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Ca l'isidre

Carrer De les Flors 12 | Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 41 11 39
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Delicatessen, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Carrer De les Flors 12 | Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

Upscale Spanish Dining - We truly enjoyed our dinner, the service and the atmosphere!! We dined on local fish and cow brains along with octopus and amazing cheeses. The dessert was a smooth cream with a caramel topping and they complimented it with various house...More

Thank williambU8926FH
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gazpacho and croquetas were perfect. The atmosphere is elegant and intimate. It can be a bit intimidating for English-only speakers but you'll manage and it will be worth it. We wanted the best for our honeymoon and it did not disappoint.

Thank Joey P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of famous people go here anonymously, and I understand why. The food is really great: local dishes made in an excellent way. Make sure you order the chocolate coulant for dessert, it's unforgettable!

1  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It's a very good, really, very good restaurant. We enjoyed the food and drinks we had there. I want to share some pictures of the food we had.

Thank Lissy H
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This beautiful restaurant located near the center of Barcelona offers perfectly prepared Catalan dishes in the most elegant style without veering into fussiness. The staff are gracious, helpful and attentive. If you let you know you are interested in their food and and wine they...More

1  Thank Carl A
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My husband and I were here today at Ca l'isidre today for lunch. It was recommended to us by local food experts and we couldn't have been happier. Pepe (our waiter) was amazing and so helpful in educating us about Catalan cuisine. It was old...More

Thank LilyMB
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you're looking for somewhere where the food is prepared and served with a passion for seasonal ingredients, a delicacy of touch and smiling and generously attentive service then look no further. This is a gem of a place. A little old-fashioned perhaps but that...More

Thank Shellfire
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Recommended by concierge at Mandarin Oriental. Not really widely publicized, so had no expectations. Turned out to be extraordinary and the best meal during a week in Bordeaux and Barcelona. Highlight was the (seriously) baby octopi. Apparently impossible to get. There was 1 kilo in...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Fantastic catalan cuisine, great service, top food. Cannot get better. The decor is conventional and not particularily impressive. But food and service are amazing. A pity there is no valet parking.

Thank maxO174IR
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I found this on a Conde Nast top something restaurants in Barcelona. It was wonderful. We have a very special meal the food was delicious, and the waiter was attentive, informative and friendly. Faultless in every way. We will go back.

Thank SE10Lady
Nearby
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
...More
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Joan A
I don't eat much meat. Is there a reasonable vegetarian dish/menu? It sounds like a wonderful place, and I will be with about nine other diners.
28 May 2017|
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Response from Calisidre | Property representative |
Dear Joan, We have some vegeratian options like "Gazpacho", mushrooms, peas, asparagus. Etc. You can contact us and we can prepare you a special menu. Thank you. Best Regards. Pep
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$45 - US$100
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Thursday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Friday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Saturday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer De les Flors 12 | Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 934 41 11 39
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Description
Ca l'Isidre is the best formal Catalan restaurant in Barcelona. Royalty, celebrities and gourmets have been returning to this small family-owned, art-filled treasure since it opened just off El Paral.lel avenue and inside the Raval quarter in the 70s. Because it relies on what catches chef-owner Isidre Girones at the nearby La Boqueria market that morning, the menu changes day by day. Go for the classics every time: the sausages, grilled prawns, fried codfish, and lamb brains in black butter, for example, are out of this world. A special mention goes to Ca l'Isidre creative desserts. A must-visit restaurant.
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