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Elsa y Fred

#127 of 7,775 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Born / La Ribera
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Carrer Rec Comtal 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 01 66 11
08:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 01:00
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Buenos Aires
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found myself in a living room of a house kind of setting for a restaurant, which made it feeling as if I was having dinner at home. Servers are owners so they take heart at making sure you comfortable and willing to have a great experience. Food was great and the ambiance as well. If you have the choice, avoid... More 

Thank TereBA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I like this restaurant very much... it has high quality tapas and some creative dishes that are making it a different place. reservations must be made in advance, and be prepared that the place can get very noisy as the acoustics in the room is quite bad.

Thank Juliana G
Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a nice dinner at Elsa y Fred's. This is a family owned establishment and the care with which they serve their customers and prepare their food shines through. The servers were so friendly and attentive to every need. The food was delicious - not the absolute best we had in Barcelona, but close. And the atmosphere was outstanding.... More 

Thank NotMarcoPoloMA
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, We started with a drink and ended up eating there as well as it has quite a good tapas menu.

Thank 270mike2016
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended to try this restaurant by our Air bnb host. Really friendly and helpful staff and beautiful food. Try the tuna tatare - it's to die for!. And the patatas bravas are the best I've ever tasted. A full meal for 4 with two bottles of good wine and a beer was €100, so excellent value too. You... More 

Thank dxm224
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the atmosphere, the music and the food. Especially good was the octopus. We highly recommend the place for an spanish fusion romantic dinner.

Thank Vincenzo S
ElsayFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this review

Hi Vicenzo S, Thank you for your great review. We are happy you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. We hope to see you back very soon :) Kind regards, The Elsa y Fred Team More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch with friends two days running in this lovely venue. Pleasant setting, delicious food and warm surroundings. Vibrant and thoroughly recommended.

Thank Stuart W
ElsayFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this review

Hi Stuart W, Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. We put lots of love and effort in our dishes and service so our customers feel like home. Hope to see you back very soon! Kind regards, The Elsa y Fred Team More 

Mechelen, Belgium
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for a lazy start of a day. Nice chcocolate milk, nice decor. Rest is a little bit generic (Greek yogurt could be colder and muesli of little better quality) but certainly worth the visit!

Thank AgataStar
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were rather desperate for a filling brunch and after having visited Brunch & Cake by the sea earlier on in the week our standards were quite high. We passed a couple of places on the way to this place who's waiting times for tables were already exceeding 45 minutes so it was a relief that a table in the... More 

Thank Sarah B
New York
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by today for what turned out to be an incredible lunch. We came at the suggestion of a friend and we were not disappointed. The sangria was perfection ( and I'm not normally a fan). The tuna tar tar incredible as was the various ham dishes. Lovely atmosphere and great service. Loved it!

Thank TravelproGroup

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Rec Comtal 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 935 01 66 11
Elsa and Fred reinvents the classic tapas bar, with creative cuisine with subtle inspiration from international cuisine. With special care in the presentation and maximum respect for the original flavors of each ingredient. When we prepare a dish, we make each one with all our passion and creativity.


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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
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 ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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