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BARcelona Tapas Restaurant
BARcelona Tapas Restaurant

BARcelona Tapas Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barcelonatapas.com
  • Phone: (314) 863-9909
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Bar Open until 1:30 AM; OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 11-11.
    Tapas all day and Sangria all night. Come and watch the La Liga on our screens. We show every Barcelona Game. Viva Barca!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Contemporary European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Want to cater to your friends with true Spanish Tapas? Want the true Spanish Sangria at your home or office Party? This little Bar will even provide the Music ( I-pod or cd's) to ensure your function is FUN and a well remembered success. Go to the website at www.Barcelonatapas.com and click on the link to send a message to the managers desk directly. Here's to a successful Tapas Party!
  • Entertainment: Every Summer from May through October, this Original Spanish Tapas Bar is THE PLACE TO BE on Wednesday nights for outdoor live music, streetside dining and fun. Three Latin Trios take turns on performing on Wednesdays from 8-11 PM. It has been rumored that the dancing has moved onto the street at times. The combination of small plates, great sangria, live music and people watching is well worth the visit here. BARcelona's Taps Bar is open until 1:30 AM every night but Sundays, when the bar closes down for the law at midnight.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maryland and Forsyth
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking available on either side of the Street or in the parking lot at the back, though the little alley on the south side of the block. VALET service is available every night from 5 PM on. The friendly guys from VIP Valet will charge you a merely $3 BUCKS to take care of your car. Sorry, no Hummers....just kidding.
A word from BARcelona Tapas Restaurant
COME SAVOUR THE BOUNTIES OF SPAIN! In the heart of Clayton, this Spanish translation of "a neighborhood bar", an Authentic Spanish Tapas Bar is always busy with people at the bustling Bar, the church pew lined dining room, outside on the back deck or on the Central Avenue Sidewalk. The walls are bright saffron and crimson with teal accents and just like in Spain, the whole original Serrano Hams, dried salt fish and strings of red peppers frame the busy open kitchen. Bring your friends in for a glass of Sangria to share the gossip of the day. As the Sangria gets the juices flowing, you will want to enjoy some of the many small plates (Tapas) Here you get the true Spanish Fried Artichokes with Romesco sauce, baked Goat cheese melted in tomato sauce, grilled Beef tenderloin Pinchos with Cabrales cheese, peppered Tuna in a red wine and balsamic reduction or plate of Serrano Ham, Mahon Cheese and Spanish Olives. This intimate Tapas Bar can be quite rambunctious on crowded weekend night Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My sister and I went there this past Saturday for dinner. We were seated in the bar at a VERY small table. It was also near the kitchen and the manager kept hovering around to keep an eye on the orders, so as a consequence he was super close to us. We couldn't be moved because the dining room was booked, so we moved to a different table to get away from the manager. Keep in mind this whole time, no one has bothered to take our drink order. We ordered a pitcher of sangria and it was good. After we ordered our tapas it all came out at once and we couldn't fit it all on the tiny table. It was extremely loud, so overall we were happy to make a quick exit. The food is not good enough to make up for the poor service and bad atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Too loud, especially in the Bar! Way too loud ... turn it down!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was understaffed. The sangria tasted watery or maybe just is lacking in fruit juices. Since my last visit there must have been a chef change. The tapas dishes are not nearly as flavorful and are presented differently with either too much cheese or not enough. We were disappointed."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is a good place to go with a group of friends and have a good time. I wouldn't recommend it if you're searching specifically for good tapas."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Get everything but especially get the sangria and the goat cheese"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I've been wanting to go to this restaurant for two years and I'm thrilled I finally made it! It met all my expectations for a fun atmosphere and delicious food. The empanadas were heaven. I'm definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food was so good, I wanted to order one of everything. Alas, I couldn't. I can't wait to go again to try more! The service was fast and attentive. But, the restaurant was very noisy, even when it was not completely full."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food tasty and typical for a good tapas restaurant. I would only go back when I could dine on the patio. People watching great at the bar and the dining room but decibal level beyond what I like when I'm eating a meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I came here with my husband and my younger sistert to celebrate my 42nd birthday. My husband and I had been to BARcelona several times before, and always have a good time. The food is good and tapas is such a great choice if you want a leisurely, casual dinner to share food and converse with friends. We sat in the restaurant area, and the noise level is still on the high end but not so much so that you have to yell across the table to be heard--just busy and lively. The Sangria is excellent! The only irritation is that the bathrooms are one-person-at-a-time, a line forms quickly, and there is little room to stand in line as a server's station for entering orders and the kitchen entrance are immediately adjacent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Delicious!!! The goat + marinara with garlic bread will change your life."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I've been here for lunch a few times but dinner is a different animal. We had 8 in our group and could not hear at all. However, the food is excellent. I did notice some outdoor seating so maybe next time we'll try that."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have been here before and return for good tapas and friendly service. We happened to be there on a summer Thursday when the street is closed for the farmer's market (vendors and live music). Made the patio even more enjoyable. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food was reminiscent of Spain itself. Very authentic. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Expected good food, drinks, & dessert. Tapas were lackluster, & one arrived an hour later than the others. Major disconnect between server & food-runner/kitchen. Server only appeared to take order & bring check. White sangria was crisp & flavorful. Decided to order dessert elsewhere."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We were looking forward to trying BARcelona but were somewhat disappointed. Sangria was bland and food was nothing really special. A few good bites but overall not impressive. Doubt that we will return."