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Spanish/Argentine film Elsa y Fred speaks of love, hopes and dreams. An appropriate name for this “gastrobar” opened last year by Argentinean sisters Camila and Sofia with Catalan head chef Ramon.

Inspired by the elegance and warmth of a 1950’s Europe, Elsa y Fred reinvents the classic tapas bar, infusing fresh, seasonal Mediterranean cuisine with international touches. The kitchen never closes – start off the morning with a breakfast of fresh-baked croissants, muesli with Greek yogurt & honey, French toast or ham & eggs.

During the day they serve cocas and sandwiches like the Pastrami with Caramelized Onion, Arugula and Mustard Sauce. Choose from traditional tapas such as patatas bravas or Mushroom Croquettes or experimental offerings like Mussels with Lime, Ginger & Coriander or Tuna Tartare with Beets & Fresh Cheese.

Finish with the Carrot Cake or Strawberry Stew with Balsamic Pepper Reduction & Vanilla Ice Cream. On weekends and holidays they serve brunch, during the week lunch for €13.50, and dinner runs about €25 a head. Ask for recommended wine pairings, try the homemade vermouth (a local specialty), sangria or sample one of over a dozen designer gin ‘n’ tonics or traditional cocktails.

Spotted by locals

I love this cozy spot, decorated so warmly it feels like you’re a guest in someone’s living room. The sofas, fireplace, long wooden tables and fresh flowers are so inviting this is one of those places you can easily spend a whole morning or afternoon in, catching up on a good conversation, reading the newspaper or working with your laptop.

Mostly frequented by locals, it’s a family business with charming Argentinian born sisters Camila and Sofia running the place and Camila’s husband Ramon in charge of the kitchen. He cooks up tasty and original tapas like red tuna tartar with cheese and beetroot or roast beef on a crispy onion coca with their “secret” sauce, as well as all kinds of sandwiches, cakes and a great lunch daily menu.

I highly recommend this spot for anyone visiting the Born neighborhood or Ciutadella Parc, it makes for a great local stop whether you want to have breakfast, lunch or a light tapas dinner.


Situado en uno de los rincones más tranquilos del Barrio de Sant Pere, entre un aire neoyorkino y de carácter francés.
Con una oferta basada en una excelente diversidad de tapas y platillos elaborados con productos de calidad muy bien seleccionados, En este gastrobar ha logrado destacarse entre la gastronomía local.

En la cocina reina la variedad, la originalidad y la calidad. Sus platos se componen de especialidades artesanas hechas cada día, entre las que podemos encontrar una cuidada selección de tapas elaboradas.

Menú para Grupos

Ven con nosotros a celebrar tu cumpleaños, aniversario o cena de Empresa. Elsa y Fred es un restaurante cálido y aunque pequeño, su corazón es grande. Ofrecemos distintos menús de grupos. El mínimo de comensales es de 10 a 25 personas. 


Todos los Sábados y Domingos el Brunch de Elsa y Fred se ha convertido en un clásico del fin de semana barcelonés. Se sirve sólo los fines de semana de 9 a 16 h.

Difícil resistirse a la tentación de esta simple y extensa carta de Brunch deliciosa y elegante, que puede ser aún más agradable si es en compañía de familia y/o amigos.

Belle Barcelone

In the middle of the Born… This cute place makes you feel like you are sitting in the living room of your house. Elsa Y Fred, is a cozy vintage-themed gastrobar that offers you classic taps as well as some international creative cuisine. Elsa Y Fred is the title of an Argentinian-Spanish  film co-production. Elsa Y Fred is this cute place, it belongs to two Argentinians girls Camilia and Sofia; now in Barcelona from where the connection with the movie title.  They along with Ramon, the chef, have been able to create this wonderful space where you can go for Breakfast, Lunch menu, Tea Time, Dinner, Drinks or Brunch on Weekend. The service is wonderful and helpful. Great dishes, good vegetarian choices.