7 Portes

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7 Portes

One of the oldest restaurants in Barcelona, Set Portes' eponymous seven doors open on to as many dining salons, all kitted out in elegant 19th-century décor. Long-aproned waiters bring regional dishes, served in vast portions, including a stewy fish 'zarzuela' with half a lobster, a different paella daily (shellfish, for example, or rabbit and snails), a wide array of fresh seafood, and heavier dishes such as herbed black-bean stew with pork sausage, and 'orujo' sorbet to finish. Reservations are available only for certain tables; otherwise, get there early at dinnertime.


By: Manel Guirado


Venue name: 7 Portes
Address: Pasaje Isabel II, 14
Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Opening hours: 1pm-1am daily
Transport: Barceloneta (M: L4)

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- Fantastic building - Nice, helpfull and friendly staff - Best paella so far and the canneloni was great aswell - The only con is that it may feel sligthly lucrative for som people. HOWEVER. the price is avrage to the tourist-areas

While the building and the location are quite beautiful, the food here is by far the worst we've had in a week of meals in Barcelona. the tapas were the worst. The paella was the worst. The ingredients in the paella were of the lowest quality of any place we've eaten. Even the bread tasted like something from a school cafeteria in the US. This is the definition of an overpriced tourist trap. It's spot atop more than one list here is clearly vestigial from a time when this place was probably quite good, or at least a time when the art of Catalan cuisine wasn't nearly so refined. 


Best place for seafood in Barcelona. Fantastic paella! Service is very traditional and makes dining here an experience.