Monday - Saturday · 19:00-23:00 (Sunday Closed)

Raó Restaurant & Cocktail Bar - Modern Gourmet Tapas in center of Barcelona.

Raó restaurant has 3 zones: a cozy spacious salon with a comfortable sofa, armchairs and marble tables; the bar with a kitchen view and a private dining area, decorated with modern Graffiti.

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Welcome to Raó restaurant & cocktail bar. "Raó" in Catalan means "reason". Everything we do is for Raó:

Reason #1
The talented chefs use locally sourced and seasonal products to plate creative modern delights based on a variety of Mediterranean and traditional local dishes.
Reason # 2

Our beautifully decorated restaurant is located in one of the most emblematic streets of Barcelona, with comfortable seating and select lighting.

Reason #3

Our experienced and energetic staff will ensure a perfectly enjoyable, relaxing and fulfilling evening that will be an unforgettable experience.

Our talented chefs use locally sourced and seasonal products to offer diners a variety of creative Catalan dishes.


Catalan Coca Bread with Tomato, E.V. Olive oil & Jamon Ibérico Bellota cured 18 months.


Croquettes of Jamon Ibérico, Emulsion of Jamón *3 units.


Patatas bravas Raó style with salsa brava y all i oli.


Sautéed Wild mushrooms, White Truffle Butter, Hazelnut Emulsion, Poached Egg.


Green Papaya, Cilantro, Red Cabbage, Toasted Corn with a Fennel Vinaigrette.


"Lazy" Spanish Omelette of the Season Served Runny.


Avocado and Beet Tempura, Served with Romesco Dip.


Mediterranean Tuna Tartar and Seaweed Bread.


Scallops with Pancetta (Pork Belly) and Toasted Cauliflower Puree.


Slow Cooked Roast Beef Served Chilled with Coleman’s Mustard Ice Cream, Horseradish and Fennel.


Catalan Sant Pau Bean Stew with Calamari, Pak Choy, Wild Mushrooms, Poached Egg with Beef Broth.


Local Free Range Duck Breast with a Confit of Sweet Potato, Roasted Ulluco, Duck and Vanilla Reduction.


Grilled Octopus Leg, Creamy Potato with Paprika and Kalamata Olive Emulsion.


Sauteed Red Mullet and Foie Gras, Grilled Avocado, Garlic Aioli, Catalan Romesco Sauce and Maraschino Cherries.


Entrecôte Steak with Padrón Peppers km 0.


Slow Cooked Wild Boar, Beet Puree, Tempura of Salsifis, Truffle Emulsion and Sweet Wine Reduction.


Deboned Chicken Wings Teriyaki and Chili Emulsion.


Creamy Rice with Caramelized Eel and Foie Mi-Ciut, Pecorino Romano Cheese.

What people say about us:

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  •   This restaurant is conveniently located, not far from Las Ramblas, at the top end near Plaza Catalunya. We ended up visiting the restaurant twice in our one-week stay as the food was superb and of such great quality. We took our children who loved the...More

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      Our First meal in Barcelona. How did we get so lucky. Very professional and Scottish waiter to move to Barcelona 13 years ago. His recommendations were right on the money. Unlike other Tapas places in Barcelona, everything is prepared after you ordered. Definitely did not...More

    thumb Veryfussycritic

      Nice staff, amazing food. Interesting concept: all dishes are supposed to be shared. You can order several dishes to try according to your party.

    thumb wilsonfazio

      We went with friends. The service was superb and so were the cocktails! We had a mohito, whiskey, margarita and and something with rum. We had the octopus, was colorful and great. Super fresh. We had almost all the fish dishes they were very good....More

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  •   When I found this place on TA, I knew from the picture of the octopus, that this is a must visit place. And it is not only the food but the cocktails and most importantly the service what makes this placea 5 star experience. You...More

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      Had a great meal with matching wine. Outstanding service as well! Really recommend this restaurant especially if you value good food in “small” portions.

    thumb jwbruijsten

      This was an amazing dining experience. We highly recommend the lobster dish for 2 you will not be disappointed.

    thumb Companion766769

      If you are ever BARCELONA SPAIN, this a must for dining. The food and drinks was outstanding and the service was amazing.

    thumb mw3826
  •   Have been there twice and I loved the food - healthy and light but yet filling. If you were to have one dish go for the octopus. Dessert: the cheesecake is a no brainer!!

    thumb Ida B

      A must go in Barcelona! The waiters were kind and were “on it” the whole night giving descriptions of foods. Food was outstanding - strong recommend the duck and chicken wings!

    thumb woodywoodrough

      In a side street just off las Ramblas .Friendly and knowledgeable staff, lovely cocktails (Mediterranean gin cocktail was delicious)and delicious tapas. Recommend booking.

    thumb expat2017

      I went with my family to have dinner, basing ourselves on TripAdvisor recommendation. The portions were so small I wanted to go to the burger king nearby and have real dinner after eating. Not to mention the fact that it took so long for the...More

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  •   I was passing by this place many times before and was not really paying attention until my friends took me there for a dinner. The food was very delicious, especially grilled octopus. The staff was welcoming and we got our dishes fast. I loved this...More

    thumb Ksenia G

      found it by chance. amazing food and service - would recommend highly. nice vibe and super friendly staff

    thumb Terry M

      The food is delicious! The atmosphere is great! Marianna and her husband are the warmers hosts ever! She speaks Russian, english and Spanish. All of her food advises were perfect! Highly recommend this place. Tuna tartar, scallops and octopus are the best choice!

