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Cera 23

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El Raval
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Carrer de la Cera, 23, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 42 08 08
19:00 - 01:00
13:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 01:00
Thu - Mon 13:30 - 16:00
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Had some very nice ceranno ham and a delicious steak, roasted to perfection. Asked for a gin and tonic, but this one was not the perfect serve as you would expect in a gin town like Barcelona. In all fairness, I did not try the cocktails

Thank Stefan V
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Tried to get a table here on 21/5 but unfortuneatly were fully booked so we booked a table for the following night and so glad we did! Service was fantastic from beginning to end and food was also amazing. There was a few guys working that evening and couldnt fault any of them, the one who took our order took... More 

Thank amy s
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Cera 23 is located down a dark little alley in Raval. It's not a place people just accidentally stumble into, because it is not surrounded by anything other than residential houses. Based on conversations heard at tables around us, I think everyone was there based off of Tripadvisor/Foursquare reviews - which was totally fine, because the food was amazing. To... More 

Thank nkamenetsky
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Cera 23 could easily be mistaken for a hole in the wall or a student dive. It is totally unpretentious, but the service is warm and caring. We were a little international pack of Americans, Brits and Koreans, who looked about dubiously upon arrival, but quickly settled into the good bread and olive oil; and tasty and plentiful appetizers; followed... More 

Thank Lisa_and_Jerry
Hazel Crest, Illinois
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We went to this restaurant on a Saturday evening with a reservation booked by two in our group. The restaurant is relatively small and all tables were in use. The staff was friendly and the menu was diverse. Both food quality and service were quite good. It is a bit hard to find, so make sure you have checked the... More 

Thank StevenM394
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We visited cera 23 on a Tuesday evening in May 2014 after reading reviews on tripadvisor. The food, ambience and not to forget the blackberry mojitos were superb. The death by chocolate dessert was by far the best chocolate dessert I have ever had. The staff are so attentive without being intrusive they are first class !!!. We were a... More 

Thank alexeg71
Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We visited Cera23 as recommended by a friend. So happy we did! The food was amazing! Service was exceptional. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona! I didn't think it was overpriced at all, as the food was so good we were more than happy to pay the prices! A bottle of house wine was also reasonably priced!

Thank xx-Linzi-xx
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Price a bit more expensive than average, €20 per person with wine. Food is excellent, arros negros was just brilliant. Staff is super professional, the place will impress you.

1 Thank Andrey P
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant on trip adviser and held high expectations as it was top of the list. We were not disappointed the food here is DELICIOUS. The meals were delicious. The fillet of beef melts in your mouth and the meals are a decent size and reasonably priced. If you go here have a black mojito cocktail, you will... More 

Thank allyceeew
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We were not sure the taxi driver actually knew where he was going when we drove down a small cobbled street and he pulled over and told us we had arrived. Nevertheless he did! The restaurant looks great inside and the staff were extremely friendly and added something extra to what was a fantastic evening, filled with excellent food. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
19:00 - 01:00
13:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
13:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
13:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
13:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
13:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer de la Cera, 23, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 934 42 08 08
Nuestra unica pretension es hacer que salgas del restaurante, al menos algo mejor de lo que entraste. Para conseguirlo ofrecemos el producto del mercado mas fresco, preparado con carino y servido con una sonrisa.

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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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