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BARcelona Tapas Restaurant

646 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Contemporary European
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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!
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Phone number
(314) 863-9909
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peio Aramburu
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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 and click on the link to send a message to the managers desk directly. Here's to a successful Tapas Party!
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Cross street
Maryland and Forsyth
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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.
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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.
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
What 646 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Gal-entines Day. We made reservations for our table of 6. It was ready on time. Service was good and food was good. We shared many meals.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Look I get it, downtown dining rooms usually are a little on the cramped side, but the tables they use at BARcelona are in another level - in a bad way. Ridiculously small and they expect you to eat off plates the size of coffee cup saucers! We came here last Valentines Day too, and the set they served last year was so much better than what they did this year. Lights were way too bright, and someone made the genius (not really) to put scented candles on the did not pair well with the food...

We ordered;

Calamari - decent but nothing special
Roasted potatoes in a tomato sauce - tasty
Pork loin skewers - very good but SMALL
Garlic shrimp in chili oil - no taste of chili oil and shrimp were swimming in a bland sauce..
Paella for two - finally a decent portion, but FLAVORLESS!
Desert Brownie & churros...meah at best.

Just overall a disappointment and we won’t be back..

5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful time! Great food, wonderful atmosphere (can be loud), fabulous service, and excellent for something different. My husband and I like to bring out of town family here for an enjoyable evening. The service was outstanding and very prompt. The owners were attentive and saw them walking around the restaurant often. We also felt the place was clean and neat for a review. We thank you for presenting a great experience!!!!

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Clayton Food Week

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed our evening at Barcelona! The pork kebabs were very dry and a lot of the food needed salt but overall I thought it had great flavor. I really liked my garlic shrimp and my Tres Leches cake the best. The staff was very very nice and attentive. No major complaints or problems I would definitely go back!

FRobbie (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Service and food is always amazing!

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great neighborhood tapas bar. Always has been a fantastic venue with amazing food variety and impeccable service. A true St. Louis destination venue...! Love it..! ❤️

Michael (St. Louis)
2.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

I support local business and consider disappointing experiences to be opportunities for constructive criticism rather than a green light to rant or leave scathing reviews. I dont know whether Barcelona or OpenTable is on the hook here, but since i receieved an email asking for a review, I will oblige the request.

I made reservations for two at 8pm on Thursday, Jan 11 through the OpenTable app. I receieved email confirmation of the reservation and update/reminders sent to my phone. I was impressed by the restaurant’s reputation and eager to try the famous paella especially (in fact, I still am - hence the 4 stars for food). When my dinner date and I arrived after a 60 minute drive to Clayton, we were brusquely informed that the restaurant was closing early due to reports of inclement weather and rather brusquely turned away. While it was a slow night, several individuals were seated at tables and the bar. A very simple courtesy would have been to pick up the phone or email and contact the holder of the reservation and advise that the reservation must be cancelled, and save us an hour of wasted travel to Clayton, or even take a moment or two to be personable when turning away a confirmed reservation. You never know who you might be turning away; perhaps staff should be encouraged to treat everyone who walks through the door like a valued customer- especially those who extended the courtesy of making a reservation. Why else would I bother with Opentable? I took the time to confirm the reservation I understand that stuff happens unexpectedly, but those moments are also opportunties to showcase superior hospitality, simply by taking ownership of the moment and making an effort to be hospitable. While it is admittedly a small sample size, I found Barcelona to be lacking in this regard. I have no doubt that the food and service is generally execellent at Barcelona, but based on my first aborted experience there, i suspect there is room for improvement.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant was very cold

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Semi-authentic Tapas and decent cocktails marred by loud, ambiance crushing music. Why not go all in with the Spanish vibe and play something more apropos than current pop music?