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About 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

32-34 North Central Ave
Clayton, MO 63105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Contemporary European

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!

Cross Street:
Maryland and Forsyth

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 863-9909

Website:
http://www.barcelonatapas.com/

Entertainment:
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.

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!

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.

Executive Chef:
Peio Aramburu

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

BARcelona Tapas Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
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Special Occasion (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our meal and service were outstanding. We took friends from Chicago and they loved it. DJsamanthalee was terrific. Wish there was a dance floor to we could do the music justice.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Spicy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service, great food! Our orders were turned quickly. They were prepared well, tasty and creative. The variety of a tapas menu made it really enjoyable with a group.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I showed up at 7:30 for a 7:30 reservation. I had to wait for over 5 minutes for the hostess to come to the desk. When she finally did, she said it would be about 10 minutes for a table. I showed up at 7:30 for a reservation that I had made for 7:30 and was now being told that I would not be getting a table until 7:45, 15 minutes after I had booked for. My boyfriend and I had a drink at the barwhile we waited for our table. When our table was finally available, the hostess came over and told us that she would save the table for us while we paid for our drinks, as if she was doing us a favor. As we were walking back to the hostess' desk, she spotted us and walked off without so much as a "follow me" or "right this way." I was unsure if I should have followed her or if she was running off to take care of something else (she was bringing out food to tables, so I'm guessing they were understaffed). It wasn't until she pulled out a chair at an empty that I realized that she was in fact showing us to our table. I was completely taken aback at her behavior.

Had it not been for our waitress I would have given BARcelona 1 star in terms of service. The food was okay and the prices are okay. But until I hear of some improvements with service I will not be going back.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My family and I love new and interesting food. What could be better than a trip to Spain via BARcelona Tapas?! It was a great time filled with good food, great drinks, and reasonable prices.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

mediocre food, same service. I made reservations based on tripadvisor but was disappointed. the lights in the restaurant flickered all the time, the light was dim, the restaurant seemed grimy and not well-maintained. we sat next to the bathroom and the door to the basement - once the waitress opened the door to the basement I got a glimpse of the dirty wall. ugh..
the shrimps were undercooked, the beef was tough, the churros overly sweet. the olives were good. white sangria ($5) did not have almost any alcohol but the whole glass was full of ice.
overall, it was a big disappointment and will be more careful next time when selecting recommendations from tripadvisor.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Enjoy the nature of shareables. BARcelona tapas are delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Barcelona is our go to Tapas restaurant in St Louis. We love the bar / restaurant for its trendy ambiance and good food and drinks. On this visit stand out dishes were Bacallao, salmon and mushrooms. They were spot on. We didn't care for the Spanish sausages, croquettes - which seem to be missing ham, and the mojito which tasted of tonic water. Shouldn't a mojito be muddled sugar, lime, and mint with rum? Perhaps it was a different take on the classic mojito because they remade the drink and it came back tasting the same.

Even though we were disappointed with some offerings there were others that were good. Overall the full experience was a slight disappointment as we've always been happy in the past and expected the same .

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Tapas, Fun, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We really enjoyed our family birthday celebration. So much fun to share the delicious tapas,
the kids age 5 and 7 found lots of great foods too. Saved room for yummy desserts. We will return to BARcelona for another family gathering.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very good food at fair prices. Nice area though somewhat noisy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First time here...and I will be back!
Thoroughly enjoyed the variety of small plates we ordered at this friendly casual spot. Excellent assortment of Spanish style tapas. Also had the paella, which may have been short on seafood but still had an excellent taste.
Definitely worth a try.

