As part of the whatTOdo team one of our members evaluated Casa Barcelona and here are some of their thoughts: The service has not yet been perfected but Eduardo Riviezzi who is the owner and chef of the restaurant is very delightful and eager to accommodate all of your cravings. There was barely a moment when our glasses were empty. I was very pleased of how Eduardo would visit each table just to find out if everyone was satisfied and happy with their food and service. Also, he was very welcoming to every guest.
The menu was long but offered a wide variety of different appetizers, soups, salads, and main dishes. The restaurant also had a long wine menu and desert menu offering different kind of meals and drinks for the individual to choose from. The menu was lengthy, and so it gives an extensive assortment of different combinations for individuals who are picky at what they want to order. It took us a while to choose what we wanted to eat since we are not aware of the different meals. Furthermore, for the real wine enthusiast, Casa Barcelona offers a wide-ranging collection of Vintage wines in the restaurants private cellar.
We started the night with ordering some of their famous tapas. We ordered green Spanish olives stuffed with Cabrales cheese and Shrimps wrapped with bacon, and drizzled with olive oil. We also tried the chef's pick of Pan con Tomate. These tapas ranged from $6 to $9 each. The servings/portions of these appetizers were perfect size, perfect to enjoy with a good red wine. For the main dishes we had Paella traditional and Paella de las Ramblas de Barcelona. These meals ranged from $30 to $40 each. Overall, these main dishes were a bit greasy and expensive, but overall they fill you up quickly. It is perfect for an individual who enjoys seafood. For dessert we had Churros con chocolate and Churros con dulce de leche. The dessert in general was good. It was not too sweet but perfect with a coffee as well as the serving was reasonable.
Casa Barcelona is a small cultured restaurant. Based on our visit we discovered that their target market is mainly family-oriented and 35+. The decorations and atmosphere of the restaurant were quite unique and had a cozy sensation to it. Tables covered in white tablecloth and seats were comfortable. The walls were backlit by a soft yellow light, which really created a welcoming and warm feel. The tables are also positioned in a way for easy passing. For a Friday night it was not busy, but reservations are still preferred.
We also experienced a night of belly dancing and the traditional flamenco dancing. The performances were keeping us entertained while we were enjoying the wine and waiting for the food. The music was pleasurable; it was at a comfortable volume that allowed for conversations, without the need of shouting across the table. Overall it was entertaining.
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