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El Gran Cafe

Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 18 79 86
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“veal steak” (7 reviews)
“pudding” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

Had dinner with a big group and they sat us in the cellar where the temperature had two settings - cold with bursts of heat. Food was "nothing to write home to" so the cliche goes. But then, when ones palate has been conditioned by...More

Thank DocGraceK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks like nice old restaurant with long heritage but looks can be deceiving. Food here is absolute disaster. I felt sick for many hours and I had really light launch. Service was for me the only positive point here.

Thank primozhoce
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Romantic and unforgettable night, a charm. Local that leaves you open-mouthed than it is beautiful and that transports you in the Twenties. Attentive and friendly service. A classic not to be missed in Barcelona Delicious food and wine. We were a couple and we had...More

Thank Tizianabcn
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We were staying nearby on La Rambla still getting over jet lag during our first day in Barcelona. Had some reservations lined up the next couple of nights but knew we would need to take a flier on our first time. Read about something called...More

Thank Wolverine154
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The service, food and ambiance all score very high. We had duck confit, salmon, codfish croquettes, a pear and goat cheese salad and we shared a catalan creme brulé for dessert. Everything was excellent. Coffee is also very good.

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We had a really enjoyable meal here on our last night in Barcelona. We opted for the set menu for 29 euros per person which included four delicious starters, a paella to share for the main and chocolate pudding for dessert. It also came with...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The food was very good, definitely overpriced for the portions and options. The atmosphere is nice , glad we were not too disappointed by our entrees.

Thank rray24
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Recommended by our taxi driver on the way from the airport because "his mum loves it". So the 4 of us went. BIG MISTAKE. Restaurant was fairly empty but we waited ages for a table & were moved on from the bar area where we...More

Thank BigBrian_11
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Food not good and service rubbish, do not give these people your money. I was not impressed at all, the actual restuarant looks very impressive but the food and service no do not match the look. I was only in Barcelona for the weekend and...More

Thank Phil D
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Having been lured in by the lady on the door, who promised to enquire if it would be possible for the chef to cook an individual portion of paella, rather than the minimum 2, two of us decided to try the 3-course 'Piano Menu, whilst...More

Thank Wendy D
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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Andy S
4 June 2016|
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They don't have an email address on their website,but they have a form for contact. Tripadvisor does not allow to publish links, so just google it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 43
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 18 79 86
  • E-mail
Founded in 1920 and still with the original modernist decoration, "El Gran Cafe" is truly, the most impressive and attractive location of Barcelona. Placed in the historic center of "Barri Gotic", and known for its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, with live piano in the integrated with a selection of traditional Catalan cuisine.
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