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“great food”
Review of Barceloneta

Barceloneta
Ranked #75 of 1,234 Restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 31, 2013

We have been here many times now and love it. the atmosphere and decor is great it feels like your actually in spain!!
me and my partner love tapas and this place is just as good as tapas we have ate in spain itself.
only one little moan and I hate to as it will always be one of my favorite places to go eat, but last time me and my partner ate there we ordered our usual few dishes and found two of them were much smaller portion sizes then the last few times before but still at the same price! speaking the someone else we know who goes a lot thought exactly the same. quality of food still the same but seem to be slicing the portion sizes quite signficantly.

still that wont stop us coming back though as everything else is spot on!! highly recommend booking in advance.

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Thank ginaannel26
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Paul S, Manager at Barceloneta, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Hi and thank you for taking the time to review us.
We are pleased to know your evening with us was enjoyed.
Our portion sizes have not changed in all the years we have been open, however we do have a number of different chefs preparing and cooking all our dishes. Which from time to time can result in what could look like less and in alot of cases more than previous visits.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Barceloneta

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

The food is delicious and varied for vegetarians. Good atmosphere and attentive staff. Would highly recommend for friends and couples - not a place for kids.

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Paul S, Manager at Barceloneta, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Hi and thank you for taking the time to review us.
We are pleased to hear your experince with us was positive and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Barceloneta

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have been going to Barceloneta for 20 years and to be honest have never gone for a great culinary experience. The food can be good and it can be worse than mediocre, but it has always had such a great atmosphere and that is the main reason it has been a regular haunt. I have to say however that I think we will be giving it a miss for a bit. We booked a table on Friday and asked if we could have a table downstairs and were told it wouldn't be a problem. Arrived at 8.20 for our 8.30 reservation and were asked to go to the adjoining bar for a drink which is no problem we were early. Came back 10 minutes later and were seated upstairs near a very drafty window. After 10 minutes no one had materialised to take our order. After 20 minutes rather grumpy looking girl took our drinks and food order together. After 20 minutes still no wine so we asked again to be told "it's on it's way>". Then another waitress comes back and asks what wine did we want? ummm 10 more mins and now the food arrives and still no wine!!! The wine arrives after about another 5 minutes later. Onto the food, well the seafood paella was totally swimming in an over powering salty stock (we couldn't eat it) the rest of the food was fine. When we finished no one came by to clear the plates for 1/2 an hour despite staff passing our table repeatedly. To be honest the service has just got worse and worse lately, the waitresses just don't give a damn which is a shame. For the first time ever we didn't leave a tip, but I will give one here Barceloneta sort your staff out they are a bunch of sullen unhelpful amateurs and they are ruining your restaurant.

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4  Thank Frenchfile
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Paul S, Manager at Barceloneta, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2014

Hi and thank you for taking the time to review us.

I would like to apologise for the events that happened on this occasion, over the last year and half I would like to think our service as improved greatly, we have taken the views and comments of customers on board and spent a lot of time training and improving staff and food.

We hope you will dine with us again to see these improvements soon.

Regards
Barceloneta

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Recently went for evening meal. So disappointed. Found extremely long hair mixed in with the paella, that unfortunately for me ended up in my mouth. YUK!!! Food average, luke warm and lacking flavour. Staff helpful. Bit on the pricey side for the standard of food served. Had looked forward to our evening of Tapas remembered visiting here a couple of years ago - food was stunning then and as our local Tapas Bar in the centre of Leicester has now closed looked for an alternative. Sadly will not be visiting again.

1  Thank Linda B
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Paul S, Manager at Barceloneta, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2014

Hi and thank you for taking the time to review us.

We would like to apologise if our usual high standards were not met on this occasion.
I can assure you that all kitchen staff wear hats at all times in our kitchen and all floor staff have their hair tied back.
We have regular checks done by the Environmental Health and have always received the top marks of 5 out of 5.
Over the last year we have changed our menu and hope you will try us once again to see the improvements.

Regards
Barceloneta

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

I organised a Christmas meal for a party of 26 at Barceloneta and was very impressed. It is the best tapas I've ever tasted, the portion sizes are enormous and great value for money. We all had the 2 tapas and a drink for £10 or 3 tapas and a drink for £12.50 deals- most people who got the 3 tapas dishes were struggling to finish! Some strange dishes like pasta and bacon but the traditional tapas are delicious- highly recommend the vegetarian paella, seafood paella, patatas braves, chorizo in red wine, spanish omelette/ tortilla, pork in mandarin & southern comfort and stuffed mushrooms! Service was very friendly and quick too even with 26 of us, will be visiting again very soon! Finished off the evening with cocktails at Bar Dos Hermanos next door which was a perfect end to the night!

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1  Thank Kathryn235
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Paul S, Manager at Barceloneta, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2014

Hi and thank you for taking the time to review us.

Thank you for kind words and comments we are very pleased to hear that your evening with us was a success and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Barceloneta

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