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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·RESERVE A TABLE AT RAO·

Your reservation will ensure a table for a maximum of 2 hours, unless previously advised.

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.

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.

QUINOA & BELUGA LENTIL SALAD

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

BEACH CALAMAR

Beach Calamar in it's Ink with Marine Plankton Emulsion, and Seasonal Vegetables

ROASTBEEF

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

PAN-SEARED SCALLOPS

Scallops with Toasted Cauliflower Puré, Iberian Pancetta, Black Chanterelle Mushroom and Artichoke

DUCK BREAST

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

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.

KOKOTXA

Slow Cooked Acorn Fed Pork Cheek with Celeriac Puree, Brussels Sprouts, Confit of Mini Turnip

CHIKEN WINGS

Deboned Chicken Wings Teriyaki and Chili Emulsion.

PAELLA RAÓ

Paella Raó with Red Prawns from Blanes, Field Peas and Marine Plankton Emulsion

What people say about us:

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

  •   It was the best dinner in Barcelona. I recommend to make a reservation. The menu is exelant and to different tastes.

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    5/24/2019

      Thank you to Jason and the team for making our penultimate evening in Barcelona unforgettable and for possibly supplying an optimum yardstick for all future food experiences in Spain and beyond. We had the cerviche which was out of this world, the truffle tortilla, the...More

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    5/23/2019

      Booked due to the reviews on trip adviser - believe them - The food was exceptional , plus I don’t think I’ve ever been made more welcome at a restaurant on arrival and been so looked after with great advise regarding food selection from friendly...More

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    5/23/2019

      Great service from the whole team, who despite being very busy made the time to make my wife and myself very welcome. Cosy restaurant comfortable seats, great atmosphere etc. Anyway, forget that, this restaurant is all about the FOOD our food was creative, interesting, well...More

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    5/22/2019
  •   It was a real great pleasure, we had a very good time. Food was fresh and really excellent and the service really perfect. Waiters are taking very good care of their guests

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    5/21/2019

      Wonderful, small tapas style restaurant in the Gothic quarter. Great ambience. The quality of the food exceeded expectations and the service was excellent. Recommend that you make a reservation, which we did by email and Jason answered very quickly. If waiting, the bar next-door is...More

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    5/21/2019

      We could not find anything wrong with our dining experience at Rao. The ambiance is perfect for a small, quaint restaurant, the food spectacular and the service was fantastic. Jason, the manager, was perfectly attentive and the rest of the staff did a great job...More

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    5/19/2019

      Hubby and I sat at the bar as we arrived without reservations. What a treat. Incredible food plus great service! Bartender and one of the owners were great to visit with, warm and welcoming and running a tip top restaurant. The bartender made me a...More

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    5/18/2019
  •   Try and book in advance if you can, we managed to book on the day via the website but larger groups might struggle if you just drop in. The service was some of the best I’ve ever experienced in any restaurant. Some excellent recommendations. Every...More

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    5/18/2019

      Rating purely the food and wine, this restaurant is average and not worth the cost. Factor in the ambience and service, which provided a pleasant experience and the score goes up. I did not have a bad experience and up till now the other reviewers...More

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    5/18/2019

      Visited here last night with my teenage daughters and husband after booking a table online. From the outset we were made to feel very welcome. All the staff were very attentive. We started with some cocktails which were lovely. The owner recommended some dishes and...More

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    5/17/2019

      Jason and his team at Raó is making sure to create an experience to wine and dine. From Switzerland I booked a table for a couple coming from Germany on the restaurant’s website without any difficulties. Most restaurants offer that, so that’s nothing new. But...More

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    5/17/2019
  •   We found Rao on OpenTable - booked dinner reservations for our last night in Barcelona. So glad the best got saved for last after 3 weeks in Spain! The staff was oh-so-welcoming, which we actually found sort of unusual in Spain (sorry!) but true. It...More

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    5/17/2019

      Food is amazing, staff is very friendly, the interior is very cozy! It is definitely worth going to this restaurant. Even traditional Spanish dishes such as tortilla are cooked in a special way. You won’t find these recipes anywhere else. We spent the great evening...More

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    5/17/2019

      Have to try!! Every single meal was delicious! We tried octopus, tuna tartar, duck and paela and everinthg was awesome! Perfect service! Pleasant pricesMore

