Restaurant El Pintor

4.3
27 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Catalan
The restaurant, El Pintor, is located in the very heart of Barcelona, within the medieval Jewish quarter.

The name of the restaurant comes from an old art’s workshop owned by a famous painter of the Gothic Barri at the end of the XIX ct.


In the heart of the Gothic Barri, the restaurant el Pintor is a Gastronomic reference in the authentic catalan cuisine using high quality local products. In an intimate ambiance you will discover an extremely welcoming place full of history, serving exquistite catalán food.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience, the food was phenomenal and the staff was very considerate not to rush anyone out.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The dining experience is as excellent. We opted for Tapas dishes and Sangria. Overall it is worth the price!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was served cold and not the tastiest, service was average at best even though the place was enotu

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress didn't speak too much English, but we found it easy to communicate with her nevertheless. The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply superb.

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Y
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Sangria was great. Catalan sausage was good. Seafood paella was bordering on disgusting. I had to stop eating it. Service was great, but for as much as it cost, I could have had a much better meal elsewhere.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish was excellent

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and perhaps our best meal in Barcelona. The staff was engaging and helpful. The fried artichoke with honey is a must have as a tapas.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration, it was fantastic. Wine food and traditional catalonian cuisine

P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Perfect place for business dinner. Very nice atmosphere and excellent food.

DN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location in the Gothic area. Service was excellent and the food was as good as we had in Barcelona. Our favorite dishes were the snails and octopus. The best that I have ever had.

We will be back next year!

Q
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food served in a romantic space. Service was excellent! Special thanks to Miranda for a special birthday celebration!

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful New Years Eve dinner at El Pinto while traveling in Barcelona. The chef was kind enough to allow us to order off of the set NYE menu and the staff was extremely attentive. The food and atmosphere were delightful and we had a great time ringing in 2019!

n
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Unfortunately although a lovely venue the food experience was very mixed. Half of our meals were very nice and the other half of the group had an awful experience. Their food was not cooked or came out cold.

The service wasn’t great with delays to food and drinks orders, missing food and meals coming out at different times.

We wouldn’t go back.

J
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Off the beaten path, but close to La Rambla, local shops, and historical/cultural sites. Best (and largest serving of) baked snails ever! See photo 🐌

DD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambience and decor. We were very surprised this restaurant was not full on a Saturday night but it had a great ambience, reasonably priced food and superb service. Would recommend

ML
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Booked a table for 8 through OpenTable, but the restaurant staff were not expecting us! Even so, they handled this very professionally and we were seated relatively quickly. Tasty food, great ambience, and a waiter who made up for lack of english with his charm.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and wine, really cosy atmosphere and nice people. Definitely recommend a visit!

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant , great service, fine food.

CB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife accompanied me on my trip as an airline Captain to Barcelona. A friend had recommended El Pintor.

The decor was rustic and charming and the staff delightful.

My wife had wonderful fish over spinach, pine nuts and raisins The fish was outstanding. I had a steak with a peppercorn sauce that was equally good. We shared a nice local Ribero del Duero red for a perfect dinner.

A delicious and perfect evening.

OT
Austin
39 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything we had was good. The lamb was excellent as well as the sangria!

OT
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional Catalan Foods well prepared with quality ingredients especially seafood. I especially enjoyed the starter of Cantabrian anchovies.

K
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lammkeule war sehr lecker, Beilage etwas wenig. Service sehr nett und bemüht. Verständigung nicht ganz einfach.

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KB
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went 17 years ago with my kids and never expected an even better experience this time with my husband. But it WAS!! Lovely Catalan dishes and wine and a waiter who could really help us. I speak a bit of Catalan now so that helps, but they do have some English speakers now and everyone speaks Spanish (unlike last time). I recommend the lamb, which I've had both visits and it is spectacular, as is their home-made sausage and all the apps (particularly gambas if they are in season). Small and intimate and I like to sit either in the doorway or by one of the windows to make sure to catch some breezes. Walk around the Gothic Quarter afterwards. Oh, and don't miss their flan and also the marscapone ice cream, if they are on the menu when you go. Their menus do change but some things (like my lamb) remain. Go now.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, slow and lazy service

RS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location next to the cathedral in barcelona. very good food, fine service and well worth the visit

h
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Any time I'm in Barcelona, I make it a point to visit El Pintor.