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“A quality place few steps away from Paseig de Gracia”

El Boliche del Gordo Cabrera
Ranked #780 of 11,097 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 33 - USD 41
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Eixample
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

The first impression you have while entering the door is that it is a restaurant with high standard. It is the right impression. The environment is warm and comfortable, tables are not too close, and there is a number of elements (lights, furniture, interior design..) reinforcing that. When I touched the napkin I noticed that it was extremely soft and it was a while I haven’t had the same feeling.

The restaurant offers a fixed price menu with a significant number of options, four per each of three courses, or a la carte menu with a long list of entries and main courses. Majority of dishes are meat, and you will likely take it as soon as you will notice that there is a huge grill just behind the large window that gives you full visibility on a broad kitchen. You cannot complain that you cannot see what happens there!

Meat is definitely a good choice, with a number of cuts from South America or Normandy. I taste a very good morcilla as well. Quality is pretty good. Quantities are more than satisfactory (burp). Expect potatoes served together with meat, entry and main course.

I recommend this restaurant. It is above Barcelona standards (27 euro for the fixed price, 30-35 euro otherwise), and can significantly increase if you add wine. Well, I would guess that, especially if you are not alone, you will eventually take the wine, also inspired by the wall of bottles spread with discretion all around you. Price is however well justified by the quality of place and food.

Thank LoreGn
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Came across this place by pure chance....saw the door...walked in
It was Friday lunchtime and the place was very busy.
Politeness and a smile got us a table for 2
Predominately a steak/meat grill but they do Fish and vegetarian dishes
We settled eventually for the Lunch menu of the day
3 courses...a drink and coffee ....EUR 13.50 pp
Lovely veal filled pasta with mushroom sauce....steak and jacket potato ...followed by a chilled yogurt and coffee.
I personally couldn't complain about the ambiance....service...or value for money.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

El Boliche del Gordo Cabrera is an Argentinian/Uruguayan restaurant. The steak and the cuts are really tasty, excellent, the staff is very friendly and helpful. However, things like showing the prices without taxes (even there's a note indicating that) and then charging you for services like cutlery increases the price quite a bit.
In any case, that's a great place to enjoy meat!

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Thank Komator
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Lynn and I never order the same dish, for some reason we did this day. What a restaurant to start we had the grilled fish for lunch. The sea bass was perfect, came with some nice vegetables, bread and salad. Perfect lunch on our way to airport. Restaurant is very busy, staff was excellent. when you are on your way to airport more than worth the stop.

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Thank dennis c
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We ended up here at lunch time after a morning sightseeing and was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and affordable if you get the 3 course set menu which includes bread and a drink (glass of wine or beer) for €22 The staff were a bit slow but they were very busy with not a table to spare.

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Thank Charles E
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