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La Barra de Carles Abellan

9.3/10
476 reviews

Average price €60 Accepts Yums

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 2 couvert(s) Comfortable restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

This restaurant will win over guests with its own vision of Mediterranean cuisine that features grilled fish and meats, dishes prepared on the spot ...

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Selected by INSIDER

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

Por si fueran pocos, el barrio de pescadores, la Barceloneta, suma a su flota gastronómica un nuevo restaurante marinero. Sí, pero nada de cocina de batalla. La Barra de Carles Abellan, como todo lo que toca el reconocido chef al frente de locales tan famosos como Tapas 24, Bravo o Suculent, es alta cocina, esta vez dedicada a los productos y los guisos marineros. Y en este establecimiento el leitmotiv, como suele ser marca de fábrica del grupo de Abellan, sigue siendo el mismo: lo mejorcito en producto, creatividad, atrevimiento y cocina de calidad.

Lo primero que llama la atención es cómo ha sido concebido el espacio, obra del arquitecto Lázaro Rosa Violán. A pie de calle, unos 100 m2 con dos inmensas barras frente a frente y, en el medio, la cocina abierta con robata (grill japonés), parrilla vasca y una plancha donde los cocineros preparan ante los comensales un producto casi en bruto para disfrutar de su sabor más simple y más auténtico, con una cocción perfecta. En la planta inferior, encontramos la cocina con cámaras para que el comensal pueda ver cómo los guisos hacen chup-chup en los fogones en dos grandes pantallas de alta resolución situadas en el comedor de arriba.

INSIDER tip

¿Qué comer? Tapas creativas como encurtido de col y pulpo, boquerones marinados, tortillita de mini anchoas… Es difícil decantarse por una opción.

Rewards

  • MICHELIN 2020

Restaurant menu

Chef Carles Abellán
  • Average price €60 Special request
Grilled galician razor clam in ponzu sauce (price per unit)
€4
Hake “Kokotxas” in pil-pil sauce
€18
Grilled Sardins in a soft “Romesco” sauce
€12
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Rico
Navajas
Sea urchin
Pa amb xocolata i xili
Carpaccio de gambas al ajillo
Berberechos y berenjenas
Tiradito de pez limón con Calabaza.

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 476 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Ben L.
    Ben L.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Second time here. They had a trainee working the seafood grill who wasn’t quite perfect but everyone and everything else was.

  2. Cathy N.
    Cathy N.
    • 40 reviews
    10/10

    do not think too much while choosing, everything is absolutely delicious with a real taste and perfect services

  3. Olessya A.
    Olessya A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    excellent food, attentive and highly qualified staff. we were with a small child and were able to have a great evening.

  4. Miguel R.
    Miguel R.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very nice place place; food was excellent and Chef Carles Abeyan when to our table to greet us.

  5. Marco P.
    Marco P.
    • 76 reviews
    8/10

    Very high expectations as I know the Chef's fame and the restaurant has 1 Michelin star. Overall the quality of the ingredients is excellent, the preparation perhaps just a little bit below the very high standards usually provided by the Chef. Nothing to complain about but nothing to really rave about either.

  6. Katherine m.
    Katherine m.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Exquisite food presentation in a stunning setting. Cuisine has a Japanese influence. Lovely lunch experience

  7. Daniel R.
    Daniel R.
    • 18 reviews
    10/10

    Un 10 de dieces

  8. Veronica V.
    Veronica V.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The concept of sharing each course is optimal so you can taste every dish and all the courses that we have tasted were really excellent! We have particularly loved the garlic shrimp rice with his texture and his taste. Also the two desserts that we tried were outstanding. The staff was pleasant and always ready to help and answer our questions.

  9. David G.
    David G.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Very nice restaurant with a very good atmosphere, perfect service, we loved the paella, the appetizers also very good, and very good experience.

  10. Chris O.
    Chris O.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent food, drinks and atmosphere! Unfortunately the bill was brought to us without asking for it while we still wanted a digestive. As compensation we were given two coffee free of charge, but again the bill then was given to us. I had to pay while drinking my coffee. Apart from that little issue, great place to go to!

  11. Arnold G.
    Arnold G.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    It was a pleasure for the Chef to stop at each table to say "hello." The restaurant s beautiful. The service was a bit disjointed, but overall a pleasurable experience.

  12. Rafael C.
    Rafael C.
    • 12 reviews
    9/10

    Very good cooking

  13. Michael P.
    Michael P.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Great experience, loved the food

  14. Ng B.
    Ng B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Excellent food and service. Will certainly return when they reopen in the WHotel

  15. Glenn M.
    Glenn M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Great inventive food by a great Catalan chef. The Calamar in Kimchi and Egg was the standout dish, Fried oysters also exceptional. The chocolate dessert was incredible. Sitting outside on the terrace watching the world go by I couldnt be happier.

  16. Bruno P.
    Bruno P.
    • 28 reviews
    10/10

    A great place... one of the best restaurants of Barcelona. Really nice athmosphere.... fine food and wine... highly recommended.

  17. Paul T.
    Paul T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent meal. Great service.

  18. Wolfgang B.
    Wolfgang B.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing place with great food and even better wine!

  19. Maxton P.
    Maxton P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Superb 11 tapas tasting menu although pace a little fast with courses overlapping at times. Excellent service with a smile and made to feel very welcome by the whole team. Warm ambience and great concept. Sorry to hear the restaurant is relocating to larger premises and hope this won’t spoil the wonderful dining experience.

  20. Rosa R.
    Rosa R.
    • 33 reviews
    10/10

    Impresionante.¡qué gustos!

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More information

Opening time

Horario de cocina: desayunos de lunes a viernes de 7:00h - 11:00h, sábado y domingo de 7:00h - 11:30h. El horario de comida es de miércoles a domingo de 13:30h-16:00h y el horario de cena es de martes a sábado de 19:30h-23:30h.

How to get to the restaurant

Plaça de la Rosa del Vents, 1 - Final Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 08039, Barcelona, Spain

Public transport

Metro Barceloneta (L4)

Features

Seafood platter, , , , Good for a business lunch, , Terrace, Trendy, With friends, Quirky, Top Chefs, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Services

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, , , Wheelchair Accessible

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