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Restaurante Arola

Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 83 80 90
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
“tapas” (70 reviews)
“cheesecake” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Real clean and modern place with a great view. We had a tasting menu and it was over all very good except maybe 2 dishes that were a disappointment. The service was really good and the winelist amazing!More

Thank Michelle N
HotelArtsBarcelona, Manager at Restaurante Arola at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Michelle N, Thank you for sharing such kind words and impressions of your experience on Trip Advisor. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tasting menu and the services, except for 2 dishes. We look forward welcoming you back. Regards, Telma Candeia...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the Arts Hotel and this restaurant is next to it, almost part of the hotel. It became our spot for drinks. The service is great, the staff is really friendly and the drinks are really good for a reasonable price. It's...More

Thank Tatiana B
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear AnonymousB44, On behalf of the entire team we thank you for your nice words and kind review of Arola Restaurant. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed the drinks and live entertainment – during the summer months we will have daily entertainment...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must arrive early to enjoy the terrace. We were seated in a large corner table (6) and found the staff very helpful. We shared lovely tapas to start - recommend the tartare & calamari. For mains we had a seafood platter (expensive for size).

Thank kaimurray500
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear kaimurray500, Thank you for your review; it is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails by our award-wining barman, Diego Baud, and the modern tapas. We look forward welcoming you back. Regards, Telma Candeia Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and chic like we expected. The food was good but ....We ordered our cocktail when we were seated, and when she came back a few minutes later, she suggested we ordered the tapas and wine all at once! To our surprise, our tapas and...More

Thank Sct508
HotelArtsBarcelona, Manager at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sct508, First of all I would like to thank you for taking your time to give us feedback, I believe this is one of the many ways of improving our service. I would like to sincerely apologize for the pace of your dinner, as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is reached via a lift on the exterior of the hotel and is located on a rooftop terrace. You can choose between outside or indoor seating. The interior is very chic and stylish. Service was excellent and we had each dish of our...More

Thank sonnetpete
HotelArtsBarcelona, Manager at Restaurante Arola at Restaurante Arola, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear sonnetpete, Thank you for taking the time out to share your comments on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the gastronomical experience and the service you received during your dining experience at Arola. We look forward welcoming you back. Best...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Last evening of a great stay at the hotel arts with a stunning fine dining experience at the arola. Food service and atmosphere make this one of the best meals I've had for a long time anywhere. Catered for my wife who is a coeliac...More

Thank Jasonallan
Management response:Responded 17 May 2017

Dear Jasonallan, Thank you for reviewing your experience at Arola, it is great to hear that you enjoyed our reinterpretation of tapas and the service you received during your dining experience. We look forward welcoming you back. Regards, Telma Candeia - Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 17 April 2017

When we arrived, I was very pleased by its location and aesthetics. It is right by the beach and is located in a very nice hotel. The restaurant itself is very trendy and clean. The lady who sat us was very helpful and kind. Our...More

Thank syldn623
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The venue seating is pleasant. The loud thumping music is annoying and not relaxing. Service was good when the place was empty, then deteriorated (we were ignored for over half an hour due to understaffing, waiters were working hard). Portions are small, prices are very...More

Thank relaxed53
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a colleague. The restaurant is at the fashionable Arts Hotel and the restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. We decided in favour of the tasting menu, which basically consists of 10-12 different tapas (EUR 92 per person). The dishes were...More

Thank Carlarsen
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Today I went with very high expectations to Hotel Arts Barcelona to enjoy the lunch in Arola Restaurant. Since the weather was very good, we took place in the terrace. Waiter Dimitri approached to us and introduced himself. He is an outstanding person and we...More

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Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
The sounds of Marina Olympica's rocking boats and
clicking mastheads swaying to and fro set an
impressive backdrop for Ciutadella and Villa Olimpica.
Follow the aromas of garlic, wine, and fresh local
fish to the various restaurants running along the
marina. A grand bronze fish statue soaring high above
serves as a beacon to those searching for the renowned
Casino Barcelona or the extremely popular nightclubs
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Are children allowed?
23 May 2016|
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Response from John C H | Reviewed this property |
Children are allowed but I don't remember seeing a menu for them. Although they will be entertained by the number of courses served and the uniqueness of the service and plating, the prices may be a reason to consider an... More
Srikanth J
Is there a dress code?
12 June 2015|
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Response from HotelArts | Property representative |
Dear Srikanth J, Thanks for your question. Although we do appreciate if guests avoid swimwear when coming to our restaurant, we do not have a formal dress code at Arola. We look forward to receiving you soon and please... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:30 - 04:00
20:00 - 23:00
01:30 - 03:30
20:00 - 23:00
01:30 - 03:30
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Neighbourhood: Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Phone Number: +34 934 83 80 90
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Arts Barcelona
Arola showcases imaginative interpretations of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, served tapas style
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