An historic restaurant, opened 1897, it was a favourite haunt of avant-garde artists and intellectuals in the early 1900s. Tourists have read that ... More
Quatre Gats (Els)
An historic restaurant, opened 1897, it was a favourite haunt of avant-garde artists and intellectuals in the early 1900s. Tourists have read that famous figures like Picasso used to hang out here so they come for a look. Depending on your budget, you can eat from the range of tapas and sandwiches at the bar or sit down to elaborate and expensive meals in the restaurant. The management produce their own newspaper with articles about the art of cooking as well as the plastic arts. The authentic modernist-style interior and the live piano music combine to create a great atmosphere.
I've never been motivated to write a restaurant review until now. This place was amazingly awful. The service was horrendous. The servers were actually insulting. I left feeling literally angry. Would beg someone not to eat there.
Tried to complain, but they were oblivious. This place should be removed from all tour book recommendations. It gives Barcelona a bad name.
I just got back from this highly recommended place and can not complain enough. I am a vegetarian and try to eat healthy. I understand my choices are limited especially in Spain, but this place was simply horrible even to my friends who had non-veg food there.
Lets start with the service. They guy dripped water over my head and red wine not only over the table, but also on the menu I was reading. He dropped red wine over one of my friends' shirt. These guys are so busy, they whisk away immediately, not even aware of the stuff they do. Its as if they are in hurry to turn over customers. Not really sure if I can say that because me and my friends all came in two groups. The group that came later finished their dinner even before ours in the first group arrived. Not really sure why it took so long for them to get the food. Later when I was talking to my friend sitting next to me, this waiter barged in dumped the food on the table and left. Then he served my dish to my other friend. When I wanted to move the dish towards me, he grabbed my hand and moved the plate himself. However it was too late, I had already touched a plate that was too hot. Not that it burned me badly, but this guy, Pepe (from his name tag), did not seem sorry or offered any help. He simply whisked away.
Enough about the service... lets talk about the food. They charged over 10 euros for a dish that had four slices of cheese, a little olive oil and pieces of bread. Not really sure why such a simple appetizer should cost so much. My veggie dish, spinach pasta was tasteless and full of cheese. Initially,, when I was going through the menu, I realized that I only have two veggie choices, both of them loaded with cheese. A lot of my other non-veggie eating friends also complained about their food... although I can not really describe how they felt.
I am sorry to say this... but after paying over 30 euros for such a shitty dish, I had to go to McDonald's and satisfy my hunger with McFlurry. In the US, I would go to McDonald's as a last resort... however, I guess I can now appreciate some positive things about McDonald's.
If you are going to this place in a big group... lets say 6+, DO NOT GO. If you are vegetarian and want to eat healthy, avoid this place.
The place is beautiful, and let's have a drink there.
But food is terrible: heavy and without taste.
My cabrit was overcooked and cold: coming from the freezer and the microwave? I will never know, but I know i will never come back
The scene was beautiful, a piano player played the entire way through dinner. The wait staff was nice and helpful, especially since we spoke english and not a lot of spanish at all. The food was amazing! From the warm starter, crepes to the Veal and the Munkfish...sooo delicious!! This is definitely a big tourist restaraunt but it definitely holds up to the hype and I suggest all to attend!
We recently dined at this restaurant and whilst the service was excellent the food failed to live up to it's reputation. We both had fish which was cooked perfectly but lacked any imagination or seasoning!!
The atmosphere was fun but the piano player was truly awfull and just sufficently out of time to be incredibly irritating.
Our bill was 125 euro for two which was Ok by barcelona standards but seemed a lot for absolutely average food.
This was recomended to me by a professional in the catering trade and what a place! We took my Mum for her birthday and we all loved it! The food was amazing, I could have eaten there every nigth of the trip. The service was great as was the atmosphere. We also thought it was good value for money, who would have thought food so delicious would be so resonable. Go there at least once on your trip and treat yourself. It's worth every Euro.
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