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
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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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  •   The location was quite an easy find and the decoration inside looked quite nice. The place was full all the time. Luckily we booked in advance?! I found that the bottle of wine prices were very cheap. However the so called tapas were not as...More

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      Went here for my birthday with friends and family and we had a very nice evening! The tapas was very very good and the restaurant was very cozy and atmospheric.

    thumb annesofietieman

      I went for dinner with my wife on our honeymoon - we had to book, and once we were there, we could understand why - it's a really fantastic restaurant; great food (including for vegetarians), wine and super-helpful staff. We'll definitely be back next time...More

    thumb IanWillcock

      Very humble and nice people working here and the food tops everything! Have the red mullet, the grilled octopus and Duck breast!

    thumb Ibrahim J
  •   Wonderful food...Excellent Service...Great choices. Was even welcomed by name. We had the duck, pork cheek and beach calamari.

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      We booked a late dinner there after the Barcelona match. We enjoyed it so much we visited again 2 days later. Brilliant food with nice dishes to share. The duck, the tortilla & the cheesecake were our favourites! Special thanks to Jason & the rest....More

    thumb tttgo

      Excellent service, brilliant ambiance, TOP QUALITY FOOD, descent prices - what else you need to make your day at Barcelona.More

    thumb PetCyprus

      Fantastic food in a relaxed atmosphere, being able to share plates means you can try even more delicious food than you would normally. The octopus, mushroom and croquet plates were standouts from our picks but they were all incredibly tasty so it seems unfair to...More

    thumb Greg M
  •   After reading the reviews our expectations were high. We booked and arrived to a warm welcome and were shown to our table with menus. We started with 4 dishes including croquettes, duck, paella. The paella was rather dry and we had to wait 25 mins...More

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      We turned up on spec and they found us a great table. The food and service were amazing! The waiters couldn’t have been more attentive and handled a busy service brilliantly. The food was fabulous. We ordered 6 dishes between the three of us and...More

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      My wife and I were lucky to get a table without reservation on her birthday, and WOW...that was something certainly unexpected. Such a cozy and lovely atmosphere. Food that is really a fine dinning quality, for a regular restaurant prices. Staff so friendly, speaking multiple...More

    thumb slobodane2018

      An absolute gem of a restaurant. A must go to place for all. Fabulous food, fabulous service with a great friendly atmosphere is our experience and we will be returning again soon.

    thumb adamsB2484SD
  •   We had a family dinner. We ordered quite a lot of tapas. The tapas were wonderfully prepared, very tasty and special. The staff was very friendly, the atmosphere was great and can only highly recommend it.

    thumb Lamochillina

      You probably need a reservation here anytime but especially when the city is busy. This is a small place in an alley in Raval District, about a block off Las Ramblas, not far from Playa de Cataluna. It has great serene ambiance, terrific attentive service...More

    thumb crkport

      Just try it, you will be blast. Just Great food, great service, great deco and great location A bit noisy but normal for this type of restaurant

    thumb VWWtt

      I was so pleased to be able to get the last reservation for two at Rao, having read the reviews. It was excellent. The owner and his wife were hospitable and caring. The special was a black truffle tortilla which was moist and divine. We...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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