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Pappa Sven

#1,091 of 7,839 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
El Raval
European, Swedish, Scandinavian
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C/ Villarroel, 22, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 92 82 39
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Swedish smorgasbord (buffet meal) was absolutely delicious! Each single dish (with many to choose from) was perfectly seasoned and the taste was so full it was hard to resist! Me and my husband were amazed by the cuisine. We recommend this Swedish restaurant to anyone, not only those wishing to try some Swedish menu, but also to everyone who... More 

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Thank Kasia L
Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The place was really cozy and the staff extremely helpful. Slightly pricey, but worth it. Either the the Swedish style "tapas" to share or the full dishes are just as good. Definitely worth a try!

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Thank Rishi M
Barcelona, Spain
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent, we loved it, we have been there several times and all was delicious. The service it's also lovely and very helpful! I definitely recommend it!

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Thank Martafdezj
Barcelona, Spain
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

A great discovery! We had dinner there yesterday night, by chance, just saw it while passing by after a theatre soiree, entered and were so lucky to grab a table. The food is excellent, cooked with honesty and love, and the 2 waitress very friendly and funny. The steak tartare was so tasty! The atmosphere is warm, I love the... More 

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Thank R0us66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Just one of those places you keep coming back to! I have been to Pappa Sven now many times and because of it's finest materials their swedish food becomes really professional and very tasty. They also take good care of the coziness. I'm already looking forward to my next visit.

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Thank Åsa E
Barcelona, Spain
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We had a Christmas dinner menu and it was great! They really care about the details and the food is super tasty! It's even hard to find such a good Swedish food in Stockholm hehe :)

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Thank EwelinaLokas
Barcelona
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I went for Christmas lunch for 35 euros - then you need to pay for drinks- The food was okay but nothing special- So would not go again. Maybe worth it if you are missing Swedish food!

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Barcelona, Spain
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Lot's of Swedish tapas and traditional deserts. During the month of December rather than menu they offer a buffet with Swedish Christmas food which is an amazing experience that I strongly recommend all of you. Staff is very friendly but overhelmed. Booking a seat is needed otherwise you have no choice to eat there. Restaurant seems wheelchair accessible but tables... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Had a great evening. Lot's of different swedish tapa's as a starter. Staff is really friendly and they love their restaurant. Finish your dinner with some traditional swedish shot's.

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Thank Roscoppe
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. We had the tapas starter and homemade bread basket followed by the salmon. The dessert was amazing and another tapas style selection. Cloudberry cream is my new favourite dessert. Great wine and the staff are lovely and jolly! Amazing place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Cuisine
European, Swedish, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
Thursday
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
Friday
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
Saturday
13:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Villarroel, 22, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 932 92 82 39

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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 Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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