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BARcelona Tapas Restaurant

34 N Central Ave, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105
(314) 863-9909
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Ranked #7 of 50 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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Columbia, Missouri
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you'd like to experience some authentic Spanish cuisine you need to visit this restaurant. Order the marinated olives and toasted almonds. If I lived in Clayton I'd be eating here once a week.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My daughter’s interest in trying new restaurants with a claim to providing gluten-free meals took us just to the edge of Saint Louis in Clayton. Clayton is an upscale area with a business district and a large number of restaurants intermixed or ringing the area. One such street is Central Avenue which has a number of shops, bars, and eateries.... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
39 reviews 39 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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34 reviews 34 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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