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El Casal

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El Born / La Ribera
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Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 40 04
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Fri 18:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food that we had was really good but we did not have many choices. When we went for lunch​, around 1pm they only had set menu with two choices for salad and two choices for main course.

Thank m s
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A little bit off the beaten path, this place is a steal of a deal. We went here for lunch, and had a 3 course lunch for 11.25 euros. They accommodated my food allergies and even made a special desert for me! The service was incredible as was the food.

Thank Rachel H
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place for lunch (2 adults & 3 teenagers). Good food, Friendly staff & a place with great character. Eat with the locals & chat to other friendly diners. Chicken Laarb Salad + Lamb main from set menu was great. One of our favorite places during our 2 week trip. A real find.

Thank julestall
Lausanne, Switzerland
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool place, little terrasse on a quiet place. Very little price for an amazing lunch. Much tastes, and nice sangria.

Thank NayNaw
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you really want to treat yourself for lunch without breaking the bank I can really recommend this place. We got a three course lunch (if you can count coffee as dessert) which was a real treat - all the dishes were prepared well and had an interesting twist to them. If the weather is good, I would recommend trying... More 

Thank Christoffer E
Athens, Greece
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful athentic atmosphere and friendliest staff. Went there twice in two days for the daily menu which is more than fullfiling and economic choice. Would highly recommend it.

1 Thank Vasia V
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to lunch and it was fabulous The mint salad was extraordinary and the beef was great. The team are very friendly and the atmosphere was just right. The menu lunch is limited with few options but each option is great. The baily panacota dessert was great.... For sure we will come back

1 Thank Alon A
Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter was patient and polite, and the food was delicious with a reasonable price. Come here and enjoy your meal!

Thank jeffreyho115
Sault Ste Marie Canada
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stop here friendly, local feel. Food was very good not expensive and relaxed atmoshere. Just the kind of place you want after running the streets of Barcalona. All 3 of us ordered something different and we all would of gone back again.

Thank wawa27
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cafe/restaurant tucked away off the main road in a small court yard. We had excellent tapas and a beer which came to a total of €27 for two. Highly recommended if you are in the area. Make sure you ask for an English menu, we received the Spanish menu on arrival and had to ask specifically.

2 Thank Andy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 13
Mediterranean, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 40 04
In Catalan, « Casal » means a place of exchange. Enjoy a relaxing & laid back atmosphere in a quiet square. Our family business is the ideal place for breakfast and lunch with premium Catalan seasonal products. A wide range of Catalan charcuteries, tortillas and cheeses served in tapas or in sandwiches (fresh « xapatas » con tomate), a nice freshly ground café & home-made smoothies & jams... Enjoy our menu, you will have a drink & two choices between starter, main course and dessert, all home-made & changing everyday. El Casal ́s friendly & fluent staff are waiting for you from Monday to Friday, 7am to 16pm. Free Wit‐Fi.El Casal is located in plaza Victor Balaguer square between carrer Nau and Santa Maria del Mar church.

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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 ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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