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El Gran Cafe

Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 18 79 86
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has been but isn’t anymore! Quality of dishes is ok but tapas are not ok. Prives are very overstated. Service is fast and ok. Customers are only tourists, no local.

Thank christianmK7769FO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok. Admittedly it was on the Saturday before Easter 2018 (last week) and we(my daughter and I) did not have a reservation. The maitre d'hotel said "no problem, it would be about 15 minutes." We said "Great! We will sit at the bar and have...More

Thank sjeffrey04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into El Gran Cafe after walking back from the beach for a spot of lunch. The ambience and setting is lovely, very traditional with lots of dark wood. Both my girlfriend and I went for the Sirloin Steak with Porcini sauce and we...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this restaurant in our search for a meal instead of Tapas. Oh what luck - this is old world style with piano music in the background. Service was first class and the food was simply delicious. My husband tried the Goat and...More

Thank bailyhowth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always have a dinner here whenever we come to Barcelona, the food, drink, staff, and decor is always consistently of high quality and takes the mind back to another age.

Thank Wendel M
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Had dinner with a big group and they sat us in the cellar where the temperature had two settings - cold with bursts of heat. Food was "nothing to write home to" so the cliche goes. But then, when ones palate has been conditioned by...More

Thank DocGraceK
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Looks like nice old restaurant with long heritage but looks can be deceiving. Food here is absolute disaster. I felt sick for many hours and I had really light launch. Service was for me the only positive point here.

Thank primozhoce
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Romantic and unforgettable night, a charm. Local that leaves you open-mouthed than it is beautiful and that transports you in the Twenties. Attentive and friendly service. A classic not to be missed in Barcelona Delicious food and wine. We were a couple and we had...More

Thank Tizianabcn
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We were staying nearby on La Rambla still getting over jet lag during our first day in Barcelona. Had some reservations lined up the next couple of nights but knew we would need to take a flier on our first time. Read about something called...More

Thank Wolverine154
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The service, food and ambiance all score very high. We had duck confit, salmon, codfish croquettes, a pear and goat cheese salad and we shared a catalan creme brulé for dessert. Everything was excellent. Coffee is also very good.

Thank Daniel G
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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Andy S
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They don't have an email address on their website,but they have a form for contact. Tripadvisor does not allow to publish links, so just google it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 18 79 86
  • E-mail
Founded in 1920 and still with the original modernist decoration, "El Gran Cafe" is truly, the most impressive and attractive location of Barcelona. Placed in the historic center of "Barri Gotic", and known for its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, with live piano in the integrated with a selection of traditional Catalan cuisine.
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