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Els Barrils

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Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 53 10 91
09:00 - 01:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We came across this restaurant in the way back to our hotel. My fish was delicious, simply grilled and fresh. The mixed shared starter platter was fine. This is simple cooking in a friendly environment, no fancy, unnecessary stuff!

Thank Suzanne E
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We just found this restaurant by chance.It was small,but the food was very delicious.We ordered grilled veal,gambas alla plancha ,caracoles picante and fish soup.The atmosphere was very cozy.Staff was friendly and we enjoyed the food for a reasonable price.

Thank Valcho V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had traveled all night and stayed awake to adjust to the time change. By the time dinner came around we didn't want to search for a place to eat dinner. We asked the very friendly staff at the hotel for a recommendation in the area. We told them we didn't want a tourist place but a place that locals... More 

Thank beavertrail
El Dorado Hills, California
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I ordered the Seafood variety. It was grilled & most tasteful! Our dinner was with business colleagues of my husband. We also ordered the Greek salad, which was plentiful & tasty, included feta cheese & tomatoes with olive oil & spices. I would definetly eat there again.

Thank Luz Z
Munich, Germany
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a very good dinner with Tbone Steak and fine wines. Great atmosphere and friendly service.

Thank KonzertJazz
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Good quality product plus a good price. Owners are from Galicia and they offer top quality product from that region of Spain. Meat is a must plus the fish.

Thank facundosantasusana
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156 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This place is in the middle of a happening neighborhood in the Eixample, but it is a simple, classic Catalan/Galician restaurant. The food is dependable and reasonably priced. The service is friendly and efficient.

Thank MinnesotaTim
Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

An old school restaurant which has excellent dishes from the old days and a T-bone steak (chuleton) to die for.

Thank indekut
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Greek salad was strange with tomatoes, fetacheese and olive oil.. But Fishsoup and veal with roquefort sauce and rice was delicious 😋 service was good and prompt. Place looked newly renovated and clean.

Thank Rune R
Montreal, Canada
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

We had a fish platter to share with wine. The fish was fresh, the house wine a good choice of Rioja - all at a very reasonable price. The service was very good and accomodated us because we had to dine quickly. It seems like a good neighbourhood bistro with classic Spanish/Catalan fare honestly executed. There were only locals when... More 

Thank Igor M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aribau, 89, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighbourhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 934 53 10 91

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Eixample

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Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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