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“delicious food, excellent service and friendly staff!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Montiel

Restaurant Montiel
Ranked #19 of 9,333 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$76
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
Description: Based on an exhaustive selection of the best raw materials in our region, the gastronomic offer is made from simple and tasty tapas to a full season tasting menu. Paying the utmost attention in the respect for the raw materials, producers and our environment, we work to make the gastronomic experience not only pleasant and fun, but also sustainable, fair and healthy. 80% of the products we use in our kitchen, from vegetables, meats and fish, to wines, beverages and breads, come from small producers in the region. This obliges us and allows us to always work with seasonal products and update our menus permanently. We do not use gluten or lactose and the sugar from our desserts is integral and environmentally friendly. The visit of our clients, then, becomes a comprehensive event ranging from the sensory enjoyment proper to an emotional satisfaction derived from the knowledge of knowing that what is being enjoyed also contributes to strengthen the local economy and Our own health.
Oslo, Norway
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268 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“delicious food, excellent service and friendly staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We were very curious to eat in the resaurant after we read the reviews on tripadvisor!...we were very satisfied with the food, the service, the wine and the staff. It was great.

The restaurant is a bit small with limited number of tables, two floors and most of the customers are turists. The staff speaks English. The furniture and the decoration create a warm atmosphere.

The entrance opens right into the restaurant so probably on a cold or windy day, the tables closest to the entrance might be a bit drafty.

We will definately go there again.

  • Visited February 2012
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Moss, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Christmas celebration at Montiel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

My husband and I plus 2 other couples spent last Christmas in Barcelona. We booked our dinner for Christmas eve at the Montiel after reading lots of great reviews from Tripadvisor. And what a night it was! Everything was perfect; the food, the wine, the service. All six of us were really impressed, and we strongly recommend all Barcelona tourists: get a table here.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ragnhild B
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Heart of England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“There is a reason why it's rated #1!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

I chose this restaurant purely because of the trip advisor rating and didnt want to take a chance as it was our first wedding anniversary and I wanted it to be memorable for all the right reasons. Like all the other reviews we chose the taster menu together with the wine pairing. It cost 50euros for the meal and 25 euros for the wine which is extremely reasonable for the quality of the food and the attention to detail. The added advantage is that you can book your table through their website and you get a confirmation on your mobile phone. There is a set menu which the chef may change if he has particular good cut of meat come in that day that he wants to swap. We looked through the menu and some things were unfamiliar so we were looking forward to being impressed and OMG!!!! Fantastic. The first starter is accompanied by a generous glass of cava, although we had already drunk one whilst we were perusing the menu. Each glass of wine is picked to bring out the flavours of the food, just perfection. The Maitre De is not much of a chatter, I think his name was Marco, passionate about food, wine and the regions of Cataluna they come from he doesn't engage you day's visit around the nou camp for example, which is great cus I wanted to eat. Without the waffle we stayed for 3 hours which whizzed by. You think that they are a bit skimpy on the wine but after all your courses you find you have had more than enough to drink. The main meals looked delicious too but the sampling was too much of a temptation! Apologies, the food and drink was so great I can't remember much about the ambience, but I know we had a romantic memorable night

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, great wines and service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

We had a fabulous evening at Montiel. Chose the 7 course winter taster menu - every course was delicious, salmon tartare, fois gras, veal cheek, meagre (similar to sea bass), super cheeses and desserts. You can choose to have a selection of wines to accompany each course which were excellent. Particularly interesting to taste a range of wines which would be difficult to find in the UK. Service was excellent and very good value.
I would go to Barcelona again just to eat at Montiel!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linem
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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious, attentive, and fresh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Montiel is top-notch when it comes to food, service, and ambiance. Upon reading TripAdvisor recommendations I made reservations a couple days in advance via the website. The Maitre'D confirmed and called the day of to make sure we were coming. It was a rainy October night but off we went.

All the other reviews are correct in that it is a little hard to find as it is intimate. I used Google Maps and they were pretty accurate

We sat near the stairs but it wasn't a problem. We had an amuse bouche, pork shoulder, sirloin steak, and maybe a fish but I don't remember. It is foodie prices, but the amazing service, detail, and friendliness of the staff is well worth the trip.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Europa3014
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