C/Carders 23, Barcelona, 08003
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Live entertainment
Expert review of El Atril
Barcelona could do with a few more places like El Atril, which gets most things right – atmosphere, music, waiters and, most importantly, flavoursome but unpretentious food. There’s live music on Sunday nights.
The menu changes frequently, but a few dishes are perennials: my favourite is the mussels cooked in Belgian beer with shoestring fries, but you’ll also find kangaroo, red curry with prawns and a long list of tapas.
The small, stone-walled dining room is cool and atmospherically lit, and there are tables outside on the Plaça Sant Cugat.
The waiters are young and very charming.
In the heart of the Sant Pere neighbourhood, to the north of the Born.
Mains range from about 10-18 euros, or there’s a lunchtime menu for 10.80 euros.
More information on El Atril:
- Price guide:
- C/Carders 23, Barcelona, 08003
- 93 310 12 20
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue 1.30-4.30pm, 7.30pm-12.30am, Wed-Sun 1pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Al fresco