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Abissinia

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Gracia
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Torrent de les Flors, 56, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 13 07 85
Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Mon 20:00 - 23:45
Wed - Fri 20:00 - 23:45
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 23:45
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each time I go to Abissinia, i love it more. Raquel, the owner, greets all her customers with love. Her adorable children move freely about, visiting with the regulars and smiling at everyone. The food is amazing. Each dish has signature spices that blend into awesome flavors. It is perfect for meeting family and friends- but quiet enough for romantic... More 

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Thank Vicki Denine L
Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here, two adults one child and were seated on beautiful handmade tables and waited on with real hospitality. We ordered the tasting plate as we couldn't decide- everything sounded so tasty. It was wonderfully presented on a large plate and tasted brilliant, perfectly spiced and fresh, eaten using your hands with the traditional Ethiopian pancake. A delight. I... More 

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Thank Levingos
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We get to eat there with friends on a saturday evening (you have to make an reservation). Everything was great! Delicious food (eaten by hands), nice staff and cool livemusic!

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Thank Montino S
Recife, PE
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barcelona has tons of great local food restaurants, but even if you are in the city for just a few days, I strongly advise you to eat lunch or dinner at Abissinia. For sure you will go to Parc Guell, so my tip is to take a nice and short walk after you have visited the Gaudi wonders. The ambiance... More 

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Thank Daniel L
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the food was nothing special. Not much of flavour, avoid it. Also we found it too expensive for what it offered and for the ambience. We shared a combo plate among 3 and we still considered it too expensive for what was offered.

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Thank amhinchl
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and good food! If you still feel hungry after the first round you can order a second time free of charge. Recommendable!!

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Thank OlKANKAR
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Great price. Nice to try something different from the ordinary. Dining around a small table filled with food and you help yourselves using your hands. One friend had wheat intolerance and the staff were happy to cater to her needs. Will definitely go again

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Thank Alex W
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Authentic Ethiopian food! It's a pretty restaurant in Gracia, beautifully decorated. The food is simply delicious, ask for the tasting menu! Also, very nice and friendly staff. I've been back 3 times :)

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Thank Adreeanita
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing, such a great variety, flavors and smells. The staff is so nice and welcoming they make me want to come back again. I went with my boyfriend and we enjoyed it so much.

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Thank Amanda B
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

If you're looking to have a different culinary experience this is your place . A small restaurant located in the district of gracia were no cutlery is allowed. All the food is served on top of a crepe and then you eat different topics . The food was nice but the portions for a big group like ours were too... More 

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Thank Daniela G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 23:45
Monday
20:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
20:00 - 23:45
Thursday
20:00 - 23:45
Friday
20:00 - 23:45
Saturday
14:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Torrent de les Flors, 56, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Gracia
  • Neighbourhood: Gracia
  • Phone Number: +34 932 13 07 85

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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 Gracia

Neighbourhood Profile
Gracia
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the centre, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theatre that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
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