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Barcelona Restaurant

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1192 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
(518) 438-1144
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wow!!...We will be regulars!!

We decided on Barcelona because we had heard good things. We ended going back again a week later with another couple and they loved it as well. The first trip, I had one of the shrimp dishes, Gambos Ajiolla. Wonderful!! It was shrimp in a light tomato based sauce over Saffron Rice with lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
notshyaboutit
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Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
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73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided on Barcelona because we had heard good things. We ended going back again a week later with another couple and they loved it as well. The first trip, I had one of the shrimp dishes, Gambos Ajiolla. Wonderful!! It was shrimp in a light tomato based sauce over Saffron Rice with lovely crispy vegetables. Companion had Red Snapper,... More 

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Thank notshyaboutit
NYUpstatefromMI
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've gone to Barcelona too many times to count and it's always delicious and relaxing and enjoyable meal. You have to try the Butternut Squash Ravioli. Since we all have our favorites sometimes we get it as an appetizer and share it. The salmon is always very well prepared and my husbands favorite is the eggplant. Service is never hurried... More 

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Thank NYUpstatefromMI
Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The seafood paella was amazing. Just like I had in Spain!

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Thank DMAlbany2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My wife and I love the city of Barcelona and its amazing dining experiences and flavors. This restaurant is nestled below the SUNY Albany campus and worth leaving the highway to track it down (especially if you have an electronic location finder if heading west to east). The fare is a blend of Spanish and Mediterranean, with real European chorizo... More 

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Thank cberlet
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Our dinner was excellent, loved the dinner choices. Our meals were plentiful and included salad and rolls too. There is a wide variety of meals for every ones taste. Atmosphere was quiet and quaint. Service was prompt and very cheerful.

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Thank Kathy C
Niskayuna, New York
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121 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A good old school classic Italian restaurant heavy on the carbs and huge portions. Typical sauces and menu items. Definitely plan on sharing as portions for everything were huge. The place was clean, the atmosphere a bit brighter than a lot of Italian places and the service was good. Parking is an issue. The lot if small for the size... More 

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Thank Angel S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Went there with expectation and were not disappointed. Friendly staff, great service and excellent food! Highly recommended!

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Thank yatri23
Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We just enjoyed our office Holiday Party (19 guests) at Barcelona this past weekend. Minerva, the owner, was wonderful to work with! I looked into many venues in the area and their event options (drink/menu) were the most flexible that I found which helped us stay within our budget. The serving staff was very attentive, fun and accommodating. Our guests... More 

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Thank Jamie F
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Lovely decor, friendly and elegant service, really interesting cuisine. We will be back next time we're in Albany...

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Thank Kathleen Q
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We've been to the Barcelona Restaurant many times for birthdays, with friends, and just because we love the rest6aurant so much.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1192 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (518) 438-1144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?