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El Gran Cafe

Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 18 79 86
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed May 10, 2015

Given the stunning building and higher prices we had high expectations for this restaurant. I would class it as a safe choice for fairly good food and wine, but indifferent service and continual piano music.

Thank Michelle S
Cacheiro R, Marketing at El Gran Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2015
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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario y mejoraremos en la medida de lo posible Saludos cordiales

Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were lucky enough to go on piano night took the set meal which included wine and coffee. The piano player was very good as was the food, the service was also excellent ... Loved itMore

Thank catwomen59
Cacheiro R, Marketing at El Gran Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2015
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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario positivo y esperamos volver a verle por el local si regresa a Barcelona, Saludos...More

Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

I happen to go to this restaurant pretty often for the food is really good. Try to go in the evening for they have a guy who plays the piano really nice and makes the ambiance very beautiful! I totally recommend it.More

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Cacheiro R, Marketing at El Gran Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2015
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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario positivo y esperamos que regrese por el local en su próxima visita a Barcelona....More

Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Nice sangria, nice olives and bread. But that is all as far as food goes. We liked the setting and atmosphere.

Thank Djenshil
Cacheiro R, Marketing at El Gran Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2015
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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario e intentaremos mejorar en la medida de lo posible. Saludos cordiales

Reviewed April 21, 2015

We read that this place was one of the best places to eat in Barcelona so we had to give it a try. We were greeted by an unfriendly waitress who took us to our table and provided the menu's. After 20+ minutes no one...More

Thank stacey872
Cacheiro R, Marketing at El Gran Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2015
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Estimado cliente, Lamentamos que su experiencia no haya sido satisfactoria. Le agradecemos su comentario, son estos detalles los que nos...More

Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very nice atmosphere with piano. Dark and formal waiters. Party of 3. 5 appetizers...all very good. In and out quickly..More

Thank dceddy
Cacheiro R, Marketing at El Gran Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2015
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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario positivo y esperamos volver a verle pronto por nuestro restaurante. Esperamos que cuando vuelva...More

Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We ate here as it was one of the less busy restaurants with outdoor seating on Las Ramblas. On reflection we can see why. The service was a little slow, and whilst there was quite a bit of choice of the menu, the food wasn't...More

Thank ALandVICTORIA
Cacheiro R, Marketing at El Gran Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2015
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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario y trabajaremos en la medida de lo posible para que no vuelva a suceder

Reviewed April 15, 2015

Found this restaurant strolling through the gothic quarter. Beautifully decorated in an old traditional style. We went back for a second time for the paella which was just beautiful. Service was great and the live pianist in the background added to the ambiance.

Thank SuperSparkles
Cacheiro R, Marketing at El Gran Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2015
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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos su comentario y esperamos volver a verle pronto por el local, Saludos cordiales.

Reviewed April 3, 2015

An upscale restaurant close to La Rambla and just of Ferran, so you can easily sneak away from the large crowds but still have easy access to them. We arrived at 1930, and there was only one couple and 1 waiter present. He seemed a...More

Thank John C
Cacheiro R, Marketing at El Gran Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2015
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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario positivo y esperamos volver a verle pronto por nuestro restaurante. Esperamos que cuando vuelva...More

Reviewed March 25, 2015

The menu of the day was always very tasty and at a very good price for it's quality. The service was fast and very professional. They also have very good wines. We just loved the place!More

Thank Carmen M
Cacheiro R, Marketing at El Gran Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2015
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Estimado cliente, Le agradecemos el comentario positivo y esperamos volver a verle pronto por nuestro restaurante. Esperamos que cuando vuelva...More

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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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$29 - US$41
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday
12:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
12:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
12:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
12:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
12:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer D'Avinyo, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 18 79 86
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Description
Founded in 1920 and still with the original modernist decoration, "El Gran Cafe" is truly, the most impressive and attractive location of Barcelona. Placed in the historic center of "Barri Gotic", and known for its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, with live piano in the integrated with a selection of traditional Catalan cuisine.
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