TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - WALNUT CREEK

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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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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really yummy food and drinks! Flamenco night was very nice. It was a happening place in Walnut Creek for a Monday night!

ML
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 and most everyone was meeting each other for the first time. The service was great, the food was excellent and it was a great venue to being friends

LG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and visiting time at Teleferic Barcelona. I was joined by 5 friends, and this was our first visit. Great food, nice vibes, excellent wait staff!! Thank you!

AT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for good tapas and sangria. Just came back from spending a couple of weeks in Spain and craved some good tapas. Decided to go to Teleferic to satiate my craving. Teleferic didn't disappoint. A little pricey but that's to be expected in walnut creek.

F
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Love the tapas, the paella, amazing wine and great service!

f
San Francisco
153 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We enjoyed our first visit which is why we made reservations to come back - unfortunately, our schedule landed us here on an early Friday night- bar hopping after a week of work and the young ladies at the bar made it impossible for us to hear each other because of their shrieking, high pitched laughter and the pick up's going on at the bar. The food was okay but not brilliant - the garlic shrimp were overcooked. The wine was till good and the service impeccable. Dessert was an amazing golden flan with two flavors of whipped cream and crunchy bits. A nice contrast of textures and flavors.

DR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting in downtown Walnut Creek. Free parking close by so you don't have to worry about feeding the parking meters on the street. Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return when I am in the area.

KB
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fun birthday lunch! The food was great!

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I frequent TELÈFERIC and it seemed like there were not enough servers this evening. Usually servers are extremely attentive. Also, I mentioned that it was a birthday celebration and nothing special was done which was unusual for teleferic standards.

B
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Walnut Creek
Fine dining tapas !
Luv it
The patio is pretty too but the atmosphere inside is identical to a Barcelona tapas restaurant!

PC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for my mother-in-law’s 75th birthday. Perfect place for a special day. Menu is a bit confusing with their GF/GF available option. Server was not familiar with which dishes were GF friendly and had to ask kitchen a few times even when menu showed GF symbol. Food was great. Good veggies. Rib eye melted in our mouths (highly recommend). Meat paella and seafood paella were good but smaller than expected (looked big but pan was actually very shallow). Desserts were good except the creme brûlée — it was watery... as soon as you broke the candied top, the whole dessert flattened cuz there was no substance to the creme underneath.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside dining area casual but nice sign delicious tapa

c
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything. Exceptional service, great ambiance, perfect food and drinks. I just got back from Barcelona, Spain and I found the food very authentic. Great for dates, work gatherings, friends. I'll be back!

LM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress and all the workers are friendly and the food is delicious / exquisite. It was a great experience and nice to celebrate my teenage son's birthday at this restaurant

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu limited and servings very small only for two. Also pretty pricey

WO
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent vegetable dishes and grilled octopus. However 3 of us were of the opinion that the Paella was not prepared with the true Spanish rice, texture and flavor were just not there. Also camarones al ajio were lacking in flavors. But once again the four vegetable dishes and octopus were fantastic ! Would return just for these. Also the Arnold-Palmer’s are excellent !

JH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food is bland, no seasoning and most drenched in oil or fried items are made in old frying oil!
Stay clear here of food. Some items are not even Spanish... such a let down for such a beautiful ambiance!
Service was ok. Go for drinks but eat some where else.

RP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We went on a night with live music and dancers, so it was quite loud in the main dining room. We were sat in a small, separate room to the side which was quite cramped and warm. The restaurant was packed and our server could not manage her section. She took a long time to take our order, forgot to place the order for a few small plates, and didn't often come to refill our water unless we waived our arms in the air to get her attention as she sped by the table. The food here is pretty good, but the service and ambiance of that small room are lacking.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Always love coming here! The sangria is special and a great place to start. The tapas approach is fun and the quality is very good. Will return again.

