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Barceloneta

Queens Road, Leicester, England
+44 116 270 8408
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Ranked #179 of 811 restaurants in Leicester
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

It was my first visit here, but hopefully not my last. Although downstairs appears to cramped for space i found the atmosphere to be nice and relaxed. With the decor giving it a lovely spanish feel. We felt and were made to feel at ease by the friendly manner of the staff. The menu had more than enough variety for... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is very noisy and very busy. We went on a Friday night and found the service a bit slow. However the service was very friendly. Good atmosphere though. Very wide menu selection and great for vegetarians. The food was a not overly hot and I found a few items a bit too oily. Creme Caramel desert was lovely... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Been here a few times, never been disappointed. Service is okay but the place is very busy so it can be forgiven. The food is great value though ans is consistently high quality. Never left not feeling full up either so don't let the idea of tapas fool you. Very cramped though so may be worth booking ahead. Great for... More

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Tadley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Mixed reviews left us wondering what might be at this busy, lively tapas restaurant. We went in at first sitting (6.30) with a bunch of other diners inc. a hen party and yet the service we had was very friendly, the right pace and they knew their menu when we asked about the food. The tables are small but you... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a local to us so we frequently visit as we enjoy the relaxed casual dining experience. The entrance to the restaurant is through the main entrance to the adjoined Dos Hermanos Bar, excellent for a few drinks or cocktails, but highly recommended for its breakfast & brunch menu served until late afternoon. The tapas is good, recommend the... More

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Sharonloveshols
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I'm astounded by the mixed reviews this place receives! Two of us went for a birthday meal, this time we sat upstairs which is definitely nicer. The sangria is lovely. Between us we ordered the vegetarian paella, pork kebabs on skewers, stuffed aubergine, chicken stuffed with goats cheese and sun dried tomatoes and a scallops with sage in parma ham.... More

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Leicestershire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Took my son and daughter in-law Saturday 31st May. Booked the table in the week and requested a table with a bit of room as my daughter in-law is pregnant, as I know the tables can be pretty tight with no space. This was not acknowledge and I had to ask again and did get a decent table.. The service... More

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Paul S, Manager at Barceloneta, responded to this review

Many thanks for your recent review. Also many thanks for being a regular customer when previously you have all ways had good food. However, on this occasion, you felt very disappointed and that has disappointed us. You booked on a Saturday night (our busiest night) and requested a 'roomy' table as your daughter in law was pregnant. We all ways... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Looks like a buzzing restaurant. Service was really slow and when the food came it was barely warm. The tapas themselves were disappointing and it was expensive for what it was. I will not be going back in a hurry.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Food and atmosphere are good, managed to get a table on Friday evening without booking. Certain days of the week they do a 3 tapas for £12.99 plus a drink. The selection on the menu is very large and quite a hard choice to decide what to have! Hard to tell how much food will be on a dish though... More

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Paul S, Manager at Barceloneta, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your comments and have taken them on board. We always buy our fresh ingredients from local suppliers and this can sometimes cost a little more than buying in frozen, we do however always charge our customers what we believe to be a fair price. We know our menu is... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Just come back from a meal here. Let's set the scene. It is a Friday night before the bank holiday weekend. We booked for 2115 and were seated immediately. We were seated upstairs and it seemed that we were the only table of 2 there. There were a number a larger tables, and that created a lot of noise, but... More

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Paul S, Manager at Barceloneta, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and would like to thank you for your comments. We are very competitive with our prices and believe we are in line with the rest of the area (if not slightly cheaper) on our beers and spirits. We buy... More

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