El Jardí

Bar / Restaurant
El Jardí "Tucked away in a quiet courtyard in the gardens of El Antic Hospital Santa Creu, El Jardí is undoubtedly one of Barcelona's best ""undiscovered"" treasures." Barcelona Spain 41.3804666 2.1703686
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El Jardí - Bar | Restaurant in Barcelona.
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Party Earth Review Tucked away in a quiet courtyard in the gardens of El Antic Hospital Santa Creu, El Jardí is undoubtedly one of Barcelona’s best “undiscovered” treasures. In terms of décor, this al fresco terrace and tapas bar lets its... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 10:30am–midnight

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth El Jardí Review

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"Tucked away in a quiet courtyard in the gardens of El Antic Hospital Santa Creu, El Jardí is undoubtedly one of Barcelona's best ""undiscovered"" treasures."

Tucked away in a quiet courtyard in the gardens of El Antic Hospital Santa Creu, El Jardí is undoubtedly one of Barcelona’s best “undiscovered” treasures.

In terms of décor, this al fresco terrace and tapas bar lets its idyllic environment speak for itself. Gothic stone walls loom on every side of the terrace and the trees reverberate with the trills of songbirds darting between branches, while the racket of Las Ramblas is nothing but a faint murmur in the distant background.

The savvy and sophisticated patrons generally gather on the terrace under the tropical plants and canopy umbrellas, contentedly absorbing the tranquil atmosphere with a cervesa or plate of gourmet tapas.

Later in the evening, when live performers or DJs take advantage of the medieval courtyard’s acoustics, the venue fills up with revelers, while an additional crowd lingers outside the bar to enjoy the festive vibe from the comfort of the public benches, steps, and walls of the cloister.

The mood at El Jardí is upbeat rather than raucous, and it’s a great place to warm up for a long Spanish evening.

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Tip from Emma:

If you just want a drink but all the seats seem full, don’t turn away. About fifty yards further up the courtyard, El Jardí has more tables that are almost always free – just make sure you tell the waitress where you’re going, or you’ll wait hours for service!

  • Crowd

    Couples and small groups of friends, many locals, early 20s to 60s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live jazz and bossa nova concerts on Tuesdays. Live music or DJs on the weekends and occasionally during the week.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Upscale tapas.

  • Prices

    Tapas €5+. Beer €3, wine and cava €3.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any day for the tapas, Tuesday nights for live music.

El Jardí User Reviews

Average rating:
A hidden gem
Goda J. Dec 11, 2012
El Jardí is one of those hidden Barcelona treasures that make you fall in love with the city or re-discover it all over again when you thought you knew all of its streets and gems in and out already. It is located in the inner garden of Hospital Santa Creu and has this innate ability of making you instantly forget the hustle and bustle of the streets of Raval, one of Barcelona’s most colourful and (this, of course, comes hand-in-hand) noisiest neighbourhoods. Having come here, you will be enjoying a glass of wine or a freshly made tapas dish surrounded by the ancient gothic buildings and beautiful lemon trees. The ambiance that is created is almost magical, ultimately making it one of the best places in town for that first romantic date or a catch-up dinner with good friends.
Relaxed and cosy!
Ernst B. Nov 8, 2012
El Jardi is the type of place that you can go to either for a wild evening of cocktails and shooters or a more intimate first or second date. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, complemented by lots if free space allowing you to let go of your inhibitions and simply enjoy the night. It’s situated in a big courtyard, hugged by a cacophony of lemon trees and various species of bird life. The Cuban-style bar almost makes you feel like you’re on a remote beach somewhere.
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