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Cafe De L'Academia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 82 53
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the recommendation of our Lonely Planet guide, my husband and I visited this restaurant for lunch while touring the Gothic Quarter. This was easily the best meal we had while vacationing in Spain. We just ordered two mains and no drinks (my husband had a cold) except water. I ordered the normal portion of pork and my husband ordered... More 

Thank Kay M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came here for a romantic Catalan meal and we were not disappointed! All the dishes were delicious, rich and flavoursome - we ordered 4 half dishes between us. Service was great and prompt! Overall a perfect dining experience in Barcelona

Thank Abby Y
New York
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I ate at Cafe De L'Academia on the advice of our concierge at the Mercer. We sat at the bar as we walked over from the hotel at about 945pm weekday without a reservation. Bar seating is limited to about 5 people and is a bit cramped. The restaurant is a recommended venue in Fodors so it... More 

Thank madeupusername
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried "Cafè De L'Academia" following a very good suggestion of our concierge. We wanted an original restaurant in the historical center and we had it. The quality of the primary material is very good and the recipes are traditional with a contemporary interpretation. We tried Cod (two different recipes one with vegetables and the other with pistachios) and Octopussy... More 

Thank Giuseppe C
palo alto
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here the last night of my visit. Loved the warm brick decor and friendly, efficient service. Menu choices include a nice variety of fish dishes which appealed to us. Had a delicious pear, and parmesan salad to start. Shared the sea bass and also a marinated salmon salad. Creme Catalonia for desert with a nice port. The Acor 10... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inconspicuous and a bit hidden place which will, however, surprise you with its wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. Great for lunch or romantic dinner.

Thank joannak85warsaw
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Barcelona for the fourth time. This is the best experience. 15 mn wait, it is worth it. Squid with rice and mushrooms followed by monk fish with asparagus. Delightful

Thank Myst57
Miami, Florida
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164 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wide menu choice for a 15 table restaurant. friendly informative multilingual service staff.. View of an ancient church from table.Quality food yet Inexpensive. Locals, not so touristy. Full bar and reasonable Spanish wine list. Highly recommend

Thank richard a
Luton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I ate at Cafe d'Academia on the Rough Guide recommendation. Had a wonderful meal (fish); were well looked after by the staff and was pleasantly surprised by the very breasonable bill. Would highly recommend.

Thank redroger68
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of all that Barcelona has to offer is this moody place where food comes second only to the people you're sharing your meal with. Meals are very well prepared and look just perfect. Staff will assist you when choosing wine that is an 'obvious choice' for any meal in the restaurant. But this place is most about... More 

Thank Peter J

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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
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 82 53

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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