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

Raó Restaurant - Modern Gourmet Tapas in center of Barcelona.

In Ráo we serve 🍽Modern Gourmet Tapas and "Platillos" - medium sized dishes made with 🌟premium locally sourced seasonal products.

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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

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

4€

IBERIAN JAMÓN

Jamon Ibérico Bellota cured 18 months.

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€

LAZY TORTILLA

"Lazy" Spanish Omelette of the Season Served Runny.

10€

QUINOA & BELUGA LENTIL SALAD

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

11€

SMOKED BURRATA & SALMOREJO

Smoked Burrata, Salmorejo, Candied Tomatoes, Basil & Basil Oil, Carasau Bread.

12€

AVOCADO & BEET TEMPURA

Avocado and Beet Tempura, Served with Romesco Dip.

11€

TUNA TARTAR

Mediterranean Tuna Tartar and Seaweed Bread.

14€

CEVICHE RAÓ 

Ráo style Marinated White Sea Bass, Cilantro, Onion, Coconut, Sorbet of Celery and Lemon.

14€

BEACH CALAMAR

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

13€

PAN-SEARED SCALLOPS

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

15€

ROASTBEEF

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

14€

DUCK BREAST

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

15€

GRILLED OCTOPUS

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

15€

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.

16€

KOKOTXA

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

14€

CHIKEN WINGS

Deboned Chicken Wings Teriyaki and Chili Emulsion.

12€

PAELLA RAÓ

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

14€

What people say about us:

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

  •   The hotel recommended this place and we thanked them for it when we got back. Good treatment from the servers and the food was outstanding. The tapas plates came one after the other, we even forgot what we ordered and were explained the dish when...More

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    7/22/2019

      We have travelled the world always trying to dine at the best restaurants we can find and this one was up there if not THE VERY best. The food was exquisite, cooked to perfection, delivered at just the right pace and attention to service was...More

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    7/22/2019

      We are so happy that you managed to fit us in at the bar as you were fully booked! We had an amazing meal with lot of good dishes. My kids loved the chicken wings and we just had to have another plate!! Also the...More

    thumb Oslo_NorgeAnita72
    7/22/2019

      Good staff, the dishes are prepared from good ingredients. Order 2-3 and share between you. Value for money.

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    7/21/2019
  •   I really wanted to give this a five star, but it probably only deserved a three star because of unreasonably slow service, so I settled on a four star. Every plate was amazing--but the dessert really should not have been served in a hot bowl...More

    thumb Stephanie F
    7/21/2019

      Dinner at Rao’ was absolutely extraordinary! Jason and staff were knowledgeable, attentive and very welcoming Food was divine, we indulged in 7 of their dishes all with a twist and delicious, the ambiance was lovely. A complete dining experience.We highly recommend Rao!

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    7/19/2019

      After wandering around we happened to spot this restaurant. After being shown to our table we realised we were lucky to be seated as the place filled up quicky and people were being asked to come back later. The food was devine, we shared "big...More

    thumb SimonHill007007
    7/19/2019

      We got one of the last tables without reservation. Server are really friendly and the tapas were the best we ever had. We really do recommend this place!!More

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    7/18/2019
  •   After a last minute trip advisor hunt found Rao so didn’t have any expectations.... wow!!!! We’re we surprised. Both me and my partner are well traveled but both came away staggered by what we just ate, and the whole meal was just surprise after surprise...More

    thumb 252marko
    7/17/2019

      Stumbled upon this gem and am so grateful I did. Rao is a definite must when in Barcelona! Blew my mind from the start. The host greeted me with a smile and seated me at the bar since I was solo and there I met...More

    thumb 471rimad
    7/16/2019

      Very tasty tapas. My 4 and 6 year old enjoyed one dish so much we ordered a second! I highly recommend. Rao was by far our favorite dining experience in Barcelona.

    thumb Mary F
    7/15/2019

      We had grilled octopus, sea bass ceviche, and pork cheek tapas and they were AMAZING! Bartender there makes great cocktails. Desert were awesome as well, not too sweet and had great flavors. This is a must-visit restaurant while you are in Barcelona and I would...More

