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El Foro, Barcelona, Barcelona

El Foro

4.2
4.2
47 reviews
€30 and under
Grill
Mediterranean steakhouse and tapas restaurant in El Born, Barcelona

Its appearance of bistro, the atmosphere and decoration are part of its charm but above all, what makes it special and explains the continued success that has had over 20 years as a restaurant in Barcelona is its commitment to products of the highest quality and the great price/quality relationship.

It has an extensive menu with meats imported from Argentina and Uruguay as well as Germany, Ireland and of course the best meats of local producers from Galicia and Girona, famous for its Argentinian cuts, matured (Dry Aged) steaks of an excellent flavor and quality, you will also find tasty salads, pizzas and artisan pastas, grilled cheeses (the famous provoletta), homemade desserts and a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Grill, Mediterranean, Argentinean

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am Sun 7:00 pm–10:30 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    933 10 10 20

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, MasterCard, Sodexo Card, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Hug Pla Cortés

  • Area

    Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Estación de metro:- Jaume 1, Linea 4- Arc de triomf, Linea 1Estación de tren:- Estación de Francia

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy the best tango live music every Sunday at 20:30

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Barcelona

    Most Booked

  • Ciutat Vella

    Most Booked

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  1. Z

    Zen87

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend this restaurant!! The food was beyond delicious! the service was absolutely amazing and so personable!!! The energy in the restaurant was lively and fun! Don't go to Barcelona without checking out El Foro!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were wonderful. Pleasantly surprised at everything. What a meal!!!
  3. CO

    CristinaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El local es muy agradable, servicio muy atento y la comida de muy buena calidad. Muy recomendable
  4. JB

    JillB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    This was our favourite restaurant in Barcelona a few years ago .. how things have changed .. food ok .. service and ambiance not great .. we booked this for my 60th birthday .. very disappointed … so won’t be returning
  5. M

    Mathieu

    Barcelona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Comida correcta. Servicio un poco aleatorio. Básicamente, olvidaron los segundos y tuvimos que pedirlos... pero corrigieron bien el tiro.
  6. R

    Rafael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    He celebrado mi cumple en este restaurante y todo ha sido genial. La comida está buenísima, los camareros muy majos. Nos ha encantado!
  7. B

    Barrybastock

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was almost completely empty. Half the steak options were not available. We could only order steak by the kilo (EUR 72) and so we shared this between 3. I asked for medium rare but it was rare and given the size of the steak and the fact it was already chopped I didn’t feel like I could return. As a rib it was obviously marbled but very chewy. So so disappointed as this was our last dinner in Barcelona. Service wasn’t great, it was obvious we were not happy but the waitress did not ask how it was once. Would avoid this restaurant!!! My wife had the veal Napolitana which was ok. Chips were actually very nice!
  8. MM

    MMAX

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Las recomendaciones del chef horribles. Creo que había mucha gente y estaban desorganizados
  9. L

    Ladyjane

    Orlando

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on vacation in Barcelona and wanted to sample some of the foods from the area. We enjoyed the meats. The shrimp were a bit soft and not easy to peel. The rest of the meal and the wine was fantastic. My salad was superb! Service was excellent by the owner!
  10. C

    Chris

    London

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Sadly, we arrived for our booking time at 19:00 and they didn’t open until 20:00. Needs a little updating. We had to move on as we had a young child in our group who needed food. Shame as the menu looked good.
  11. ES

    EsterS

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nos encanto servicio y comida de 10, volveremos. Un Mago nos hizo sorprendernos y reir un bien rato
  12. a

    andalucia

    Berlin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sehr freundliche Bedienung, alles sehr gut.
  13. MG

    MarioG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calidad, la comida está buenísima y estás perfectamente atendido
  14. FG

    FrancescaG

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Súper comida! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’nn
  15. J

    Jimbo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tal ves el precio un poco caro, pero no muy eccesivo . Gracias
  16. CR

    CristinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local muy bonito, servicio ágil y cercano, todas las tapas buenísimas y la paella también!
  17. MM

    MarcM

    Barcelona

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Muchas veces he pasado por delante del restaurante y me parecía un restaurante interesante y me anime a probarlo pero me quedo con la sensación que es uno más, el servicio no me gusto nada primero por la persona que nos puso la bebida nos quiso poner cava en una botella de vino, pedimos más pan y nos lo trajeron ya casi cuando el plato estaba terminado y por último el café frio. La verdad que la comida esta muy buena de eso no hay queja pero es un sitio que no volvería a repetir
  18. CP

    CarlosP

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Venimos a menudo al Foro, buena comida, buen ambiente, servicio amable. Os lo recomiendo
  19. EM

    ErinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only downside was that they didn’t have ribs, which my son had really wanted. Otherwise, it was a lovely experience.
  20. J

    Javi

    Barcelona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Estuvo super bien la cena, gran servicio , buenissima cocina y un local excepcional. En definitiva, digno de una oportunidad.
  21. A

