Los Caracoles

4.4
33 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Authentic
  • Cosy
In 1835, the Bofarull family founded one of the most charismatic restaurants in the city, Can Bofarull, in the most emblematic part of the Gothic District, near Las Ramblas in Barcelona. Over time, the restaurant was renamed in honour of one of its most famous dishes, Los Caracoles (Snails). Since then, four more generations of the Bofarull family have managed to maintain the excellent standard of it's high quality traditional cooking.

The restaurant's well-earned fame has spread all over the world and is now an absolute must for all those visiting our city. It stands out for always having been a place frequented by famous personalities from the world of art, show business, politics and finance, attracted not only by the choice of culinary pleasures served there but also the charm of its numerous little corners so full of history. All this work has been duly rewarded by the affection people feel for the place and by being awarded the Medal of Merit for Tourism.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri: 1:15pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
933 01 20 41
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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What 33 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing, order a piece of fish...and that’s what you get... nothing else, no potato, no vegetable, no nothing! In fairness, it was tasty, but that’s all folks....

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Very disappointed. The food was heavy and greasy. The ambiance was cramped. Service perfunctory.

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Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad food. Horrible accommodations and you walk through the dirty kitchen with slippery floors. Save your appetite for a better restaurant

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TC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming to this restaurant on and off since 1976 and it has not changed at all ( which is great). It’s got an awesome atmosphere and ambiance and their signature dish, the “Caracoles” ( garden snails) is incredible and another one of my many favorites, the House Special Paella, is wonderful too.
And there is something special about having to go thru the kitchen in order to go into the restaurant. Love this restaurant.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely recommend this spot to anyone traveling and visiting Barcelona.

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N
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Su pollo asado en la brasa es el mejor de todo Barcelona! El trato exquisito! Ve a disfrutar!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I was at los caracoles with my father 30 years ago and wanted my family to give this experience.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never seizes to amaze me. So consistent and delicious. Very authentic and accommodating. The service is the best I’ve experienced in Barcelona. Yum!!

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AM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Fun restaurant that I first went to more than 25 years ago. I remembered the food being better but maybe that is because I was in college the last time.

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Yosemite
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo maravilloso, el servicio y recomendaciones de Joaquin perfectas

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JR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was exceptional. The food was extremely authentic and very characteristic of this region. I highly recommend this restaurant as a must for a Barcelona experience.

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Jacksonville
36 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Random , but lucky, selection for us. First night in Barcelona could not have been much better. The rabbit and snails combo was excellent, and the hake was quite good as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Foods were delicious. Ambiance ok.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I booked Los Caracoles with Opentable 2 months ago, l had eaten here 16 years ago and loved everything about it we had such fun and delicious food. On arrival we were brought to our table... then hastily moved to the lower back room??? The air con was set to freezing, service was slow we received drinks after half hour and an hour after arrival we were served dinner. The roterissie chicken l remembered so fondly was abysmally dry...paella was just ok but in fairness the steak was delicious. Just before dinner a basket of bread rolls were thrown on our table (far to late to nibble but quite expensive seeing as we hadnt ordered them). I will not be back to Los Caracoles and l feel they could not care less.

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C
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The little pork was fantastic
We strongly recommend

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KA
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! It had been 25 years since my last meal at this restaurant and it is just as good.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Certainly one of the oldest restaurants in Barcelona. Wonderful service, excellent food and very good value. HIGHLY RECOMMEND !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good quality food - had fillet steaks. Good service. Very friendly Barman who made us a fab Cava Sangria!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy bien todo, un punto en contra , no avisaron a open table de mi presencia y he recibido un email preguntando por mi ausencia, please , indiquen que concurri al lugar.
Taula 607 con un consumo de 83.03 eu. 15.05.18 23:01:48
Gracias

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively historic restaurant with very good typical cuisine. The musicians were entertaining, too.

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NL
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Definitely a must when in Barcelona,fabulous Spanish cuisine, great ambiance, nice friendly waiters.
The only hiccup was that we booked through 'Open table' and the gentleman who greeted us when we went to book in could not see our reservation and almost doubted us, until he turned over his booking page and saw our name on the blank side.
Service was quick, the live traditional Spanish music was enjoyed by everyone.
We sat upstairs, so hurry up and go, I believe lunch is also a great experience.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food...only this is I recommend that you ask to sit upstairs rather than in the basement room.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and authentic restaurant with good service.

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Munich
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Das Essen war nur zum Teil gut. Die calamari waren lecker dafür die Fischsuppe und die Muscheln nicht.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My son and I were celebrating our first evening ever in Barcelona. The restaurant came recommended by a fellow American. Overall, it was a welcoming place, but the food was very disappointing. Everything was overcooked and virtually the same color of brown. The sangria was overly sweet and virtually flavorless. For their reputation — and the price!!! — they should have done a better job. :-(

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Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returning here after many years. It was as remembered! Fun, good food, service very good. The only disappointment was that the Creme Catalan was cold. The sugared topping should be fired right before serving to be caramalized so you have the warm top and cool creme underneath. We came specifically for that . Otherwise, it was a great night. Family gathering.

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EG
London
45 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This is a very picturesque restaurant. You enter by the kitchen, then from there it’s a rabbit warren of connected rooms.

The food was good, nothing surprising but solid, and lots of it.

We are semi-locals and speak Spanish. The clientele was a mix of tourists and locals. As far as we could tell, the service was courteous and helpful regardless of client ethnicity.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. We wanted to have a unique Experience before we left Barcelona and this place was perfect

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w
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Was quite disappointed with the food at Los Caracoles, as we had been looking forward to dining here based on previous reviews.
The paella was over cooked quick a bit - rice was burnt in spots.

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Saarbrucken
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Folkoristic place with traditional Spanish food

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RT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Didn’t really think much of this place, was ok but nothing special

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food ok, excellent Service , not very spacious but had a nice time

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1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I found this restaurant to be an authentic taste of Barcelona with an interesting themed decor. Very relaxing and lovely location. A bit pricey but all in all enjoyable.

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