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El Atril

#610 of 7,835 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Born / La Ribera
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23 Calle Dels Carders, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 12 20
11:45 - 00:30
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Sun 11:45 - 23:45
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 00:00
Fri 09:30 - 00:30
Sat 11:45 - 00:30
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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to El Atril for a quick and light dinner. Had the salad with red fruits and cheese platter, with two glasses of the house wine. Good food, and reasonable prices!

Thank switzerlandtravels
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant for New Years Eve after reading all the great reviews. I had advised the restaurant from the UK that my 11 year old daughter was vegetarian and would they be able to cater for her. The advised that they would ask the chef to create something to suit. The set menu was 65.00 euros per person.... More 

Thank Knebworth141
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip advisor recommendation found on Christmas day offering a set menu. Great location and a wonderful mix of locals and tourists. Given its high ratings on TA, expected more upscale decor, but complemented by the wonderful food offerings that evening. Wonderful amuse-bouche, amazing porcini soup, and a filet cooked to perfection. Would definitely return.

Thank newblueroo
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42 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

If you visit Barcelona regularly then you most definitely know El Atril. It's one of those places you end up returning to. Their food is in general pretty ok however I do suggest to try the fish of the day, if available it's always delicious. Compared with restaurants nearby the prices here are less expensive and the portions quite generous.... More 

Thank Jackza
New York City, New York
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596 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely neighborhood restaurant on the square of Sant cugat in the neighborhood of Sant Pere. Local specialties and great outdoor space. Food is very good and staff friendly

Thank Laurent G
Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I never had so much chance to get my timing right for eating in Barcelona. Either i'm too early or too late. But I feel like my prayers were answered when i chanced upon El Atril serving lunch at 2pm. Of course i had to get my two course meal. 1st Fries with Jamon and Egg = Heaven in every... More 

Thank Rustin08
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Best place in the neigborhood. Good food, nice service ( mabey little lazy), really good price and cosey atmosphere.

Thank grunning
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

2 beers, 7 tapas and we were stuffed. Managed to nab a table outside and watched the comings and goings outside in the courtyard. A brilliant way to spend a couple of hours. We shared the tapas with 7 plates between us. Particularly stand out were the butifarra cooked sausage, the garlic mushrooms were superb and the calamari was one... More 

Thank Mav2008
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Really well priced menu of the day and it tasted great. Service was friendly and helpful. Sitting out side was lovely with the occasional busker comming past.

Thank Nick C
Petersfield, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We came across this restaurant, by accident, trying to find shelter from a downpour, it was cosy and friendly and nice background music. We chose the €13.50 2 course menu. And were delighted with the results. The food was simple, tasty and incredible value, for my main I had Grilled Hake with sweet potato puree and tomato "soup" (sauce) really... More 

Thank Anna D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:45 - 23:45
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Calle Dels Carders, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 12 20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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