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TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO

4.6
1086 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish
Telefèric Barcelona doors were first opened twenty-seven years ago, and finally the Telefèric family has landed in the states. Our passionate teams in Walnut Creek and Palo Alto have grown to include some of the world’s most creative and innovative chefs and mixologists, including our chefs directly from Barcelona. We are eager to offer you a degustation of our best tapas, exquisite paellas and hand-crafted cocktails for your event. Let us create a unique and fun dining experience for everyone to enjoy.
[Please be aware that we currently have a 90 minutes dining policy for every reservation. Thank you for understanding]

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1086 people are saying
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srivalliC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We were siiting outdoor and there was a homeless person at the sidewalk smoking and people who were waiting to be seated also gathered close to our table. and our drinks and appetizer came in quick but our paella got delayed for a while . while other table next to us got it before us.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 15 hours ago

Hola SrivalliC, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback. We are sorry about your experience. Note our outdoor area is just 'temporary' and was installed to face Covid-19. Unfortunately, we cannot control pedestrians wandering around the street. Next time please reserve in our indoor area. It's beautifully decorated and only customers have access. Again, we are truly sorry about the inconvenience this may have caused. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon at Telefèric Barcelona.

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Mandy
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My husband loves paella and thats why we came here today, but I wish they would have put a candle on the dessert since I put a note on the reservation saying it’s his birthday.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 15 hours ago

Hola Mandy. Thank you for your recent visit and review. We are sad to hear we missed the birthday note and did not place a candle on your dessert. Our apologies about the inconvenience. This information is very helpful and will be transferred to the managers on duty. Looking forward to your next visit. Muchas Gracias y Feliz Cumpleaños to your husband from our team.

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FrayA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and tapas. Highly recommended! Will certainly go back again!

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 15 hours ago

Hola FrayA. This is great! Thank you for your visit and feedback. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon at Telefèric Barcelona

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and staff is friendly and helpful

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 15 hours ago

Hola Stephanie C. Thank you so much for your recent visit and feedback. Come back soon.

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ElaineT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

3 of us seated outside. We had to shout a little to hear each other. The ordering system (server with his connected IPad) is brilliant. I love this place.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 15 hours ago

Hola ElaineT, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback. We are glad you still enjoyed your time here and will definitely keep an eye on the music volume! Muchas Gracias.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a while that everyone was free for a Family dinner so we picked a restaurant that we haven’t tried. All I can say is you need to try this place.

Service was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Food was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ That pulpo appetizer is the bomb!

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Responded 15 hours ago

Hola Anonymus, Thank you for choosing us for your family dinner and for your review. This makes us very happy and help us continue putting a lot of passion to our work. Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you soon again. Muchas Gracias

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yxxxx
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Everything was nice except our waiter took 20 min to introduce himself. Still a recommended place!

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RogerL
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I will say, THE DRINKS WERE GREAT!! It started things off just right. Then, the empanadas came......boo. Not so good. We tried a few other food items. So so. BUT the Mojitos and the sangria were OUTSTANDING!! It was worth the visit just for the drinks.

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Responded 15 hours ago

Hola RogerL, Thank you for your comment and recent visit. We are happy you enjoyed the drinks and appreciate your feedback. Hopefully, if there is a next time, we can offer you a better culinary experience. Muchas Gracias

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ChristaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & terrific food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food is always great; our go to whenever we are in Palo Alto.
This most recent experience was a bit bad though because it was really hot and for some reason the hostess refused to let us sit at the shaded table behind us which was empty for most of our meal
Top notch none the less

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 15 hours ago

Hola! Thank you for your stellar review. We are truly sorry about the unfortunate event with the hostess. This information will be forwarded to the managers in charge for future reference. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. :) Gracias!

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FlorH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good, although the paella was maybe a bit too dry. There service was amazing, everyone was very kind and made wonderful recommendations about the food. Maybe because of the table we were sat (just in front of the door, outside), there was a lot of noise. Overall, I believe the place is very good and worth visiting once, but too expensive for what they offer.

