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Botafumeiro

#226 of 7,972 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 18 42 30
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Greece
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If seafood is what you are after this is the place to visit. Had a lovely seafood dinner with business associates and enjoyed every bit of it. The space offered is huge but you have to reserve in advance as it is almost full most of the times. Service was good and responsive. Mind you that this is an expensive... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

When I was in Barcelona last December while leading a tour group, I went to take a dinner at Botafumeiro restaurant. It was actually recommended to me by the hotel concierge on my previous visit, and I had promised myself that I would return one day to Barcelona to enjoy a seafood there. Finally, I got the chance. In Spain,... More 

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Singapore
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Three words describe my experience at Botafumeiro! 1. Elegant 2. Delicious 3. Hospitable!!! I loved the food here! Try the Gambas a la plancha, the oysters natural, the lobster salad, the seafood stew. Just amazing! And when I had such decadent food, it just reminds me of all the pleasures in life, both sophisticated and simple but both amazingly delicious.... More 

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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably as all big and good restaurants this restaurants doesn't actually provides good service but food is really good.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

14 years after the first visit we returned. Everything as great as it was. We had he most exceptional waiter serving us - Jose. Great food, fine wine. Only downside was the attitude of the young lady who took the payment. Very surly, no eye contact and no friendly good-bye. What a shame to end the evening like this.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I dined here. I found the restaurant menu to be over-priced for the quality of the food. Cod fritters were plopped on the table, no sauce no little plates. The seafood cannelloni was smothered in sauce and cheese. all the flavour of the seafood was lost. A more senior server reprimanded a junior server in front of... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of the seafood in this restaurant will make you forget the long waiting lines, the normal seating setup and the high prices.

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Dear "bishiam" Thank you very much for appreciating the quality of our products and the good service we offer. We hope to see you on another occasion. Receive a greeting from the entire Botafumeiro team. More 

Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a fish lover--but I really wanted authentic Spanish food. Came on recommendation of the hotel. Was thoroughly impressed. Ordered oysters and scallops to start. We then ordered the paella for two (for three). Portions were generous. Must visit.

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Dear "BillyTaha" Thank you so much for share with us your good opinion about your experience at Botafumeiro Restauant. It is a pleasure for us to see that our clients are so satisfied with our services. We hope to see you again another time. Greetings. More 

Rome, Italy
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

40 Euros for a squid ink paella and you would expect it to be perfect, to feel the sea in every single bite. Not at all: rice was overcooked and I believe that they have been using sugar in stead of salt. Not to mention the squid ink: 100% tasteless. Overpriced (360 Euros in 4, having only drunk 1 liter... More 

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Appreciated "romanoricc" We sincerely thank you for taking the time to write an opinion about our restaurant. In Botafumeiro we have fresh product of excellent quality and generally our cliens are more than satisfied. We sincerely regret that your experience in our restaurant was not satisfactory and that the black rice that was requested was not to your liking. Yours... More 

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67 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was acceptable but not outstanding. The service was overbearing, as there was more staff than dinners. We started by sharing the cod fritters and were surprised that they came without a dipping sauce. I had the baked spider crab and there was not much of it, it was served by itself, it was warm not hot and it... More 

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Appreciated "Mac S" We sincerely thank you for taking the time to write your opinion about our restaurant. We regret that your evening was not quite satisfactory as you had hoped. This is not usually the case as clients are very satisfied with our services. I imagine it was during the week of the MWC since we wanted to serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$65 - US$108
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Gracia
  • Neighbourhood: Gracia
  • Phone Number: +34 932 18 42 30
Description
Among the three hundred diners that fill this 30-year-old restaurant every day, you may spot the King of Spain, movie stars, and politicians. Botafumeiro has to be a well-oiled machine to keep all and sundry happy and coming back for more, and it does. The decor is so trad, with wood railings and banisters, white table linens, and nautically-themed art and objets. The menu focusses on the sea, try fruits de mer for two to start, followed by anglerfish fisherman's stew with white beams or one of the barbecued fish, then a dessert of Belgian chocolate volcano with chocolate sherbet. Wine list is an ambassador for Spanish wines.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gracia

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Gracia
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the centre, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theatre that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
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