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Arenal Restaurant

Passeig Maritim La Barceloneta, s/n | Playa de la Barceloneta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 08 10
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“paella” (38 reviews)
“fideua” (4 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Passeig Maritim La Barceloneta, s/n | Playa de la Barceloneta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

stand up informal dinner not bad choice. the selection and paella were good. only point the staff for serving drinks extremely slow. be prepared in advance with bottles ready is not that difficult. understaffed.More

Thank bio84
GrupArenal, Directora de Comunicación at Arenal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our selection of paella but I am sorry, however, to read that you thought the service didn't live up to your expectations. "All right" or "OK" are both obviously far below the standards to which we hold ourselves. It...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We had midday lunch trying to escape the sun in the shade of this cozy place. Fabulous crispy calamari and Andalusian style baby octopus with some fried white fish. I think it's the most expensive on the menu 19.90€ but definitely worth it. You sitting...More

Thank Andy G
GrupArenal, Directora de Comunicación at Arenal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What wonderful compliments - I'm really pleased that you and your group enjoyed your evening with us at our soft opening. It was a pleasure to have you with us and I do hope that we can see you again very soon. Best regards, Magdalena

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Perfect for a restaurant on the beach. Good wines and good food. Not very expensive, but you pay the view. Worth every euro.

Thank Rosca C
GrupArenal, Directora de Comunicación at Arenal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed. We look forward to see you again in one of our restaurants (Arenal, Xup Xup or Cor Caliu) Regards, Grup Arenal

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Beautiful resto right on the beach. Went for lunch and had paella! Wonderful food, great view of the water. Great value

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 June 2017

By the beach in Barcelona The Arenal restaurant offers in a sheltered terrace or in an elegant refrigerated room excellent meals. The black rice is for die for. I strongly recommend it. The wine chart is wide and will satisfy all tastes and pockets. Wines...More

Thank Voyage1975
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Friends back in Arizona had been here, and given it's on the beach location, I was there thinking it wouldn't be great food. Nicely surprised. Came in (for outside) just before afternoon closing. They were gracious and wanted to be sure we ordered food quickly...More

Thank barryaz1
GrupArenal, Directora de Comunicación at Arenal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful and concise review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the tasting menu on the evening and I do hope we're able to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Magdalena

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great food Imaginative food - I had tuna with peaches Great beach location Great wine selection Great decor and ambiance Great staff

Thank Neildyke
GrupArenal, Directora de Comunicación at Arenal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Neildyke, Thank you for taking the time to post a review for Arenal Restaurant. Also would like to thank you very much for your kind words. It's very kind of you. We are looking forward to see You soon! Regards, Magdalena

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Generally very good. Very very busy and it is understaffed. Staff were lovely. Food good- big portions and tasty.

Thank Louise H
GrupArenal, Directora de Comunicación at Arenal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Hello Louise H, Thank you for your feedback. Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed. If you liked Arenal Restaurant we recommend you our 3 others restaurants : Xup Xup, 3 Nusos or Cor Caliu) We look forward to see you soon! Regards, Grup Arenal

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here walking through the beach for lunch. Great location and views, patio is basically sitting on the sand. Food and drinks were fine, a little over-priced, but you pay for the location. Service was extremely slow, and this is coming from a very patient...More

Thank RJGups
GrupArenal, Directora de Comunicación at Arenal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Hello, Thank You for your feedback, as we want to improve our services your comments and suggestions are more then welcome. Hope you enjoyed our beautiful views and we would like to recommend you 3 others restaurants we have ( Xup Xup , 3 Nusos...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Sunny Saturday in March, my wife was craving paella and we didn't have a reservation...with all the Barceloneta classics full we decided to try Arenal. The food was ok, calamares and buñuelos good, paella a bit dry. The service was very attentive and the table...More

Thank Paolos
GrupArenal, Directora de Comunicación at Arenal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Hello Paolos, Thank you for your feedback. Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed. We look forward to see you again in one of our restaurants (Arenal, Xup Xup, 3 Nusos or Cor Caliu). Regards, Grupo Arenal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$58
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:30
Monday
13:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 23:30
Friday
13:00 - 23:30
Saturday
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeig Maritim La Barceloneta, s/n | Playa de la Barceloneta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 08 10
  • E-mail
Description
El Arenal occupies an exclusive location on Barceloneta beach. Its large terrace and dining room, which is light and airy, are a wonderful setting to enjoy the restaurant's Mediterranean cuisine based on traditional recipes inspired by the sea and the mountains. The menu focuses on rice dishes, fish and carefully selected meat combined with an extensive wine list offering the perfect match for every dish.
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