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    7/15/2019
  •   Wow. What a great evening we had at this restaurant. Our family of two adults and children ( 12 and 14) booked off the back of the reviews we had seen online. All I can say is that the reviews were bang on, this was...More

    thumb dtmclark
    7/13/2019

      A little pricey but food is good. Portions are small so more dishes can be tasted. Close to the pedestrian area. Making a reservation aheadMore

    thumb jujiang
    7/13/2019

      I made a reservation is Rao when I organised a trip to Barcelona for one night out and I´m so happy I did. For me the food was excellent, well presented and interesting. We had sharing plates which are bigger than tapas. Between 4 of...More

    thumb MataroSpirit
    7/13/2019

      I was looking for a romantic restaurant to give a small surprise to my boyfriend, stumbled upon this one and decided to try it out based on the great reviews I read. It was definitely well worth it because the service and the food were...More

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    7/13/2019
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Holly Brown
Holly Brown
2019-07-20T21:34:18+0000
Our first night in Barcelona and my husband and I chose very well. Rao has a phenomenal staff and incredible selection of tapas. The manager was incredibly knowledgable with wine pairings. We spent 3 hours there and were treated like gold. The staff was attentive and very polite. I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a superb evening out with delicious food and wines. We will be back for certain, most likely again this vacation! Thank you, Rao!read more
Laura Ca Fe
Laura Ca Fe
2019-07-06T10:32:34+0000
Muy recomendable, una grata sorpresa en el centro de BARCELONA. Unas tapas deliciosas, hechas con mucho cariño, creatividad y profesionalidad. Un trato exquisito, son muy atentos y agradables.. sin duda un acierto! Nosotros repetiremos seguro!read more
Yu Lé
Yu Lé
2019-06-28T21:18:22+0000
out of space or lost in tapas ... delicious & tasty & magnifique your senses will adore it.
Pastor Rick Robinson
Pastor Rick Robinson
2019-06-19T20:11:40+0000
One of the most creative, unique menu I have ever seen and tasted. Amazing!
Sanjay Patel
Sanjay Patel
2019-06-07T12:23:55+0000
Gourmet food. Great presentation and unique combination of food.
An Van de Brul
An Van de Brul
2019-06-01T21:31:37+0000
Probably the best restaurant in Barcelona! Food is great and the Service is Fantastic! Why U guys are closed on sunday??? Wanted to come back, but leaving on monday 😭 Highly recommended!read more
Yulia Kourbatskaya
Yulia Kourbatskaya
2019-03-26T13:50:09+0000
me gusto mucho. Recomiendo a mis amigos para pasar la noche romántica
Jim Lamprey
Jim 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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Jóhann Þorláksson
Jóhann Þorláksson
20:32 17 Jul 19
Top restaurant. Very high quality and effort in every dish. The staff is super friendly and seem to enjoy talking to the guests and give advices. A little more expensive than other restaurants around, but really worth it!read more
Ashanti Kunene
Ashanti Kunene
18:42 10 Jul 19
Highly highly recommended! I actually don't even have words. The food is delicious and the service impeccable! Impeccable! You have to experience it for yourself so make sure it is on your to do list in Barcelona!!!read more
James Davies
James Davies
21:00 24 Jun 19
Beautiful food, friendly staff, excellent experience. Can't rate this place highly enough. Such a lovely little restaurant. Were seated quickly, service was great and the food? Delicious! Staff were great and friendly, stopping to chat about each dish served. The grilled octopus was particularly lovely and the chilled beef with mustard ice cream was also delicious. To be honest, every dish was great..and we ate quite a lot in total! Made our final night in Barcelona a really lovely evening to remember! Thanks and cant wait to visit again!read more
Thomas McAlister
Thomas McAlister
22:38 22 Jun 19
The most amazing evening in Barcelona. Luis at the bar and Jason who seated me, both very kind and welcoming. The food is spectacular!!! I'm in Barcelona for another week, and I'm definitely going back to Rao!read more
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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