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.

13€

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.

15€

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.

13€

What people say about us:

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

  •   They “remembered” us when we arrived, which frightened me for a minute as I didn’t think we had been THAT raucous on our previous visit 6 months earlier 😉 Instead I think it was just another attention to detail that this place has in spades....More

    thumb Jodles
    6/22/2019

      We had a wonderful Dinner at Rao. The Service was brilliant, allthough every table was seated. We had tapas in an excellent quality, Rose Wine an dessert for about 90 Euros - a good price. The ambiente is also very nice and we felt very...More

    thumb c c
    6/20/2019

      Just fantastic! I’ve been back a few times to Rao with my girlfriend and we absolutely love it! Jason & Pedro are total professionals and will make sure you don’t leave disappointed. I can’t recommend highly enough! Thanks guys

    thumb 343krisc
    6/20/2019

      We had a great night out with great food served by a friendly staff! Nice flavours and enough choose from the menu. Highly recommended.

    thumb Roelof M
    6/19/2019
  •   For my grandfather's 80th Birthday, I invited him to meet me in Barcelona, for what he claimed would be his last international trip due to his age. As you can imagine, I wanted the birthday dinner to be exceptionally memorable and delicious and Rao delivered...More

    thumb With_The_Whim
    6/19/2019

      Just had dinner at RAO. Super creative menu and off the chart service. This is most definitely a 5 star resturant.

    thumb pastor_rickrobinson
    6/19/2019

      Rao was one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. Jason, part owner and our server, did an unbelievable job of guiding us with the menu and explaining all the dishes we ordered right before we ate. He and his staff made you...More

    thumb caseyso4
    6/17/2019

      Booked for a group of 12 on a hen party weekend. The food was incredible and the service was great. The staff were very nice and accommodating. Would highly recommend for a group booking.

    thumb Megan R
    6/17/2019
  •   With only about 40 seats, the Rao "experience" is a rare and great one. Gourmet-quality tapas with superior presentation and most times it is the owner who introduces you to the menu. Other staff members are equally interested in your visit's quality. Price for four...More

    thumb OhioTravelerColumbus
    6/16/2019

      Had a delicious meal at Rao. Jason and his team were so friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere - we highly recommend.

    thumb PhilnBev768
    6/16/2019

      Went here because of good reviews. Service was good food was sub-par. Had the duck which was chewy and the paella which had no socarrat and was quite unpleasant to eat. The patatas bravas was bizarre, consisting of 4 fat chips and strange sauce which...More

    thumb Bruce L
    6/15/2019

      As always, we were incredibly well looked after. We’ve been a few times and never been let down. Such a great night of food, cocktails and fun! Thanks Jason and the Raó team - see you again soon GillyMore

    thumb Gilly N
    6/14/2019
  •   세비체(해산물 샐러드), 구운 문어, 스테이크, 빠에야를 먹었다. 어느 하나 부족함이 없었고 특히 문어의 쫄깃하고 부드러운 식감이 가장 좋았다. 세비체에 아이스크림을 올린 것이 색다르면서도 잘 어울렸다. Thanks for the great dishes for our last night in Barcelona.

    thumb kyounghwaj3
    6/13/2019

      Mustard icecream initially sounds odd but these guys couple it with beef, horseradish and fennel and wow just wow

    thumb Simon H
    6/13/2019

      We saw this restaurant had a top rating from trip advisor which yet again proved to be a hit. The atmosphere is beautiful - mix of couples, groups of friends and large tables dining. The waiting staff were outstanding - particularly Jason. Food ... where...More

    thumb Dawn H
    6/13/2019

      I’d give 10 starts if I could. Food is creative, beautifully presented, and really tasty. We will come back again

    thumb TarresNerea
    6/12/2019
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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
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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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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