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Safra 18

#1,226 of 7,901 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Carrer Ample 18, Barcelona, Spain
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming staff, lovely ambience, food absolutely fantastic AND very reasonably priced. The best meals we had in Barcelona. We ate here at lunchtime and for dinner.... Upon each occasion we were very impressed with the quality and variety. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Thank denise977
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Accommodated us very last minute for drinks and light food just an hour before New Year's Eve. Excellent selection of cheeses, served with nuts & a plate of Iberian ham. Staff were warm despite clearly busy with diners enjoying the set menu. Neighbouring table were enjoying a steak which looked sensational - would love to try it on a future... More 

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Thank PWenbridge
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The ambiance of the place is really romantic and relaxing, The owner is nice too, makin sure that everything is ok. Chef Bong Really made a delicious food, specially the Paella Negra and Chicken. Overall Experience was fantastic.

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Thank Suzette T
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a classic Spanish restaurant, with dark furniture, subdued lighting and great food, particularly the seafood. We both had paella, with fantastic mixed seafood in a wonderful but very light fish sauce. The taste of this food is just superb, and sums up how fantastic Spanish food is, with great ingredients and real skill with cooking. Great service as... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went here because it looked eclectic and Trip Advisor reviews seemed good. Food was okay but over salted and with a small plate of cheese at 14 euros and simple risotto at 17 euros it felt overpriced. Better value and cuisine elsewhere in the Gothic area of Barcelona.

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Neptune, New Jersey
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice lunch stop on the busy streets of the Gothic neighborhood. Nice atmosphere and good service. My meal, the menu of the day, of soup, sole and dessert was great. My wife ordered a chicken dish that was just ok, she did not like the fact that the chicken pieces included bone pieces. I would come again.

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Thank ejmoller
Birkerod, Denmark
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A bit anonymous but very cosy restaurant with very friendly staff. Especially the local dishes and starters are excellent. Choose several different starters to share and nimble on - just like the menu suggests. Worth trying for a reasonable price.

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Thank Jacob M
London
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We'd (6 of us) been to watch the fireworks so it was rather late by the time we got back to Carrer Ample. Sofra 18 was one of the few places still serving food. We received a nice welcome and the lady rushed our order before kitchen closed. There was plenty of food and it was all very tasty. The... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were only in Barcelona for one night and found this restaurant by chance and were glad we did. The couple working there were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent with good portions, The service was good and the staff never looked harassed even though the restaurant was busy. Would definitely go there again if we return... More 

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Swieqi, Malta
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401 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

In our recent trip to Barcelona, been twice to this place. Good food but it is also the welcoming attitude of the owner - a couple. The price is another factor... the menu of the day is worth trying out and shared. Very nice atmosphere and popular with locals. Definitely would go again if ever in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Ample 18, Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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