📆 Monday - Saturday 🕖 19:00-22:30 ( 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.

What people say about us:

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  •   I came here to celebrate my birthday and could not have asked for a better experience. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Definitely a hidden gem in... read more

    thumb MGuthrie13
    11/14/2019

      I can highly recommend that place! It’s cozy, the staff were very friendly, and the food was just divine. Everything we ordered tasted so good! We will definitely re-visit when... read more

    thumb magdalenahannahw
    11/13/2019

      High quality food, super wine , great service by lovely people. If you visit Barcelona don't miss out on this restaurant. Superb

    thumb John S
    11/13/2019

      I came to the place on a Monday evening. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. I like the Tuna tatare a lot!

    thumb jeffycl
    11/12/2019
  •   Hospitality par excellence! Eclectic tastes cannot be faulted! Superb place! Friendly warm atmosphere!

    thumb LorraineT538
    11/11/2019

      Called in on Wednesday evening and sat at the bar. Ordered a dry white wine, bread, croquettes and beef with ice cream mustard. Very high quality food. Came to just... read more

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    11/10/2019

      Came here as a couple on a Tuesday evening about7.30 pm after booking before we came away,make sure you do book because you definitely won’t get in,they had to turn... read more

    thumb steven429
    11/10/2019

      Fantastic food and super friendly service! The paella was so good we ordered seconds. We also loved Jason the host. made us

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    11/09/2019
  •   This is a very polished operation, combining traditional tapas-style dishes with culinary invention and flair. You’ll find ultra fresh, flavoursome citrusy fish dishes, like scallop ceviche or tuna tartare, alongside... read more

    thumb Gerry P
    11/09/2019

      After living more than 1 year in BCN and even after trying more than 30 tapas restaurants, I'm pretty sure that no one could replace Rao. You could feel their... read more

    thumb ClaireHanw
    11/09/2019

      This place deserves a Michelin star. We are visiting from London and this place surpasses many Michelin star restaurants there. Food is on a different level. Give them a Michelin... read more

    thumb elrow1980
    11/09/2019

      This is a very polished operation, combining traditional tapas-style dishes with culinary invention and flair. You’ll find ultra fresh, flavoursome citrusy fish dishes, like scallop ceviche or tuna tartare, alongside... read more

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    11/09/2019
  •   First, get a reservation. Otherwise, you may not get to try this excellent restaurant. The food was great. I had the scallops, patatas bravas and the quinoa salad. My husband... read more

    thumb karenkR9378CW
    11/08/2019

      We had a lovely time at this restaurant, the location elegant and welcoming, the service and attention of the crew excellent and the food delicious, although the portions are rather... read more

    thumb Nangy_s
    11/08/2019

      managed to get a booking for our last night in Barcelona. A delightful meal of tapas style dishes which we eagerly shared . A good beer for my parrtner and... read more

    thumb Nicky E
    11/08/2019

      Excellent tapas restaurant. Not cheap but of very good quality. Best tapas we had on Barcelona this time round. Very friendly and fast service. House wine was also very good.

