Casa Delfín

Price guide: Mid-range

Passeig del Born 36, Barcelona, 08003

Price guide: Mid-range

Casa Delfín  © Kay Thaney

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#19 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
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Ambience:
4.1
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Service:
4
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Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.3
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Recommended for:
Couples, Nightlife

Expert review of Casa Delfín

Homely Catalan cooking on the Passeig del Born.

Recently taken over and smartened up by Kate Preston (see also Taller de Tapas), Casa Delfín specialises in Catalan dishes (many from half-forgotten recipes) and locally sourced products.

Food and drink: 

There is a wide range to choose from, from salads such as rocket with goat’s cheese or avocado and strawberry with rocket to calves’ liver and onions or mountain lamb with wild mushrooms and rosemary. Puddings are especially good – try the fritters with ginger and anis.

Ambience: 

The high-ceilinged, airy dining room is relatively quiet during the day, when most people choose to sit out on the large terrace on the Passeig del Born. At night, however, it is a bright and noisy space. Slightly quieter are the tables on the mezzanine.

Service: 

Mostly efficient and reasonably swift, though for some reason I’ve had better luck at lunch and dinner than at the quiet breakfast period, when things can get a bit erratic.

Location: 

At the top end of the pretty, mostly pedestrianised Passeig del Born, just in front of the old market.

Price advice: 

Main courses are around 9 euros, but be warned there is a 15% surcharge if you eat out on the terrace.

More information on Casa Delfín:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
British, Catalan
Address:
Passeig del Born 36, Barcelona, 08003
Telephone:
93 319 5088
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 8am-1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

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