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El Nacional

El Nacional

Spanish Restaurant and Food Court€€€€
La Dreta de l'Eixample, Barcelona
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    Thomas C.
    "The system at la taperia inside el nacional is great!"(9 Tips)
    Abbas A.
    "Great place to try tapas in Barcelona especially for the first time."(92 Tips)
    Cornelia A.
    "What a great place love the tapas and the amazing cava"(8 Tips)
    Constance |.
    "Beautiful and spacious venue, good vibes."(20 Tips)
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  • good for dates
  • good for groups
  • spacious
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  • Edo C.heart icon on user image
    Edo CostaSeptember 27, 2016
    Food hallen concept spanish style. The big space is beautifully decorated. In the center three island for tapas and drinks, all around different spot for dinner with traditional cuisine from Spain
    Upvoted Mar 26
  • Biancaheart icon on user image
    BiancaMarch 19, 2016
    Very interesting and alive place. Tapas were a disappointment (fish from tin, not many fresh options). Cocktails were also a tentative, rather than tasty. So don't expect much and you will have fun 😎
  • Valeriya O.heart icon on user image
    Valeriya OsipovaMarch 12, 2016
    Great oysters bar deep in the middle of this area. Good meat at the left side from the entrance (better to make reservation here). Awful fish-restaurant the last one at the left side.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • mlc.a m.heart icon on user image
    mlc.a manJanuary 22, 2015
    This is a neat food court / tapas story for people watching, but...not a great food experience. Nice to see and have a drink at peak hours
  • Channing G.heart icon on user image
    Channing GarciaApril 21, 2019
    Lovely! This place offers 4 different types of restaurants in one. Bars in the center with gelato as well. To my knowledge they served fast food type, Italian, seafood, then finally my fave meats!
  • Nico C.heart icon on user image
    Nico CardoneSeptember 14, 2015
    El Nacional is a former parking lot in the fancy shopping street "Passeig de Gràcia". It is not just one restaurant, there are several within the same hall so you can pick the one you like. Very good!
  • Melissa S.heart icon on user image
    Melissa SamaniegoMarch 24, 2019
    It’s a really good place to try local food you have a little it of everything here opens from 12 pm to 2 am you can eat and have a drink they have several little restaurants inside
  • Thomas C.heart icon on user image
    Thomas CesaDecember 24, 2014
    The system at la taperia inside el nacional is great! The waiters just shout the tipes of tapa and you raise your hand if you wanna have them. Its a must go!
  • Shelby W.heart icon on user image
    Shelby WoowJuly 12, 2015
    If you've ever been at Eataly on NYC you are gonna compare this place with it and gonna love it! They have different kind of restaurants so you can choose depending of your mood!
  • Wilson F.heart icon on user image
    Wilson Favre-DelerueNovember 27, 2016
    F&B reconversion done right: superb architecture, delicious restaurants and bars, fabulous produce, fun ambiance. Worth tackling the crowds and evening waits for.
  • Coco C.heart icon on user image
    Coco CatMarch 27, 2023
    La Llotja for seafood is very tasty. Decent portions. Friendly staff. Book a table on the weekends as it gets really busy. El National is a market with multiple food places
  • Bonnie W.
    Bonnie WongNovember 13, 2016
    Must come for the most glamorous foodcourt - impressed by the red prawns at La Llojta!
  • Eni P.heart icon on user image
    Eni PalokaJuly 8, 2018
    great location with various selections of food. choose tapas el cante, delicious food, fast serving and fresh oysters😋. before you leave the passage do not forget to take a a scoop of ice cream.
  • Carmen L.heart icon on user image
    Carmen LawrenceJune 16, 2017
    Beautiful, unique interior, former parking garage, full of trees and plants. Nice and cool inside on hot summer days. Wide range of bar/food choices, good WIFI, spotless bathrooms. Recommend!
  • Matteo P.heart icon on user image
    Matteo PenzoAugust 9, 2021
    Like a Mercado. But whiter and cozier. Go for the small bites bar at the entrance for the best experience.
  • Rafael M.heart icon on user image
    Rafael MarinFebruary 5, 2015
    What an amazing place! The building is outstanding, full of life and a huge variety of food. This time I went to the tapas section. There are waiters calling out the hot tapas they bring!
  • Sarp E.heart icon on user image
    Sarp ErkayaSeptember 18, 2015
    Very cool spot, amazing decoration;lively, trendy and good food. Bunch of restaurants/bars all under one roof. It's like "Eataly" for Spain. Speat? :)
  • Lívia N.
    Lívia NeffaApril 26, 2015
    great food, kind service and amazing decoration. loved it and want to go back there to try the other restaurants (went to the seafood one: la llotja).
  • Kate T.
    Kate TurnerNovember 7, 2014
    Stylish 'gourmet food court ' off Passeig de Gracia. Great decor. Choice of bars & restaurants serving meat, fish & tapas. Bit overpriced for portion size. Better for a glamorous drink.
  • Alèxia S.heart icon on user image
    Alèxia SoléDecember 7, 2015
    A big modernist space with different restaurants and kinds of food: there's an oyster bar, a cocktail bar, a fish Rest., a BBQ Rest., etc. It's kind of posh and fancy.
  • Andre R.
    Andre RauchAugust 1, 2018
    A must go restaurant in Barcelona, 5 different restaurants within a restaurant, the location itself is already worth visiting, doesn´t matter which one you try, the food is amazing.
