Telefèric Barcelona

4.5
1210 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
We are thrilled to announce that Telefèric Barcelona has arrived in the United States! Telefèric offers a wide variety of tapas and pintxos, as well as paella made by our very own Paella Master! Treat yourself to one of our reimagined traditional Spanish drinks, including gintonics, fashioned with authentic ingredients and modern techniques. We proudly offer a true Spanish wine program, and of course there will be plenty of sangria to go around!
The Telefèric Barcelona doors were first opened twenty-three years ago, and finally the Telefèric family has landed in the states. Our passionate team in Walnut Creek has grown to include some of the world’s most creative and innovative chefs and mixologists, including two chefs directly from Barcelona. Our downtown location features the first second-story outdoor patio and bar in Walnut Creek, which is available for reservation in addition to our exclusive private dining room.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: 11:30am - 9:15pm
Thursday-Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-10:15pm
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Phone number
(925) 300-3826
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Oscar & Rodrigo
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Catering
CATERING

Let us bring Barcelona to you. We offer full service catering for every event. We look forward to putting the final touches on your special event.

BRING BARCELONA HOME!
ASK ABOUT OUR FULL-SERVICE PAELLA CATERING SERVICES!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Main Street
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Parking details
There are various parking garages in the downtown area, as well as metered parking along the street.
Garages are located on:
1. North Main, entrance next to Crate and Barrel (free; no time limit)
2. South Broadway and Newell (free; no time limit)
3. Mt. Diablo and Locust (Century 14 Garage) (free; 4 hour time limit)
4. Olympic and Locust (Yoga Works Garage) (free; 3 hour time limit)
5. Locust and North California (1st hour free then 0.50 cents/hour with no maximum time limit
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Public transit
1. BART - Walnut Creek station.
2. Free Walnut Creek Trolley (#4) that can transport you directly from BART to Broadway Plaza
3. County Connection Bus: Other bus routes that one can take within the city of Walnut Creek: http://countyconnection.com/maps-schedules/
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Entertainment
Every Monday evenings we do a live FLAMENCO SHOW from 6pm until 9pm.
The group called Caminos Flamencos consist in 3 dancers 1 guitar player and 1 singer, will be performing live on a stage in the Main Dinning Room.
There is a minimum spent for groups above 8 guests. Please send an email to reservations@telefericbarcelona.com for any reservations.
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PATIO
Space Specs
780 square foot Outdoor Terrace
Floral tiling, exposed brick, open air, wired seating.
Seated meal: can accommodate 40 guests.
Reception: Can accomodate 60-65 guests.
Special features:
Private bar w/ caesarstone top
Private entrance
Outdoor view overlooking Downtown Walnut Creek and a Private Dinning Area.

PRIVATE DINING ROOM
Space Specs
400 square foot dining room
Suspended wood ceiling, open air features, porcelain pendants from Spain creating a warm intimate feel.
Seated meal: Can accomodate 25 guests.
Reception: Can accommodate 35 guests.
A/V on request.

RESTAURANT BUYOUT
4600 square foot space.
Up to 300 person capacity.
3 separate spaces.
2 full bars.
An open kitchen.
All spaces looking out over Mount Diablo Blvd in downtown Walnut Creek, CA.
For any enquires please send an email to reservations@telefericbarcelona.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Telefèric Barcelona has two beautiful private spaces available for reservation. We offer our indoor Private Dining Room as well as our second-story rooftop terrace and bar. Both are exclusive, intimate, and perfect for any event you wish to celebrate. We would be honored to host your event

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What 1210 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebration Lunch

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PL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

This restaurant was listed as "casual elegant". We were seated next to THREE huge tvs blaring a baseball game. This is more like a sports bar with loud tvs blaring and poor service. We ordered about 8 dishes and all the food was delicious. However our waitress disappeared and we had to wait over 15 minutes for the check. My nephew had to get up and find someone to take his credit card. We waited another 15 minutes for it to be returned. Also we were seated next to the sliding window which the waiters and busboys kept opening and closing. It was very cold. Not a very nice "special occasion" as it was my birthday! To top it off, I recd an email when I got home stating that we were no shows! Would not recommend.

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m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was incredible...get the SPICY Pepper Vodkas Sangrias...THE BEST

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AN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were seated on the patio and the tapas carts were not brought to this area. If I had known this when seated, I would have asked for an indoor table.

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a
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for our 17-year anniversary. Food and service was excellent as always. However we were a little disappointed that since we made our reservations and mentioned it was our anniversary I thought it would have been a nice detail for the restaurant to present a free dessert. We still will continue to dine here and entertain our friends and family.

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NM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and spanish wines. The cheff Jordi was amazing, come to the table to say hi. Great service!

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening!

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m
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall food was moderately good except Kale salad was very bland. Sangria was very good. Service was the best part of the dining experience.

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R
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go there again.

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j
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice to eat on the patio with warm weather and good food east of the tunnel!

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a magic moment

Surpussed all our expectations
We are coming back.

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k
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Mas excellente! It is so nice to discover a great Spanish restaurant. Quite reasonable,too. You will enjoy it.