    thumb SAMLadvisor
    11/05/2019
RAO Restaurant
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Vitalik Gumen
Vitalik Gumen
2019-11-11T19:46:11+0000
Спасибо вам за вечер,вы очень крутые и очень вкусно готовите.Шеф повару огромное спасибо 😊read more
Michael Krome
Michael Krome
2019-10-29T07:59:18+0000
Amazing food. One of the best meals were ever had
Maggie Leung
Maggie Leung
2019-10-23T21:25:52+0000
Wonderful tapas and great service. Highly recommended.
Grim Park
Grim Park
2019-10-20T08:25:37+0000
visit again soon
Cory Bosetti
Cory Bosetti
2019-10-12T20:19:11+0000
delicious tapas and vino definitely a must when in Barcelona
Belinda Lawrence Ticheli
Belinda Lawrence Ticheli
2019-09-23T02:17:02+0000
While in Barcelona we visited Rao twice! Our first visit, with no reservation, Jason so very graciously carved out space in the completely booked restaurant for us. He treated us like royalty instead of unprepared jet lagged tourists. HINT: DO make a reservation! The English speaking staff were great at explaining the menu and suggesting pairings. We chose the Ceviche Rao, Cristal Bread, and Pan-Seared Scallops. We were not disappointed! Our second visit we added the Entrecote Steak and for dessert, the Chocolate & Caramel with Salt. Perfection in every way. The combination of superb cuisine, excellent staff and perfect "vibe" make this a destination experience not to be missed! This lovely little Rao is on a level with the best world class restaurants! Barcelona and Rao will see us again!read more
Fiona Herson
Fiona Herson
2019-09-11T19:17:43+0000
Absolutely AMAZING!!!! Fantastic, creative food. Super hard-working and pleasant staff Could not recommend this place more highly 15 out of 10!!!read more
Giles Herson
Giles Herson
2019-09-11T19:17:41+0000
Managed to accommodate us as walk ins even though restaurant fully booked. Amazing food and cocktails, definitely recommended. 5⭐️read more
Ingrid Heirbaut
Ingrid Heirbaut
2019-08-31T18:59:07+0000
Sehr gutes Essen und super Service!
Michèle Möller
Michèle Möller
2019-08-30T19:48:28+0000
Sehr nette und zuvorkommende Bedienung , die Platillos super Crationen und sehr lecker
Gerhard Möller
Gerhard Möller
2019-08-30T19:02:31+0000
Sehr gutes Essen (Tapas), Top Bedienung, allerdings ist eine Reservierung immer besser. High Class
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
Ju Lé
Ju 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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Stefan et Annie PFLÜGER
Stefan et Annie PFLÜGER
11:44 05 Nov 19
Excellent tapas restaurant. Not cheap but of very good quality. Best tapas we had on Barcelona this time round. Very friendly and fast service. House wine was also very good.read more
Jenny Vereschagin
Jenny Vereschagin
04:15 19 Oct 19
Excellent quality food prepared with thoughtfulness & care. Creative cocktails, nice wines. Charming, rustic small restaurant. We returned for a second evening before leaving Barcelona. Reservations are a must. If I have 1 criticism, it’s the service could be more attentive. The first night we wanted to order more dishes but couldn’t get anyone’s attention, the second night we caught the servers eye to request the wine list but he simply turned around & never made contact again. We finally got the list & a bottle from a staff person who was not our server. I still give 5 stars because of the food quality. Please work on service!read more
Tang WL
Tang WL
21:06 10 Oct 19
Food is so good. It's best to make a reservation before going. Something like fine dining.
Caroline Kelly
Caroline Kelly
08:38 03 Oct 19
Such a great restaurant! Make sure to book ahead. The manager is amazing and the waiters read their patrons very well. The food is delicious 🤤👌read more
Park Joon Suk
Park Joon Suk
13:18 30 Sep 19
Hmmmm.....Hard to say but I can say 3.5 stars. Good. Neat. Very kind English manager. But food itself was not our style. Only personal experience but Sorry. I can not give 4 stars.read more
Kevin Carpenter
Kevin Carpenter
21:34 21 Sep 19
Fantastic experience! Food was phenomenal, the staff was delightful, and the atmosphere was intimate and inviting. Definitely recommendread more
Melissa Akerib
Melissa Akerib
12:37 20 Sep 19
Unbelievable tapas! We ordered 6 plates for 2 people but we could have easily eaten everything! Outstanding. The desserts are not as good as the main dishes though.read more
Dave Shepherd
Dave Shepherd
20:24 09 Sep 19
So good we’ve made another reservation during our trip. The sea bass, the burrata and the chicken wings were our favourites... not to mention the cocktails. Make this a must when you visit Barcelonaread more
Ryhan H
Ryhan H
08:22 06 Sep 19
You cannot leave Barcelona without experiencing Rao. Our meal was fantastic (try the scallops!) with all dishes, those recommended or otherwise, a credit to the chef. The often unique combination of flavours kept our pallets intrigued and excited. The hospitality by Jason and all the staff made us feel at home, we cannot speak highly enough of their warmth and attention to detail. A fantastic night out, thank you!read more
terry boyce
terry boyce
20:36 03 Sep 19
Hidden gem with amazingly creative food. Everything was on point including the wine. Service was excellent! Best meal we have had in Barcelona by far!!! Bravo. 👏read more
Ck Teh
Ck Teh
21:15 06 Aug 19
Very affordable. Super amazing. A must try in barcelona. Very friendly staffs.
Mouhieddine Belhouda
Mouhieddine Belhouda
09:02 29 Jul 19
Good restaurant with very friendly staff and delicious meals. Each meal composant is friendly described by the server. I highly recommand. Don't forget to taste their Paella and Octopusread more
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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