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    5/16/2019

      A wonderful ambience in the old part of the city. Excellent dining, with nice waiters :). Roast beef with bitter ice cream is something special. A complete fusion of flavors for lovers of cold meat dishes. Octopus with special sauces - perfection. Mango cheescake with...More

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    5/14/2019
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Yulia Kourbatskaya
Yulia Kourbatskaya
2019-03-26T13:50:09+0000
me gusto mucho. Recomiendo a mis amigos para pasar la noche romántica
James Lamprey
James Lamprey
2019-03-25T23:42:13+0000
Attentive, knowledge and friendly staff. The food was exquisite. Highly recommend and will be back again and again.
Emily Theed
Emily Theed
2019-03-25T22:37:54+0000
First time dining here. Couldn’t fault anything. Food was exceptional and the staff were incredibly friendly which topped the whole evening off beautifully. Would highly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful evening Jason 🙂read more
Jose Ruiz
Jose Ruiz
2019-01-26T19:36:18+0000
Volveré... I will be back...
Lloyd Midwinter
Lloyd Midwinter
2019-01-19T20:32:29+0000
Great tasting food in a nice atmosphere and friendly, professional, service. Glad we booked, because a clearly popular and other people were being turned away.read more
James Gell
James Gell
2018-12-20T15:46:41+0000
An absolute gem of a find.. Cosy and extremely professional in all aspects. Highly recommended.
Raquel Montero
Raquel Montero
2018-12-18T14:49:02+0000
Mi restaurante favorito en Barcelona!
Leopoldo Garcia Valdecasas
Leopoldo Garcia Valdecasas
2018-12-18T14:48:33+0000
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
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.read more
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.read more
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!read more
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 🙂read more
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.read more
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.read more
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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Terry Buchter
Terry Buchter
14:04 23 May 19
Great little gem off the little streets of the Rambla. We didn’t have reservations but the staff was great making a table for us. The food was delicious and the staff was excellent. The portions are small so expect to order a few plates if you want to leave full. It is a little on the pricey side but it was worth the experience.read more
Annie Yim
Annie Yim
21:45 06 May 19
We had a great time. Very warm and lovely bossman. Everything from the cocktail, main to dessert was spectacular. I liked the small to medium portion as we were able to try a few more dish. Absolutely packed after 9pm. We arrived 7ish so we got lucky. Reservation is strongly recommended.read more
Ciaran Feely
Ciaran Feely
09:58 30 Mar 19
Lovely restaurant in a great location. The food was not our typical type of cuisine however we still ate everything except the duck because it was too rare for us. They offered to cook the duck more but we declined and they kindly offered to take it off the bill. We probably wouldn’t come back to this restaurant because it is not our type of cuisine but that is not the restaurants fault. Five stars for Customer service, professionalism and friendliness.read more
soraya Jenkins
soraya Jenkins
06:53 24 Mar 19
Outstanding food beautifully presented, the service was great, lovely setting and atmosphere. We had a lovely evening, this was my favourite restaurant that we have been to this weekend, the food and experience is worth every penny. Thank you to all the staff who work so hard to make it what it is, perfect.read more
Casey Haley
Casey Haley
09:50 03 Mar 19
I took my wife here for her birthday dinner on a Saturday night in February. We had no reservation, but the staff accommodated us with a table since it was 7:30 PM and many reservations did not start until 9:00. I really liked the atmosphere, the staff was very friendly and all dishes were quick to arrive. I particularly enjoyed the entrecôte tapas while my wife was a fan of the seafood paella. She even ordered a second one that she ate herself. It is a little pricey, but I felt we received good value for our €90 bill.read more
Thea Thurmann
Thea Thurmann
12:04 12 Feb 19
The restaurant is very nice with a good atmosphere, and our waiter was really nice who recommended dishes from the menu and filled our drinks throughout the dinner. We ordered a lot of different dishes to share and most of them were really good. Our favorite was the duck, it was truly amazing, so tender and with a crispy crust! The entrecôte was also really great! The prices were not too bad! Would recommend 🙂read more
Grzegorz
Grzegorz
20:31 31 Jan 19
Really good local cuisine. Very tasty food and polite people. So close to main street. In general worth visiting. Reasonable prices.read more
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 return.read 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 stay.read 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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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.

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