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El Casal

Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 40 04
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (95 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (11 reviews)
“apple pie” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here were super cool and very friendly. The tables are all together, so you can sit with some locals while you're eating. We loved the vibe, less crowded than a lot of other spots, but a gem.

Thank Kendall H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've had breakfast here twice and really love the place! First time a mix of tourists and locals and this morning a real local scene. Staff is really friendly and Spanish tortilla was excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience at El Casal, we were on a stag do with a group of 8, this place was fantastic. Staff are super friendly and while experience was great, many thanks!

Thank Paolo P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to El Casal. It was our automatic choice for eating out in Barcelona having had such a wonderful experience 3 years ago. This time around the restaurant matched all aspects of the previous quality- food- service- ambiance- value for money,but...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hunted out this place as it sounded good from the reviews. We had the lunch menu - 3 courses, bread and a drink for €11.25. Very tasty but the portions were tiny - the thinnest sliver of cake I have ever seen and a...More

Thank mulberry54
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

A nice Menu del Dia that was tasty, well cooked, and cheap. The staff were friendly, helpful, and speak English and French. Great place for lunch.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We searched for cheap eats around our vicinity and found El Casal. The waiter was friendly and the service was good. The food is delicious at affordable price. Highly recommended !! :)

Thank jiansheng7
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This Restaurant was still amazing. Nice guy behind the bar and lovely Food. It was real Foodporn. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Fredster1991
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Located in El Born neighborhood this small restaurant features mostly tapas, with a very limited menu, mainly offering ciabattas. The place is really small, it only has 3 long benches and a small bar, it does not have even a proper kitchen. Service was ok...More

Thank RickyHecker
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome little place for tapas at a great price. Friendly staff and in a nice location in gothic part of Barcelona. Would come back for more manchego!

1  Thank Alex P
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Questions & Answers
Craig P
5 March 2017|
Response from Dee S |
Can't remember exactly. We got there just after 3 pm and they were still serving lunch but we were one of the last ones. There were only 2 other groups then. And they had run out of one of the main dishes by then.
16 January 2015|
Response from joanq1 | Property representative |
Dear JeanYMcClements, We have different types of breakfast but we recommend you the "Continental Breakfast" it includes: hot drink, fresh fruit smoothie, toast and omelette. We do breakfast from 8 to 12 Looking forward to... More
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1 January 2015|
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Response from joanq1 | Property representative |
Dear CHoynes, Thanks for your question. We have some gluten free food. But we don't have an specific coeliac menu. Regards from Barcelona
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Victor Balaguer 5 | A 2 min de la iglesia Santa Maria del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 40 04
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In Catalan, « Casal » means a place of exchange. Enjoy a relaxing & laid back atmosphere in a quiet square. Our family business is the ideal place for breakfast and lunch with premium Catalan seasonal products. A wide range of Catalan charcuteries, tortillas and cheeses served in tapas or in sandwiches (fresh « xapatas » con tomate), a nice freshly ground café & home-made smoothies & jams... Enjoy our menu, you will have a drink & two choices between starter, main course and dessert, all home-made & changing everyday. El Casal ́s friendly & fluent staff are waiting for you from Monday to Friday, 7am to 16pm. Thursday, friday and saturday also from 6 pm to 0:00 am. Free Wit‐Fi.El Casal is located in plaza Victor Balaguer square between carrer Nau and Santa Maria del Mar church.
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