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“Nice escape from the heat and noise”
Review of El Portalon

El Portalon
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Ranked #1,255 of 10,961 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Dark, cool, air-conditioned restaurant offering the perfect bolt hole to escape the heat and noise of Barcelona.
Food is un-fussy and tasty and service is polite and efficient. The brilliant grilled octopus alone is worth going for, and the spicy croquetas are excellent.

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Thank Drpete1973
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

I went to the El Portalon restaurant for lunch with my mum and dad during my trip to Barcelona and the service was excellent. We really liked the food and would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have a good meal, be it for lunch or dinner.

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Thank mrmagnetoman88
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

So went with my family and ask if they had an option of vegetarian pasta. After waiting for 20 mm, they came back to say no.
We're not very accomodating.
Not recommanded.

Thank murielpariente
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Great variety of food with choice for everybody as well as some local specialties.
Nice place to end a busy BCN day

Thank Martijn d
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

As we entered a miserable looking male came over and beckoned to an empty table. There were only two other couples in here and their food didn't look that promising. However we decided to give it a try and went for the set lunch. Seafood noodles as an appetiser. When it arrived it look like a disgusting mess of finely chopped spaghetti mixed with four mussels and a few bits of finely diced chewy bits. Had one mouthful which was sufficient. Next course I had the meat dish which was shredded meat which had been compacted somehow in to a square. It was tough and tasteless. My husbands fish was swimming in oil which he said tasted old. Every piece of crockery was chipped and cracked. A disgusting mess of inedible food served on old cracked plates by a miserable male served in a depressing atmosphere. No wonder it was empty!

Thank nick-nb
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