Telefèric Barcelona

4.5
1291 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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 1291 People Are Saying
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P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the food but felt the place was too noisy with loud music going on and people talking very loud.

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

To start, the red Sangria was watery and flavorless, which is strange since it had so many interesting ingredients. Beautiful presentation however. The white sangria was sweeter but not very good.

Of the several tapas we had the pork belly was the best but nothing I’d return for. The Spanish Kebab was tasty. The Mahon Buñelos were ok, as were the Crab Croquetas and the several others we ordered were also presented beautifully but not memorable. Not much inspiration there.

The most notable were the offerings from the cart. The small plates looked so delicious but were so disappointing. The bread that most the dishes came on was so hard it was difficult to bite into and again the two we chose were not very good.

The service by our waiter Juan Carlos was the best part of the evening. Very friendly, efficient and attentive, but not hovering.

My third time coming and really trying to enjoy this restaurant, but sorry to say, the food still falls short.

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

Amazing food and service!! I will come back here every time I am in town!

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A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Tapas were creative and tasty. Paella was too salty and not enough paella flavor. Overall was good but not worth the excessive price.

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food, we went during their Flamenco night which was hard to see unless you had a close table and added to the sound level so won't be doing that again. Their tapas and seafood paella was outstanding. Skip the flan dessert

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food & service plus a great Flamenco performance every Monday evening.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent Spanish food! Great service! Always a pleasure to dine at Teleferic!

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RP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, the food was amazing and unique. Service was great

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JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great scene, it felt like I was in Spain. We were greeted by "Hola Que Tal?" The staff was very friendly and the food was great. We ordered TWO orders of the octopus which was amazing. I would definitely come back again.

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P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server went out of her way to provide incredible service! And of course, as always, the food was excellent. HIGHLY recommend!!!

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OT
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere!

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SB
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food is good but inconsistent. Service was initially great but then she abandoned us. We would have done another round of drinks and dessert if she had checked back. Their loss. This is our fifth or sixth time there. Most times are a mixed bag.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not impressed with food. For the price the food could have been much tastier. Drinks were great. Service was great too.

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l
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous octopus and sangria!! Hmmm. I can’t say anything else about our evening except why didn’t we go sooner???

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good. But despite me being super clear about severe sesame seed allergies, my food still contained the allergen.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and location. As good as original in Barcelona!

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L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visitors from Europe

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal. We especially like the vegetable starters we had.

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J
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you enjoy Spanish food, this restaurant serves first rate, authentic cuisine. As a starter, we ordered the crab croquettes, which were simply melt-in-your mouth divine! Our friends sampled the Galician grilled octopus and pronounced it excellent and very authentic. Additionally, we all found the Brussels sprouts so good that we asked how they are prepared in hopes of being able to duplicate the recipe at home. Most outstanding, however, was our lobster paella. At $48, the portion is actually large enough for two modest eaters to share. The paella was well-seasoned and filled with clams, shrimp and cuttlefish; the lobster was perfect -- sweet and tender. Because we were celebrating a birthday, we indulged in desserts -- Churros, creme brulee and the chocolate ganache cake with chocolate ice cream -- all were excellent! The service was friendly and efficient. Our waiter helped us choose wine and beer that pleased everyone in our group. Our only complaint was that the music was so loud that we could not converse. We did ask to have it turned down a bit, which was graciously and immediately done.

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BH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We thought we would give the Teleferic Barcelona a try on a Friday night date. The Tapas were good but not great. The drinks were wonderful. The Paella was a complete miss hit - we ordered the Seafood paella which was not good at all - noodles and a couple of shrimp for $36. The ambiance is nice. The hostess needs training, no greeting, confused and took way to long to find my reservation.

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LB
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and choices. The Turkish G & T cocktail was absolutely the best I’ve had in a long while. Octopus, scallops, Brussels sprouts and pork belly dishes were yummy. Their Sangria was also very good.

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x
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and authentic Spanish food. Pretty good selection of Dishes and the paella was especially satisfying.

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RK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We went early on a Sunday. As we dined, we found the restaurant progressively more and more noisy, and difficult to hear a person speak. It stifled conversation.

Both the chuleton and kale salad were quite good, but not great. Servings were on the small side for what you paid (e.g.: exactly one shrimp per person in the Gambas con Ajo) . I recall the tapas in Spain ( been there four times) as being considerably more leisurely.

Drinks were fine, but although I enjoy spicy food where appropriate, their margaritas with pepper on the glass rim, instead of salt, I didn't particularly care for. Call drinks appeared generous.

Service was attentive and courteous.

Overall, we'll go back, as good Spanish restaurants are rare, but we would definitely hope for a better experience.

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MK
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very happening place!

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L
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was flavorful and well prepared. The portions were small and the prices a bit high, but the options were really good. The biggest downside was the music - way too loud for the compact environment. I had to yell and lean in to hear my dinner partner. Also, the restaurant ran out of tofu and coffee, both before 8:00 p.m. on a weekend night, so better planning would probably help.

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GL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great experience with the family when we go to Teleferic. Service was great and food was also.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner I've had in a long time.
The flavors were incredible.
The drinks were top shelf.

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P
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tapas were great !

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S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. The chicken empanadas were a delight. Each serving of entrees came with special touches such as a special sauce. The service was perfect

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GR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son visiting from college!

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NI
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Monday night to watch the flamenco dancers. They were fantastic and the guitar player was excellent! As always the food was stellar. I would eat the pulpo every day if I could. The only dish that fell short was the salmon tartar. It was rather bland. Everything else was great though.

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TA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious and creative food with prompt and attentive service. Fun atmosphere catering to a wide range of groups (friends, families, couples etc.) Loved every dish and we had a lot! Cocktails were unique and also delicious. Tapas cart was such a unique idea for Spanish style cuisine in addition to standard menu. I will definitely return.

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M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was good, drinks were fine but not much value with them. Service was not the best, I waited almost half an hour for a table despite having a reservation, and despite the fact that I arrived 5 minutes early (I was told it was too early for me to be seated). Waiters didn't explain food nor cared to explain. Waitress who handled the tapas cart was really nice and helpful, however.

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JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place and really brought me back to the meals/drinks we had while visiting Barcelona!

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious. It was more fun with another couple. We got to taste a larger variety than when just my husband and I came. They accommodate four people well most appetizers had four items or we were able to adjust the number to include four which was very helpful. The sangria was excellent too.

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EB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tapas were delicious, but the unique gin and tonics were some of the best mixed drinks we have ever had!

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MH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic tapas and friendly service. Love the sangria!

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and our,waitress was outstanding . Selection of food is good and creative.

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LB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We felt rushed and the noise level was very high. Food was good.

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s
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time - service was fantastic, food was impressive and we even got a delicious and reasonably priced bottle of wine.

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