    Adri

    Barcelona

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Sinceramente ha cambiado mucho de unos años para aquí, pero lamentablemente a peor. La carne la sirvieron fría y se notaba que no estaba hecha al momento. Espero que mejoren porque el lugar es bonito
  22. SS

    SharonS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our evening. Service was excellent for a busy restaurant and the food was delicious. We had the crispy squids, patatas bravas, peppers pardon for start between 6 of us. Between the paellla , veal and pasta all were excellent. Great value for money too
  23. l

    lgl2020

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    esperaba mas, precio normal, tenia reserva y tardaromn 50 min en en traerl el primer plato. me parecio normal.
  24. A

    Annita43

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Muy bueno. Hace años que voy al Foro. Lo único malo es el tiempo de espera según el plato que pidas que es a mi parecer demasiado. Por lo demás todo genial si no no volvería siempre que puedo .
  25. RN

    RaquelN

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pues si quieren comer carne, aquí es un excelente lugar, buena carne, servida a punto, muy suave y sabrosa. Las tapas también son buenas. Solo una recomendación, podrían servir las carnes con un poco de verdura.
  26. ME

    MireiaE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    La comida excelente y el lugar precioso. El servicio muy amable aunque tuvimos que esperar bastante entre prineros y segundos platos, pero puede ser porque algunos solo pedimos primeros. Repetiremos seguro!
  27. SG

    SergioG

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Estuvimos este sábado día 17/04, comimos varios platos de carne y todos estaban muy buenos, sobretodo el bife y el solomillo relleno, el trato también fue muy bueno y agradable.
  28. FH

    FedericoH

    Barcelona

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Sólo lo puedo calificar como carísimo. unos entrantes justos, una chuleta a compartir entre 2, el vino más barato de la carta, sin postre y 2 cafés, todo por 111 euros... Es EXTREMADAMENTE caro. Seguro que no volvemos
  29. J

    Jaynetster

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jenny and Joel served us well, being friendly and attentative, checking we were happy with our meal and helping with our choices. The mixed salad and baked aubergine with gorganzola were great as well as the Veal naplonia and the stuffed sirloin of beef which is a dish offered since the restaurant opened. It is our first time back here since Covid and we were pleased with our experience and glad to see some old faces. Will be back.
  30. J

    Javi

    Barcelona

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Buena comida y relación calidad-precio. Quizás nos hubiera gustado ver más referencias de vinos argentinos en la carta.
  31. RT

    RosaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Un arroz espectacular, recomiendo muchisimo el lugar. Los entrantes tambien de calidad y una carta de vinos aceptable

    El ForoResponded on 3 April 2021Buenas Rosa, Muchas gracias por la puntuación y por haberte tomado tu tiempo para escribir el comentario. Nos alegra mucho leerte y ver que disfrutaste de la comida. Un saludo y esperamos verte pronto de nuevo por aquí

  32. E

    Ether

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nos encanta El Foro por su comida argentina (de verdad, no imitaciones ni adaptaciones). Esta vez estaban un poco distraidos, pero todo bien.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Barcelona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Buen servicio, espacio acogedor, magnífica cocina con productos de gran calidad !!
  34. F

    Francesc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    La millor carn de Barcelona. Si no menges depressa, perill de que es refredi. Demaneu brases per manenir-la calenta! Altament recomanable.
  35. FL

    FernandoL

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente opción. Seguimos las sugerencias del personal y acertamos. Servicio ágil, carta amplia, buen ambiente. Repetiremos seguro
  36. X

    Xgb64

    Barcelona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Muy Buenas tapas,excelente carne,servicio amable,en la terraza
  37. KC

    KathyC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Starter salad and cocktails were fine, but a special anchovies dish was supposed to come with bread and olives and it didn’t and We had 2 kinds of pizza, and the crust was so dry and thin and tasteless. There were only a few tables filled so it was very quiet. I wouldn’t go back.
  38. DB

    DolorsB

    Barcelona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Exel·lent menú i millor servei Local encantador en un lloc cèntric de Barcelona Tornarem segur Gracies
  39. M

    Marc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Correcto pero es mejor ceñirse a los platos argentinos. Los postres mejorables.
  40. F

    Fgsc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fuimos a cenar por segunda vez y volvimos a acertar. Llevamos a unos amigos italianos y quedaron, como nosotros, encantados. La comida buenísima y el trato del personal muy bueno, amable y sugirieron entrantes riquísimos. El restaurante es muy bonito, nada ruidoso, lo normal de gente hablando mientras cenan y acogedor. Volveremos a seguir probando platos. Gracias!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

El Foro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 933 10 10 20.

El Foro is rated 4.2 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for El Foro

Carrer de la Princesa nº 53, Barcelona, Barcelona 08003

Additional information

  • Area

    Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am Sun 7:00 pm–10:30 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Grill, Mediterranean, Argentinean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Estación de metro:- Jaume 1, Linea 4- Arc de triomf, Linea 1Estación de tren:- Estación de Francia

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, MasterCard, Sodexo Card, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Hug Pla Cortés

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy the best tango live music every Sunday at 20:30

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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