BCN Taste & Tradition

4.8
795 reviews
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$50 and over
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Spanish
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Credit card info required for reservations larger than 5 guests. A $50/person fee will be charged if you are unable to cancel within 48 of your scheduled time or if your party decreases in size within 24 of your reservation. No fee will be assessed for transferring the reservation to a different name.
BCN Taste & Tradition, the name gives a nod to Barcelona and the meld of traditional and modern Spanish cuisine. Chef Luis Roger has just relocated from Girona, Spain - trained under Michelin Chef Ferran Adria at elBulli- and taught at the renowned culinary school Aula Gastronomica de l’Emporada.
Located on a 1920’s era Victorian home in the trendy Montrose/Museum District (4210 Roseland St.). BCN Taste & Tradition will recreate an authentic Spanish style dining experience with unparalleled service. The menu will showcase all the fantastic, cutting-edge haute cuisine that put Spain on the world stage.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10.30pm
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Phone number
(832) 834-3411
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Luis Roger
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Private party facilities
BCN offers two private dining rooms with the availability of 10 seats in one room and 14 in the other room. There is direct access through the parking lot.
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Private party contact
Jerry Arguelles: (832) 834-3411
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Richmond & Montrose
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking.
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Richmond and Montrose
Additional
Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 795 People Are Saying
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PZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, Excellent service, great Wine, awesome food

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MS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is, quite simply, the best restaurant in Houston; and has been for some time.

The food is amazing (you must try the suckling pig at least once), the decor warm and unique and the service impeccable.

I would go there weekly if i could restrain myself and not over order every time.

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AP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somewhat on the pricey side. There are other continental cuisine restaurants with nice ambiance that are a better value.

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KS
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We came my for husband’s bday since we were there once before and really liked it.
This time I liked it a little less. The food (main dish)was just ok,I just should have not got what waiter was pushing so much(lamb chops).My husband got suckling pig which he liked but both dishes being almost $60 each i expected more. Just didn’t like waiter suggesting the most expensive dishes including the special appetizer without telling the price and it’s not even being good. The only things I really liked were sangrias,both white and red.in conclusion it’s a pretty place for a special occasion but I doubt I will be back,can find some better spots when spending over $200.

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m
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, modern take on traditional fine Spanish cuisine. Expensive but worth it.

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OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alfredo is the best server ever and Paco as manager is super. Food unreal. Service even better.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as we walked in the door we received great service! The drinks were perfect and the food was delicious to match. Great experience!

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ER
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our evening at BCN! Never disappoints. Closest we can get a to fine European dining in Houston.

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RH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful in every way. Outstanding service. Every dish was perfect.

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q
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BCN continues its strong tradition of excellent service and exquisite meals. The cozy atmosphere coupled with authentic Spanish cuisine with the freshest ingredients combine to form a memorable dining experience. I will be back!

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GS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

You don’t get the bang for the buck. Too expensive and small plates and portions. Wine expensive like crazy. $17 worth wine at $48. Crazy

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MP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Som Sebastian was a HIT and had some amazing suggestions for wine pairings! The food was not up to par for the prices and the signature Oak smoke flavor was overpowering in most dishes. The portions are small and that was a disappointment. Mussels were tender but there were far too few. Sebastian would be our reason to return!

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JL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!! Everything is always perfect!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allowed our server to guide us through everything. Surprised, amazed, without words, outstanding, and absolute perfection. Left content and eager to return.

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CB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BCN is one of the best restaurants in Houston! We can’t wait to go back!

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CM
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Houston, maybe the Southwest and beyond. Along with the incredible food is impeccable service.

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FC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Not impressive, food (fish) was salty, desert (chocolate) was ok. Not Outstanding as i expected from the reviews. Servicecwas great. I am Catalan, from Barcelona region and was not impressed. Decor is simple. Atmospher is quiet. Not clear why this place is overrated. Kind of overpriced too.

