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Barcelona Tapas Cafe

720 Dublin St., New Orleans, LA 70118-1022
504 861-9696
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Ranked #513 of 1,642 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $18 - $30
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Private Dining
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Baton Rouge
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

one of the best places for tapas I haved in the States. Cozy and authentic atmosphre in the heart of the New Orleans Garden District. We started out with a cup of white bean fabada soup to warm up and get in the mood. followed with several vegetable dishes including brussel sprouts with havarti, asparagus, and an egg plant casserole.... More 

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Palo Alto
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Had a late dinner here at the advice of the niece from Tulane. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our choices. The paella is definitely worth ordering, as you can sample lots of other dishes while waiting as it is prepared. We especially enjoyed the mushrooms. Alas, her favorite dessert was not available, it had sold out. Next time we plan... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I just came from Spain this year and this tastes just like it! Especially the do it yourself tapas- excellent idea.. involves you in the food (a cultural experience- how you would eat it IN Spain). The decor is beautiful and cozy.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

If you want a taste of Spain, this is the place. My fiancé and I returned from Spain a month ago and had to try this restaurant. We were transported back to Europe through the atmosphere, friendly service and especially the food. The owner is from Barcelona and is extremely friendly and waits his own tables. The interior of the... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My wife and I were trying restaurants outside the Quarter and happened by accident across this little gem in the river bend area. A local happened to walk by and raved about the food. We came back later the next evening and were met by Xavier, a talkative and informative master Chef who just exudes passion for his craft. We... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Some of the best lamb anywhere. We really like the menu and have always been happy with our choices. The staff works hard to please and the owner is often onhand asking guests for input. We like the atmosphere. Street parking is usually easy to come by and we've never had to wait for a table so it's not only... More 

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Destrehan, Louisiana
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113 reviews 113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I'd like to say that this place is doing a good job with what they have to work with, but they're not. To begin with, they actually tell you to order "sushi style." You are given a slip of paper with some, not all, of the items on the menu, and you are supposed to figure out which ones you... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

I just moved back to New Orleans and to celebrate, a friend suggested we try Barcelona Tapas. I was in a mood for little plates, so it was a perfect choice. upon entering, a welcoming bar leads into an intimate dining room lovingly decorated with pots, pans and memorabilia from Spain (a large, enclosed patio out back is being renovated).... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We dine here a lot because it is in our neighborhood but mostly because it is very good. Chef Xavier is very personal and it is highly likely that he will stop by your table to ask how things are going. Very good tapas, recommend the tomato garlic bread when tomatoes are in season, gazpacho, sangria, mushrooms, shrimp and avocado... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

My wife & I dropped in on a recent Sat night and sat at the bar to eat. We thoroughly enjoyed the five tapas items we ordered. Service was quick and friendly. The chef/owner came out of the kitchen talked with us, then proceeded to give us a quick tour of the restaurant! He is rightfully proud of his establishment... More 

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Additional Information about Barcelona Tapas Cafe

Address: 720 Dublin St., New Orleans, LA 70118-1022
Phone Number: 504 861-9696
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
Cuisine: European, Spanish, Tapas, Basque

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