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Barcelona Restaurant

1192 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
(518) 438-1144
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Ranked #37 of 586 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations
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nys
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100 reviews 100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We recently had dinner here. I found the food under seasoned, but it was healthful. I had salmon Barcelona, which came with a salad. The warm bread with dipping sauce was good, as was the tres leches dessert. Service was fine.

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I had heard from a few people that Barcelona was pretty good but I still didn't have high expectations just because of its location. Its a very good restaurant though, the food is excellent, great menu, I especially like the Veal Daniel. The service can be a little slow so don't go there in a hurry but the food more... More

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Norwich, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We decided to try Barcelona with a Restaurant.com certificate. We did not realize that we should have made a reservation, but were seated on the second floor, which was fine. The waitress was very friendly and answered all of our questions. We had a Caprese appetizer, which was fantastic--lots of fresh basil, and perfect tomatoes. I had the Pollo al... More

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East Schodack, New York
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46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We originally tried Barcelona as part of a Living Social which included appetizers and a glass of wine. The food was good and well worth the deal. We decided to stop in again for lunch and sit on the patio. It is a consitent place to stop in and relax.

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Niskayuna, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I recently visiting Barcelona for a small retirement party; my first time there. The service and waitstaff were friendly and great. We had a private room upstairs which was nice and allowed us to have some laughs without worrying about disturbing others. The food, on the other hand, was average at best. We had chosen Barcelona due to the other... More

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Slingerlands, New York
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212 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Treat yourself. Come here! Recently back for lunch, had a salad topped with calamari. Pan sautéed, spicy as requested. Great bread and dipping oil. Friend had a caprese salad for lunch, said it was great. Chef/owner, always a good sign. Not to be missed are the homemade sangria, and the tres leches cake! Decadent.

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Clifton Park, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

So we live in Saratoga County but had to bring our son to Albany for football practice. Don't let the facade fool you. Unbelievably Wonderful food and service. Heidi is a great server and the owner actually cares about the food and if you are happy. They made the beans and greens appeti

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scottsdale az
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29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Excellent menu. I had the snapper which was cooked to perfection and topped with an exquisite tomato olive combination. The saffron rice was also an authentic accompaniment. My friend had the pork pesto dish which was so beautifully combined with the vegis it was served with. We had the watermelon mojito to imbibe which was a great starter and a... More

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Slingerlands, New York
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212 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Barcelona is one of our go to places. It is family owned, with a chef owner. The menu is eclectic and interesting, paella to eggplant Parm, everything in between, and especially wonderful seafood. We recently went for lunch. It was quiet, and we were capably taken care of by Brian. Delicious bread with a seasoned dipping oil. Salad for me,... More

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Farmingdale, me
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Had lunch there and the offering we wonderful. Four of us had different meals, everyone's order was delivered quickly and they were all delicious. Highly recommend if you are in the area.

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