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Love the variety BarCelona has and always enjoy my staples (queso de cabra al horno & sangria)! One thing that usually lacks each time i've been is the attentiveness of the servers. The bartenders are good though, when sitting at the actual bar top. I do recommend Barcelona highly for their food and fun vibe, just don't expect impeccable service!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were able to eat outdoors, so the atmosphere was quiet. We enjoyed our food and the bottle of wine recommended by our host was delicious. Because the place was not crowded, our waiter was able to pace our meal perfectly."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Cute little place great atmosphere! Great food and fantastic sangria!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We used the groupon deal. The tapas selection is diverse. The chicken chorizo, flash calamari, and shrimp were all excellent. Would definitely return especially with summertime happening soon!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Group of 9 with reservations! Fun atmosphere great food. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We enjoyed BARcelona on a beautiful, spring evening. The outside seating was much quieter than inside. I would recommend BAR celona to those looking for good tapas in a relaxed atmosphere. Clayton was not always the active night spot it is today. There are plenty of choices to eat and drink!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my lady friend here for our first date and had a great time. the wine was great and not overly priced. the food was outstanding. a great spot."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was ok. We spent $100 and did not feel it was worth it. This was a very loud bar scene with high prices. We were very disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The staff was friendly and helpful. Very lively and loud in there. The food was good, but more "Americanized" Spanish tapas than authentic Spanish Tapas. Had a nice time there."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was great. The sangria was delicious. But even with making reservations, we were seated in the middle of the bar. If you like not being able to hold a conversation and getting your chair bumped every two minutes with waitstaff getting by you, then it was awesome! Maybe one less table and when someone makes a reservation, seat them in the dinning area!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great place to go when visiting kids at Wash U and inviting a few friends. Fun atmosphere, lots of energy, tasty food and perfect for sharing. Margaritas very nice."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Some of our dishes took a little while to come out and drinks to get refilled but over all a good dining experience"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Having only been to BARcelona for lunch, I was happy to have the chace to go for dinner as a Valentine's Day night out with my wife. As I've always heard, the restaurant/bar was very busy - and that caused some slowness in the service. Otherwise, the restaurant and its staff met our expectations and we would recommend giving it a try if you've never been."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "...but don't go for the food. Unfortunately the food was a disappointment. The sangria was mediocre, the calamari was chewy and the chicken and chorizo was average. The garlic shrimp dish was very good and the sauteed mushrooms was also very good and finally the Patatas Bravas was was just decent. Too many other places to to get really good food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "One of our favorite spots. Went for my wife's birthday dinner. Asked for a table by the wall on the dining side away from the music and they made it happen. Great service from the manager and waitress. Food came out quickly and hot. The mussels were super ... all the food was really good ... something different on every plate. Loud, active, fun place to be. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Went for the first time, had a nice dinner. I would highly recommend the Salmon it was cooked perfectly and the portion was nice for Tapas."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I love, love the food here. Get the croquettas, the baked goat cheese, empanadas, albondigas (meatballs), calamari! The sangria is particularly good! Unfortunately, it's EXTREMELY cramped. Don't get me wrong, I've seen them accommodate groups before, but it's really tight. I mean, you're afraid you'll bump into the chair behind you if you try to stand up. And it's really, really loud on the weekends...and that's before the band starts playing. I like an energetic scene, but sometimes, we had to yell back/forth across the table to hear each other. Still, I'd be back -- I love the food!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Noisy but good food, great wait staff a little slow between courses"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Terrible service. Served the same food at different times."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Loud, crowded and horrible waitress. Yes the food was good, luckily. But our waitress never said her name, never smiled, never checked on our drinks. We had to get the owner to bring out food that took way too long. He was nice and accommodating. So it's a shame to have her ruin our experience. If you just want a hot spot to meet for a drink this would be the place."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "crom our initial greeting by the hostess- who was rude - toa n alloof waiter - to porro quality food - would never come back - they were usy yes - but that should be their time to shine - maybe they are counting on people drinking them selves silly ?"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Made 8pm reservations via OT for Clayton Rest Week menu. 2 million others must have done the same because BARcelona was slammed! We were seated at 8:55pm. Not good. Luckily, we enjoyed a drink at Bocci Bar, owned by the same people, down the street. "Frank" came down to Bocci at 8:30 with news that the table was ready, but we waited 20 more mins. Servers were super friendly and upbeat despite the fact that they were losing their minds. One of the manager types was running trays of food to folks at t Bocci Bar while another mgr type talked to his friends and smoked a cigar outside! What?! Paella excellent, garbanzos good, steak leathery (but we got another plate), took dessert home as we pd bill at 10:30! Big disappointment."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went with friends for Clayton Restaurant Week, our first visit to BARcelona. The friends chose it, and frankly I sort of wondered why. Consider me a convert and a true believer. We're "food sharers and comparers" and everyone liked what they had a lot. It was impressive that food quality was excellent on a busy-as-heck night, and our server had a great presence and attitude. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Tried it for Clayton restaurant week. Had reservation in restaurant, but accepted table in bar. Loud beyond measure . Food was great. Would return & eat in restaurant, but would avoid bar for dinner."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Food was very good service was not up to par. Server did not check on us during course of evening. People that brought out food were very efficient."
    Dined on 1/22/2014