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7 Portes

Passeig Isabel II 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 30 33
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“paella” (1,208 reviews)
“black rice” (23 reviews)
“clams” (29 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Passeig Isabel II 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

Nice historic location, but the food is nothing special for the price. Service was a good standard. The tapas we shared to start were of average quality for Barcelona. The seafood platter below average. Nice tourist experience, good atmosphere and history.

Thank Kiwi_Prawn
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We went to this restaurant because we read online how great it was and so we went to their website and they sold it very well about sharing paellas and how the locals love this place. We get there and we see that what the...More

2  Thank Antxiara
Reviewed 12 July 2013

I was so excited to visit this restaurant because it was highly recommended in an travel book. However, the paella was not good at all (the rice didn't cooked all the way). They were also trying to scam tourists. The waiter asked us how many...More

2  Thank yhbc
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Not just a restaurant for business travellers, was full of locals and the food along with the service was very good.

Thank Chris B B
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Clinging on to past glories, the 7 Portes Restaurant failed to deliver. Service an atmosphere could not be faulted in this beautiful, historic building. The monkfish soup as a starter was okay, though lacking in monkfish it seemed mussels were the main ingredient used as...More

2  Thank Andy M
Reviewed 8 July 2013

My experience of spain is that you can get great food in the most unassuming of places at a very reasonable price. Given the reviews for this place I would have expected a lot more, We paid £100 for half a bottle of wine and...More

1  Thank HJT12300
Reviewed 7 July 2013

While in Barcelona, my nephew, his friend and I wanted some authentic paella, not the red stuff from the freezer that you get at the tourist places on Las Ramblas. I did some online research and narrowed down the choices to two places. The one...More

Thank Kneesa
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Awsome seafood, but just decent pealla. Could have had the seafood without the paella. Noce place though.

Thank Even W
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We ate here on the last night of our trip at the recommendation of another restaurant we loved as well as our B&B. We couldn't have been more disappointed. We were seated at least 20 minutes before our waiter came by. He did apologize for...More

1  Thank runninggoofy
Reviewed 1 July 2013

A lovely evening and meal, we were pestered by people trying to sell us things as we were in many other restaurant. The paellas were big enough for two people to share which kept the price down. The wine was a good price for the...More

Thank teresa s
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area
can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging
over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each
other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing
games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away,
Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line
the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed
sand structures making this the most visited beach in
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Response from Phebe C | Reviewed this property |
There is no need to pre order Paella:)
8 April 2017|
Response from KTA-ID | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the menu exactly but I think so. My sister had the fish of the day that was delicious and simple, the paella was great. They may have menu on website?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeig Isabel II 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 30 33
  • E-mail
Opening its doors in 1836 to begin offering over 150 years of excellence, Restaurant de les 7 Portes is truly the most classic of Barcelona's eating places. Here, you can enjoy the finest Catalan cooking in an intimate setting or in one of the spacious banquet halls, accompanied by Spain's best wines and "cavas" (sparkling wines) from the well-stocked cellar. The restaurant is housed in the Pòrtics d'en Xifré, a building declared a national monument and the first place in Barcelona where running water was installed. In 1942, it became the property of Paco Parellada, founder of one of the foremost dynasties of restaurateurs in all of Catalonia.
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