Reviewer's Name: Tim Fenenko
Review Submitted: 16 December 2007
Metro:Jaume I (Yellow Line, L4)
Restaurant Type: Mixture between Spanish, Oriental and Lounge.
Food Quality Rating: 7/10
Service Rating: 2/10
Price: Budget (€10.00 - €19.00)
After hearing and reading a lot of stories about Princesa 23, I have decided to check out that place. It advertises itself as a place for food, cocktails and pre-partying. When we arrived to the place, there was a grumpy bouncer sitting outside, who hasn't even responded to the greeting. The food was good, but the cocktails were not. We have ordered the same cocktail twice and it wasn't made properly. And it was a basic cocktail of the week -- Tequila Sunrise. When you order something more expensive, they put a little more effort into it. The service is not at its best either. Employees are not really trying to be nice, except the administrator who meets you inside when you arrive. If you don't mind inconsistency in cocktail quality and average service, than I would advise this place.
Reviewer's Name: Peggy de Rijcke
Review Submitted: 29 March 2006
Metro Jaume I (Yellow Line, L4)
Restaurant type: World Cuisine
Restaurant rating: Excellent
Price: (€10.00 - €19.00)
This is a good place to relax after a busy day in Barcelona - tasty cocktails, relaxing ambiance and the service is relaxed and helpful.
Restaurant 23 serves a variety of a la carte dishes as well as Menu Del Dia (3-course menu). The menu has a variety of 3 different starters, main courses and desserts and also includes a beverage of your choice.
The dishes are simple, but fresh and you do not have to wait long for your order. I especially loved the salad with goat cheese as well as the mexican chicken.
The chocolate brownie for dessert was absolutely delicious. The food is a feast for your stomach and eyes - si: muy bien!