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“We wish them much success”
Review of Barcelona

Barcelona
Ranked #1 of 203 Restaurants in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Barcelona meets Brookline, and a sophisticated Boston neighborhood has a wine bar to call its own. A historic town located minutes from downtown Boston, Brookline is the perfect mixture of urban and country living. From large estates and recreational parks to boutiques and pedestrian-filled streets, Brookline offers a city atmosphere in a suburban setting. Located in Washington Square at 1700 Beacon Street, Barcelona is the newest addition to this lively neighborhood dining destination. A mix of antique wire glass, steel and reclaimed wood gives our newly built space a vintage appeal. The rustic, polished environment is the next best thing to eating tapas and drinking wine in our restaurant's namesake city. With hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and spacious patio, the space has a European charm which fills the menu as well.
Chestnut Hill
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“We wish them much success”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

There have been three other restaurant on this site in the past few years, none of them memorable. We were there last week and without a reservation we had to wait 40 minutes for a table. The music was a bit loud but the service was extremely courteous. The bread tasted home baked, the wine list with good Spanish and a dash of Portuguese vintages (even Setubal, a wonderful dessert wine). All our food, cheese, salami, chicken and ham, scallops were 1st quality.
Because we waited so long for a table we were given a token for a free tapas for our next visit, which will happen before too long. This is a real asset for the neighborhood and a cut above the other tapas bars in Brighton/Brookline.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Lewis S
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pricey but Delicious”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I heard that this place just opened, so my boyfriend and I checked it out on a Saturday night. We got there around 5:45 knowing that without reservations it would get busier as the night went on. When we arrived there were a good amount of tables open, and we were seated right next to the cheese counter by the kitchen with only a table to our right, not to our left as we were on the end. Instead of speaking up and asking for another table, we stuck with our table since the other 2 seater tables are only about a foot apart from one another so at least we were no sandwiched between other people. The downside to this was that since we were on the end, there is a high volume of traffic with the wait staff going back and forth. They also took our coats, so that was nice instead of having them hang on the back of our chairs.

We ordered Chacuteria for 3, 2 cheeses: Valdeon, and Drunken Goat, and Jamon Serrano. Boyfriend like the ham a lot (I don't eat it), and the cheeses were nice. The Valdeon is for blue-cheese lovers, and the drunken goat is a bit milder.

We also got an order of Crudo with scallops, Patatas Bravas, Hanger steak, and crispy calamari. Our favorite was definitely the hanger steak, cooked medium rare and very tender. The others were pretty good. My boyfriend had the Cerro Anon for his wine and I had white sangria, both very tasty.

The manager was walking around and gave us samples of Jamon Iberico de Bellota. Boyfriend loved this and the manager was nice enough to give it him free of charge.

Overall the restaurant has a nice ambiance, but it was was a bit noisy and hectic at times. It is a bit pricy as well, so not a place to go if you are watching your budget.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Melisa C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best Tapas I've had in Boston.”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile


Been to a ton of tapas restaurants and this one takes the cake. Great food, incredible atmosphere, great drink, and impecable service! A must try!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best Tapas Ive had in Boston”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Been to a ton of tapas restaurants and this one takes the cake. Great food, incredible atmosphere, great drink, and impecable service! A must try!

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Thank Sean R
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Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“what a find!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

stunning, brilliant and exceptional!
great atmosphere with three options depending on your mood - noisy buzzing bar area for pincho eating; informal table area for general tapas or a white table-cloth area where we were. excellent service (really attentive but not in your face), excellent knowledge and explanation of ingredients etc; perfect wine list with a broad selection of sherries (always a good sign in my opinion) and tips of what to match with our tapas!
the presentation of food was beautiful with a keen attention to detail and everything came at a gentle pace. despite being seriously in demand for tables on the night we were not hurried in any way.
this restaurant is an absolute gem and a must for any lovers of Spanish food/wine. well done to the owners - i will return! 10 out of 10

  • Visited February 2013
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