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RB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Houston and Awesome as always! Cant wait for my next visit.

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H
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 3rd visit to this gem confirms that Luis Roger is a force to be reckoned with! Living up to his El Bulli background, BCN has to be at the top of anyone's "Best of Houston" list.

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B
Houston
59 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may be the best restaurant in Houston (and that is saying something). The food is not just outstanding, it is different, and we had an awesome meal. The only catch is getting in. Tiny restaurant means you must make reservations far in advance. But our efforts paid off. Fantastic food and service.

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WS
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

BCN is a very good restaurant, and could be a great restaurant except for a few minor issues. The cocktails are fabulous - awesome gin tonics. The service is friendly and good. Most of the items on the menu are good, and some exceptional. A few misses on our recent visit: “seared calamari” came out as soggy fried calamari, potato appetizer was a disappointment, and the duck breast was over cooked. I love this restaurant, but it seems to be slipping a bit.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience

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B
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luis and his wife were wonderful hosts. The food was excellent and so was the service. The entire staff was friendly and attentive. It was our first time there. We will be back.

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G
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food and exceptional service is outstanding. We have been coming here for the last 4 years and it has always been consistent . We will continue to dine at this fine restaurant.

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Houston
142 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a welcoming, outstanding restaurant, certainly one of the best in houston. At our table we had suckling pig, medium rare roasted duck breast with Isdabal(cheese) sauce and filet Mignon. The pig was succulent and crisp, the duck perfectly done,tender, tasty and the cheese sauce unique. The filet was as good or better than any. Our bottle of Hacienda Moasterio was excellent and perfect with our dishes. Our somewhat courageous taster thought the pigfoot carpaccio was terrific as was the watermelon burrata salad. Great food, wine. sevice from Gerry and a visit from the chef Luis! Fabulous evening

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M
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been, the food and service is outstanding, great wine list and better drinks! The chef is super humble and the staff is amazing!

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AZ
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We enjoyed celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary at this gem. It’s expensive.

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c
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful anniversary celebration at BCN last Saturday night. The restaurant was lovely, and, although busy and vibrant, steps have clearly been taken to keep the noise level low. My husband and I felt transported back to Barcelona, as we enjoyed the Spanish wines and dishes. Everything was delicious, from the calamari and ham croquettes to our seafood entrees. The service was wonderful and warm. We will definitely return.

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SS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Buzzy spot. At the price point would expect higher quality (quality’s very good, but pricing seemed to be a level above it.) That said, a solid addition to the expense account meals rotation - and one of the few viable non-steak options in town for that purpose. Service seemed ok but not what I’d expect in this price tier as well.

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M
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Houston. Consistently excellent.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of my favorites and always a wonderful experience!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an incredible experience. Best Catalan restaurant in the Western Hemisphere.

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WB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BCN is about as close to Spain as you can come in Houston. The food and service were excellent. This is about my third time eating at BCN and it never disappoints.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb! The waitress suggested an off the menu blood orange gin cocktail that my non-gin loving colleagues raved about. We all ordered different main course dishes and BCN did not disappoint. Fresh and flavorful from the appetizers to dessert. This place is a keeper.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a 5:15 reservation and were being rushed towards end of meal. The gin and tonic drinks were fabulous. Would like to give BCN a second chance.

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P
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

May be the best restaurant in Houston. Beautiful dining room, great lighting. Food is fantastic. A very authentic European/Spanish experience.

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EM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Great service. The dishes never disappoint and are fabulous.

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KC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit. Food was very good both in taste and presentation. Dishes explained thoroughly should you have questions. Portions are modest but the price is not ;) Service was outstanding. Very ample wine list and full bar available. Here is a sampling of some of what was ordered. Tartar, patata brava, calamari, pork tenderloin.

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AG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is excellent. Great service, food, and ambiance.

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AZ
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Iberian ham was so amazing. Probably the best I have had, even better than what I have had in Spain. Great experience.

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