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Barcelona

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Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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63-65 North Main Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
+1 203-899-0088
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Opened in 1996, the original Barcelona, South Norwalk, has grown from a...
Opened in 1996, the original Barcelona, South Norwalk, has grown from a tiny tapas bar seating 30 to a 140-seat restaurant with two sophisticated, beautiful dining rooms and an outdoor patio. The original 40-foot-long, hand-carved walnut bar is still there, as are the young and young-at-heart who populate South Norwalk in the evenings. SoNo Barcelona showcases the old brick and raw steel of the former factory building it inhabits. It's a touch of SoHo in SoNo, with the food and flavors of the Ramblas.
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  • 68
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
a wonderful experience.

may be the finest food experience in area, some hefty -to me- but worth the price. some crowded on weekend nights, but it is not in vain: great ambiance, great food, great service. I even proposed to my -now- wife there back in 2012. tip: from time to time they sell discounted gift cards at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Gabriel C
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Co Clare
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have been to this restaurant a few times with business groups, but I won't be coming back. Very poor service and a disappointing attitude from some staff members (some newer staff members need to learn to accept feedback gracefully). The food was ok but nothing special.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

may be the finest food experience in area, some hefty -to me- but worth the price. some crowded on weekend nights, but it is not in vain: great ambiance, great food, great service. I even proposed to my -now- wife there back in 2012. tip: from time to time they sell discounted gift cards at Costco.

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Orlando
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you are looking for great tapas and wine parings, this is your place! Always updated menu, great service and great locale make this a fun dining experience after the movies, or after a stroll down SoNo after dark. Make a reservation though! Fun for groups willing to share small plates.

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Barcelona S, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review. I am glad to hear you enjoy your visits with us. Hope you'll be in again soon. Cheers! More 

stamford
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

amazingly bad. my friend's food took 90 minutes. at one point the manager came over, apologized, explained there was a new sous chef who had burned the dish twice and the food would be out in a few moments. it came --- 20 minutes later. the servers were uniformly confused -clearing and not clearing at the wrong times. when my... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have dined here many times over the years, as a couple and with friends. It has never disappointed us! Great wine list, awesome small plates. Consistently good!! Highly recommend!!!

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Barcelona S, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! I'm glad to hear that as a repeat customer, you've always had positive experiences. I hope you'll be back again soon. Cheers More 

Norwalk, ct
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We went to celebrate a friend's birthday. There were seven of us and the waitstaff handled us as efficiently as if we were a party of two. We all opted for the tapas tasting menu and after asking if anyone had any dietary restrictions the food simply begin to arrive in a very well paced fashion. They also have a... More 

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Barcelona S, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review and for taking the time to share your experience. I'm glad to hear your friend had a fun birthday celebration! I hope you'll be back soon. Cheers More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food! Exciting and up to date tapas. Great staff. Kudos to Allie, Paul and everyone there. Management on the floor and involved. I am in the business and very impressed. Try it!

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Barcelona S, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review and kind words about our staff! Much appreciated. Cheers! More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I ate here with my son and the vibe plus good staff and good food make this a good choice for either dining with friends family or business colleagues The tapas menu was good with wide range of choices and there also bigger plates to top up with. The seafood paella was excellent and big enough to share between two... More 

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Barcelona S, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. So glad to hear that you and your son enjoyed Barcelona! Cheers! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just a great place with fantastic food. Very attentive staff. Very polite and nice music playing in the background .Shared a bunch of different plates with my wife .

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful seasonal selection of tapas crafted by the in-house chef. Don't miss the wine specials on Sunday and get on their mailing list for email updates about special events. Music on Thursday evenings is a great way to relax with a glass of Albareno and friends. Atmosphere is cozy, even in the large rooms- but the bar can get a... More 

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Additional Information about Barcelona

Address: 63-65 North Main Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone Number: +1 203-899-0088
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63-65 North Main Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: +1 203-899-0088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Description

Opened in 1996, the original Barcelona, South Norwalk, has grown from a tiny tapas bar seating 30 to a 140-seat restaurant with two sophisticated, beautiful dining rooms and an outdoor patio. The original 40-foot-long, hand-carved walnut bar is still there, as are the young and young-at-heart who populate South Norwalk in the evenings. SoNo Barcelona showcases the old brick and raw steel of the former factory building it inhabits. It's a touch of SoHo in SoNo, with the food and flavors of the Ramblas.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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