BARcelona Tapas Restaurant

4.4
737 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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 or on the patio on Central Avenue. The walls are bright saffron and crimson with teal accents and just like in Spain, 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 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.

Specials

Love Locals Happy Hour

Pitchers of Sangria $12 @HappyHour.
Select Tapas $3.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 23, 2019

Ends: January 24, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Easter Brunch and enjoy Spanish tapas in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Traditional Spanish tapas will be served, joined with BARcelona brunch favorites. Contact us directly to reserve your large (or small) parties.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 737 People Are Saying
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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good place to have a a fun relaxing night with friends. I would like to see little more real Spanish atmosphere. Not just latin music. Overall very good time.

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IG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible service, inattentive staff, watered down drinks, dishes were way too sweet,

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Naples
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was so so.

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Place has great food, service wasn’t bad, but value was not as expected. Taste, temperature, flavor, and diversity of food was on point.

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FS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice choice of tapas

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OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reminds me of home! Love the food. This place never disappoints

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The fish tasted spoiled.

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D
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious tapas food. Valentine’s date

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was great! She was quick even though they were super busy. The food was amazing, it’s a bit expensive whenever you add it all up but definitely worth it. Probably expect to pay around $30 per person. Had a great experience!

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent tapas/small plates. Best Ahi tuna ever, plus great pumpkin soup, wines, Spanish beer, etc. Only negative is the noise level from all the hard surfaces everywhere. A common problem with dining everywhere we go.

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St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We all really enjoyed our meal at BARcelona. We had the paella and several small plates, all split 4 ways and had more than enough to eat. Our only complaint was that it was really too noisy. (But then, we think that's true with almost all restaurants these days.) If you are enjoying a wonderful meal with friends and family it would really be nice if one could hear each other and talk without straining our voices.

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k
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good service and good food!

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JM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good-tasting food that is not typical and filled us up at reasonable restaurant-week prices plus happy-hour drink prices still available with 6pm reservation. Wait staff was attentive. My tablemate would have liked the soup even hotter. Group of women seated at table next to us was loud. Parking in downtown Clayton takes time to find on a Thursday evening.

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TL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Music was at times a little too noisy, and my daughters meal was not hot enough. Otherwise everything was at its usual quality.

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m
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our favorite tapas restaurant in St. Louis! Plenty of options for everyone whether you want hot, cold, vegetables, meat, healthy or comfort food. Save room for the tres leches cake. Reservations recommended, especially on the weekends.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We made a last-minute reservation for NYE and when we arrived, one of the party expected something different and almost made us walk out. So glad we stayed because the food and drinks were delicious. The dining room cleared out and our server kindly turned off the extremely loud music. We ordered the tortilla, mussels, shrimp, artichoke, lamb which we found was enough for 3 adults. Everything was delicious. Service was quick. Can’t wait to go back next time we’re in town.

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EM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual, fun place for Sangria and Tapas! Service was fast and friendly, fun atmosphere.

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PM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Selection of "authentic" Tapas is limited with most dishes simply swimming in one tomato sauce or another which masks the flavor of the food (potatoes, cheese, chicken, etc) rather than enhance it. Sangria is also unforgivably weak and the service is just poor.

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JA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a little cold in the restaurant but I was near a window. The noise level is quite loud... not in a horrible way but a few tweaks could be done to the acoustics. We brought some friends and it was their first experience and they loved the food. It is a great place to share an experience.

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CG
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Everyone was pleasant and very attentive!

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DM
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

39th wedding anniversary and our first time to dine here. We’ll be back! Good service, good food, good company. Thank you!

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b
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The goat cheese dip was very good. The steak medallions with blue cheese should have been so much better. The sauce was just not a good combination with the meal. The roasted cauliflower was absolutely flavorless.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delish!!!

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LS
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter treat

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GM
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. We had a great experience. The food was great and the service awesome. Very reasonably priced.

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G
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our group of six very much enjoyed our Barcelona experience. The food and service were very good. We shared plates. The paella was more than enough for 2-3 people to share. Great sangria. Fun atmosphere. We sat in the bar area which was loud but ok. We definitely recommend.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

No hostess at the stand and was not very welcoming. Food was great though, and our waitress noted it was our anniversary and comp’d our dessert, which was appreciated. The welcome was not appreciated, but I will give it another chance.

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E
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We were not impressed. Having lived in and travelled to Spain, the taste is way off. I liked the energetic atmosphere, but definitely did not like their food. If I were to return, I would only get the Estrella Beer on draft and probably couple it with some jamon Serrano with bread. It would be really hard for anyone to screw up that combination.

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EV
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, easy to work with and very accommodating of a large business happy hour group, we will do that again.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! 👍🏼

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FF
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed. This was recommended by a St Louis native. I should know better.
Tried 3 appetizers and a paella. Sautéed mushrooms tasted like right out of the can, served in the water from the can. Shrimp in chili sauce were small low quality tasteless. Paella was bland, like saffron rice and no other spice. Chicken in paella was too tough to eat.

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C
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We used to look forward to our visits to Barcelona and last 3 times have been so disappointing. Food quality has gone the wayside.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a great time with our friends while visiting Clayton during the Art Fair however the restaurant was really over priced for the quality and quantity of food. Our bill was close to $300 with only a pitcher of sangria, and two additional drinks. Very pricey and we were still hungry after leaving.

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JS
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We had reservations and were seated outside. We waited awhile before anyone even acknowledged us. Service was spotty after she finally came to our table. The mushrooms tasted like canned mushrooms and were barely editable. The Tuna was overcooked. The cauliflower was ok but not great. The steak was fatty but the best thing we had. The inside of the restaurant had a terrible stench so I’m glad we sat outside. At least the weather was nice. We will not return.

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SH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The reservation did not go to the correct restaurant, even though the address was correct. Luckily, they fit my group of 7 in. Had the reservation been correct, I could have awarded 5 stars.

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H
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I have never been rushed thru a meal as I was the other night at Barcelona .
We had a family of 5 eating. Looking forward to a nice leisurely meal after a busy day. Thought some good food and drinks were in order to linger over. Instead we walked out after a briskly served 50 minute meal. Food was served before our sangria arrived. Not going back.

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St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a little difficult with a group of 8. Sharing small plates becomes a task instead of pleasure. Food and service good. Better for smaller group.

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BM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I really enjoyed BARcelona - I just wish they specified that HH deals are ONLY in the bar prior to seating us. If a girlfriend and I are meeting up for HH, we're specifically looking for HH deals. So to be seated and start ordering only to be told we don't get those deals where we are is kind of lame.

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KV
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great live music... Chef is very social and interacts with customers.

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Tapas

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