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L'ou com balla

Carrer dels banys vells, 20 | Banys vells, 20, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 53 78
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
28 Feb 2016
“A proper little oasis”
25 Aug 2015
“Creative food, professional but friendly staff.”
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Carrer dels banys vells, 20 | Banys vells, 20, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant when we were lost and very hungry one evening. It felt like discovering an oasis in the desert as everywhere else that looked good was rammed. I can't imagine why this restaurant wasn't equally so, as from outside it looked...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

I love this little restaurant at El Born. My second time there with my husband, it is a great place, small and intimate with just the right amount of light. The food is creative and always pleases the palate. The wine list presents a good...More

1  Thank tgancayco
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Amazing, great and with a menù with many traditional Catalan dishes... good wine, only one point of weakness, not cheap.

1  Thank LUCAgd
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We found this restaurant by chance on a previous trip. Unfortunately it was closed but from the outside looking in we decided we would return on our next trip. The area where it is situated, in Born/La Ribera is a maze of narrow streets and...More

1  Thank racer90
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

We happened on this restaurant by chance and really enjoyed the experience. Very stylish and menu was inventive. On recommendation of waitress, I had monkfish with strawberries and white chocolate sauce which was surprisingly lovely. Husband had enjoyable Catalonian dish. Good last night in Barcelona!

1  Thank Anne R
Reviewed 1 October 2013

This september we visited this small,nice restaurant located in the heart of the Born district of Barcelona's old town twice. Food is good (nice catalan cuisine) and elegantly presented. Limited wine list,but good quality.Service is very attentive. It is convenient to make your reservation in...More

2  Thank dtheumann
Reviewed 13 September 2013

There are lots of candles and hanging lights here, but the place contrives to remain romantically dark. The menu is not too long and has no pictures, which is good by me, because almost all cooked food looks really tacky in those photos which so...More

1  Thank wearytchai
Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

Oh dear..this restaurant looked so classy from the outside- all cozy candles, matt black tablecloths and some original choices on the menu. However in a city groaning with top class eateries it is difficult to be original and profitable. This restaurant is clearly trying to...More

1  Thank GhengisKitty
Reviewed 5 June 2013

We were enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant but the food was very disapointing, in both the amount" very small" and the cooking, the "fricandó" was the worst I ever tested. The desserts were somehow better. The price was expensive 50€ per person for such...More

1  Thank Sorro17
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Very charming small restaurant in one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Barcelona "el Born". The restaurant is Family run and has a quiet romantic atmosphere. Very nice to visit both with friends, family or lover. The dishes are original and creative with some recognisable flavours,...More

2  Thank Laar84
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 29
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer dels banys vells, 20 | Banys vells, 20, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 53 78
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