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Barrio Jardines Calle 30s 43a 38, Envigado 055422, Colombia
12:00 - 00:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Overpriced, and a Spaniard chef never got near their kitchen. The octopus was rubbery, the tortilla was dry, and the mashed potatoes accompanying my dish were served in a tiny desert plate, as though they were a precious exotic concoction. The wine list is like everything else, mediocre and overpriced. Don't take friends from Spain there.

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Medellin, Colombia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love this restaurant, the service is very good, food is amazing, specially the black paella, good selection of wine, somehow expensive, worth the visit

Thank Julietamadrid92
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The food was nice - not excellent - and it has a very good service. The restaurant is very warm and offers a nice environment, although there is a lot of echo if you are going with a big group. Maybe the food could be a little better for the price, since we had a "family size" paella, in which... More 

Thank Andrea B
Medellin, Colombia
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

There are now very good restaurants which offer spanish food in Medellin (or Envigado in this case) but there are so little details that can definitely make the difference, in El Barral it is the excellent service. If you choose this restaurant you can't miss the grilled octopus.

Thank ABalzan
Santa Monica, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Started with the potato tortilla "tapa", it was bland and the cheese salsa was good but not great. We both ordered paella (two different kinds, one seafood and one with meat and seafood), rice was brown, terribly greasy and overcooked as well as the seafood and meat. They actually put artificial crabmeat in it!! The best part of the dish... More 

Thank MLondon26
Florida, New York
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247 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I read the comments and disagree I had the small dish of paella and it was excellent along with desert that was very good, an appetizer small cheese and ham balls were not as good would go back and have full dish of paella next time young college girl waitress was a fantastic server meal was not cheap but was... More 

Thank Pete S
Barcelona, Spain
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66 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

If you are a connoisseur of Spanish food this is not your place. Prices were expensive for the portion and food quality. My paella was salty, dry and not so tasty. Tortilla was dry and old. Service was very good with attentive waiters in a nice location and setting. There are better choices nearby.

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Western Australia, Australia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

I had heard the best comments about this paella, and this week I went to try it and it was just amazing, the service and food are absolutely excellent, I recommend the seafood paella.

Thank clau1228
Haifa, Israel
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

A great place to go for lunch, spend the afternoon or have a fantastic dinner à la Española, amid tapas, paellas, good wine and great music! It is the great combination to have a magnificent time!

Thank Gloria L
San Antonio de Pereira, Colombia
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221 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

My wife and I had lunch at El Barral last month. The glowing recommendations of a good friend bolstered our excitement and anticipation prior to our first dining experience at El Barral. However, after all was said and done, my wife and I were disappointed with the quality, and value, of the food at this upscale Spanish restaurant in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrio Jardines Calle 30s 43a 38, Envigado 055422, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Envigado
  • Phone Number: 2761212

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