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LindaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sat outside (could not get seating inside), didn’t Iike all the non-restaurant people walking so close to where our table was placed.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 5 days ago

Hola LindaR, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback. We are sorry about our current seating situation. Hopefully we can get back to normality as soon as possible and be allowed to use our original seating layout. Looking forward to have you back at Teleferic Barcelona soon. Muchas Gracias!

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

it is a lovely place and it keeps a very authentic menu, I missed pan amb tomaquet but it is worth mentioning the sangrias which are lovely. Service is outstanding and I did not find it particularly pricey compared on the high quality items that are served.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, artisanal craft cocktails and delicious food. Indoors is noisy so a bit difficult for sustained conversation but outdoors is perfect for it

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 5 days ago

Hola! Thank you for your recent visit and feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the artisanal craft cocktails, service and food. Please come back soon. Muchas Gracias!

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vipDave
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We tried this restaurant based on my sons recommendation. He was right, it was very, very good. We had a small sampling of the tapas. Cauliflower, crab croquettes, pork belly and tuna taquitos. We also had the sampler for dessert. The only one I didn’t think as on par with the rest were the crab croquettes. Everything else was terrific. I will be going back to try the paella’s. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 5 days ago

Hola Dave, Thank you very much for your recent visit and feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and had a great time with us. Please come back soon to try the Paella, is delicious! Muchas Gracias

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vipSwankie
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe! Fun food. Something different!

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 5 days ago

Hola Swankie. Thank you for your recent visit and feedback. We look forward to having you at Teleferic Barcelona again soon. Muchas Gracias!

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Ice300
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good is good but pricy

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BryanA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is awesome, server was on top of things very accomodating. A bit crowded for a Thursday night.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 5 days ago

Hola BryanA, Thank you for your recent visit and comment we are very happy to hear your server was accommodating and you enjoyed the food. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Muchas gracias

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KenL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very expensive for what you get. Nothing really blew me away.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipsumit
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Reception and seating was an issue

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AndrewL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience eating at Teleferic Barcelona. Food was delicious and amazing presentation. Great service and friendly staff. Only complaint is the outdoor seating but lots of flies buzzing around the food. They need a bug zapper to control the bugs.

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vipHorstS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was disappointed with the quality of the tapas. I was trying to taste the same deliciousness that I experienced in Barcelona a couple of years ago. It was good, but not anywhere near what you can get in a random restaurant in Barcelona.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 5 days ago

Hola HorstS, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback. We are truly sorry Teleferic Barcelona did not meet your expectations in terms of food. All our chefs are born and raised in Barcelona and are continuously on the lookout for high quality ingredients that resemble the ones in our country of origin. This feedback will be taken into consideration and passed to the chefs for them to keep improving the recipes. Muchas Gracias and hopefully you can give us another chance in the future.

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viphermanc
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. The food & service were on point and will be planning another visit very soon.

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TheresaW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were sitting next to the patio and there is no air conditioning felt.. it was very hot out that day.
Other than that, the food & ambiance was amazing. The value is great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Being first to arrive with reservation did not get first, second, third….. sixth seating?
They are popular and the lack of attentiveness reflects it.
Food is okay but the squid ink paella was too salty and a tad on the dry side - overcooked.
The only outstanding dish were the crab croquettes. The cauliflower was good, and so was the potato. The pork belly and the octopus could be better.
Only go if I crave for tapas again and before I find a better tapas place.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded on September 8, 2021

Dear customer, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback. We are truly sorry Telefèric Barcelona did not meet your expectations as our team strives to provide knowledgeable and attentive service while offering authentic Spanish food. We appreciate and will take your feedback seriously. Have a great day and we hope to have the chance to welcome you again at Telefèric Barcelona in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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RickD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. The sides were amazing. Highly recommend the cauliflower dish and the kale corn salad. The paella was not as good as I had anticipated. It was good but I was expecting sensational. There is an automatic 20% gratuity. I usually tip 20% or more, so it was not a financial issue. It just rubs me the wrong way to be required to tip a certain amount. I guess I don't like being told what to do regarding an item that is historically left to my discretion.

