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went based solely on the reviews and it did not disappoint. Great people who make you feel welcome. We did the €35 degustation and lived every course. Great wine. Truly deserves the TA ratings.

Thank Gongboy53
Reviewed yesterday

went here last minute on a whim because had good reviews and we were blown away! super friendly staff, delicious food, one of the best meals we had in barcelona. thanks so much!

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Thank jaimefl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is situated in the hidden gem of Barcelona old town. Once stepped into the restaurant, you would be attracted by the atmosphere and old timer interior decor. The foods are excellent but inexpensive. You will also be treated by the friendly hospitality by...More

Thank Ben Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't miss it when in Barcelona. Beautiful restaurant with a cozy atmosphere, great service and needless to say, amazing food. I don't eat shellfish or pork and had some amazing dishes. The tuna steak and fillet are exceptional. The portions are bey large so plan...More

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Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I cannot fault this place - the moment I walked in the service was impeccable, really fun and also professional. And the food so delicious! 😍😍 The restaurant itself is also gorgeous and atmospheric too I’m heading back to Barcelona soon and will go back...More

Thank KittyK1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow wow WOW!!! When we turn down the alley-like street, I was unsure...then from the moment we stepped into the restaurant, we were not prepared for the cuisine experience that was lying ahead of us! Delightful service. Kind and attentive staff. Remarkable food! Delicious wine!...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cozy and good in every way. I ate tuna. It was cooked perfectly. Which is unusual. Have nothing to complain about.

Thank Magnus L
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High attention to every detail, we reserved ahead online and noted anniversary, got cava upon arrival. Would rank 7 stars if I could. Had the tasting menu with sirloin steak- best I’ve EVER had. This was the best meal, far far above anything else we...More

1  Thank Heidi H
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for coming and for your comment. If you return to Barcelona, remember, this is your home ;) Cheers !

Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely one of the best restaurant experiences you will find anywhere in the world.....a wonderful atmosphere in a building dating back to the 1500s, fantastic staff and service, friendly yet professional and wonderful food no matter what you order. If you are in Barcelona, don't...More

1  Thank richard t
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for coming and for your comments. It has been our pleasure welcoming you, Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking experience beginning to end. A friend and I came in on a whim without a reservation on a packed evening. They graciously made space for us and everything was exemplary from there on out. Food, service, and atmosphere was absolutely divine. Would absolutely...More

Thank Laura L
Arcano R, Gerente at Arcano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for coming and for your comments. Hope to see you soon ;) Cheers.

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The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent
the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But
this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually
enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few
places that live and breathe such exciting energy
regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood
seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the
city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants
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Sue M
14 September 2018|
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Response from Heidi H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, should be open continuously. We made a reservation for 7:30 PM and there were only about 2-3 tables occupied at that time and then quickly became full by 8:30-9. Reservation is recommended but you’ll probably be fine... More
Irina C
21 August 2017|
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Response from Donovan L | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for taking so long. Yes, it is, although it is nicer.
24 June 2017|
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Response from qyqi | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a dress code, I think. I went in wearing jeggings, but this isn't a very formal restaurant. In fact, some ladies wearing shorts when I was there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
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13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer dels Mercaders, 10 | Sant Pere - Santa Caterina I la Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 95 64 67
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Next to one of the main streets of Barcelona, Laietana track and a short walk from the central market of Santa Caterina, Arcane is the restaurant.Located in an old seventeenth-century barn, mark of beautiful Romanesque arched forms and stone walls that crown many of its spaces.The Mediterranean cuisine is an invitation to the traditional recipes of the coastal region from fresh and balanced dishes that will make your stay a real moment of joy and pleasure.Vegetables, meat and fish dishes are a real specialty Josper house you should not miss on your visit to Barcelona.Our extensive letter without being intended to be balanced, with meat imported from Argentina in vacuum packaging, preserving its taste and quality, pastas and homemade pies, grilled cheese, salads with touches of the house, fresh fish and desserts.At noon, the market offers an elaborate menu with excellent value for money. The restaurant has a private event booked, "winery" intimate and cozy space.And if you just want tapas and peck at the bar have an interesting proposal for this purpose, from fried eggs to escalibada coca bread.And after dinner, nothing better than enjoying our cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere and good music.Oh and if you can not be disconnected from the world, do not worry, we have wifi!
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