    thumb Karina M

      Went here for a dinner with a group of friends, the staff was very friendly and the service was fast. We had a really good time with really nice food. Definitely recommend!

    thumb Anny P
Benedict Garman
Benedict Garman
12:11 10 Nov 18
Loved everything about this place from the decor, to the attentive and welcoming staff, to the menu, which was diverse, delicious and imaginative. Everything was presented impeccably and with so much attention to detail. I would definitely return here on a future visit to Barcelona, I think it was one of, if not the best meal I enjoyed during my stay.
Dr. Dalvinder Singh
Dr. Dalvinder Singh
22:17 01 Nov 18
Visited this restaurant with my wife on 1st November during our trip to Barcelona. We had high expectations after reading all the reviews, but our experience here was very underwhelming. The Entrecôte dish we ordered was tough and rubbery. It was almost impossible to even chew it! The chicken wing served was burnt and the king crab salad dish was bitter and there was only a few strands on crab in it. For dessert we had the mango cheesecake which was nice but the position size was tiny. All in all, it was truly a disappointing experience. This is my honest opinion.
selina ahu
selina ahu
22:41 04 Sep 18
Nice food beautifully served in small portions. Cocktails are recommended. The beans in the salad tastes a bit weird. Kokotxa is really tasty.
Kelly Hooper
Kelly Hooper
18:49 01 Sep 18
Really fantastic evening! The sangria was fabulous and the tapas really, really good. We ate a lot and couldn’t stop! The scallops and wings were the stand out dishes and the waiters so helpful and lovely. Green beans had a slightly strange taste and the steak very rare hence marking down by 1 point but honestly, come here, you won’t regret it
Maxim Dyachuk
Maxim Dyachuk
22:00 09 Jul 18
The food was amazing! We loved the style of the servings, one dish for two persons to share, take 5-6 dishes and it should be a great dinner for two persons. Best sangria I've had in Barcelona yet.they were dim at 9 pm on Monday, so you'd better book
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James Gell
James Gell
An absolute gem of a find.. Cosy and extremely professional in all aspects. Highly recommended.
Raquel Montero
Raquel Montero
Mi restaurante favorito en Barcelona!
Leopoldo Garcia Valdecasas
Leopoldo Garcia Valdecasas
El mejor restaurante del Raval. Pequeño y con estilo. Comer fresco a precio razonable en Barcelona ahora es posible.
Joanne Tosti-Vasey
Joanne Tosti-Vasey
We found this restaurant on Yelp. Even though our Open Table reservation never arrived, the restaurant was able to accommodate us. The waitstaff was excellent and our tapas selections were wonderful. I'd recommend this restaurant to you.
Dalvinder Singh
Dalvinder Singh
Visited this restaurant with my wife on 1st November during our trip to Barcelona. We had high expectations after reading all the reviews, but our experience here was very underwhelming. The Entrecôte dish we ordered was tough and rubbery. It was almost impossible to even chew it! The chicken wing served was burnt and the king crab salad dish was bitter and there was only a few strands on crab in it. For dessert we had the mango cheesecake which was nice but the position size was tiny. All in all, it was truly a disappointing experience. This is my honest opinion.
Santa Saule-Saulīte
Santa Saule-Saulīte
The service is excellent, as a family of 8 they have done everything for us to feel the most wanted guests! You can trust the team to make your night the best in Barselona. Greatfull to have been there! Thank you Jason and the staff!
Anita Mathers
Anita Mathers
A hidden gem with the most delicious food and excellent service. Definitely worth a visit!
Ekaterina Sushkova
Ekaterina Sushkova
Отличное место с хорошей кухней и приятным обслуживанием! Интересный концепт с большими "тапасами" para comparir 🙂
Josep Portell
Josep Portell
Awesome restaurant in Barcelona, it's an oasis of delicious food in a gorgeous place. Service is world class, it makes you feel a VIP in disguise, which I believe it's a gift these people master. I've already tasted 7 of their plates, and each one is prepared to gently but inevitably conquer your senses, and they do! They really are that good! A very beautiful restaurant to come back with your best friends. I definitely will.
Irmy Coeckelbergs
Irmy Coeckelbergs
Reece Iveson
Reece Iveson
Rao is probably the best restaurant in Barcelona. A hidden gem at the moment, but the word is getting out fast so get there whilst you can. With an atmosphere perfectly placed between fine dining & casual, food perfectly balanced between tapas & main courses, all at reasonable prices, Rao is a force to be reckoned with on the BCN culinary scene! The restaurant has a cosy feel, but with a contemporary rustic touch. The exquisite presentation of all courses is the icing on the cake and only adds to perfectly balanced and innovative combinations of flavours. Although all dishes are probably delicious, we can personally reccommend the octopus, croquettes, roast beef, Patatas bravas, brownies & French bread. On our visit the owners, Julian and Maryana kindly added their in depth knowledge of the menu and surrounding region to educate us on the source of many ingredients, as well as local wines and beer.
Lynna Le
Lynna Le
Amazing food, good price and perfect service. TY!
Anastasia Savkina
Anastasia Savkina
El trato es muy cercano, el lugar es muy acogedor y la comida y cockteles son espectaculares!
Stephen Gell
Stephen Gell
Highly Recommended 5*
Danny Robson
Danny Robson
Absolutely love this place!..great interior to enjoy fantastic food!..would highly recommend !�
Adnan Maslo
Adnan Maslo
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