Tags: Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was GREAT!!! Service was horrible.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our first time at the restaurant, and we were very impressed!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The bar was a little loud but the people were very friendly and the food was good. Especially liked the goat cheese in marinara.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fun place to have a meal. Our mistake was selecting it for a business dinner -- venue too noisy to hear conversations.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Amazing food and sangria!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I was part of a group of 6. One couple (there were 4 of us singles) generally prefers to order for themselves; the rest of us were open to sharing. Our waitress helped greatly with determining how much to order for ourselves and for the table. All our food was very good with the exception of the beef tenderloin. Only mine was cooked as ordered: rare. The medium and medium-well orders were under-done. One was sent back. Although mine was cooked as ordered, it was tough. Tenderloin should never be tough if not overdone. We all look forward to returning.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Barcelona has been a longtime favorite. Every time we are headed to St.Louis it is on my must do list. The lamb is my favorite on the menu and you can't beat $10 sangria pitchers during happy hour.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Two friends got their food and finished it before we had to ask for l where my food was. They did have a large party come in but it was a little strange that I sat there hungry while others were able to eat and completely finish their meals. We did get dessert comped and it really wasn't the server's fault. It was just a rather frustrating experience for a first time there.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service and food were great. I have eaten here several times. Lunch is quietest if you want to have a conversation. Dinner can be noisy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent menu with lots of choices. Suggestions on their best dishes were very good. Only complaint is the dish I would have expected first, and wanted first, came last and the potatoes which are an accompanyment came before any other dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Disappointing experience. Brought friends from out of town and was a bit embarrassed. Service was terrible. Waitress repeatedly asked which tapas we had ordered. Drink orders had to be made three times with different people before the (watered down) drink arrived. One of our plates came out much later than the rest. Tuna was not fresh. Waitress spilled water on the table and my son's leg. Used his napkin to wipe it up and then asked if he wanted a new napkin rather than just bring one. We had two large 20 year olds with us and they stuck us in a table against the wall rather than a table with open sides (which was available). Unlikely to return.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 14, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis. Not very crowded on Monday night. Visits on the weekend are louder. I love their menu, especially the muscles and gazpacho.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great, as always! I love all the options for gluten free they offer!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Tapas, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Spicy, Romantic
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I loved trying the various plates of beautiful and delicious food with my sister while celebrating our birthdays.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

I've been here several times in the past. We had an early reservation. The food was very good as expected. Atmosphere is always fun and lively. For whatever reason, the servers were not very interested in serving--like when they act as if it's an inconvenience to be pleasant and courteous. Maybe it was an "off" night.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis. I will never hesitate to go here for a bite to eat or a drink with friends. It works great for meat-eaters and vegetarians. So many tapas options that you can always try something new, and so far, everything I have tried has tasted great. They're all a decent size as well! Honestly, it's a fantastic restaurant with a great vibe, and it feels so authentic and fun! Definitely check this place out.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Hadn't been in a couple of years and it wasn't as good as it was the last time I went. The food came out quick but the fried foods were cold in the middle and looked as though the grease was dirty. We didn't like the last plate and the waitress was nice enough to take it off the bill. We appreciated that but the food wasn't worth the money.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 14, 2017

My friends and I went to BARcelona for the Clayton restaurant week promotion and it was fairly lackluster. Service was good and the place was energetic, but the food was not anything to get excited about. The appetizers (salad and bean soup) were pleasant, but the beef tenderloin was chewy and didn't taste fresh and the paella was a bit watery and mushy. The churros that we ordered for dessert were also slightly undercooked in the center. All in all, this place is ok, but not particularly impressive.

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The only thing I missed was hearing the customers speak Spanish! From the decor to the flatware..from the tortilla de patatas to the paella, 100% authentic ! Excellent food! A Spanish gem in Clayton!

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Everything was super delicious. We really enjoyed the goat cheese and tomato sauce with garlic bread. Allegra took great care of us!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Spicy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2017

always decent food, good paella, generous portions for tapas plates, wait staff always good, sometimes loud, parking a pain

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We were huge fans of the now defunct Modesto and have always considered giving Barcelona a try for tapas. They did not disappoint. The restaurant is vibrant, the food was excellent - probably one of the best mushroom dishes ever - the wait staff was wonderful. It is very loud so maybe not the place for an 'intimate' dinner, but fantastic none the less. We will be returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We told our waitress that we had a BIRTHDAY PARTY and she forgot to bring a dessert with a candle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Take your date to this restaurant. Food was outstanding if the weather is nice sit outside if not there's ample space inside the band played great music not too loud very appropriate would like to see them play jazz. Great experience

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We had a wonderful time! We went for my birthday. I had asked for a quiet spot, but there was live music. We ended up outside, but it was perfect. It wasn't too loud and the weather was nice that night. Our waitress, Julie, was helpful and polite. We tried the watermelon salad ( special) and loved it. We loved the unique options on the menu. Everything was delicious. It was exactly what I was looking for on my birthday. Finally, a restaurant where I could sit and enjoy. No rushing. The food didn't come to fast or too slow. It was perfect.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent as always! The food was delicious and the red and white wine sangrias were refreshing!

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very good time with great Tapas to share with date. She had her birthday and had a mdmorable time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Spent the weekend in Clayton and decided to check out this restaurant. Definitely a good choice. Excellent variety and the food was great!!! Would recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Meatballs were amazing, definitely a must!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We made a reservation, and went to BARcelona! We were greeted nicely and seated. We began to peruse the menu, and a server approached our table. She apologized profusely, while explaining the kitchen closed right as we were seated. We were quite famished, so we were forced to leave and try another restaurant. I'd go back, but I'd recommend going early if you wish to eat.

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