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Cafe De L'Academia

Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 82 53
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (35 reviews)
“cod” (54 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (16 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Placa St Just, Lledo 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I loved this restaurant, and we had our two best dinners here. The first time we both had the steak, which was prepared perfectly. We paired it with an excellent bottle of Tramp red wine, which was their recommendation. Dessert was the...More

Thank Groovychik
Reviewed 3 days ago

closed sat and sun, never mind, book your friday night in advance and you'll be pleased. Positively surprised to find out that every dishes can be ordered as half portion. Love that! Simply prepared quality product, good service. Definitely a challenger.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying at the Mercer hotel, just a few doors down the street and wanted something nearby for our last evening. I am so glad that we chose this spot. Fortunatley, our concierge was able to book a table on short notice. The food...More

Thank Enjoy_Life_MD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here during our weekend away. Friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Every choice we had was lovely. Would recommend

Thank Alli T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant and fabulous food. A very busy restaurant that you should pre book. Unfortunately due to popularity service was a little slow but the quality of food was unquestionable and a good choice on the menu.

1  Thank tomcat401
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a fun adventure walking to this place that's tucked deep in the neighborhood. The restaurant presented itself to be very cozy and inviting. We had an excellent lunch of a great pear salad, the cod was amazing, the eggplant terrine and the risotto...More

Thank Sindhuzer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every dish, every mouthful perfect. Worth a wait of 30 mins. Excellent wines that we found reasonable. Little burger turns out to be rare patties, no bun - proof that meat melts. Never ever eat in that food factory Placa Reial. Or Las Ramblas. Walk...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here and would definitely go back. The space is cozy and inviting, the food excellent and the staff friendly yet professional.The dinner was a bit fast, however we showed up early by Spanish standards (8:30pm) without reservations and they were...More

Thank jmata01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Not easy to find a decent non-touristic place in the center of Barcelona! This is the one a good choice of fish dishes beautifully served. Deserts are fabulous! Coffee is better than average.

Thank Stesh78
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has deep roots in Barcelona and under new ownership. The staff is very friendly and recommend the best food in the menu for the Spanish culture. Highly recommended for travelers who want the Spain experience for food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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
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21 August 2017|
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Response from Vincent M | Reviewed this property |
Not open on weekends. We dropped in and booked at lunch time for that night. No Problem. Phone bookings fine. Just don't turn up, we saw many people turned away.
Anna B
25 June 2017|
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Response from JeremyKnott | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend calling them as they get busy.
24 April 2017|
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Response from richard a | Reviewed this property |
hello, Highlands. One of my favorite places.Depends on size of your party. Restaurant has maybe seating for30-36 people max. I'm not sure they are digitally savvy but try it anyway. Should be able to work a couple in without... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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