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BARcelona Tapas Restaurant

32-34 N. Central Ave, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105
(314) 863-9909
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Ranked #7 of 48 restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Maryland and Forsyth
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We really liked that there were many choices that were traditional, Spanish tapas like quest de cabra, tortilla espanola, albondigas, etc. The churros were AMAZING. And I'm a churros snob. It is more of a bar vibe (like in Spain) but outside seating is quieter. I'd say if you are familiar with a true Spanish tapas bar, and like it,... More

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st louis mo
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place was VERY noisy, even tho we dined early and the place was nearly empty. The service was fine, altho a bit rushed, but the food was just average (not horrible, just nothing exceptional) You should go to this place with a bunch of friends for drinks and tapas to enjoy the company and not worry about being a... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Barcelona is one of the best tapas restaurants I have been to. There is a reason it is usually the most packed places in Clayton! The menu has a lot of variety for both meat-lovers and vegetarians. Personally - I cannot get enough of the curried Spanish chicken salad. The service is great (we were running late and they let... More

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sponge rocks, florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We enjoyed outside seating on lovely mosaic tables. We had a bottle of good Spanish tempranillo, plus nice ans spicy patatas bravas, Spanish sausages, salad, and gazpacho. For dessert the creme brulee was great. Recommend highly, but it wasn't cheap by any means. We spent 80.00 total.

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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We and St Louis friends dropped into this place based on reviews. We may be back; maybe not. It was so loud that we could not hear each other; four people crowded round a high 'tapas'-style table, leaning in, heads almost touching, we still could not hear. The manager/owner visited our table to make small talk. We all shouted at... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I love this place. While tapas can be expensive it's definitely worth the splurge at this restaurant. Fair warning: this is a popular place so it can get pretty loud and crowded but the excellent food and service definitely makes up for it.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The exterior of this restaurant conveys the image of a bar with a restaurant tacked on. The surprise is how good the food is. Delicious Albondigas ( meatballs) , potatas bravas (deep fried potatoes with a spicey sauce) , cauliflower with pine nuts and raisins, grilled asparagus, broccolini were all delicious.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This was my first (but not last!) tapas experience! I loved the whole atmosphere of BARcelona Tapas, and I also devoured the food. My boyfriend and I ordered 4 different dishes (I can't remember what they were anymore), but we devoured every last bit. And even made room for an equally tasty desert! Highly recommend!!

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Ladue, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to try this restaurant last weekend. Made a last minute reservation on open table. Its in the Clayton downtown area so parking is an issue, having valet parking is very convenient. We ordered 4 dishes and were served within the first 10 minutes, very quick service which was what we were looking for. The service was efficient and... More

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morristown, nj
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Great variety of food--we shared numerous small plates--the salmon was outstanding as were the sauteed mushrooms and fried artichokes. Spanish tortilla was really good too. Good service considering we were a large crowd and they were pretty crowded. Good menu of drink options too as well as Spanish desserts--3 leches, churros, etc. The bread pudding was terrific. Would go back... More

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