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Els 4 Gats

Els 4 Gats

Mediterranean Restaurant, Café, and Cocktail Bar€€€€
El Barri Gòtic, Barcelona
  • Pam G.
    "Great hidden centenarian restaurant where Picasso used to hang."(12 Tips)
    Alan P.
    "Catalan- near cathedral- open late and every day- live piano"(4 Tips)
    Hulya K.
    "Live piano, great atmosphere to be in.."(3 Tips)
    Tania B.
    "Tuesdays have great live jazz."(3 Tips)
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  • authentic
  • wine
  • live music
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  • Katrin
    KatrinAugust 10
    The food is delicious tough its for a bite) Beautiful cafe with artistic interiors, though the staff think that if you work in some legendary places, you don't have to work well.
  • Luis Oscar M.
    Picasso and Miró used to go there when they were young and they payed the owner with their paintings. So you can eat while admiring Picasso and Miró original art. It's a must if you go to Bercelona.
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto CasassaAugust 7, 2013
    Great place: there's a very good atmosphere and drinks are fantastic. But pay attention to prices! One decanter of sangria for 25€ it's a little bit expensive for every place!!!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DegtyaryovJune 29, 2013
    Live piano, elegant people, just like it must be in the historical center. Amazing dessert cottage cheese. Good wine cart. Make sure to be properly dressed to visit the restaurant section
  • Jeremiah A.
    Jeremiah AlbinusAugust 30, 2014
    Go here for lunch and enjoy the menu del dia. Not just incredible Catalan food, but also a very unique atmosphere. Best value for money restaurant I found in BCN.
  • Johan D.
    Johan DKNovember 3, 2012
    Inaugurated in 1897,Pere Romeu chose for an interior of refined artistic details. Picasso exhibitioned for the first time in 1899, and frequented by Gaudi. Well selected and inexpensive menu.
  • Mehmet Cagri E.
    Mehmet Cagri ElibolApril 11, 2014
    Great atmosphere to be in...Dinner starts at 20:30 !! Otherwise you can enjoy the great tapas ! Strongly suggest the sirloin steak with mushroom sauce... 👍👍👍
  • Pam G.
    Pam GilfordDecember 30, 2011
    Great hidden centenarian restaurant where Picasso used to hang. If you order the 3-course lunch (about E16), the drinks are unlimited (cava/vino). Friendly staff! Great atmosphere!
  • Angel G.
    Angel GarciaJuly 15, 2011
    This is a great place to break bread and wine with your friends or loved ones. Their food does not disappoint. If you want your meat medium rare make sure to emphasize it. they cook more well done.
  • Birim G.
    Birim GonulsenApril 26, 2015
    Great coffee, great croissant! Very nice local atmosphere, historical touch, Picasso memories, smily service!
  • Alexey I.
    Alexey IstominMarch 20, 2015
    For tourist place - it's very very good! Good menu of the day with a lot of choice of great dishes, good service, good price! Recommended!
  • Helene M.
    Helene MallmannMarch 13, 2014
    It's actually a $$$ restaurant. The place is really nice, nice music, and the food is extremely good but if you order just the second dish a woman!!!! leave still felling very hungry...
  • Gamze B.
    Gamze B.September 18
    Picasso spent his time in this pub! Many photos and paintings on the wall. Tomato sauce of patatas bravas yummm...
  • Konstantinos P.
    Used to be a nice place and I see why Picasso used to hang out here but now it's always full with every passerby...Despite the good service, it's crowded and noisy so you won't really enjoy your drink
  • Tania B.
    Tania BaumannAugust 23, 2012
    We had a lovely dinner of filet of beef and rabbit stew, despite low expectations - just make sure to book. Tuesdays have great live jazz.
  • Alexandra S.
    Alexandra SiwiecJuly 27, 2013
    Appetizers are better than main entree. Great atmosphere. Kind of have to go here just to say you went!
  • Ksenia L.
    Ksenia LukinaMay 4, 2014
    If the restaurant is closed and you end up in the cafe, you can still ask for the restaurant menu. You have to ask and insist, otherwise you will end up eating the oil-saturated tapas crap.
  • Doris H.
    Doris HaiDerMarch 26, 2014
    A place with not a single catalan person should tell you something... The only enthusiastic one was the piano player, who made "dont cry for me argentinia" a Interpretation of Arnold Schönberg.
  • Anna I.
    Anna IvaMarch 10, 2012
    Highly recommended atmospheric art café, where Pablo Picasso's the very first exhibition took place & where he loved to be. Must visit
  • Eduardo A.
    Eduardo Ariztia MAugust 25, 2012
    Excelent place. The staff and the food is great. Try the "bacalao ali oli gratinado" with a home chardonnay.
  • Laura J.
    Laura JonesJanuary 24
    Cheap wine and cool arty atmosphere! Picasso hang-out. He designed the original menu for this place.
  • Arild S.
