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Mediterranean

El Portalón

Average price €35
8.7/10
116 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Pol Tortajada

Average price €35 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 116 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.6/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. George P.
    George P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Just perfecct high quality dishes

  2. Giulia V.
    Giulia V.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    A very nice place where it is possible to eat very special, typical and good spanish food. Very nice the staff of the restaurant. I suggest it for informal dinner

  3. S J.
    S J.
    • one review
    10/10

    This place has a local charm to it and the servers were excellent and very helpful in selecting dishes and wine etc. I highly recommend El Portalón. Many thanks to Chiara for her assistance.

  4. Jan  P.
    Jan P.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Our second meal. Lunch was excellent. Dinner was poor. My wife had pork ribs. Very fatty. She returned it. They were very nice about it. Did not charge us.

  5. Catherine  W.
    Catherine W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious paella and excellent service! An authentic experience in a cozy setting.

  6. Anna C.
    Anna C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Cosy place with great food. The duck and pasta was really good! Nice staff.

  7. Jose P.
    Jose P.
    • one review
    5/10

    The grilled octopus was extremely hard. I had difficulty cutting it with a serrated knife. Rather than admit it was likely overcooked, they suggested my knife was dull or that octopus is hard always. The food was otherwise lackluster and I feel not reflective of the price. We had a meal at another restaurant that was far better in terms of taste, quality, and even price. We thought we would try something different and regret it.

  8. Cristine R.
    Cristine R.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food and service were good. We went off hours and made a reservation so we were seated promptly.

  9. Claudio W.
    Claudio W.
    • 11 reviews
    8.5/10

    Very good service, food and place. The octopus was really nice and the pig’s trotters were amazing.

  10. Arturo d.
    Arturo d.
    • one review
    10/10

    The restaurant is very, very very good. Patrizio and company is great... the eat is fantastique......

  11. Lawrence K.
    Lawrence K.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great food choices of local, Catalan, seafood (of those I tried), as well as many others. Good wine list with some tasty and inexpensive local wines. Friendly multilingual service, french and English menus, in addition to local ones. Place was only partly full on a Tuesday night in February, lots of free tables, no prior reservation was required. It was recommended by a real food/wine buff, and i was not disappointed on any point. Highly recommended for any type of occasion, from friendly, family, solo or business. Enjoy!

  12. Emma Z.
    Emma Z.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Best paella ever!!

  13. Laura S.
    Laura S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely authentic restuarant. Friendly staff and super tapas dishes reasonably priced.

  14. MAR L.
    MAR L.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Fenomenal

  15. Kim M.
    Kim M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great place to spend an evening! I enjoyed my steak and my friends loved their tapas (they got ham, calamari, snails and peppers). The wine was great (we tried 2 different kinds). The water glasses were so unique - hand blown glass-and they even let me buy a few to take home.

  16. Patricia M.
    Patricia M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service and delicious food. We were greeted and seated as soon as we arrived. The restaurant is quaint, the ambiance is warm and inviting, and the food and service were excellent.

  17. Javier M.
    Javier M.
    • 92 reviews
    10/10

    Sitio para una comida agradable en un local decorado a la antigua.

  18. Darren T.
    Darren T.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    We walked past this restaurant and it looked really nice so after looking at Trip Advisor we decided to try it. We pre booked a table but it wasn't overly busy so we needn't had to. The place was cosy but with a modern feel and the staff were friendly and attentive. The food itself was great, 2 12oz Steaks, Tapas and a jug of Sangria for 60 Euros. If I had to say anything the Steak was seasoned really well if a little heavy handed with the salt but it didn't stop me from finishing it (and some of my Wifes who said the same).

  19. Rachel C.
    Rachel C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food, excellent service, great atmosphere.

  20. Imanol B.
    Imanol B.
    • one review
    3/10

    No es para tanto

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Carrer Banys Nous, 20, 08002, Barcelona, Spain

Public transport

Metro Liceu (L3) y Jaume I (L4)

Directions to get there

Gotic, , Las Ramblas,

About the restaurant

Los orígenes del EL PORTALÓN se remontan al año 1890. Se estableció en los que eran las antiguas cocheras de un noble palacio elegido en 1850 lo que es hoy es el nº 20 de la Calle Banys Nous. La vía debe a su nombre al antiguo emplazamiento de unos baños judíos medievales y sigue el trazado de la histórica muralla romana que defendió la ciudad de Barcelona más de 1.500 años.

Nuestro establecimiento tiene una larga e interesante historia, un tanto épica. Su identidad ha estado siempre marcada por los acontecimientos ocurridos entre sus viejos muros. Entre estas paredes se ha vivido muy intensamente. Siempre fue un lugar muy progresista y avanzado a su época.

Entrar en El Portalón es hacerlo en un espacio dónde el porrón y el vino fueron los reyes de la mesa. Uno de sus célebres clientes, el pintor Pera Pruna, invitaba siempre a un porrón exclamando: “ ¡Ponle un porrón a este amigo¡ . Y por todos es recordado que Gabriel le preocupaba enormemente el cierre de las fábricas artesanas de porrones, argumentando que “ el porrón es un instrumento vital que aún no está lo suficientemente descubierto.”

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