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Barcelona

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Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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4180 Black Rock Tnpk, Fairfield, CT 06824
+1 203-255-0800
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Today
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the 1940's Hi Ho Motel, Barcelona Fairfield is a funky...
Located in the 1940's Hi Ho Motel, Barcelona Fairfield is a funky throwback in the hills of Easton, just off the Merritt Parkway. The dining room has the feel of Fairfield County circa 1970, with private booths, vibrant wallpaper, and photographs of family and friends. The interior's main focus is the welcoming bar and the beautiful 85-seat patio overlooking the trees and the parkway is the focus in warm weather. Fairfield features an intimate private dining room and a family-friendly vibe during the week.
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food!!!

The immediate atmosphere of the location is somewhat unappealing, but once you enter the restaurant there is a beautiful patio with nice ambiance. Food choices were plentiful, but you really needed to read closely to see what you were getting. Our waitress was sub par. We ordered two cocktails... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Kimberly M
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Milford, Connecticut
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Westport, Connecticut
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130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After a couple years' absence I returned last week with a lively group that sat at the lone picnic table under the trees and shared tapas and wine for a long evening. Our waitress could not have been more welcoming and hospitable, keeping up an uninterrupted flow of delicious tapas that left us smiling and sated. In prior outings my... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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131 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ventured to Barcelona when they first opened in this location, which has been many years, our experience was horrible, food was mediocre and expensive - I don't mind paying a little extra for good food but at the time this food was sup par at best, service was abysmal and overall an awful experience so we haven't been back... More 

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North Carolina
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ate here while visiting my niece and her family. They just rave about this place. It is located sort of at the back of the Hi-Ho Motel, which was funny! The food was incredible!! We had different Tapas dishes which were brought to the table promptly and were delicious! The wait staff is also extremely helpful and friendly.

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General M, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. I hope you'll be back again soon. Cheers! More 

Connecticut
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Every time we venture to Barcelona, our meal consists completely of tapas. Unlike other restaurants in the area, it is so cool to be able to order three or four little dishes and sample much more delicious food. The atmosphere of the restaurant is great, and the service is always good. The one thing that always confuses me was why... More 

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General M, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! I'm glad you're a tapas fan - we also love how it makes it possible for everyone to try a little bit of everything. Hope you'll join us again soon - by the way, Thursday evenings in the summer are patio pig roasts. Cheers! More 

Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The immediate atmosphere of the location is somewhat unappealing, but once you enter the restaurant there is a beautiful patio with nice ambiance. Food choices were plentiful, but you really needed to read closely to see what you were getting. Our waitress was sub par. We ordered two cocktails, one was delivered, one was not, so my friend waited to... More 

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General M, General Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Kimberly, Thank you for taking the time to review your last visit with us. I am so glad that you enjoyed the food but am disturbed by the service that you received. That is far from the experience we want our guests to have and I am sorry that we fell short for you. If you wouldn't mind I would... More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Located in the old Hi-Ho Hotel complex, just off the Meritt Parkway in Fairfield, this is THE place for tapas in this area. Delicious selections and good service. Nice wine list with several great Spanish selections. Always a pleasure. Muy bueno in my experience.

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General M, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. So glad to hear that you're a Barcelona fan. Hope you'll be back soon! Cheers! More 

Westport, Connecticut
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is one of several restaurants in a local chain, and they are all fantastic. First of all, the food. Exceptional at every turn. Tapas are small portions which we typically share, and which literally offer a bite or two for each person at a table for four. But the preparation and creativity of the dishes more than compensate and... More 

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General M, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review! Wonderful to hear that you're such a fan. Hope you'll be in again soon. Cheers! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

They had plenty of options for tapas for vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians. All the food was super tasty and made with love. A great date place!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Barcelona is half there. We like the tapas very much especially the Gambas, the meatballs and the Tortilla Espana. We don't love the main dishes much although we occasionally order the steak. The wine list is good and the drinks are potent, I like the Sangria too although it could use a bit more fruit. The biggest problem is the... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Four of us went to Barcelona on Saturday, in the snow, to celebrate a birthday. Three of the group had a selection of tapas, which were delicious as always. These are always wonderful small plates of tasty delights. But, one of the party decided on two cheeses and a serving of speck. The three came out on a wood board... More 

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General M, General Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your last dining experience with us. I am glad you braved the snow to join us to celebrate a birthday last week! I have shown your suggestions about the cheese board to our new chef and I can't wait to see what he comes up with. In the future if there is... More 

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Additional Information about Barcelona

Address: 4180 Black Rock Tnpk, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone Number: +1 203-255-0800
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4180 Black Rock Tnpk, Fairfield, CT 06824
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-255-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Description

Located in the 1940's Hi Ho Motel, Barcelona Fairfield is a funky throwback in the hills of Easton, just off the Merritt Parkway. The dining room has the feel of Fairfield County circa 1970, with private booths, vibrant wallpaper, and photographs of family and friends. The interior's main focus is the welcoming bar and the beautiful 85-seat patio overlooking the trees and the parkway is the focus in warm weather. Fairfield features an intimate private dining room and a family-friendly vibe during the week.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?