    Arild SletnerFebruary 16, 2014
    A very nice place. Great atmosphere! Try one of the Rivera del Duero wines with Duck menu.
  • Tomfoolery
    TomfoolerySeptember 13
    A bit pricey, but worth considering the venue's history. The gin&tonics are pretty damn huge, even though expensive
  • Nastya B.
    Nastya BelkinaMarch 24, 2013
    Very classy restaurant with a history, for those, who likes old-fashioned, and also for piano lovers ;)
  • Roberto L.
    Roberto LucciFebruary 1
    Breakfastwise. They open very early but nobody seems to know. Anyway if you want to impress someone come here. It's an amazing place. Don't expect much from coffee though. Croissants are good instead.
  • Audrey S.
    Audrey SMay 11, 2014
    Tourist spot. Quite cute. The food is not worth it but the setting is interesting. Don't order calamari. Stick to the tapas area and not main restaurant. Iberic jamon and cheese with glass of red wine
  • Kerem A.
    Kerem AbucMarch 5, 2015
    Tataki is recommended. It was great with wine.
  • Wenyan Z.
    The environment is nice, kind of old rich style, the dessert is just ok. The price is a bit expensive cuz of Picasso!
  • MJ L.
    MJ LeeMarch 26, 2015
    Okay service. But the cheese plat is great. House wine is also above average.
  • Nur -.
    Nur -July 6, 2014
    Try duck with lobster and drink sangria while listening to live jazz after an exhausting day, you'll have nothing after. :)
  • Brian C.
    Brian CaulfieldFebruary 26, 2012
    Has a reputation as a tourist trap but I've been here several times and always like it. Try the padron peppers...more of a kick than most.
  • Max I.
    Max IvakinJanuary 6, 2015
    The place is authentic well-known for its connection with Picasso. Menu seams quite original and mind-blowing, though in fact nothing special. We ordered 3 different deserts and we're not impressed(
  • Tolga B.
    Onion soup was ok, lobster salad had nearly no lobster in it. The oven cooked fish tasted like microwaved. Pretty steep prices. Oh and there is also "out of tune" piano music. Enjoy.
  • Jennifer M.
    Loved the atmosphere of this place. It's the old arty hang out, regularly frequented by Picasso. Very cheap good cañas.
  • Cynthia C.
    Cynthia CgMarch 21, 2015
    Great cozy and historic place for a coffee and dessert
  • Alan P.
    Alan PoensgenJune 7, 2011
    - Catalan- near cathedral- open late and every day- live piano- mix between tourists & locals- big, not hard to get a table- neither too expensive nor cheap
  • John L.
    John LawlorNovember 10, 2011
    Had tge best lamb ever at this restaurant. Large company and all agreed it was fabulous.
  • Hulya K.
    Hulya KarapinarSeptember 19, 2015
    Live piano, great atmosphere to be in..
  • Erin C.
    Erin CallahanJune 18, 2013
    Patronized mostly by tourists, but that doesn't make it a tourist trap! The service was attentive but unobtrusive, the food was flavorful without being over-seasoned. The host/owner is a treat, too!
  • Arne A.
    Arne AndreassenJune 24, 2014
    One of Barcelona´s cheapest places for a glass of wine :)
  • Irene @.
    Irene @kundaliniFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Catalan cuisine elegantly revisited! Tuesday is giving live jazz!
  • Mary Ann P.
    Mary Ann PorchJuly 13, 2013
    This place is overrated. Service is just so so, and although they bring bread to the table and plop it on your plate without asking, they charge you for it. Better options in the area for sure.
  • Antonio B.
    Antonio BruyneelOctober 18, 2014
    Nice salmon with great sauce
  • Mikhail V.
    Mikhail VnukovDecember 15, 2015
    Overvalued by far. They are plenty much better places in Barcelona. Just take your coffee here, check in and go eat somewhere else.
  • Lizzy C.
    Lizzy CookJune 25
    Wow. Where to start?! Stark lighting & rude staff. DON'T DO IT. Red wine spilt by rude waiters, and we had to ask thrice for butter. (No butter). Dress code 'elegant'. Surrounded by Crocs.
  • Adrijana H.
    Adrijana HusićMay 14, 2013
    Nice food and great atmopshere. Even a bit touristic, reasonable prices. Easy to find.
  • Helmut R.
    Helmut RecMay 1, 2013
    Great Food, fun Service, excellent atmosphere!
  • Nicola S.
    Nicola StewartFebruary 14, 2015
    RUDE, SHITTY SERVICE! No smiles, and we were ignored for as long as I could bear it before I had to complain and leave. Such a shame a place with such history has been turned into a tourist trap.
  • Genoveva V.
    Not great service if you are in the Tapas section of the restaurant. A very cold reception from the hostess.
  • Sezin Y.
    Sezin Yüce SarıOctober 26, 2013
    They greeted us unfriendly, the waiters and the chief ignored us for like 10 minutes. Nothing special, food delicious, prices average. I don't think I would like to come again.
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