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Elsa y Fred

Carrer Rec Comtal 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 01 66 11
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (51 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (53 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (18 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Carrer Rec Comtal 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 782 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

the portions are small, you must order several dishes, there is good atmosphere, very lively place and good food

Thank Christian H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very friendly and helpful waitress, guided us to choose just the right number of tapas dishes. Food was excellent and so was the service.

Thank Anne U
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really liked this place opposite our excellent hotel. It was perfect for a late breakfast and the service and atmosphere were superb.

Thank A_Flying_Scotsman
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waiters were nice to seat us at a reserved table and make us aware we have the table only for 1 hour. We enjoyed the perfectly grilled octopus and the steak tartar.More

Thank Denisa C
Equipo_Elsayfred, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Denisa C, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. We put lots of love and effort when creating our dishes and serving our customers, so they feel like home. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I popped in after having an awful drink elsewhere and needed another drink to remove the taste. We were so glad we did. The sangria (in a bottle) was really good. I had also had a pilsner Urquell; which I really enjoyed....More

Thank Stephen B
Equipo_Elsayfred, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Stephen B, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. Hope to see you back very soon! Kind regards, The Elsa y Fred Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific food and friendly and attentive waiters. Cosy place. I had an iberian ham with coca bread ( yes, that is the name - it is some kind of olive oil-fried bread with a bit of tomatoes )- deliscious. It went very well with an...More

Thank Per S
Equipo_Elsayfred, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Per S, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. We put lots of love and effort when creating our dishes and serving our customers, so they feel like home. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate there three nights ago with my Mom and her two sisters. Excellent! So good in fact I am going back again tonight by myself! Tuna tartar and steak tartar tapas were incredible. I also had the octopus everyone was raving about on Trip Advisor...More

Thank Mike S
ElsaYFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mike S, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. We put lots of love and effort when creating our dishes and serving our customers, so they feel like home. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a lovely and lively place to come for dinner or drinks. We came early for dinner and were lucky enough to get a table. The staff were very accommodating and fun, which made the experience all the better. The food was great...More

Thank Susie B
ElsaYFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Susie B, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. We put lots of love and effort when creating our dishes and serving our customers, so they feel like home. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed stopping in at Elsa y Fred! The tapas were delicious; I recommend the steak tartare taco and ham croquettes. The ambiance was also great- at about 6pm there was still a decent crowd, although many of the later tables were reserved so...More

Thank Tara M
ElsaYFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tara M, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. We put lots of love and effort when creating our dishes and serving our customers, so they feel like home. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tapas and great drinks with a fun atmosphere. Definitely returning on my next trip to Barcelona! Slightly pricey but you get what you pay for. I had the squid and the Ahi tuna--both were sublime!More

Thank Kim O
ElsaYFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kim O, Thank you for such an amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred. We put lots of love and effort when creating our dishes and serving our customers, so they feel like home. Hope to see you...More

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Ljrlaw
23 June 2017|
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Response from casalolea | Property representative |
Hi Ljrlaw, You can e-mail us to info @ elsayfred . es and we will note down your reservation. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Rec Comtal 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 935 01 66 11
  • E-mail
Description
Elsa and Fred reinvents the classic tapas bar, with creative cuisine with subtle inspiration from international cuisine. With special care in the presentation and maximum respect for the original flavors of each ingredient. When we prepare a dish, we make each one with all our passion and creativity. ELSA Y FRED INVITES YOU TO ENJOY BREAKFAST, HALF DAY MENUS, SANDWICHES, DELICIOUS HOMEMADE CAKES MID-AFTERNOON, AND TAPAS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AS WELL AS A FINE WINE LIST AND COCKTAILS.
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