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“perfect dinner”

La Forquilla Restaurant
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Ranked #145 of 9,690 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$46 - US$81
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Poblenou
Description: At La Forquilla Restaurant we look for a different view on the concept of a restaurant. Services with few diners but attended by the same Chef who creates the dishes, Vidal Gravalosa. This approach seeks the highest quality both inside and outside the kitchen. Nobody better than the same Chef to convey the sense of each ingredient of each dish during the experience.
Lucerne, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“perfect dinner”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

We can very recommend this Restaurant ! We had the tasting menu and the food was just perfect. The size and the flavor of evry dishes was great !
Try the austers with cava foam, incomparable !

Thank you for your wine recommendation, all had wonderfully harmonizes.

At all the time, you will notice, chef vidal knows what he doe`s. He is a perfect host and chef. He was very friendly.

you made the birthday dinner memorable for me and my girlfriend, thank you very much.

keep it up !

  • Visited December 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, memorable experience”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

A wonderful little restaurant with great, imaginative food and attentive service by Vidal, the owner-chef. Highly recommended.

La Forquilla is located in the St Marti residential neighborhood of Barcelona, near the Poblenou metro station. It is just a few metro stops away from the center of the city. The decor is simple but tasteful, and the menu consists of around eight appetizers, and a similar number of main courses and desserts. We were told that they change according to seasonally available ingredients, and can be found at the restaurant's website.

Our party of five had dinner there on the last Thursday of November. The flavors were delicious, the presentation wonderful, and the service impeccable, personally delivered by the chef Vidal who also owns the place. He suggested for us two different red wines, both great, and was glad to answer our questions about the menu. Vidal's attention to every detail of the experience impressed us.

All the courses that we tried were composed of a mixture of traditional, mostly local ingredients, and modern, imaginative touches, such as lemon foam, berry reductions, or wine sauce. The combinations proved extremely successful and left us all agreeing that our meal La Forquilla was one of the best dinners we've ever had.

The same can be said about the wonderful desserts. They were all truly great. 

All in all, a most memorable experience that I recommend without hesitation. It has instantly become a must for me, whenever I go to Barcelona again. 

  • Visited November 2013
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Zürich
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Simple and good”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Had dinner with the wife in late November. We had reservations, and this is a must as the place only has six tables. While we where there they turned people away at the door, so place seems popular, even though the location is a bit off the beaten track.

The food was good and service relaxed and fun. We opted for the three course menu, but should have gone for the tasting menu. Our main was beef fillet, and it was very good, but quite ordinary. The starter and 'middle' courses where great though.

Prices quite low for this sort of place. Would visit again, and then go for the tasting menu.

  • Visited November 2013
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Lille, France
1 review
“Amazing restaurant!”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We were so happy to find this restaurant. The chef is a lovely, warm, and welcoming person and the food is really amazing. The products used are excellent and the dishes are all unusual and beautifully presented.
This is excellent value for money!

  • Visited November 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!!!!”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Wow is all I can say! This hidden gem is wonderful. They only have 6 tables and we now know why.... Because they pay so much attention to the food and the customers. My better half had the oysters to start and he said they were the best oysters he had ever had and for him to say that is BIG. Everything from the bread to the oysters to the goat, NOTHING could have been better. This restaurant is a MUST if you want some of the prettiest and best tasting food in Barcelona!

Visited November 2013
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