Suquet de l'Almirall

Price guide: Expensive

Passeig Joan de Borbó 65, Barcelona, 08003

Price guide: Expensive

Suquet de l'Almirall

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#8 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Mature travellers, Relaxation

Expert review of Suquet de l'Almirall

A dapper seafood restaurant in the maritime quarter.

The kilometre-long boulevard Passeig Joan de Borbó is one long strip of so-so seafood restaurants, most of the sort that display laminated photos of the food and have waiters touting for business on the pavement, but Suquet de l’Almirall is an honourable exception.

Food and drink: 

The menu is steeped in Catalan tradition: monkfish with ‘burnt’ garlic; suquet (a fish and potato stew, here made with cod) and wild boar stew, but is also a beacon of creativity along this stretch, with daily-changing specials such as lentil salad with smoked sardine or sea bass with cardoons, turnip and ham.

Ambience: 

Its bright, colourful dining room has housed many of the great and the good, some of whom have left doodles and notes, now framed on the walls.

Service: 

Old school and deft.

Location: 

Towards the end of the main drag leading up to the beach, overlooking the yachts in the Port Vell.

Price advice: 

Only prime produce is used at Suquet, so don’t expect to come away with much change from 50 euros a head.

More information on Suquet de l'Almirall:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Catalan, Seafood, Spanish
Address:
Passeig Joan de Borbó 65, Barcelona, 08003
Telephone:
93 221 62 33
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 1.15-4pm, 8.30-11pm. Sun 1.15-4pm. Closed Mondays. Closed for two weeks in August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

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