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Barcelona Restaurant and Bar

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Bar, Spanish
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263 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206-2323 (Jaeger Street)
614-443-3699
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Best Tapas Outside Spain

Second visit... Still outstanding tapas... Original ingredients, fresh taste... Nice decor... Very busy because very popular; so always get reservations... Chef and Owner are very nice people and are dedicated to their craft...

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
AdventureTraveler113
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Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Second visit... Still outstanding tapas... Original ingredients, fresh taste... Nice decor... Very busy because very popular; so always get reservations... Chef and Owner are very nice people and are dedicated to their craft...

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Belleville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit and I love this restaurant! The ambiance alone is worth the visit. The green chickpea hummus is incredible! I had the Paella Barcelona and Angel food cupcake dessert, which were both wonderful! Service was also very good. All around a wonderful night.

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Zanesville, Ohio
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Took a group of 6 there for lunch. Food was a little slow to come out but they made up for it with service and quality of food. I have the seafood entree with a variety of shrimp, octopus, clams, etc. It was cooked well and tasted great. Nice environment to talk and would be good for dinner as well.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice atmosphere and good food. The menu is varied, and seems to change often. The patio is nice. My experience with the staff hasn't been consistent. Sometimes the service is great, sometimes just so so.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great atmosphere: try to get a table on their patio in warm weather...you'll think you've left Columbus for paradise unknown! Cocktails and wines are fabulous, but it pales in comparison to their food!

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food at Barcelona is just okay. They do have decent paella, but that's the only thing I'd go back for. The rest of their food is simply overrated.

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We weren't able to get reservations online at the last minute before an Over the Rhine show at the Lincoln Theater, so I called the restaurant and told them that we could be there in 15 minutes for a 5:30 seating. That's a bit earlier than we care to dine but they were able to accommodate us and we were... More 

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West Salem, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Barcelona feels like a trendy, hip place to be. The crowd is fun. Decor is lovely. Food is very good - but slightly overpriced. Our server was annoying, but we have eaten here before and had great service. A nice selection of tapas, great wines, delicious desserts. We shared a chocolate mousse type of dessert that was incredible.

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Santa Barbara, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Atmosphere,delicious food and a perfect martini. AND you can carry on a conversation without being drowned out by the noise...This shef knows how to prepare an excellent paella.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had the pleasure of dining at Barcelona's on their patio...in November. They are known for their great summer patio, but during the Holiday season they enclosed it. What a fantastic room. The owner, Scott, stopped by to make sure everything was perfect. It was. Great Food and Great service. I highly recommend Barcelona's.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 263 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206-2323
    (Jaeger Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-443-3699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Bar, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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