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

Welcome to Raó Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.

Raó is a restaurant and a cocktail bar in the heart 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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RAO restaurant dining room with cosy chairs
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REASONS BEHIND "RAÓ"

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.

CRISTAL BREAD & IBERIAN JAMÓN

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

OUR CROQUETTES

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

BRAVAS RAÓ

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

SAUTÉED WILD MUSHROOMS

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

KING CRAB SALAD

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

TORTILLA

"Lazy" Spanish Omelette of the Season Served Runny.

AVOCADO & BEET TEMPURA

Avocado and Beet Tempura, Served with Romesco Dip.

TUNA TARTAR

Mediterranean Tuna Tartar and Seaweed Bread.

SCALLOPS

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

ROASTBEEF

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

EXPRESS STEW

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

DUCK BREAST

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

GRILLED OCTOPUS

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

RED MULLET AND FOIE GRAS

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

ENTRECOTE STEAK

Entrecôte Steak with Padrón Peppers km 0.

SLOW COOKED WILD BOAR

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

CHIKEN WINGS

Deboned Chicken Wings Teriyaki and Chili Emulsion.

CREAMY RICE

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

What people say about us:

We are happy to share with you other's people experiences with us!

  •   We shared a number of the delicious medium options on offer. All were good, with the wild board and red mullet being exceptional. The service was attentive and the entire experience was really memorable.

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    12/12/2018

      We where a group of girls on Saturday night and I wanted to leave a review for raó to give thanks for such a well presented and extremely tasty dining experience. The service impecable, the decor and ambience so welcoming and the food.... Stunning!! And...More

    thumb Tanya D
    12/11/2018

      Best ever. The food, the service, everything is perfect! The food is not only really good its also a really beutifulMore

    thumb Karin M
    12/11/2018

      Ate there on the evening we arrived. Beautiful tapas wit a classy twist. All good but the scallops and wild boar were fantastic. Book before you go.

    thumb Bigsby1962
    12/04/2018
  •   We had a wondeful dinner at Raó with the whole extended family in 3 generations (incl. kids aged 4 and 6). Everything was amazing and we specially adored the entrecote and batatas bravas. All the desserst were amazing too (especially the sponge and cheesecake!) :)...More

    thumb 800milah
    12/04/2018

      Nice decoration, nice service, great Tapas and great wine all of that for a reasonable price considering the quality of the food. All plate were excellent. We will return.

    thumb S1607XVnicolasb
    12/02/2018

      I had a great meal, reasonable price and great food! Highly recommanded-you've got to try the roastbeef!

    thumb Amitai2011
    11/28/2018

      Had dinner here based on TripAdvisor rating. This restaurant is rated 32 in Barcelona. The 31 above it must be exceptional as we had crokets, tempura veg duck, boar a bottle of merlot and two stunning a deserts followed by coffee. 78 euro. Would easily...More

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    11/22/2018
  •   The place is small and well staffed. The octopus... it's simply unique. An explosion of flavor. And the service.... I left the place with a feeling of having been cared for by the owners. Everyone is super nice. Nothing is pretentious. Honest and distinct. Mariana...More

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    11/20/2018

      Modern and delicious tapas is what you find at Rao, a relatively new restaurant not far from La Rambla. With new interpretations of the classics in beautifully platted dishes. My friend and I enjoyed dinner here on a cool evening and enjoyed the cozy atmosphere...More

    thumb Jarrod B
    11/19/2018

      A very nice concept: medium size dishes at a really fair price, allows u to try a wide variety of a great menu. The ingredients are defenatly fresh, plates are good looking and the service was impressive... Highly recommend, especially for couples.

    thumb amosp514
    11/17/2018

      We went to this restaurant on a rainy evening out in Barcelona and were pleasantly surprised by the great food and the cozy atmosphere. They serve dishes in a size larger than tapas and, for the three of us, 2 dishes per person worked out...More

    thumb lnbtravels
    11/15/2018
  •   Excellent service. Very helpful waiters. Backed octopus was very delicious. Unusual but very tasty. Afterword we have paella, also very delicious. Portions are relatively small but adequate prices so you can try more dishes. Altogether with white wine and dessert excellent dinner. My recommendation.

    thumb Sven G
    11/14/2018

      Having never been to Barcelona before I check out top restaurants via trip advisor for a family 50th birthday - and I was not disappointed! The host ( English chap ) was amazing along with the food - he describes each plate with such passion!...More

    thumb Jo C
    11/13/2018

      Loved this restaurant! Food was really good, good cocktails and the service was super!! Highly recommend!

    thumb 992victoriap
    11/12/2018

      This restaurant was our worst food in Barcelona so far. The win Ribera 4 euros the glass not good for the price . The chicken wings were not chili as whriten .a lot of oil and indigestible. Bred with tomato with a different sauce not...More

    thumb Mary B
    11/11/2018
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.
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
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.
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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Joanne Tosti-Vasey
Joanne Tosti-Vasey
2018-11-13T22:29:07+0000
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
2018-11-01T22:18:38+0000
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
2018-10-27T22:18:29+0000
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
2018-08-14T15:20:36+0000
A hidden gem with the most delicious food and excellent service. Definitely worth a visit!
Ekaterina Sushkova
Ekaterina Sushkova
2018-07-04T11:17:28+0000
Отличное место с хорошей кухней и приятным обслуживанием! Интересный концепт с большими "тапасами" para comparir 🙂
Josep Portell
Josep Portell
2018-07-02T16:13:53+0000
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
2018-06-30T19:07:22+0000
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Reece Iveson
Reece Iveson
2018-06-28T11:29:03+0000
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
2018-06-27T13:49:42+0000
Amazing food, good price and perfect service. TY!
Anastasia Savkina
Anastasia Savkina
2018-06-20T16:37:28+0000
El trato es muy cercano, el lugar es muy acogedor y la comida y cockteles son espectaculares!
Stephen Gell
Stephen Gell
2018-06-17T22:15:53+0000
Highly Recommended 5*
Danny Robson
Danny Robson
2018-06-04T21:21:44+0000
Absolutely love this place!..great interior to enjoy fantastic food!..would highly recommend !�
Adnan Maslo
Adnan Maslo
2018-05-25T19:11:56+0000
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RESERVATIONS

To book a table with us, please fill the reservation form. If the time is not available then unfortunately we are fully booked at that time. We have limited seating so please, remember that if you get delayed more than 15 minutes after the time of the booking we can’t guarantee your table. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via email or WhatsApp!

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