The Best Traditional Catalan Restaurants in Barcelona

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The 7 Portes has been serving customers on this spot since 1836 when it opened as a luxurious café in a newly designed building modelled on the grand edifices of Paris. By the early 1900s it had become a restaurant as well as the meeting point of local journalists, intellectuals and politicians. In the 1940s it was acquired by a local Catalan family who soon turned into one of the most popular eateries in town. While its location by the port means that today it attracts as many travellers as locals, the owners still pride themselves on offering the same quality of service and food the restaurant has done for some 180 years.