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ABaC

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#6 of 23293 places to eat in Barcelona
ClosedOpens at 13:30
Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: 142-172 €
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Av. del Tibidabo, 1
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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After enjoying Jardins de La Tamarita, go to this restaurant which is not far away. ABaC is recommended for Mediterranean and Spanish cuisines offered. Mouthwatering amuse bouches, beef and prawns can make a strong impression on you. Serving good brioches, pudding and gelato is the feature of this place.

The wine list is extensive, it can satisfy the needs of all visitors. Great cortado, white tea or juice will make your meal tastier and you'll surely come back. The crew is said to be appealing here. This spot is notable for its cool service. Here you will pay fair prices. At this restaurant, people can enjoy the quiet ambiance and divine decor. It's a three-star Michelin restaurant that deserves a special trip.

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Great food and service. 3 Michelin stars.
This spot is great we were welcomed upon arrival. The food is delicious very creative and plated quite beautifully. The seating was very comfortable which is great because you will be at the table for 3 hours it's a great experience. The wine list is huge and excellent lots of hidden gems. We were seated along the left side of dining room by the window my only feedback is looking up at the pot lights by the curtains I could see four burnt out light bulbs. I would just expect a three star Michelin to notice these types of details. The other thing I found slightly odd was serving caviar with a metal utensil I was always under the impression caviar is to be served with pearl, wood or plastic utensils has the metal reacts and causes the caviar to take on a taste. That being said I would highly recommend they also accommodated my girlfriends vegetarianism.
This was not our first (nor second, nor third) choice restaurant to eat at while SC and I were on vacation in Barcelona but we were able to get reservations and were looking forward to our visit. The restaurant is right off the subway line. We weren't quite sure how to get in but found a button to press that let us into the fenced off area surrounding the restaurant. We were greeted promptly and escorted to a table outside. We waited at least 20 minutes and weren't acknowledged at all. We didn't know what we were waiting for and other customers who were seated down after us were already given water or wine. After waiting for a while, we were escorted inside the kitchen where we had our first few courses. The staff member explained the dishes to us and we got to enjoy them while watching the staff work in the kitchen. One of my favorite dishes the whole night was the lime cactus/ tequila/ green leaves cold tapa we had in the kitchen because it was so refreshing. The staff member noted I was taking pictures of our food and even offered to take a picture of us in the kitchen (we said yes). After this, we were escorted to our seats. We ended up ordering the Gran ABaC Our Avant Garde menu which was  210euros per person. Some of the food was really good (I enjoyed the duck entree, Mediterranean red mullet entree and coconut different ways dessert) but most of it was just okay- the blue oyster was unappealing visually and some of the textures or flavors of the other dishes were off-putting (slimy, sour, or too salty). Some of the plating was a little sloppy and not consistent. We were also very unimpressed by the service. The servers (of which there were many) seem confused and unorganized- they brought out wrong dishes to tables near us, set down equipment to prepare for a future meal at the wrong table or gave us the wrong eating utensils for our meal. The setting of the silverware was also very sloppy (basically being tossed down, crooked and all). They seemed stressed/ or busy from their movements but it didn't translate to good, attentive service. I will say whenever I returned from the restroom (which was multiple times), they pulled out the chair for me and gave me a new napkin. They also offered to call us a cab at the end of our dinner which was nice. Things were very beautiful and visually entertaining- the ambiance, how some of the food was presented, the ABaC branded "lipstick." A lot of it was creative but the food was hit-or-miss and the service was the worse we've gotten at a Michelin star restaurant.
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Address
Av. del Tibidabo, 1, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted No delivery No takeaway Parking Booking No TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 13:30-16:00, 20:30-23:00
MondayMon 13:30-16:00, 20:30-23:00
TuesdayTue 13:30-16:00, 20:30-23:00
WednesdayWed 13:30-16:00, 20:30-23:00
ThursdayThu 13:30-16:00, 20:30-23:00
FridayFri 13:30-16:00, 20:30-23:00
SaturdaySat 13:30-16:00, 20:30-23:00

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