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Restaurante Arola

Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 83 80 90
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
“tapas” (71 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my second visit to this showcase fine dining establishment where they serve tapas in a league of its own. The ham! Melting, fragrant and and highly memorable. Patatas bravas reinvented like a tiny potato vol au vent topped with a dreamy ailoli. Wafer...More

Thank Nico260
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was amazing. The beef tartar is a MUST to try, they put fried onions in the tartar to add texture and it works perfectly together. Very creative desserts as well.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had buffet lunch here during a conference. Food was great, and service the perfect bakance of efficiency with friendliness. Eating on the terrace in autumn sunshine was great!

Thank RLBAllen
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Never in my dining career have I had both the drinks and the food to stimulate my taste buds. We ordered 4 different tapas based on the recommendation of Thomas the manager and each was spectacular in their own right. The tastes continue to complement...More

Thank cszostak
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Went there as a couple in late September. Our hotel had recommended this place and made reservations. We arrived and were greeted and seated by a friendly lady who also explained the menu to us. We ordered mostly from the "modern" tapas menu, 2 cocktails...More

Thank revilo77
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Menu has a selection of traditional tapas and more modern, inventive tapas - all were delicious. Presentation is beautiful and the drinks are delicious and inventive. The bartender won the award for best bartender in Spain in 2015, is very talented and creates unusual drinks,...More

Thank traveljunkie779
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious tapas, must try is the duck bomba, crab salad and turbot ! waitress was very friendly and helpful. you must try the cheescake and the carrot cake.

Thank Taline1978
Reviewed 13 September 2017

You must try this restaurant now if you're staying in the arts hotel .the birdcage drink made by Diego was un believable! I had two! They were almost two pretty to drink! The carrot cake cake in a terra-cotta pot made of orange chocolate perhaps...More

Thank luvtotravel1234
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The problem with all these restaurants at the beach front is that they are all the same. There several - one next to the other. Nothing special on the menu. You can't do much wrong there. Nice view and sea breeze. Not expensive. Service friendly...More

Thank John Z
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We've fallen in love with Arola. The cocktails are majestic. (congratulations Diego - you're just THE BEST) The service is brilliant. The sommelier is so friendly and knowledgeable. (thanks Marketa - and I managed to track down some of the wine you recommended) And I...More

Thank ashimm02
Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
The sounds of Marina Olympica's rocking boats and
clicking mastheads swaying to and fro set an
impressive backdrop for Ciutadella and Villa Olimpica.
Follow the aromas of garlic, wine, and fresh local
fish to the various restaurants running along the
marina. A grand bronze fish statue soaring high above
serves as a beacon to those searching for the renowned
Casino Barcelona or the extremely popular nightclubs
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24 July 2017|
Response from Sct508 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, as a patron I can only answer part of yr question. If u r part of a group, u can't be the lone diner with the tasting menu, it's all or nothing 😢. Our group did wear trainers, polo tees but not shorts. I'm not... More
24 July 2017|
Response from kaimurray500 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to contact the restaurant directly to answer this question.
24 May 2016|
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Response from John C H | Reviewed this property |
Children are allowed but I don't remember seeing a menu for them. Although they will be entertained by the number of courses served and the uniqueness of the service and plating, the prices may be a reason to consider an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina 19-21, 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
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Arts Barcelona
Arola showcases imaginative interpretations of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, served tapas style
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