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Restaurante Arola

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Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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Marina 19-21 | Hotel Arts Barcelona, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 83 80 90
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13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 15:30
Mon 13:30 - 15:30
Thu - Mon 20:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 13:30 - 15:30
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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I and dinner at Arola our first night in Barcelona. It turned out to be the best restaurant we ate at the whole trip. Highly recommended.

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Europe
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in July for lunch with my wife . The place was not busy but it is a bright place with plenty of light reflecting the white and light blue of the decoration. The starters were excellent with the cantabrian anchovies in a heavenly balanced olive oil a must but the gambas rojas cooked in a salt crust being my... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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335 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a 5-Star tapas restaurant . A very extensive and imaginative menu selection . I am not a fan of scallops but , at the suggestion of my wife , I tried them and , much to my amazement , found them to be outstanding .The same is true with the lobster .Great staff ! An excellent wine cellar... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on a pleasant memory of a meal a few years ago, we have come to Arola with great expectations. We have chosen the tapas tasting menu, to get an overview of what there is on offer currently. The interior is chic and modern, and the food matches it quite well. Although I expected a bit more creativity, there is... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very creative, delicious food that just delighted my taste buds. Perfect location and good service. Yes it is a bit pricey but I am still thinking about the food

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Thank AliciaABF
HotelArts, Manager at Restaurante Arola, responded to this review

Dear AliciaABF, It is a pleasure to read that your dinner at Arola restaurant was just as excellent as you expected and I thank you for sharing your comments here on Tripadvisor. I sincerely hope to have the chance to welcome you back to Arola restaurant very soon. Yours sincerely, Romain Mejecaze Director de Food & Beverage Hotel Arts Barcelona More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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332 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant is located in the Arts Hotel, a very fancy (Ritz) property right on the Mediterranean. The menu focuses on tapas, and there are many good options. The wine list is OK, but not great, and the wines are more expensive that most other restaurants at which we dined, perhaps due to the cost of being in the Ritz.... More 

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HotelArts, Manager at Restaurante Arola, responded to this review

Dear Steve K, Thank you for sharing your experience here on Tripadvisor. It pleases me to read that you had an enjoyable overall experience at Arola but I am terribly sorry about the shortcomings in the service you have mentioned. Please accept my most sincere apologies and I will share your comments with my team in order to follow up... More 

Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

For a special meal I doubt that the Arola can be beaten in Barcelona. We had a stunning meal of tapas beautifully served by a waiter called Julien who could not have been more attentive or knowledgable obout the food.

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HotelArts, Manager at Restaurante Arola, responded to this review

Dear rogerdyson, Thank you for sharing your observations here on Tripadvisor. It pleases me to read that your dinner at Arola could live up to your excellent expectations and that the service staff of the restaurant could contribute to making your evening a memorable dining experience. It would be a true pleasure for me and my team to welcome you... More 

Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Our last night in Barcelona was raining so we ate inside the hotel. This restaurant is bright, busy and quite good. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and spoke English well enough to guide us to a few dishes that were very good. While we were there, a fireworks display started over the ocean and that just served... More 

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HotelArts, Manager at Restaurante Arola, responded to this review

Dear Barry M, Thank you for sharing your experience here on Tripadvisor and I am very happy that you had such a memorable night at our Arola restaurant. Please allow me to share your comments with the service staff of Arola and it would be a pleasure to have you with us very soon. Yours sincerely, Romain Mejecaze Director de... More 

Berlin, Germany
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Enjoy tapas the most excellent way. You can create your own tapas menu and it will be a wonderful experience. Don't miss to get a cocktail (or two) from Diego Baud, one of Spain's leading cocktail artists.

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Thank Andreas P
HotelArts, Manager at Restaurante Arola, responded to this review

Dear Andreas P, Thank you for sharing your comment here in Tripadvisor. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your dining experience at Arola, and that you were able to try the different Tapas and cocktails by our head mixologist Diego Baud. If your future plan brings you back to Barcelona we will be more than happy to welcome... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

one of the perfect experience to a Michelin-starred restaurant . I recommend you go only when the mood to experience sophistication Michelin stars . I personally was excited about the menu and irreproachable service . I think it is one of the locations to be tested in Barcelona .

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Thank Dorupneus
HotelArts, Manager at Restaurante Arola, responded to this review

Dear Dorupneus, Thank you very much for your kind comments and I am very pleased to read that you very much enjoyed your dining experience at Arola restaurant. Please allow me to make you aware that Arola restaurant does not currently have any Michelin star, however the Tapas and dishes served by our chef Sergi Arola are a true expression... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 150
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina 19-21 | Hotel Arts Barcelona, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Neighbourhood: Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Phone Number: +34 934 83 80 90
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Arts Barcelona

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Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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