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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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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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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New Haven, Connecticut
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I went with a very large group therefore I was able to sample a enormous variety of dishes. Every one was superb! I was in tapas heaven. I have been here before and I will also add that they are consistently good, never had a bad meal, great waitstaff and nice atmosphere. Can't wait to return.

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Brandon H, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review! Wonderful to hear that your visit was so enjoyable. Hope you'll be in again soon! Cheers! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Weird location. Attached to a Bates Motel like place under renovation. Across from a decrepit farm. Strange. Anyway, the food and service are great. The inside and porch of the restaurant are nice. You forget about the motel. So many inventive tapas choices. The meatballs, skirt steak and kale salad were great. Veggies are great. Service is extremely attentive and... More 

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Brandon H, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear that you didn't let our somewhat offbeat exterior location keep you away. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Hope you'll join us again soon! Cheers! More 

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249 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

located at the now closed Hi-Ho motel near the Merritt; Barcelona offers an outdoor patio with some tented tables and yet you don't feel like you are in a motel near the highway. The diverse tapas and wine menu will please all tastes. Or have a caipihrina or two or some sangria and plates to share. The paella was especially... More 

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Brandon H, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review. I appreciate the feedback. Hope you'll join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Comfortable atmosphere in the bar, great happy hour prices 4 to 6, excellent meatballs and calamari, staff was friendly and attentive! Will be back!

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Brandon H, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for the kind words. I hope you'll join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Westport, Connecticut
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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General M, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear that you've returned to Barcelona! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the menu. Hope you'll join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Trumbull, Connecticut
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138 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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25 reviews
18 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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51 reviews
34 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 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?