Cinc Sentits

Price guide: Expensive

C/Aribau 58, Barcelona, 08011

Price guide: Expensive

Cinc Sentits

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#1 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.8
4.8
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Foodies, Special occasions

Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Cinc Sentits

Elegant Michelin-starred restaurant with a deep respect for the ways of the Catalan kitchen.

Brother and sister Jordi (chef) and Amy Artal (maître d’) run this small, well-respected shrine to modern Catalan cuisine, which finally earned a much-deserved Michelin star in 2009.

Food and drink: 

There is no a la carte, just two tasting menus – the six-course Essència or the eight-course Sensacions. To start they will bring you the house ‘chupito’ – a shot glass layered with rock salt, maple syrup (a nod to their Canadian roots), cream and cava sabayon, and then a parade of creative dishes that might include crisp coca bread with caramelised leeks and foie gras; red mullet with basil risotto, or suckling pig with ‘two textures’ of apple.

Ambience: 

The dining room is hushed and minimalist – this is not the place for a rowdy party.

Service: 

Amy and her multilingual team are knowledgeable and charming, and will steer you through the range of options and a good wine list.

Location: 

Cinc Sentits is on C/Aribau, just up from the intersection with C/Aragó.

Price advice: 

The Essència menu is 50 euros, while the Sensacions menu is 69 euros.

More information on Cinc Sentits:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Catalan
Address:
C/Aribau 58, Barcelona, 08011
Telephone:
93 323 94 90
Website:
http://www.cincsentits.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 1.30-3pm, 8.30-10.30pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and two weeks in August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Cinc Sentits? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (2)

Am at a loss as to why there is no reference to the ABaC restaurant and hotel in your guides. Perhaps one of the best restaurants in Barcelona with two Michelin stars in a beautiful modern hotel.

Hi Nicola
Sorry, I only just saw this for some reason.
Re ABaC, there is of course always an element of personal taste in these 'best' selections and the upmarket restaurants I've chosen (Cinc Sentits, Moo, etc) were, for me, more enjoyable than ABaC, though I'm interested to hear what other people think.
One question - did you give Cinc Sentits a thumbs down because you didn't like it or was it a general statement on the restaurant selection?
Sally