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El Casal

Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 40 04
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (100 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (10 reviews)
“apple pie” (10 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 16:00 Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 437 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the "Bikini" sandwich with a Salad and some chorizo pica tea. Really delicious food and well put together. Also excellent drinks list. All in for €20. Bargain.

Thank Kestrel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, breakfast and awesome coffee. We got the omelette for breakfast and it was amazing. Service was great, friendly and welcoming.

Thank Kate R
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kate, Thanks for your 5 star rating!! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and service! Looking forward to see you very soon The best

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have ordered the continental breakfast with coffee and milk, banana drink and sandwiches and it was delicious!

Thank Zygimantus
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Zygimantus, Thanks for your visit and your amazing review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our continental breakfast. Looking forward to see you soon. The best

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible food, incredible service, lovely sitting outside in a quiet little street. BEST BROWNIE EVER !!!! Cannot recommend enough

Thank Max W
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Max! We are thrilled to read that you spent such a great time in our terrace. And so happy to hear that you had the BEST BROWNIE EVER!!! Looking forward to your next visit. The best

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the neighbourhood and went there for late lunch. Very friendly staff and great food. Reasonably priced as well.

Thank Andy06_12
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andy, Thanks for you 5 star rating and your words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. Looking forward to see you soon. The best

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for the munu del dia. The waiters are very English-friendly. I accidentally broke a wine glass and they were still very nice and changed all my dishes/cutlery. Food is well prepared, very good price, really recommend the cheesecake.

Thank Pengxin Y
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Penxin, Thanks for your amazing review. Love to hear that you recommend the cheescake! It's also one of our favorite desserts! Looking forward to see you soon. The best

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trying to find out some place with good local food and that we could felt comfortable with our kids we finally found this small and hidden place , simple and cozy , food it was simple fantastic , very fair price and from the waiter...More

Thank Raifran O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to Barcelona starving and found El Casal close to la barcaloneta where we ate a delightful meal. The servers accommodated our many suitcases and food was served with high quality and quickly. Would love to try this place for lunch!

Thank Isabelle F
joanq1, Guest Relations Manager at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Isabelle! We are so happy to hear that you found us the 1st day you arrived to Barcelona and to read that your experience was so good. We are looking forward to see you soon The best

Reviewed 10 March 2018

The staff here were super cool and very friendly. The tables are all together, so you can sit with some locals while you're eating. We loved the vibe, less crowded than a lot of other spots, but a gem.

Thank Kendall H
joanq1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Casal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kendall, Thanks for recommending us! Good to hear that you enjoyed the vibe of our place and our service. Looking forward to see you soon. The best

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We've had breakfast here twice and really love the place! First time a mix of tourists and locals and this morning a real local scene. Staff is really friendly and Spanish tortilla was excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank Scott R
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Craig P
5 March 2017|
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Response from Dee S |
Can't remember exactly. We got there just after 3 pm and they were still serving lunch but we were one of the last ones. There were only 2 other groups then. And they had run out of one of the main dishes by then.
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JeanYMcClements
16 January 2015|
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Response from joanq1 | Property representative |
Dear JeanYMcClements, We have different types of breakfast but we recommend you the "Continental Breakfast" it includes: hot drink, fresh fruit smoothie, toast and omelette. We do breakfast from 8 to 12 Looking forward to... More
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CHoynes
2 January 2015|
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Response from joanq1 | Property representative |
Dear CHoynes, Thanks for your question. We have some gluten free food. But we don't have an specific coeliac menu. Regards from Barcelona
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 40 04
  • E-mail
Description
In Catalan, « Casal » means a place of exchange. Enjoy a relaxing & laid back atmosphere in a quiet square. Our family business is the ideal place for breakfast and lunch with premium Catalan seasonal products. A wide range of Catalan charcuteries, tortillas and cheeses served in tapas or in sandwiches (fresh « xapatas » con tomate), a nice freshly ground café & home-made smoothies & jams... Enjoy our menu, you will have a drink & two choices between starter, main course and dessert, all home-made & changing everyday. El Casal ́s friendly & fluent staff are waiting for you from Monday to Friday, 7am to 16pm. Thursday, friday and saturday also from 6 pm to 0:00 am. Free Wit‐Fi.El Casal is located in plaza Victor Balaguer square between carrer Nau and Santa Maria del Mar church.
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