Les Set Portes, Barcelona

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corner of Passeig d'Isabel II

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    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This restaurant is also located in the CIUDAT VELLA.

    This one is a fine quality restaurant and not too expensive, which is great for a tourist!

    They serve CATALAN (=local) food, which is always good and the atmosphere is great!

    Lively and atmospheric place.

    Favorite Dish: A spicy fish dish is great because fish dishes can often be so....tasteless....

    And you now know their preference for spices!

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    Les Set Portes: Traditional Catalan Cuisine

    by VDElvis Written Oct 19, 2007
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    Siete Puertas (Seven Doors) is a nice traditional restaurant near the waterfront. It is apparently a couple of hundred years old, and offers a nice atmosphere, good food, and most likely a bit of a lineup. If you're looking for a nice restaurant offering traditional Catalan cuisine, this is a good choice.

    Favorite Dish: When in Barcelona, you have to get Paella!

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    Les Set Portes: Classic Catalan Fare

    by jhoolko Written Apr 23, 2007

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    So I had heard a lot about Les Set Portes after four months in the city. But by the time I finally got there, I found myself coming away with a very different impression than I expected. First of all, I had the Paella. The kind where they shell everything for you so you don't have to pick at your food all day. That was convenient, but I didn't like it. Personally, I just don't like Paella. It tastes weird and salty to me, and no matter how many times I have it and no matter how good it is rumoured to be, I just find myself dissatisfied. But, that is not to say that I did not enjoy my other food. Luckily, the appetizers were stunning, and our decision to share a plate of seafood cannelloni was an excellent choice. Except there wasn't enough. If I were to go back, I would get a plate of the spinach with pine nuts and raisins to start, and then finish with my OWN plate of the cannelloni, which literally melts in your mouth, which I swear is a good thing. There will likely be a line, as many people want to get into this restaurant that has served the likes of John Wayne and Winston Churchill. Go for a light lunch, and if it's not enough, skip the Paella and go around the block to Can Paixano, the unmarked Xampagneria on c/ Reina Cristina for a bottle of Cava and some chorizo or a sandwich.

    Favorite Dish: Seafood Cannelloni, Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

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    Les 7 Portes: Les 7 Portes

    by JulesH Written Sep 8, 2002

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    This restaurant has apparently been host to famous people such as John Wayne, Ava Gardner, Che Guevara and Joan Miro to name but a few. The beautiful interior and well presented staff are classy without being pretentious and the food is tasty and cooked to perfection, the portions neither too much, nor not enough. There were always queues to get in after 10pm, so either eat earlier, or book in advance.

    Favorite Dish: So many to choose from! I had Salt Cod Fritters followed by Hake, then Crema Catalan which were all delicious but there was a very popular and beautifully presented seafood platter for two, which looked amazing.

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    There's a lot of good...

    by YsndHalf Written Sep 2, 2002

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    There's a lot of good restaurants in Barcelona. The following are just a sample:
    - La Poma: At Les Rambles, very near of Plaça Catalunya. You can eat there not only Gourmet food, but also something cheaper... ;-)
    - Les Set Portes: I'm sorry I don't remember exactly where it is :-P but I promise you it's excellent. I think you can arrive there by metro, Line 4 (yellow), Barceloneta. Maybe there you could ask to someone...
    - La Mamasita: A cheap but excellent restaurant. Sarrià avenue, very near Urgell street. Near Metro, Line 5 (blue), Hospital Clínic. Look for it carefully, it's a small restaurant but an excellent one.

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    Siete Portes (spelling may be...

    by si04530 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Siete Portes (spelling may be wrong but it is '7 Doors' in Catalan.
    The Melon soup was fantastic, the waiters were excellent. It was slightly expensive but worth every peseta.

    Favorite Dish: My wife had fish and I had steak and it was excellent all the way around.

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    Set Portes: Set Portes

    by acilina Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It's was an historic café since 1836 and it is a restaurant since 1929. It has the names of some famous people that was seated there in the Universal Exposition.

    Favorite Dish: Black rice. This restaurant is famous for the variety of rices. The black one is made with several meats and fish, specially with squids and their black ink. But the flavour is very good.

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    The restaurant 'Siete Puertas'...

    by Ivana_PF Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The restaurant 'Siete Puertas' has an incredible paella. Ask for the clean or washed, it is the best.
    The paella more asparragos and a wine (Fuentespina - Ribera del Duero) = 5350 pesetas
    One paella serves two people. Don't ask for two.

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    Les 7 Portes.Els Quatre...

    by r_vilalta Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Les 7 Portes.
    Els Quatre Gats.
    Julivert Meu.
    El Asador de Aranda.
    Moncho's Port Olimpic.
    Quite Atmosphere.
    Local tipical cuisine.
    Good Price and Good Quality.

    Favorite Dish: Brandada de Bacalla. Fish.
    Bacalla a la Llauna. Fish.
    Pa amb tomaquet i pernil.
    Braons de bè (ternasco). Meat.

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    Set portes: One of the classics

    by QuimG Updated Sep 4, 2002

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    It was the subject of the first photography taken in Spain.

    People like Amadeo de Saboya, Ava Gadner, Camilo José Cela, or Pablo Picasso have eated here.

    Favorite Dish: Catalan cuisine
    Speciality: Paella parellada

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