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Els Barrils

Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 53 10 91
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good52%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“grilled veal” (2 reviews)
“greek salad” (3 reviews)
“local place” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at this restaurant two nights in a row! Had grilled cod the first night and pan fried sole the next night. Seafood cooked perfectly. Appetizers and sides were excellent. Great table service. ate outdoors and enjoyed the feel of the street. Loved this place.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very good and very fresh. We all had some kind of fish and were very pleased. However, dinner only comes with fried potatoes. Everything else is a la carte and it was difficult communicating with the server--who we think was the owner.

Thank ergneb
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal with 5 others. The grilled fish was excellent and fresh! The mixed seafood grill was fresh and not over cooked! A good bottle of Cava at a good price

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This little Restuarant is close to where we where staying looked great from the outside and amazing on the inside. Seafood, beef, pasta all shown in the display cases and looked fantastic. We had dinner (6 of us) and everyone of us loved our food....More

Thank David H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

So I got refused at Oval (see review there) and passed this place on my way to my second choice. There was a free table outside and, since I don't mind the noise of the traffic, which there is a lot of, I asked if...More

Thank Jamesrvp
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Actually we had a doubts to go to this place or not because of negative reviews which we found on Google. But some 6th sense was driving us there. We saw this place when we walk by and social atmosphere inside captured our attention. And...More

Thank Andrej H
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were full of hopefulness on sitting at this lovely traditional Spanish restaurant but sadly we're highly disappointed. The waiters were lovely but serving awful food at highly inflated prices. A glacial scallop dish was served during the very bland starter of asparagus with mayonnaise,...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Stopped here for lunch and ate outside. Lots of typical Spanish Dishes I had a great Spicy Chorizo dish with a Slice of Omelette. My Wife had a plate full of some small fish that she really liked. Would have liked to have come back...More

Thank Ricky M
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

If you're in Barcelona, do yourself a favour and visit Els Barrils!! What an evening, what a meal and what service. The house wine, cloudy white, unbelievable quality and a whole 8 Euro a bottle. Salted cod salad was something else, veal sirloin epic. Enjoy....More

Thank John M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had dinner here twice and both times the food was delicious. The prices were reasonable. We loved the Shrimp Avocado salad and had it both times.

Thank DonnaG8615
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you
enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally
translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes
recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant
atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district,
Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end
international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the
glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighbourhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 934 53 10 91
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