  • Maria K.heart icon on user image
    Maria KocourkovaMay 28, 2016
    Amazing place! But the seafood restaurant can refuse to seat you even if they still have available tables (didn't get it, they just told us they closed for now, come in hour)
  • Tanner C.heart icon on user image
    Tanner ChristensenSeptember 1, 2017
    Good drinks, but the food leaves much to be desired. Bad oysters, good smoked salmon. Try any of the special cocktails, like the Azteka, or go for the classic Manhattan or other bourbon drinks.
  • Laylaheart icon on user image
    LaylaFebruary 21, 2019
    Great paella in La Llotja! The design of the place with its different stations is amazing and creates a luxurious atmosphere.
  • andy c.
    andy changNovember 27, 2016
    Went to Brasseria and they have excellent steak, but if you get a waiter name Khalid, ask for a new waiter! He will ruin your experience in this wonderful restaurant
  • Ares R.heart icon on user image
    Ares Riggins JrJuly 10, 2021
    Lovely atmosphere. Enjoyed the fried oyster mushroom, the garlic shrimp was delicious, and the lemonade and red wine was delicious.
  • 10things •.
    El Nacional has been one of the latest additions to Barcelona’s culinary scene since the end of 2014. Settled down in a 3000 square meter parking lot, El Nacional gives home to a variety of.. Read more
  • Sharon v.heart icon on user image
    Sharon van LeeuwenSeptember 23, 2016
    This place is so nice and pretty chique. A lot of bars and restaurant in this place and seating goes pretty fast. Nice cocktails too!
  • Hester B.heart icon on user image
    Hester BrandsmaApril 22, 2017
    La taperia for their amazing tapas!! They bring new stuff from the kitchen every 5 min and you can just take it if you like it!
  • Mi Mundoheart icon on user image
    Mi MundoMarch 6, 2018
    A fancy restaurant under the big roof of refurbished architecture often over crowded.Here you can find anything from oyster to warm dishes. A glass of cava from €5,a la carte from €18.Open till late.
  • Mary
    MaryMay 17, 2019
    Really neat restaurant that has different sections serving different food. From tapas to brasserie, wine bar to oyster bar, there's something for everyone!
  • Julia O.heart icon on user image
    Julia OsoFebruary 17, 2015
    Don't.To expand on it, the food is not worth the hype.Do yourself a favor & choose any of the 100s of amazing places in BCN.Come for a drink to enjoy the interior before heading for a real meal though
  • Abdullahheart icon on user image
    AbdullahNovember 17, 2016
    Although it has many restaurants, I think it's better to go there for coffee or dessert as the atmosphere is 👌👌in the evening
  • MGheart icon on user image
    MGJanuary 27, 2020
    Easier to eat in one of the stool bars in the middle, as the restaurant might pretend to have reservations.... Pay a visit to the restrooms!
  • Andrij K.heart icon on user image
    Andrij KrochakJune 20, 2017
    The ambiance and architecture is amazing and unparalleled here! So many great and quality places to try!
  • Abeer A.heart icon on user image
    Abeer Al SemariJanuary 15, 2020
    Well Done Stake So Delicious 👌🏼 The Best stake in Barcelona 🇪🇸👌🏼
  • Diandra K.heart icon on user image
    Diandra KusumawardhaniOctober 4, 2015
    The place makes you feel like royalty. Go to La Taperia, you can get cold tapas from the waitress, but for fish tapas you have to wait for the boys to come around and offer you gambas! gambas!
  • Tania U.heart icon on user image
    Tania Ulloa-MalaveOctober 12, 2016
    The ambiance, the seafood restaurant....the red tuna!!! Everything was amazing. I was in love with this hidden building!
  • aboutplacesheart icon on user image
    aboutplacesJuly 21, 2015
    Great concept and great Tapas! Staff walks around with amazing smelling and looking Tapas which you can choose from...
  • Izabela M.heart icon on user image
    Izabela MalašenkováFebruary 5, 2018
    Really awesome place with so much great atmosphere! ❤️
  • Katie S.heart icon on user image
    Katie SageAugust 17, 2015
    Try the El Nacional cocktail - gin, lime and cinnamon. The bars stay open until 3am even though it says it closes at 1 :)
  • mundi s.heart icon on user image
    mundi salmanoviciOctober 21, 2017
    Great atmosphere,good food, prime location. A big variety of Spanish dishes. Take a walk inside the building, what once was a parking.
  • Diego S.heart icon on user image
    Diego SartoriJanuary 17, 2015
    Simply amazing, from interior to food. Come here for a snack, a drink, or a full meal. The tapas place is cool.
  • Justine R.
    Justine RJune 23, 2016
    Looks like a spacious greenhouse with different restaurants inside. Very cool! Fish restaurant is amazing! Go early to avoid queues or just go for a drink.
  • Ceyda K.heart icon on user image
    Ceyda KaptanMarch 20, 2018
    Don’t miss this wonderful place for a drink or a meal. All coctails are great!
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    MAYOctober 30, 2018
    A must go in Barcelona, worth the visit.
  • Beril K.heart icon on user image
    Beril KokerFebruary 5, 2017
    Amazing place with plenty of choices to have dinner. Cosy atmosphere, good choice to ho out on a friday or saturday night!
  • Luis C.heart icon on user image
    Luis CastroMarch 15, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tapas in town. Also they got other restaurants inside that are just great. A must visit in Barcelona
  • Jasmine F.heart icon on user image
    Jasmine FriedlSeptember 1, 2017
    Fun, marketplace-like atmosphere. We had some great cocktails (Azteka and a Manhattan) and some pretty mediocre tapas. 🤔
  • Suzanne L.heart icon on user image
    Suzanne LowellMay 13, 2023
    Drinks, the boards ( cheese & meat alike)& the buzz! Something for everyone, a very cool place!
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