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Elsa y Fred

Carrer Rec Comtal 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 01 66 11
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (47 reviews)
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European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carrer Rec Comtal 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It has been a while since I went and cannot remember what we ate, but I this restaurant is one of the best restaurants we ate at in our 17 days in Spain and will definitely come back to this restaurant if I ever venture...More

Thank cdeems
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The ambience in this small restaurant is wonderful! Great service with great house vermouth and cocktails. I recommend the red tuna and the octopus - delicious!

Thank Sheetalmp
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went there our final evening in Barcelona for tapas and after reading all the raving reviews and getting the place recommended by a friend, our expectations were high. And we were in no way disappointed! We had a selection of 5 different tapas to share...More

Thank Camilla Cecilie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow! Do yourself a favour and get along to this restaurant. Food, staff, ambiance, it's all perfect!

Thank theshineline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great living room type of restaurant with just very delicious Spanish tapas style dishes but with a nice modern twist! The ladies will advice you to have two to three dishes per person which is really enough.. Located in a popular part of Barcelona El...More

Thank Chitra28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved Elsa y Fred!!! The food is amazing. Located next to the Arc, a beautiful cozy place to enjoy great tapas. Best patatas bravas in Barcelona. The tuna tartar is another favorite. Service is great too. Make sure you make reservations if you go...More

Thank gourmetaddiction
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal was creative, fresh and tasty. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the vibe. Staff were efficient and attentive. Elegant place.

Thank CollettemOn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here twice - the first time for lunch - had excellent toasted tasty rolls & great service. The 2nd time had been looking forward to having breakfast here as the eggs benedict sounded good on the menu - however service was poor this time...More

Thank SurfCityUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here at 11pm for a very late dinner with no reservations. The staff was so warm and said it was no problem to seat us but informed us that the kitchen would be closing soon and asked if we would order quickly. It...More

Thank Katie D
ElsaYFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Katie D, Thank you for such a lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. We put lots of love and effort when creating our dishes and serving our customers, so they feel like home. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This food is exceptional. Literally anything on the menu is sensational and great sangria too! The staff were extremely helpful, they suggested food. It was so good we went twice in the 4 nights we had in Barcelona. A must go! (Tuna tartare was our...More

Thank glennyh91
ElsaYFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi glennyh91, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. We put lots of love and effort when creating our dishes and serving our customers, so they feel like home. Hope to see you back...More

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
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Response from Casalolea | Property representative |
Hi Ljrlaw, You can e-mail us to info @ elsayfred . es and we will note down your reservation. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
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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. ELSA Y FRED INVITES YOU TO ENJOY BREAKFAST, HALF DAY MENUS, SANDWICHES, DELICIOUS HOMEMADE CAKES MID-AFTERNOON, AND TAPAS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AS WELL AS A FINE WINE LIST AND COCKTAILS.
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