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

well I already did this and not changed my mind since my last review two days ago. I think this place is great. the building itself is something. love sitting outside on the rooftop area. great!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice experience. Friendly staff.

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a
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Another great time at Teleferic Barcelona. We went early for dinner and were able to pick where we wanted to be seated, opting for the outside bar area. Sangria was ordered, refreshing on a hot day and we put in an order for some tapas. The patatas bravas never disappoint and the shrimp tacos were excellent. The coquettes also hit the mark. The empanadas were a little disappointing and I thought the hangar steak could have been more flavorful. We enjoyed some churros for dessert, which were excellent and left stuffed. I was a little disappointed that the cart with the pinxtos was not brought around, as our initial order was light as we wanted to see what the cart had to offer. Luckily, our waitress was on top of things and always made sure to check in with how we were doing. You can’t beat the location, overlooking downtown Walnut Creek, a perfect date night location.

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CW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was a beautiful day. A bit hot but tolerable. We were a group of 4. My choice for beverage, SANGRIA BARCELONA was tasty so I ordered a second which was disappointingly unlike the first. My first dish, the Galician grilled octopus had a tasteless texture of pulp on a equally tasteless salty sauce. The second dish, Foie Gras, was over cooked and had none of the accompanying flavors promised by the menu.
We all enjoyed our server. Great attitude, friendly cheery. We left with a pleasant spirit only because of her. With so many interesting menu items, I am willing to try Telefeic Barcelona again hoping it was just a bad day in the Kitchen

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AC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing sangria and the hosts and servers are wonderful. Authentic Spanish food, absolutely delicious. Try the lobster paella. It is simply divine!

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KA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Spanish food I've had outside of Spain! Spanish daughter-in-law agrees and Spanish trained chef son agrees! Staff was amazing, food was authentic and out of this world!

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Z
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We'd my birthday here. I really enjoyed the food. But, the Flamenco dancers & singing was a real special treat. All their foods were tasty & good.

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OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience, nice place, good food friendly staff, and good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Date nights we are always trying new places. This restaurant was fun. We got a great table by the window. The best things we ordered was the chicken empanadas and shrimp tacos.

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L
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to hang out with friends.
Food and service were great. Outside it can get a bit too loud.

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DM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked it both for lunch and dinner. Nice, lively atmosphere and great Basque type cooking.

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m
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food as always good, but the food came out lukewarm, should have been hotter.

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R
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic tapas--always good, and they even rotate in a few new ones every so often. Grilled octopus is a must-have!

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DG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Variety of menu options, shared plates and creative cocktails in a beautiful indoor/outdoor environment.

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lived up to expectations. Noise level too loud, music too loud

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Tapas dining experience is awesome. Service is professional and friendly. Atmosphere is really enjoyable and energetic. And Monday night Flamenco is an added plus for one's dining experience. Overall...really felt like the staff was glad to have me their at their restaurant.

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m
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My group all had a wonderful time and loved the food.

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R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was not good. Many dishes came out cold including the ribs. The saving grace was the server came and corrected it quickly. Surprisely, the kitchen decided to only heat up the remaining ribs vs presenting us with a new plate. The other ribs sat cold on our plates. A lot of potential but lacks the execution.

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RT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 6 of us for a birthday lunch and we all had a great time. The food was very good and the service amazing

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o
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great one. The one of best restaurants. Love to there

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D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very loud drunk party next to us took away from ambiance this visit. Food always wonderful. Our waitress was terrific

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M
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is so so. Octopus was good. Flatbread and Mediterranean not that great. Red wine by the glass tasted like the bottle had been opened for a few days. This is my third visit and I don’t plan on returning

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PS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Little loud. We were seated under a speaker. Music was loud. Prefer different dining music. Not enough to not recommend though.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here about 5-6 times and each time the food has always been so delicious and such a great experience!!! Any occasion can be celebrated here.

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B
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Our second visit. First time was great - food, service, environs. This time much less so... food was inconsistent (duck was tough, chewy, lots of gristle; salmon was overwhelmed with the pork and seasonings; octopus still a winner as were the empanadas, flat bread, scallops.) Service - we felt rushed and two of our wine choices were not in stock. But the real clincher (would have been 4 stars up until now...) was that instead of telling us they were closing (it was 9:30 PM on a Tuesday), they just turned off all the lights! We were entertaining out of town guests and we were more than embarrassed to say the least. A simple "We close at 9:30, sorry" would have sufficed. Seriously.

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c
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow, we sat there for 15 min without anyone asking if we needed anything. Food was not as great, shrimp tasted dry. I doubt I’ll be back.

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Telefèric is one of our favorite restaurants in the Bay Area, and the Pulpo is one best dishes anywhere. Our most recent visit was enjoyable, but the squid-ink paella was disappointing. Way too salty and a bit soggy, the seafood was overwhelmed by the rice. Both of us were dehydrated and suffered indigestion during the night, literally leaving a bad taste. Paella should be a signature dish at a Catalan restaurant. I hope the chef will correct this. We will definitely try again.

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CP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Cocktails and food were terrific. Service was poor. Never received the last cocktail we ordered. Rarely saw the waitress to refresh drinks and silverware.

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