La Estrella

Carrer d'Ocata, 6 08003 Barcelona Spain Map
Average price €35.00
9,5 /10
399 reviews
345 reviews
Aunque la vorágine de nuevas aperturas a menudo nos lo impida, siempre es un buen momento para redescubrir los clásicos. Y este restaurante con sede en el Born abierto en 1924, a pocos pasos de la Estació de França, es un buen ejemplo de que la cocina excelente evoluciona con los tiempos sin perder su esencia. La exquisitez es la seña de identidad de un local amplio y de techos altos, que conserva la estructura del majestuoso local original. Su chef, Pepi Villada, ofrece una cocina tradicional y mediterránea basada en el mejor producto, incluyendo unos pescados deliciosos y carnes de excepción.

La carrillera cocida en su jugo nada menos que durante 18 horas es un ejemplo del buen hacer de una chef que eleva la cocina de la abuela a la categoría de magia. Pero también lo son sus pescados: desde el bacalao confitado con ‘rossinyols’ y gambita fresca a otros que dan una vuelta de tuerca al recetario tradicional, como los garbanzos minis con salsa de gambas y gratinados con muselina de ajos. Todo ello, en una zona con un glamour incontestable y un aire atemporal que enamorará a propios y extraños.

INSIDER tip

La carrillera cocinada durante 18 horas es un plato imprescindible

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Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€35.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €2.00
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • €3.00
    Glass of wine
  • €13.00
    En flaske vin
  • €3.00
    Glass of champagne
  • €13.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €1.30
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant La Estrella

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Metro Jaume I (L4) y Barceloneta (L4)
  • Specific directions to get there
    Al lado de la Estació de França

Opening time

Comida: de 13:30 a 15:30 (excepto lunes y domingo)
Cena: de 20:30 a 22:30 (excepto lunes y domingo)

Services

  • American Express , Credit Card , Diners Club Card , Luncheon voucher , Mastercard , Visa
  • Air-conditioning , French spoken , Wifi
Excellent
9,5 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    225
  • 9
    124
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  • 7
    10
  • < 7
    9
Food
9,6
Service
9,6
Setting
9,1
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
20/399 reviews
Caridad P.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Sep 2018
recomendable!
Carmen G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Jul 2018
Hem dinat mb!!
xavier R.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
6
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 6 Apr 2018
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Jean G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
4 /10
Food
2
Service
4
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 14 Mar 2018
We went to the Estrella on a friend's recommendation and had high expectations. When reserving online, we wrote in the comments box that one of us (we were two) was vegetarian. This should have elicited a response from the restaurant if they do not accommodate vegetarians, or they should have had at least one vegetarian main dish option. They did not. They came up with an adequate (but not exciting) starter dish, but offered mushrooms as the main dish. Mushrooms alone. We asked that they make a dish including mushrooms, as a plate of mushrooms does not make a main dish. They came up with adding chard. What they served was a plate of chopped chard and mushrooms drowning in butter. This was the least interesting "vegetarian" dish ever offered us by nonvegetarian restaurants. And, the mushrooms were very standard "button mushrooms," not even wild mushrooms or mixed mushrooms. Finally, to top this all off, they charged as much for that dish as they did for the nonvegetrian main dish (fish).
Ann S.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Mar 2018
Delicious lunch at La Estrella! The owner made a big effort to explain the dishes to us in English and as a result we chose well and enjoyed our meal very much.
Montse C.
Foodie
(33 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 27 Jan 2018
Excelente elaboracion
Daniela M.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Jan 2018
Good quality, good service and nice atmosphere. A little bit overpriced though, I hate when they give you bread without even ask and then they make you pay for it. Overall nice experience.
Josep M M.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Oct 2017
Com sempre tot molt gratificant
Jakob H.
Foodie
(22 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Aug 2017
Wonderful food - simple, excellent and rare raw products. And a great bottle of a hard to find, natural wine. Friendly, unobtrusive service - what else could one ask for?
Jaume C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Jul 2017
Excelent, per tornari
Mark S.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Jul 2017
Great good, very accommodating. excellent service.
Juan G.
Foodie
(14 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 7 Jun 2017
The food and service is incredible, but the AACC produce a sensible noise.
Didac P.
Foodie
(65 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Jun 2017
Da gusto en un mundo tan impersonal, encontrar un sitio con tanta personalidad.
JESUS D.
Foodie
(19 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Apr 2017
Cada ingrediente está tratado con cariño y delicadeza.
Marta C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 24 Feb 2017
the cooking is excellent - very classic "mantel blanco" kind of atmosphere with both traditional and innovative dishes. A great meal!
David M.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 4 Oct 2016
The bacalao, capriccio, and huevos estrellados were all excellent. The beef tenderloin had good flavor, but the tenderness doesn't compare to American beef. Service is very friendly, but a little slow. I will go back and try more of their dishes. Happy to have found a nice Catalan dining experience. Price was €105 for two appetizers, two mains, two desserts and a bottle of wine. Felt like it was a good value for the money.
Ruth C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 20 May 2016
Delicious food, brilliant service, I will dream about my asparagus starter for many years!
Robert O.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Jan 2016
Brilliant food and service. I would recommend to everyone visiting Barcelona
Nick K.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Jan 2016
We really enjoyed our visit and will definitely return. It is the best restaurant we have visited in El Born area on 6th visit to this part of the city! The service was only hampered by the language barrier - my Spanish is limited and the maître d's English was limited - 1-1!
James L.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Dec 2015
Awesome food. Go for the recommendations. A lovely night.
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