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Barcelona

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$$$
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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4180 Black Rock Tnpk, Fairfield, CT 06824
+1 203-255-0800
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12:00 pm - 2:00 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, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Located in the 1940's Hi Ho Motel, Barcelona Fairfield is a funky throwback...
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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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    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
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Situated on a random exit of the Merritt behind a sketchy-looking hotel which include a shop where you can buy lottery tickets called less than promisingly "Wine Zone", you'll wonder where Trip Advisory is sending you. Just put your natural survival instinct aside and follow the awing around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jonny99
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Westchester County
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Fairfield, CT
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great vibe and really hops. A dive bar turned into a great destination. That said, it's small plates of food for a lotta dough. But that's not really what the place is about. Easy on easy off to the Merritt. Easy place to gather.

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Thank copperfish67
Westchester County
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268 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on a random exit of the Merritt behind a sketchy-looking hotel which include a shop where you can buy lottery tickets called less than promisingly "Wine Zone", you'll wonder where Trip Advisory is sending you. Just put your natural survival instinct aside and follow the awing around the back. There you'll find the somewhat serpentine dining rooms gathered around... More 

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Thank Jonny99
New Haven, Connecticut
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

barcelona is a high energy restaurant with really good service. Hubby and I had a pitcher of Sangria...low sugar. Great We shared several tapas. The best was the ham & cod croquettes., although a small portion Garlic shrimp also great. And the bread that came with was perfect. Will come again

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Thank Roberta H
Westport, Connecticut
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here last night and we really enjoyed it. The energy is fun and restaurant is very comfortable.The service was just great, the food was really good and the wine selection was impressive. If you want great tapas, and enjoy sharing a meal, this is a great place to eat!

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Thank smsmsm
ex pat in Ct
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for the first time today and will certainly be back. Wine and tapas special between 4 and 6 on weekdays a real bargain, we tried all 6 of the tapas on offer during this period and all were delicious. Service was attentive and pleasant without being overbearing, relaxed atmosphere throughout.

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Thank MsDeboo
Fairfield, Connecticut
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That was great service at this restaurant. Very helpful staff, very accommodating staff. Great plentiful portions sized lunch entrées Restaurant is small, and there may be a wait when he gets busy, the drinks are very good, albeit a bit pricey, guacamole is excellent

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Thank thelmantimestwo
Sara P, General Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

I wanted to take a moment to say thanks for your kind words. I am glad that enjoyed your recent experience at Barcelona and I hope we will see you again soon. Feel free to introduce yourself next time you are in. My name is Sara and my Assistant General Manager is named Alex. We love always love meeting new... More 

Trumbull, Connecticut
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179 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reviewed Barcelona a while ago and it was a fantastic experience, so we returned, this time not so great, food was ok, for the price should be what we experienced the last time and as mentioned here on TA service was definitely not up to par and cleaning the establishment needs to be addressed , we may try again... More 

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Thank atlantagor
Sara P, General Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Hello, I wanted to follow up with you regarding your recent visit to Barcelona Wine Bar in Fairfield. I am terribly disappointed that your return visit was subpar and I can assure you that we take that very seriously. I was hoping you would take a brief moment to tell me what went wrong so we can address the issues... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Easiest choice when staying at Hi Ho is to eat at Barcelona. Awesome tapas with other menu choices too. Very popular place and the food is excellent. Highly recommend!

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Thank Elizabeth L
Sara P, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Elizabeth, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Glad to hear you enjoy your visits with us. Hope you can join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Ko Sichang, Chonburi, Thailand
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Went for lunch, five of us. Had a couple of salads and six dishes of tapas. • Wine by the glass was first rate • Cod with green sauce was outstanding (wished it was a bigger piece) • Gambas with ajillo (shrimp with garlic) was superb: good-size shrimp, not overcooked, in a really delicious, buttery garlic sauce with wine. We... More 

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Thank GoodOldMonkey
Sara P, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed everything and your group left happy. Hope you'l be in again soon. Cheers! More 

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This Sunday afternoon for brunch marked our fourth visit to Barcelona in Fairfield. The first visit was just a few drinks at the bar to say hello. The staff were so attentive and personable. A nice departure from the norm of some restaurants. Our second visit was just as pleasant for drinks and Tapas. The Tapas menu is varied and... More 

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Thank Brian H
Sara P, General Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Hello, I just wanted to say thanks for your kind words. We are so glad you have had such wonderful experiences with us. Please let myself or Alex, our Assistant General Manager, know next time you are in so we can thank you personally. Best Wishes for the New Year! Sara Prutzman 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, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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?