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BiancaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most wonderful experience, walk in was sat in a comfy table in the corner with beautiful jungle vibe ambiance around me. Awesome music playing…. Server Alejandra was super attentive she coursed our tapas and food out perfectly! We ordered almost all the tapas! I’m still drooling over the grilled octopus and the watermelon tomatoes!!! My bf even wanted to find a way to franchise it to San Diego we loved it so much! We can’t wait to go back next time we find ourselves in the Bay Area! I’ll never forget the food and experience

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded on September 8, 2021

Hola Bianca, Thank you for this wonderful review and recent visit. We are very happy that Alejandra took good care of you, and that you loved the food. We can't wait to have you back and hopefully expand to San Diego someday. Muchas Gracias

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Maribelu
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are in love with this place! Can’t wait to visit the new one at Los Gatos.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded on September 8, 2021

Hola Maribelu, Thank you for your great review and recent visit. We can't wait to have you at our new location in Los Gatos! Stay tuned for more info :)

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vipRollah
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food didn't check on us w/ any regularity; forgot a drink order. Hence the 4 instead of 5 stars.

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vipMr650Foodie
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Probably the most overrated restaurant in the Bay Area. Made a reservation several weeks ago, yet we were given a very crappy table. What is the point of making a reservation?
The lobster Paella had 2 chunks of lobster. 2! The Sangris was watered down. The apps are way overpriced.
Huge disappointment & I’m out $200!

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LouisG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The tapas was good, not great. The Paella was overcooked, greasy, not very good and way too expensive, given its quality.

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DornazM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, which is rare to find in the Bay Area. Highly recommended.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded on September 8, 2021

Hola DornazM. Muchas Gracias for your review and recent visit. Looking forward to welcoming you at Telefèric Barcelona again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so happy that we decided to check this place out while in Palo Alto. Attentive service, exceptional food and incredibly fun drinks. Highly recommend!

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 5 days ago

Hola! Thank you for your recent visit and comment. We are truly happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Teleferic Barcelona and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Muchas gracias

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AdrianaJ
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about TB! I frequently have Jeff as my waiter and he’s nothing less than fantastic. Your food comes quickly and to perfection. They’re drinks menu is the best I’ve seen in Palo Alto. Looking forward to the Los Gatos location!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It’s a busy Friday afternoon- waited in line for 10minutes to be seated. Staff was nice. Our server was great- she gave us good recommendations.
We started with the octopus- crunchy on the outside but tender when you bite. Our paella negra was muy delicioso. Our food is perfect for our sangria.
I indicated it was a birthday celebration but no mention of it tho.

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vipGinOB
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the place was fun. A bunch of us from work met there and we tried so many things it was hard to keep track. The drinks were really good as well and our server was really nice. It was so good I ordered food to take home to my family for dinner.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO
Responded 15 hours ago

Hola GinOB, This is great! Thank you very much for your recent visit and feedback. We love that you find our place fun and enjoyed our drinks and food. We look forward to your next visit. Muchas Gracias

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rubyh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic tapas at a great price, we will be back.

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Dubu
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an anniversary lunch date with the hubs on a Wednesday. This was our second time here, and of course it's great, or we wouldn't have returned. We aren't comfortable eating inside, so we enjoyed the plentiful outdoor seating. We have the octopus, croquette, pork, shrimp, and salmon. The pork was a little salty for our taste (but we tend to eat on the bland side), but everything was delicious, and service was friendly and prompt. We'll be back!

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Responded on September 4, 2021

Hola Dubu, thank you for the great review. We’re so happy you loved your experience and can’t wait to have you back soon. Muchas Gracias!

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FAQs

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 321-0512.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO is rated 4.6 stars by 1086 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.