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Elsa y Fred

#102 of 8,029 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
El Born / La Ribera
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Carrer Rec Comtal 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 01 66 11
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09:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 01:00
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Danville, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying at the hotel across the street. I had searched the local restaurants in advance and Elsa y Fred came recommended, it did not disappoint. The staff was great, the wine list priced well, great background music and of course inventive tapas. We especially enjoyed the tuna tartare,Thai style crispy chicken and really all our dishes. We ended... More 

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98 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for an early dinner by chance and so glad we did! Yum tapas, the Korean BBQ ribs were soooo good. Sangria was delicious and the waitresses were very patient with us despite the fact that we couldn't speak a word of Spanish. A lovely little restaurant!

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Thank NarelleBee
Turku, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant by accident, but we were pleasantly surprised. Amazing tapas, and good selection of wines. Good, friendly and informative service, and to top it of the restaurants environment was everything you would expect from gastropub, not too formal but cozy and intimate, with a warming atmosphere. Overall excellent restaurant, easily recommendable and I would most certainly visit... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Need advance reservations as the place has limited seating. Our family of 3 was able to sit at the bar for dinner. Friendly wait staff. A bit pricey for the average quality of food.

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Thank PazMN
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the inventive tapas, especially the ham croquettes and steak tartare taco. It's a bit more expensive than other places we visited but a fun atmosphere that was a mix of local, expats, and tourists.

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Thank Hadorii
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

International atmosphere with Catalonian touch. The service was very friendly, making us feel at home. We ate 4 dishes, all of them were good. We had a great time and we highly recommend the place.

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sheffield
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We last went to Elsa y Fred three years ago and were very keen to go back on this visit to Barcelona. The restaurant is only small and the atmosphere is buzzing. The staff could not be any more friendly and attentive and are very keen to offer advice on the modern tapas menu. They have a great selection of... More 

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ElsaYFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this review

Hi kirroyale1977, Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred once again. Hope to see you back very soon! Kind regards, The Elsa y Fred Team More 

Nahariya, Israel
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate at this small restaurant after reading the warm recommendations on line Very nice place , warm atmosphere ,the staff very attentive I had octopus and also Korean style spare ribs - wonderful meal great taste !!! The price was ok for the quality of the dishes I highly recommend the restaurant !!!

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Thank dan c
ElsaYFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this review

Hi dan c, Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal at Elsa y Fred. We do put lots of love and effort when creating our dishes and when serving our customers, so they feel like home. Hope to see you back very soon! Kind regards, The Elsa y Fred Team More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant. One of the nicest services we experienced during our long weekend barcelona. I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends visiting Barcelona.

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Thank Brent W
ElsaYFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this review

Hi Brent W, Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal at Elsa y Fred. Hope to see you back very soon! Kind regards, The Elsa y Fred Team More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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410 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd sussed out this restaurant ahead of our visit to Barcelona and boy am I glad I did! We went for brunch around 11:30, without a reservation, when there were plenty of tables available. You're instantly made to feel welcome and comfortable, from the styling of the interior and the friendly (English speaking) staff. The breakfast menu is varied -... More 

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ElsaYFredGastrobar, Social Media at Elsa y Fred, responded to this review

Hi theunlikely_foodie, Thank you very much for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Elsa y Fred and we are really sorry that one of the breakfasts was delivered late. But thank you for your understanding! Hope to see you back very soon! Kind regards, The Elsa y Fred Team More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
08:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 01:00
Thursday
08:30 - 01:00
Friday
08:30 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Rec Comtal 11, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 935 01 66 11
Description
Elsa and Fred reinvents the classic tapas bar, with creative cuisine with subtle inspiration from international cuisine. With special care in the presentation and maximum respect for the original flavors of each ingredient. When we prepare a dish, we make each one with all our passion and creativity.

ELSA Y FRED INVITES YOU TO ENJOY BREAKFAST, HALF DAY MENUS, SANDWICHES, DELICIOUS HOMEMADE CAKES MID-AFTERNOON, AND TAPAS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AS WELL AS A FINE WINE LIST AND COCKTAILS.

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

Staying in El Born / La Ribera

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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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