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Barcelona South Norwalk

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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: Dinner, Drinks, 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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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Excellent!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
anotherbartender
via mobile
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW 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 South Norwalk, 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 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 South Norwalk, 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 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Norwalk, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Last night was my fourth time eating/drinking at Barcelona and I must say that each visit has been better than the last! The food on our most recent trip was superb as always -- do NOT forget to try the crispy brussels sprouts, braised short ribs, or jamon & chicken croquettes. Also take advantage of their phenomenal seasonal menu choices,... More 

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norwalk, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you are looking for a great wine menu and fantastic tapas, this is your place. The menu changes often to best use seasonal ingredients and the wines are varied and tasty.

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Blaine, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

With a wind chill of minus 12 F, my wife and I found Barcelona to be a warm and friendly oasis out of the weather. Featuring a tapas format, each plate allowed for 3-4 servings. Good variety, very tasty and all outdone by an engaging and informed wait staff. Only "4" triggered by amped up band in adjoining bar made... More 

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Georgetown, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you don't want to wait for paella, you can pre-order, which we did. The appetizers are diverse and very interesting. The paella was as consistently good, as it always is. Very enjoyable

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Norwalk, Connecticut
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great vibe, friendly service. A bit of a meat market on Fri and Sat nights in the bar, but generally we really enjoy date night here. Can't go wrong with the wine list.

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CT
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90 reviews 90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Service keeps me coming back. The quality of food keeps me ordering. Management is always present and engaged. Busy but the noise is well managed. You can enjoy conversation with friends.

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