Tuesday - Saturday · 19:00-23:00 (Sunday & Monday 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.

RAO restaurant fully booked
RAO restaurant dining room
RAO restaurant dining room with cosy chairs
RAO restaurant dining room and a bar

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

4€ & 14€

OUR CROQUETTES
Croquettes of Jamon Ibérico, Emulsion of Jamón *3 units

4€

BRAVAS RAÓ

Patatas bravas Raó style with salsa brava y all i oli

5€

WILD MUSHROOMS CARPACCIO

Carpaccio of Wild Mushrooms, Hazelnut Emulsion, Truffled Sheep's Cheese with a Sauteed Shimeji

11€

KING CRAB SALAD

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

12€

TORTILLA

"Lazy" Spanish Omelette of the Season Served Runny

10€

AVOCADO & BEET TEMPURA

Avocado and Beet Tempura, Served with Romesco Dip

10€

TUNA TARTAR

Mediterranean Tuna Tartar and Seaweed Bread

14€

SCALLOPS

Scallops with Pancetta and Toasted Cauliflower Puree, Seasonal Mushrooms

14€

ROASTBEEF

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

14€

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

13€

DUCK BREAST

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

14€

GRILLED OCTOPUS

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

14€

RED MULLET AND FOIE GRAS

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

16€

ENTRECOTE STEAK
Entrecôte Steak with Padrón Peppers km 0

15€

SLOW COOKED WILD BOAR
Slow Cooked Wild Boar, Beet Puree, Tempura of Salsifis, Truffle Emulsion and Sweet Wine Reduction

14€

CHIKEN WINGS
Deboned Chicken Wings Teriyaki and Chili Emulsion

12€

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

13€

What people say about us:

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

  •   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

      My wife and I had an amazing evening with the most fantastic “sharings” - and do share; it works. The Mullet, Boar and Tempura - to mention a few - wauw. Look at the card I will upload and see all the great tastings. Do...More

    thumb tomsR4067NS
    11/10/2018

      Excellent food, excellent service, a clear recommendation! The slowly cooked wild boar is a must, as the tuna tartar. We will come again!

    thumb thomaswF4598TQ
    11/09/2018

      Ate here on our first night in Barcelona. Food and service excellent so booked to go again during our stay.More

    thumb KazRegularTraveller
    11/09/2018
  •   After a business dinner here, I booked a table for the next day straight away and cancelled a reservation at another restaurant. The Raó team are very professional in their communications before the booking. Jason was the best waiter I’ve ever encountered for this kind...More

    thumb Tommi S
    11/08/2018

      After a business dinner here, I booked a table for the next day straight away and cancelled a reservation at another restaurant. The Raó team are very professional in their communications before the booking. Jason was the best waiter I’ve ever encountered for this kind...More

    thumb tommis459
    11/08/2018

      We came to Rao to celebrate my birthday with my family (party of 5) and I can only recommend it. Very friendly welcome and service. Nice and tasty food in a pleasant atmosphere. And lastly, the staff sand me Happy Birthday 🙂

    thumb froggy58400
    11/07/2018

      We had the pleasure of hosting a customer event with 35 people in the RAO. The food was excellent (beef and fish dishes were exactly on point) and the service team was very fast and took great care of my companies customers. The atmosphere and...More

    thumb el_waebi
    11/06/2018
  •   Fantastic restaurant! We really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. The menu was well explained by the head waiter. Food was great and also the service.

    thumb mjnmrd
    11/06/2018

      I ate at this restaurant with my wife on a Thursday evening in October 18. The welcome was warm friendly mainly from an English waiter who was very helpful and engaging. A very interesting menu of sharing plates. All 7 we had were good but...More

    thumb John D
    11/03/2018

      I ate at this restaurant with my wife on a Thursday evening in October 18. The welcome was warm friendly mainly from an English waiter who was very helpful and engaging. A very interesting menu of sharing plates. All 7 we had were good but...More

    thumb johndV9485SC
    11/03/2018

      We had a fun and fabulous experience at Rao. We had a group of 8 and they were very helpful in determining what to order and how many dishes to order since their dishes are made to be shared. Everything was wonderful, especially the boneless...More

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    11/02/2018
  •   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...More

    thumb DalvinderS9
    11/01/2018

      Left the teenagers in the Airbnb with the intention of having a quick drink. Spotted Rao strolling around and it caught our eye. V attentive staff who explained dishes well...we couldn’t resist having scallops and wild boar, both delicious and beautifully presented.More

    thumb ZurichTraveller71
    10/31/2018

      On a recent business trip we found this place after visiting the apple store on Plaza Catalunya. WOW. Simple, modern, incredibly tasty tapas, not unreasonably expensive and a lovely atmosphere. The waiting staff, especailly Jason (i believe, might be wrong there) were very helpful and...More

    thumb Sam G
    10/30/2018

      Very cozy place with amazing food, especially octopus and tuna 👌. We ate everything faster than I could take photos:) so visit to see and try for yourself, definitely one of the best places in Barcelona so far.

    thumb Nataliya P
    10/30/2018

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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