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Raco D'en Cesc

#105 of 7,628 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Eixample
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Calle Diputacio, 201, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 53 23 52
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13:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 13:00 - 23:30
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We had an incredible evening at Raco D'en Cesc. An amazing spot, serving beautifully-presented unique interpretations of classic Catalan cuisine. Fantastic service in a welcoming space, with several private dining areas. An added bonus was the extensive selection of boutique beers on offer. We'll definitely be returning next time we visit Barcelona.

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Thank simonkelly3
Barcelona, Spain
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I live in Barcelona and this is one of my favorites. Classicsl but very tasteful. Do not miss the eggs cooked at low temperature with truffle oil.

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Thank ramoncelo
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Our group enjoyed an excellent three course menu with typical Catalan dishes, all cooked to perfection and served by friendly and accommodating staff. The vegetarians in our party were able to get alternative dishes without problem. Overall, a very pleasant and friendly venue.

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Helsinki, Finland
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Flawless service, some super tastes, and an elegant - and blissfully uncramped - space with a mixture of business-lunch types and foodie tourists like ourselves, all made for a pleasant second visit to this Barcelona classic. I looked in vain for the strawberry gazpacho with soured cream and lobster, enjoyed first time around, and can only hope it will some... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a restaurant to which I have returned six or seven times over the last two years. The tasting menu changes at the start of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and such is the creativity and quality of the food, that it is with great anticipation that I now look forward to each new season. The a la carte... More 

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East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Best meal we have had in Barca and that says something. Elegant and understated with staff exactly the same + knowledgeable. Food fabulous Wine and beer list with great selection's. Not a computerised till in sight all bills etc. done by hand. A restaurant where the food takes front on stage. Thank you. The Scottish Couple

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Food, atmosphere and service is all great here. Good value for money. Would definetly come back. They deserve a bib gourmand in my opinion. Also besides wine they serve high end gourmet beer with more than 250 varieties if I remember correctly, so that's nice if you're into that.

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Craiova, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

When I enter, the atmosphere tell me about an end of 19-es beginning of 20-es century. Then came the meal... Fusion, very, very good, unexpected combinations. I think it was one of the best lunch I ever have, in which, of course, I can include another one in Barcelona. A place where you must go, a MUST!

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Thank florache
parma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

I was there with friends discovering this really appreciated restaurant for lunch time! the waiters were very gentle, the food was superlative! we tried tuna fillet, cod with chickpeas and cannelloni of duck served in a very sensitive way! the Catalan cream mousse was the unbelievable dessert!!! to go back next time!

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Thank hartmanz
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

A business meal with around 15 people in our group. The large rectangular table was a good size and left plenty of space to move around and share the food. The tapas were excellent, especially the mash potato with truffle. The sardines, anchovies and fish tartare were all delicious and very well presented. The selection of craft beers from UK... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$144
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
13:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 23:30
Friday
13:00 - 23:30
Saturday
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Diputacio, 201, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighbourhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 934 53 23 52

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Eixample

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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