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“Cool place average food”
Review of El Nacional

El Nacional
Ranked #828 of 10,848 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$57
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Eixample
Description: El Nacional Barcelona is a highly acclaimed gastronomic multispace with over two years of life, which offers a tour of the best Iberian cuisine, giving the possibility to enjoy a wide variety of local products and recipes. An establishment with four culinary spaces and four bars (wine and cured meats bar, beer and preserves bar, cocktail bar, oyster bar) that bring together different options. You can enjoy La Llotja, a restaurant specializing in fresh, quality fish; La Braseria, specializing in meat; La Paradeta, designed to offer quick snacks, from exquisite flat breads, complete salads and delicious pastries and La Taperia, where you can taste exquisite tapas and rice dishes.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on Easter Saturday and ate in the meat restaurant. Whole place ,with its bars and other restaurants ,is very trendy . Used to be an old garage and had been converted creatively into multi restaurant/bar location . Unfortunately the food was very average in the meat restaurant for the price. Also my daughter suffered what we think was food poisoning after eating the lamb that night. Not somewhere we would return to given the wide variety of other options in Barcelona .

Thank Susan D
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RelacionesCliente, Guest Relations at El Nacional, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hello Susan,

First of all, we would like to give you our most sincere apologies. We would like to inform you that we do not have any incidence reported at all. At El Nacional we follow all the controls and sanitary measure established by law. On the other hand, all our team supervises the aging process.

We are very sorry for that and we hope you all are totally recovered.

Thank you for contacting us and keeping us informed about any irregularities that may happened.

Best regards,

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Recommended to me by a friend who frequently visits Barcelona for work we would never of found it by chance. Brilliant atmosphere and each restaurant area was busy. We didn't have to wait long for a table at the steakhouse, both went for the sirloin. Excellent cut of meat with a great bbq flavour. Would definitely recommend and would love to try again if we make a return visit, the Taparia seemed particularly popular with a long queue waiting when we were leaving.

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Thank louiseo46
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This grand place reminded of the old world parties in the movies, like The Great Gatspy. It has different sections, so make sure you don't got to the wrong area, there is a fish area, meat area and such... It's a very large place that has just about everything which signatures the city of Barcelona. It is not an intimate small place, it is very large full of atmosphere, life and noise. We tried the fish area, the food was good, the wine was good, desert was good!! We even tried some tapas at the beginning, we had the croquettes and gazpacho, the were yummy!! The service was a bit hectic and we didn't see the waiter much. We assumed because is such a busy place, I would say there were about 1,000 people there at least. Overall it was a magnificent choice for our last night in Barcelona. Highly recommended!

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Thank Lorena K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I've brought a group of clients there. We eat in the TAPERIA zone. Food was excelle t and service great even if the restaurant was full. My clients were amazed. It is always a great choice if you want to surprise your clients.

Thank RossaMalupina
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place with diffrent restaurants and bars for meat, fish, tapas, cocktails.
We choose La Braseria för meat. We had Tartar and entrecote from veil. The Tartar was great with good spices. The veil-entrecote was "boring"and without taste. The waiter put salt beside it.... The staffn was more occupied with joking with each other then us guests. Ne, no more....

Thank Rune L
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RelacionesCliente, Guest Relations at El Nacional, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello Rune,

We are very sorry to know that your experience was not as expected. However, we would like to thank you for sharing your opinion in Tripadvisor. Your comments will be sent to the general direction of the restaurant in order to improve our offer and customer service.

Hope we can meet again in the future.

Kind regards,

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