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Barcelona Restaurant

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1192 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
(518) 438-1144
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    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
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Friday night with friends -- we went to Barcelona for dinner. Laurie was our waitress, very good and kept our table clean between courses. Beer for the guys, wine for us gals and we started the night.1 Chicken Paella, 1 Salmon, 1 Steak, 2 Chicken penne vodka's. Food was served hot and was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Jeannene A
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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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Rensselaer, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We decided to go to Barcelona Restaurant with friends of ours for our first time (they had eaten here once before). Got there a little early and realized they were also listed as a "wine bar" so we tried some wine at the bar. Good selection of wine, reasonably priced and many by the glass. The bartender was very nice,... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was in Barcelona on 05/02/15 in the evening. My goal was to try Seafood Paella. This meal was very tasty and it did not ruin my expectations. I tried before Paella on Caribbean vacation, therefore I had some understanding of this dish and I wanted to compare Barcelona's Paella with that in Caribbean. And I tell you, Barcelona's is... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

great mix of fine italian and mediterranean cuisine. the veal daniel is a treat, and the mole sauce on the chicken enchiladas is a must. if you like seafood, try the paella

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I hadn't been here since the early 90s and it was still exceptional! I was not disappointed. Food was outstanding, the portions generous; all 3 of us loved our meals! Perfectly prepared, abundant flavors. Can't leave out the wait staff in this review as they were professional, friendly and courteous. The best service I've encountered in a while. Thought the... More 

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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157 reviews 157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Friday night with friends -- we went to Barcelona for dinner. Laurie was our waitress, very good and kept our table clean between courses. Beer for the guys, wine for us gals and we started the night.1 Chicken Paella, 1 Salmon, 1 Steak, 2 Chicken penne vodka's. Food was served hot and was very good. The atmosphere was very lively,... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

We dined there last night for my birthday as we usually do on special occasions. Fortunately it was start of restaurant week and meals were priced at $20.15. Dinner include an appetizer, entre and dessert. The lightly fried calamari, salmon and flan were excellent as was the service. I ve never been disappointed with a meal there and I ve... More 

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Troy, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Hadn't been to this restaurant in years and was a bit apprehensive after reading some of the recent reviews but I will be looking forward to a return visit. We had reservations for 6:30 on a Saturday night and were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Their portions are rather generous so I skipped an appetizer and ordered one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We've eaten here probably 4 or 5 times in the last 2 years and it has always been excellent. For our most recent dinner my wife had Chicken Mediterranean, one of her favorites. I had the Seafood Paella. The lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, and calamari were all fresh and excellent, and the chorizo and saffron rice were outstanding. The calamari... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My company has held our annual Christmas party here for years. When we arrived this year, instead of having one large table to seat all of our guests (which is what has happened in the past), our tables were scattered throughout the restaurant. No big deal--we asked if we could just push the tables together so we could all sit... More 

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Albany, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This restaurant (located across the entrance from the University at Albany) has, per its website, "an upscale atmosphere." It specializes in Spanish & Mediterranean cuisine with American & Italian options as well. For example, their lunch & dinner menus both offer paella choices. The restaurant is attractive with a Mediterranean feel, certainly more intimate than dining in a chain restaurant.... More 

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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
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?