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“got food poisoning”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurante Arola

Restaurante Arola
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Ranked #1,138 of 9,412 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: US$50 - US$150
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Good for: Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“got food poisoning”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

tapas were lovely (patas bravas are best i've had). appreciate the staff did not attempt to oversell the amount of food we ordered. avoid the squid ink caserole (overpriced at EUR 30 per person and made us sick!)

Visited January 2014
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HotelArts, Gerente at Restaurante Arola, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear MrMrsJim,

Thank you very much for taking the time to bring your concerns to us, following your visit during New Year’s Eve.

I am very concerned that your experience at Arola restaurant was not up to your expectations and I have takeb the liberty to share your comments with our team. In order to follow up adequately on the issues you’ve mentioned, I would appreciate to have the chance to talk personally about your visit. If you agree, you can provide your contact details to hotel.arts[at]ritzcarlton.com or calling +34 93 221 1000 and I will return your call or message personally.

Thank you in advance for your call or message and I hope to have the chance to welcome you back one day in order to give you the memorable and spotless experience you deserve.

Yours sincerely,

Brunella Zinato
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
“Very good food in stylish surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Great and varied food. Service was very good and professional. Background music in restaurant was too loud, but the overall experience was still very positive. Quite expensive!

  • Visited November 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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397 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
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“Contemporary tapas in a nice setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Arola Arts is in the Ritz Carlton hotel and casino complex, at the end of Ava Diagional, a pretty spiffy location. The restaurant is an upscale tapas place, with a nice (but a bit pricy) wine list. The tapas are good, but not especially creative, e.g., not as innovative as the best places (e.g., Tickets or 41 Degrees). Service was good, but not perfect. Not much of a view in the evening, perhaps better in the day. I'm told that Sergi Arola's brother is the proprietor. (Sergi has an impressive Michelin 2-star restaurant in Madrid, where I've dined in the past.) A major advantage of this place is that it is open on Sunday, when most good restaurants are closed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Steve K
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, price too high”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Loved the food and creativity as well as the setting. Arola has done a great job with it and it looks like it is permanently imporving. I gave a 4 as for me prices are a little bit too high for the portions you get. Otherwise, worth trying!

Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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“Worth the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Loved our experience at Arola. Great spanish food with a magnificent setup and very attentive service. Even though there were many tourists, you will find many locals as well, which for me means it´s worth the visit. Expensive but in all worth the money.

Visited August 2013
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