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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, Late Night, 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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  • 48
    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
Wonderful Dinner

We went here as a group of 8 on a Saturday night and had a wonderful meal. We left the wine and food choice up to our waiter and he didn't disappoint. Each dish was flavorful and a great contrast to the others. My favorites of the night were the trout pate, gazpacho and flan, but everything was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Elizabeth R
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Huntington, New York
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Huntington, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went here as a group of 8 on a Saturday night and had a wonderful meal. We left the wine and food choice up to our waiter and he didn't disappoint. Each dish was flavorful and a great contrast to the others. My favorites of the night were the trout pate, gazpacho and flan, but everything was great, as... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went with the family to Barcelona. We were lucky, it was not crowded so we had great service. The Tapas menu is awesome! A great variety of tasty food that does not fil you up. The desserts were even better. Only reco I would make is don't put so much ice a glass of Sangria. I recommend this restaurant for... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Extensive tapas menu and wonderful service in a pleasant environment. Every dish we ordered was beautifully presented and delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. He and the bartender went the extra mile to make a cocktail that was not on their menu. I will definitely eat here again!

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Brian C, Manager at Barcelona, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Hope you'll join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I've eaten in this restaurant many times. I've also visited their other locations (New Haven, Westport, Stanford, etc). The service in this particular branch it's very variable depending upon how busy it is. I've nearly walked out without paying because I've been unable to get my check for greater than 30 Min. I've also had stellar service. The food, however,... More 

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Co Clare
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 44 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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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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