Monday - Saturday. Restaurant: 19:00-00:00 / Cocktail Bar: 19:00-01:00

Welcome to Raó Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.

Raó is a new restaurant and a cocktail bar in Barcelona. We opened 31st of May 2018!

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

Catalan Coca Bread with Tomato, E.V. Olive oil

IBERIAN JAMÓN

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

SMOKED BURRATA & BUTTERNUT SQUASH 

Smoked Burrata, Butternut Squash Confit with Sage and Vanilla, Red Endive

GREEN SALAD

Market Garden Green Salad, Nuts and Passion Fruit Vinagreta

SELECTION OF MARKET TOMATOES

Fresh Market Tomato Salad with Salmorejo “Our Way”, Jamón and Papadum

SPANISH TORTILLA

"Lazy" Tortilla of the Season

AVOCADO & BEET TEMPURA

Avocado and Beet Tempura, Served with Romesco Dip

CALAMARI

Grilled Beach Squid, Asparagus, Radishes, Salicornia, Bimi and Snow Peas, with Pomegranate Mayo

SCALLOPS

Scallops with Pancetta and Toasted Cauliflower

ROASTBEEF

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

DUCK BREAST

Catalan Duck Breast with Smoked and Candied Eggplant Puree and Baby Corn

KOKOTXA

Slow Cooked Acorn Fed Pork Cheek, with Green Apple Compote

TUNA TARTAR

Mediterranean Tuna Tartar and Seaweed Bread

GRILLED OCTOPUS

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

ENTRECOTE STEAK

Entrecôte Steak with Padrón Peppers km 0

"PAELLA" RAÓ

Special rice according to the season

GRILLED TURBOT

Grilled Turbot, Violet Potatoes and Fried Chilies with Cream of Plancton, Salicornia

CHIKEN WINGS

Deboned Chicken Wings Teriyaki and Chili Emulsion

What people say about us:

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

  •   What an Amazing place to have our last meal while in Barcelona Julian, Maryana and the whole team are totally focused on customer service and providing the best prepared food Value for money, I think this is the best restaurant in Barcelona - so I’m...More

    thumb Paul M
    8/14/2018

      We shared generous tapas plates between "wow" and "amazing" comments. The octopus, market tomatoes, tuna, scallops, pork, and mango cheesecake with tiny figs were beautifully served and delicious. Kevin is an artist in the bar! Try what he recommends. It's a cozy, refined setting with...More

    thumb Sarah W
    8/12/2018

      Booked after reading amazing reviews and wasn't disappointed. The stand-out element of this restaurant was the service. Our waiter was so attentive, helpful and personabl throughout the meal. The food came out very quickly and we were very well looked after. The food itself was...More

    thumb Jess C
    8/12/2018

      Went to this restaurant this evening with my daughter. Absolutely amazing food and service! Tapas portions slightly larger than other places visited - perfect for sharing. Had ham croquettes, duck, tomato salad, chicken and pork cheek. All exquisite. The owner and staff were very attentive...More

    thumb Kim Y
    8/11/2018
  •   Truly great - the dishes, the service, the variation and the presentation of the food in combination with competent, funny and nice people. We will be back!!!More

    thumb Anna W
    8/10/2018

      I'm not one for reviewing places, but from the minute we entered the restaurant we were made to feel welcome. Everything we ordered was delivered to perfection, the service was amazing and they did everything they could to make our night really special. I would...More

    thumb Adam O
    8/10/2018

      Excellent food Nice take on upscale tapas Extremely well executed Delicious Helpful staff pleasant accommodatingMore

    thumb Derek D
    8/10/2018

      Do not normally bother with reviews but the food and service here was top notch. We messaged to say we may be late - a swift email response to say “no problem”. The food quality was excellent - really enjoyed all the dishes. Staff were...More

    thumb Steam73
    8/09/2018
  •   We had 4 hours time in Barcelona, waiting to our connection flight, so after walking around La Rambla, we wanted to have a quick tapas dinner. We arrived to Rao and as we didn't invite a table, we were sitted on the bar, with Kevin,...More

    thumb talc1
    8/08/2018

      My wife and I stumbled on Rao for dinner while strolling around the Rambla and were fortunate to be seated due to a late cancellation as the restaurant was packed. What a pleasant surprise! The tapas were simply delicious...nothing short of gourmet -- our favorites...More

    thumb Rich727
    8/08/2018

      Sharing plates of wonderfully cooked food, just the best concept. My hat off to the kitchen, this was some of the best food we have tasted in a long time 👏👏But (and I hate to use but) the service was confused, too long and twice...More

    thumb AGscotland
    8/07/2018

      This restaurant is an absolute gem to find! Found it out of the blue, checked online to book and was fully booked! Called up and they had had a cancellation so managed to get us in! So glad I had made the call as it...More

    thumb sammycam
    8/07/2018
  •   Attempted to make a reservation for our first night in Barcelona using “The Fork” app, but were unable. Stopped by and made a reservation for the next night. Worth waiting for! Tapas were delicious: Cristal bread, Iberian ham, Patatas Rao (outstanding sauces), Scallops and Roast...More

    thumb Rocmomvball
    8/07/2018

      The owner of this restaurant is a genius: he created a ripoff startup. Take one medium-sized potato and cut it into 5 thick slices. Fry it, and serve with barbeque sauce. Don't forget to charge 15€/20$ for that. All dishes in that tapas restaurant are...More

    thumb GiladIsrael
    8/06/2018

      Delicious meal with exemplary service. The Octopus is a master piece. The tomato salad is also a must have. To finish the scallops are hard to look past. Service was outstanding throughout well worth going to when in Barcelona

    thumb AuqTraveller
    8/06/2018

      the menu offered a great variety of innovative dishes using traditional ingredients and concepts, delivered by helpful and friendly staff in a cosy atmosphere.More

    thumb Megan H
    8/05/2018

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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