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

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 & 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!

  •   We booked 7pm dinner, an experience waiter serviced us in good manner. We had roast beef, scallop, and tuna. Delicious and represented well. Good food and good services. Better make reservation.

    thumb Travelerbw2017
    10/15/2018

      Very nice place. Full of life, great ‘modern’ tapas (plates are between tapas and main dish in size). Small dishes but very high quality food elegantly served. Good cocktail menu and friendly efficient service. I can see why this rates so highly on trip adviser...More

    thumb Patrick B
    10/15/2018

      Everyone in our group thought the food was some of the best they had EVER eaten. This is not your basic tapas restaurant. Each of the small plates was a complete dish, with a complex flavor from the pairing of different ingredients. Very creative and...More

    thumb Wendy F
    10/14/2018

      Food was delicious. My husband loved the octopus. Service was great. Good atmosphere. Highly recommend!

    thumb Yvonne K
    10/13/2018
  •   We were very happy finding this great little restaurant. We made reservations in advance and we were greeted right away with our table waiting for us. Very good food, presentation and service. The sangria was the best of our week long trip, and we tried...More

    thumb Rox W
    10/13/2018

      We really enjoyed our meal at Rao. Everything we tried was great but our favorite was probably the Red Mullet. They were regrettably out of the Wild Boar. The service from Jason was outstanding. The ambiance was great as well.

    thumb tbligh
    10/12/2018

      amazing restaurant! staff is out if this world.. so attentive and nice.. we were amazed! I would describe the food as a fancy version of the"basic tapas" but they also have a lot of different/special tapas. its different but its realllly good!!! desert was just...More

    thumb biancafitt
    10/12/2018

      I booked our reservation well before our arrival in Spain and glad I did. The restaurant was the highlight of our time in Barcelona. We ordered the Octopus and glad we did - it was perfect! The scallops are to die for. Cava topped off...More

    thumb Susan B
    10/11/2018
  •   The food was terrific and delicious. The service was so fantastic. I love this dinning experience in Rao.

    thumb mkkwong621
    10/11/2018

      A definite recommendation - but you need to book. The food was out of this world. There were 5 in our group and we ordered nearly all the dishes to try between us. The octopus and the entrecote really stood out, also the Coleman's mustard...More

    thumb Jodles
    10/11/2018

      We were here with my friends for a dinner. The food is tasty, local dishes. The service is very fast, the waiters are very welcoming.

    thumb ValeriaA1107
    10/11/2018

      A delicious variety of medium size plates ( bigger than tapas but smaller than entree). Winners were octopus leg (delicious) and beet/avocado tempura. We didn’t have reservations but they managed a bar seat in 15 minutes. It was actually a very nice space. The service...More

    thumb Kevin M
    10/11/2018
  •   Tonight we dined at RAO and after 5 days in Barcelona this has been the high light of dining. With great service and made to feel like a regular. It was Brilliant. If you do one dining experience make it RAO . Thanks from the...More

    thumb Mark W
    10/09/2018

      The food was really interesting (texture and taste) - some combinations I'd never had before. The best food and service we had in Barcelona!

    thumb kali8610
    10/08/2018

      I have been in the culinary field my entire adult life having graduated CIA in Hyde Park, NY and 30 years later still very involved in the industry. Simply put, this was "the best" dining experience my wife and I had during our 12 days...More

    thumb A A
    10/07/2018

      We arrived a few minutes early and after a warm welcome found our table awaiting us. The service from the staff was friendly, helpful and just the right level of attentive. The plates were beautifully presented and balanced classic dishes with a contemporary twist. Lovely...More

    thumb Rebecca G
    10/07/2018

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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