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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RAO restaurant dining room with cosy chairs
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Rao restaurant tuna tartar
Rao restaurant pulpo octopus
Rao restaurant king crab salad
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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, 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 +34 655 597 021!

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.

Quinoa & Beluga Lentil Salad

Quinoa, Beluga Lentils, Mango, Asparagus, Mango and Soya bean Vinaigrette


"Lazy" Spanish Omelette of the Season Served Runny.


Avocado and Beet Tempura, Served with Romesco Dip.


Mediterranean Tuna Tartar and Seaweed Bread.


Beach Calamar in it's Ink with Pancetta, Marine Plankton, Green Peppers, Ratte Potatoes


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


Sautéed Wheat Grain with Slow cooked Pork Belly, Cured Beef and Poached Egg


Local Free Range Duck Breast with Puree of Green Apples, Osmosis of Apple in Muscatel, Mini Carrots


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 Acorn Fed Pork Cheek with Puree of Parsnip, Brussels Sprouts, Confit of Mini Turnip


Deboned Chicken Wings Teriyaki and Chili Emulsion.


Our Paella with Red Prawns from Blanes and Field Peas.

What people say about us:

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  •   Five stars are not enough because this is much more than a restaurant. It allows you to live a food experience through the courses, with an amazing taste. The pursuit of premium quality of the ingredients is evident. Nothing is left to chance: the interior...More

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      My fiance booked this lovely restaurant for my birthday in Barcelona. It is just off Las Ramblas and had the nicest tapas I have ever experienced. The service was so lovely and felt really special while we were there.

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      I’ve been searching for a nice restaurant to celebrate with my bf while we’re visiting Barcelona! And I found Rao cuz it got pretty good reviews. They have WhatsApp which you can add to make reservation with which is really convenient especially people like us...More

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      Probably the best restaurant experience I’ve ever had. The menu is world class and so is the staff! Manager Jason and his crew are kind and welcoming and truly trying to give the guest a wonderful night. A must visit when you visit Barcelona!More

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  •   I saw great reviews of this place online so I booked it for Valentine's Day while we were going to be in Barcelona. Please make a reservation! They were turning people away left and right. We sat down to our cozy little table and ordered...More

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      My son and I arrived in Barcelona late one aftrernoon. We were keen to find somewhere near our hotel on La Ramblas to have dinner, yet wanted something off the tourist path. Rao to the rescue! It was simply wonderful. Delicious food, superb service, and...More

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      The service was outstanding. They took very strong care of my mother who cannot eat gluten. There was a very good alternative for her. In general, the food was quite good. some dishes were definitely too salty. The entrecote was only consisting of fat.

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      After reading the reviews I thought this would be great. It was not. All three dishes were so salty we couldn’t finish the food. We hardly touched the last dish. Vague apology and no discount. Overrated I’m afraid..

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  •   My wife and I had booked this restaurant for Valentine's day as part of a 25th Wedding Anniversary visit to Barcelona. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by one if the owners we were made to feel special. While relatively expensive the tapas...More

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      Beautiful Atmosphere, Amazing Staff and Wonderful Food. This is such a lovely place, definitely recommend!!!!More

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      We had an amazing evening! My bf and I were very pleased with the evening. From food to service everything was on point! My bf asked for a romantic setting as it was our Valentines evening, so the owner prepared a nice table with sect...More

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      Glad we booked this place. Amazing food, awesome location and an amazing atmosphere. The sangria is beautiful and we loved the octopus, beef and duck. Highly recommend a visit

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  •   The food was incredible and the atmosphere was really nice and cozy i enjoyed my dinner in rao. Definitely recommended.

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      The food was fantastic. Actually Rao should have had a lower rating due to challenges to serve timely, however the waiter was open and friendly and explained why they had challenges, which again gave us a very good and friendly experience. This is a restaurant...More

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      I had dinner at Rao with a group of friends, the atmosphere was great and the food delicious. I had indicated that we were coming for a celebration and they prepared a bottle of cava to open upon arrival, it made us feel very special!...More

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      We stumbled across this restaurant on trip advisor when we were looking for somewhere for dinner on our last night in Barcelona and we were not disappointed. Food: INCREDIBLE, cocktails were delicious and service was faultless. All of these factors made the meal so memorable...More

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Jose Ruiz
Jose Ruiz
Volveré... I will be back...
Lloyd Midwinter
Lloyd Midwinter
Great tasting food in a nice atmosphere and friendly, professional, service. Glad we booked, because a clearly popular and other people were being turned more
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 more
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 more
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!read more
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 🙂read more
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 more
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 more
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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Alix de La Fortelle
Alix de La Fortelle
10:00 18 Jan 19
Delicious food, very FRESH. A modern take on tapas, which felt balanced, innovative and not show-off. Great service as well!! Thanks for the nice eveningread more
Jadd Khayat
Jadd Khayat
21:26 04 Dec 18
Hands down one of the best dining experiences i have ever had. The use of complex ingredients to tie the dish together is nothing short of spectacular. if you are coming to Barcelona and want a good tapas experience you must come to RAO!read more
Nicolas Berloty
Nicolas Berloty
19:15 02 Dec 18
Excellent dîner experience ! 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 more
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 more
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 itread more
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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.

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