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El Casal

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Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 40 04
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Fri 18:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good!Nice place Very fresh food. Clean. Nice staff. We will come back. We only missed paper towels in the bathroom.

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Thank Helene H
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear Helene, Thanks for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service and that you will come back :) Please next time tell us if there's no paper towels and we'll replenish. Best regards More 

Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We love going to El Casal, the whole experience from start to finish is great. It has a really nice atmosphere, the staff are nicely laid back but efficient, and super friendly too. The menu of the day is always fantastic, feels like a nice treat but it's good value (12 euros for three courses and a drink)! Everything is... More 

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1 Thank smoggycarl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I had a really good braised beef cheek with some sangria there. Friendly staff. Quick service. Would definitely go again

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3 Thank Nicolas L
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch in January. It's centrally located but off any main strip so not as crowded as it should be. The food, atmosphere, staff and service was great! One of the best service experiences we had in Barcelona. Plus, a 3 course lunch for less than €12, you can't go wrong. Check it out if you're in... More 

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2 Thank deetravelstheglobe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast at el casal one weekday morning, as it was a short walk from our Airbnb in el born. We loved it! The Spanish tortilla was delicious, as was the savory crepe and Pam con tomate. The cafe con leche was good, too - stronger than most cafes in Spain, which is what we prefer! We didn't have... More 

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2 Thank Lesley P
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear Lesley, Thanks for your 5 star rating!! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast here! Next time you should also try our menu :) Looking forward to see you soon Best regards More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here for lunch after reading the TripAdvisor reviews. It was honestly the best food we ate during our week in Barca and by far the cheapest too! We couldn't recommend this place enough, it was absolutely fantastic.

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1 Thank Harry B
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear Harry!!! Thanks for your words! We are glad to hear that our food was so special for you and your girlfriend. And thanks again for your recommendation! Looking forward to see you very soon Best regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Went there for early morning breakfast. The food and service was great. Got a really good vibe and felt welcome.

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1 Thank Mahshid S
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear Mahshid, Thanks for sharing your experience! We are glad to know that you enjoyed our breakfast here! Looking forward to see you soon Best regards More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Three long tables inside for customers to eat and mingle if wished, or outside in a pleasant square close to Santa Maria del Mar. Very friendly service from French waiters and chef. Set lunch menu of 11.50€ was delicious and inventive. You can be confident of good food. We were very interested in their bottles of flavoured rums, but we... More 

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3 Thank Lucy G
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this review

Dear Lucy, Thanks for your visit! We are thrilled to hear that you spent such a great time here! And of course, next time try our flavored rums :) Looking forward to see you very soon Best regards More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Exactly what my title states, this was a very enjoyable lunch with my husband and baby. We waited for a table to open up outside, and while we wait we sipped on sangria. Then we sat and took our time eating delicious tapas and coffee. We were not rushed, even as my baby fell asleep and we stayed a little... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Had a set lunch with a friend who's a strict oriental Buddhist vegetarian, no garlic, no onions, no leeks, etc. The restaurant & chef specially created a special set for him, salad & omelette with tomatoes and potatoes. My set was a duck salad (starter) & fish (main course). All the desserts were fruit cake & apple pie. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 40 04
Description
In Catalan, « Casal » means a place of exchange. Enjoy a relaxing & laid back atmosphere in a quiet square. Our family business is the ideal place for breakfast and lunch with premium Catalan seasonal products. A wide range of Catalan charcuteries, tortillas and cheeses served in tapas or in sandwiches (fresh « xapatas » con tomate), a nice freshly ground café & home-made smoothies & jams... Enjoy our menu, you will have a drink & two choices between starter, main course and dessert, all home-made & changing everyday. El Casal ́s friendly & fluent staff are waiting for you from Monday to Friday, 7am to 16pm. Free Wit‐Fi.El Casal is located in plaza Victor Balaguer square between carrer Nau and Santa Maria del Mar church.

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Staying in El Born / La Ribera

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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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