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Estimar Barcelona

9.3/10
365
Carrer de Sant Antoni dels Sombrerers, 3, 08003 BarcelonaSee map

Average price €80

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2021

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 1 couvert(s) Simple restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

An intimate restaurant that is somewhat tucked away but which has received many plaudits thanks to the passion for the sea shown by the Gotanegra ...

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A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

En una hermosa callejuela del Born de las que parecen recién salidas de un cuento de hadas hallamos esta joya que apuesta por el mejor producto del mar. Un local pequeño, cuya reforma ha mantenido los elementos originales, de aire contemporáneo, sobrio y elegante sin perder ese toque informal que a menudo nos hace olvidar que nos encontramos ante un restaurante de alta cocina. Y es que Estimar ha sido, y con razón, una de las aperturas más sonadas de la Barcelona de los últimos años. Es ese restaurante íntimo y agradable, tanto para una cena de pareja como para una celebración familiar, un lugar con un servicio impecable y una cocina excepcional que responde a la inteligente máxima de menos es más, a veces tan cara de ver en la ciudad.

El chef andaluz Rafa Zafra regenta Estimar como si fuese su propia casa, pues el comedor y la cocina están totalmente integrados, y lo hace con una filosofía inequívoca: producto, producto y más producto. Y es que, pese a su juventud, el chef ha pasado por los fogones de establecimientos de gran nivel, que van desde Arzak a La Terraza del Casino. Numerosos años alejado de su Sevilla natal que le infirieron, si cabe, un amor aún mayor por los productos de su tierra y por la gastronomía andaluza, en especial la marinera. En su Estimar, Zafra escoge el mejor pescado entre los mejores y lo presenta prácticamente desnudo, sin adulterar, tratado de la mejor de las maneras, dejando que hable por sí solo y que el comensal descubra un universo de matices hasta el momento desconocido.

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¿Qué pedir? Las navajas son de otro planeta, lo mismo que el tartar de gambas con caviar iraní.

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Restaurant menu

Chef Rafa Zafra
  • Average price €80
Ensaladilla tradicional con bogavante del país
€24
Carpaccio de cigalitas y cebolla caramelizada "Homenaje al Bulli 1995"
€21
Mejillones a la vinagreta de encurtidos
€14

Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes

User photos

Ensalada de tomates
Tartar en erizo
Navajas / Razor Clams
Percebes

+5

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 365 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Angel J.
    Angel J.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Best restaurant in town by far. What Rafa, Anna and their team do at Estimar brings you to another level of food enjoyment: a mixture of out-of-this-world fish and shell-fish quality combined with top of the art technique and stone-built consistency. An absolute must

  2. Alexander C.
    Alexander C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food. Exceptional service. Spot on wine list. Loved it.

  3. Linda K.
    Linda K.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food and service were both outstanding. Best restaurant I’ve been to in Barcelona.

  4. Robert S.
    Robert S.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Incredibly fresh and expertly prepared seafood from Roses Spain. Estimar is now my wife's favorite restaurant in Barcelona. I see why.

  5. Mathilde B.
    Mathilde B.
    • 31 reviews
    9/10

    Restaurante con un Chef enamorado del mar: pescados (rape & lubina) & mariscos suculentes. La comida se preparada con delicateza, los pescados cocinados en las brasas están deliciosos. Ambiente intimista que se agradece en pleno barrio del born.

  6. María Antonia P.
    María Antonia P.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    Caro, pero lo vale

  7. Ricard N.
    Ricard N.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Espectacular

  8. Marc G.
    Marc G.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding product quality and service. If you enjoy the top treatment of product please try

  9. Martina W.
    Martina W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Estimar is one of the best restaurants in Barcelona. Very good value for money. Always enjoy coming back!

  10. Kenneth B.
    Kenneth B.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at this very fine seafood restaurant. The Hostess Anna and Servers Tiffany and Gabriella were very helpful, friendly and professional. And the food was uniformly delicious. We highly recommend the shrimp carpaccio, the razor clams, the cantabrian anchoives with tomato bread, the percebes (barnacles) and the scorpion fish. A “don’t miss” restaurant every time we return to Barcelona!!! Enjoy!!!

  11. Haixia C.
    Haixia C.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Muy bien todo.

  12. Pavel L.
    Pavel L.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Best of the best.

  13. Agustina M.
    Agustina M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Riquisimo, fresco, el postre delicioso...el ambiente super bien! Me encanto!

  14. Sarah b.
    Sarah b.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Exquisito y bien atendido

  15. xavier t.
    xavier t.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    La repera

  16. Ana P.
    Ana P.
    • 47 reviews
    10/10

    El pan gomoso

  17. - -.
    - -.
    • one review
    10/10

    An absolutely delicious meal. The service was attentive with the staff going out of their way to ensure that we were pleased. Preparations were innovative, and it was a treat to watch the various cooks. A perfect evening.

  18. Cynthia D.
    Cynthia D.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    The seafood is pristine. Really loved this restaurant. The cheesecake was the texture of cream caramel and one of the better desserts I have ever had.

  19. Hartman W.
    Hartman W.
    • one review
    10/10

    A beautiful, intimate restaurant with an amazing staff that was only surpassed by the quality, creativity and uniqueness of the food.

  20. Luis P.
    Luis P.
    • 101 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent fish and seafood ambience., high end priced.

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More information

Opening time

Comida: de 13:00 a 15:30 (excepto lunes y domingo)

Cena: de 20:00 a 23:30 (excepto domingo)

How to get to the restaurant

Carrer de Sant Antoni dels Sombrerers, 3, 08003, Barcelona, Spain

Public transport

Metro Jaume I (L4)

Directions to get there

Born,

Features

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