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9 Granados Restaurant
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Ranked #928 of 10,193 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: US$9 - US$35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Eixample
Reviewed 21 January 2014

This restaurant is next to the University of Barcelona, in the centre of the city. It used to be called Origines in case someone has been there. In the warmer months you can sit outside, with quite a lot of trees and bushes visible in the university compound.
We went on a Sunday at lunch-time and had, fortunately, booked, as the restaurant was completely full.
In spite of this the service was fast - until the time came to pay, when we had to go to the bar and settle. This is quite common in Spain...
You can choose between a large selection of tapas and two menus, for 19€ and 24€ respectively. Drinks are not included which is something to remember, as this is quite normal with lunch menus (drinks included!).
We chose the cheaper menu which had about half a dozen first and second courses. My wife had an excellent, fresh salad for a starter, with bonito (a big, white Atlantic fish) and some shellfish. I chose fried eggs with mushroom, botifarra (a Catalan type of sausage) and potatoes cut like sticks (!). Very tasty. Then she had secreto ibérico (the part of a pig behind the armpits is the best way I can describe it!). It is striped with fat and one of the best pork parts. I had entrecot "cut the Argentinian way". The meat was fine though a bit overcooked. It was cut in very small bits, nothing of what I've seen in Argentina (nor has my wife who is Argentinian by birth!). It was accompanied by chimichurri, a popular, spicy Argentinian sauce.
I ended up with a Sacher torte, which had very little to do with the Austrian original, but it was still quite good. The bill came to a bit over 50 € without tips which some people would find slightly expensive, but as water and wine was included I think it was quite reasonable. We may go back on a summer night and sit on the terrace!

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1  Thank Len P
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Pre booked this for New Year as they had a fab NY Menu - and good value.
Easy to find - a bit of the beaten track but this adds to the charm.
Excellent service and great food.
Really enjoyed the evening.
Would come back here again.

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1  Thank Marie S
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Wonderful place in central Barcelona, yet still feels a bit off the beaten track. We enjoyed the best tapas we had in Barcelona there so had to be back again for their excellent set menu which was terrific as well.

More than reasonably priced, by far the best dining experience we had in the city.

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Thank RhSh
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Found it by looking for locals eating there and the food they were eating. Very nice size portions and good service. Read the bad review about small portions and too salty. Absolutely not so. Great value.

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Thank scrapman22
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

This was the winner of our five day trip to Barcelona. First found this on the Barcelona restaurant map but initially skipped it as it seemed too cheap - what a mistake.

Another night we were passing by and stopped to read the menu. That seemed very good, so we entered the restaurant.

Starters were salad and grilled vegetables with goat cheese. Both dishes were very tasty and nicely laid out on the plate. Main course dishes iberian pork and veal steak. Pork was very good but the veal was excellent. Quality meat cooked and seasoned to perfection. Also very nice looks on the dishes. Desserts made no exception. Perfect taste and beautiful presentation.

Good selection of local wines and very friendly staff.

Must visit if you're in Barcelona. Finedining experience for a very low price!

Thank Juha S
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