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Restaurante Arola

Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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Marina 19-21 | Hotel Arts Barcelona, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 83 80 90
Sun 13:00 - 15:30
Mon 13:30 - 15:30
Thu - Mon 20:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 13:30 - 15:30
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The food is very interesting, and the staff are super passionate about the food which is so wonderful to see. Everything we had was beautifully presented and had clearly been put together with great thought and passion. The Iberian Ham from La Boqueria was delicious. We also loved the basil risotto, this was deceptively filling. Prices are high but it... More 

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

It’s great for a large crew of ppl as the restaurant has lots of seating space. It’s not the most intimate place as the lights are super bright. I’d recommend checking it out if you are really into mixology and love drinks. The food is also high end tapas and the prices are accordingly. However, we finished our trip on... More 

Thank StevenTristanYoung
Barcelona, Spain
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went there with my parents who travelled from Vietnam to visit me and celebrate my birthday. Although I booked the table in advance and inform them all of the details, the service wasn't up to my own expectations. Food was great however!

Thank Hao M
Delray Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I and dinner at Arola our first night in Barcelona. It turned out to be the best restaurant we ate at the whole trip. Highly recommended.

Thank jparker5777
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Visited in July for lunch with my wife . The place was not busy but it is a bright place with plenty of light reflecting the white and light blue of the decoration. The starters were excellent with the cantabrian anchovies in a heavenly balanced olive oil a must but the gambas rojas cooked in a salt crust being my... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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335 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a 5-Star tapas restaurant . A very extensive and imaginative menu selection . I am not a fan of scallops but , at the suggestion of my wife , I tried them and , much to my amazement , found them to be outstanding .The same is true with the lobster .Great staff ! An excellent wine cellar... More 

Thank Jack M
Budapest, Hungary
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Based on a pleasant memory of a meal a few years ago, we have come to Arola with great expectations. We have chosen the tapas tasting menu, to get an overview of what there is on offer currently. The interior is chic and modern, and the food matches it quite well. Although I expected a bit more creativity, there is... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Very creative, delicious food that just delighted my taste buds. Perfect location and good service. Yes it is a bit pricey but I am still thinking about the food

Thank AliciaABF
HotelArts, Manager at Restaurante Arola, responded to this review

Dear AliciaABF, It is a pleasure to read that your dinner at Arola restaurant was just as excellent as you expected and I thank you for sharing your comments here on Tripadvisor. I sincerely hope to have the chance to welcome you back to Arola restaurant very soon. Yours sincerely, Romain Mejecaze Director de Food & Beverage Hotel Arts Barcelona More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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361 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant is located in the Arts Hotel, a very fancy (Ritz) property right on the Mediterranean. The menu focuses on tapas, and there are many good options. The wine list is OK, but not great, and the wines are more expensive that most other restaurants at which we dined, perhaps due to the cost of being in the Ritz.... More 

Thank Steve K
HotelArts, Manager at Restaurante Arola, responded to this review

Dear Steve K, Thank you for sharing your experience here on Tripadvisor. It pleases me to read that you had an enjoyable overall experience at Arola but I am terribly sorry about the shortcomings in the service you have mentioned. Please accept my most sincere apologies and I will share your comments with my team in order to follow up... More 

Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

For a special meal I doubt that the Arola can be beaten in Barcelona. We had a stunning meal of tapas beautifully served by a waiter called Julien who could not have been more attentive or knowledgable obout the food.

Thank rogerdyson
HotelArts, Manager at Restaurante Arola, responded to this review

Dear rogerdyson, Thank you for sharing your observations here on Tripadvisor. It pleases me to read that your dinner at Arola could live up to your excellent expectations and that the service staff of the restaurant could contribute to making your evening a memorable dining experience. It would be a true pleasure for me and my team to welcome you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$150
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina 19-21 | Hotel Arts Barcelona, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Neighbourhood: Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Phone Number: +34 934 83 80 90
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Arts Barcelona

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