Z
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We had such a great experience here in the past, but the food was not as good as before. We had the grilled octopus which was overcooked and very rubbery. The rest of our tapas were okay, but nothing really stood out. Our paella had precious few pieces of meat; maybe 3 or 4. That seems quite skimpy to me. Secondly, our waitress took our menus after we ordered 2 appetizers so we had to wait to catch her before asking her to return them for more orders. She seemed scattered or overburdened.

FN
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate my birthday. I loved it. Good friends, good wine and good food. 💖

CA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was delicious and drinks were good. This is the perfect hangout spot for old friends who don’t see each other often. The standout was the octopus. It is so delicious. If you go, please try the octopus dish!

R
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great evening. We went early with reservations so we could have some time to talk before the possible noise level got too high. It worked fine. Pintxos are wheeled around to the tables. Don't miss this. We also enjoyed taquitos de tuna. We celebrated our anniversary with sangria, wine, and an anniversary dessert. Enjoy.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great location and venue. The food was underwhelming. Overly salted chorizo puffs and tasteless patatas bravas. Hope they work on tweaking some of the food because this place has so much potential!

FM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really enjoyed the variety of tasty Spanish food and the excellent service. The dishes were very unique and the ambiance was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The idea was to spend a quiet evening with friends when one of the waiters accidentally spilled a glass of wine damaging the clothes of 3 members.
When we asked for help to clean the manager refused and never wanted to cover the expenses
Very rude!!

s
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting and well prepared food with very good service.

S
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family and belated birthday dinner celebrating for my daughter, we loved it a lots with the environment and entertainment with the Barcelona’s dance shows.

OT
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

KS
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding, felt transported back to Barcelona. A must visit restaurant!

N
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Came on a Friday at 4:15 pm. Will definitely return. We were looking for a tapas restaurant and stumbled on this via Open Table followed by a referral from a Walnut Creek co-worker. Very impressed with Octopus,and Pork Belly appetizers. The ink squid paella was very nice and unique. Service was grand and the waiter offered to extend some 3 piece appetizers to accommodate our foursome. Great ambience. We will return.

SB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited this place on a Thursday night, it was not very crowded and busy as they are on weekends.
The hostess gets extra stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for being so accommodating and calm because we moved our seats 2 times.
Firstly I chose to sit outside and hubby didn’t like the bar stools , she quickly moved us inside. Once we were seated , we felt very stuffy and hot inside as we were very close to their open kitchen. We asked if the Aircondition was on or what was the reason for it being so warm, anyways, we were very uncomfortable so we moved again outside. She was so calm and didn’t show any sign of irritation, which any normal person would be:).
DRINkS 🍹 I ordered spicy Sangria which was out of the world💕
FOOD was delicious , small portions as it’s Tapas style .
I would definitely go again !!!!

DY
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a date night. Food was great, service was amazing, atmosphere was romantic yet fun.

LJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants -- the only issue is narrowing it down to the right amount of food with so many outstanding dishes and cocktails!

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The noise level is outrageously loud. Tables are close together and noise level from tables is much too high. Add to that the fact that they blast the music throughout the restaurant.
Too bad - it could be worth future visits but the noise is intolerable!!!!!!!!!!

BL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Spanish food in the East Bay, which I recommend everyone try the Octopus.

JD
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My husband and I dine here frequently. They added new items in their menu. We love the fried quail egg on puff pastry filled with pimiento (?) I think. It is full of flavor! In one little bite. They also modified the brussel sprouts and added chips on top and a green dressing. Overall, this gem is one of my favorite restaurants in Walnut Creek. I can have lunch and dinner here multiple times during he week and not get bored with the food.

j
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of my go to places. Always good wine, and some dishes (like pulpo, brussels sprouts, whatever chocolate dessert they have) -- change but are always consistently great. However, service varies -- this last time was pretty slow -- and both times I have gotten the "crispy scallops" (wrapped in bacon) they have been correct temperature but in no way remotely crispy. Also the "Spanish meatballs" were a miss for me; meatballs themselves were moist, but the curry sauce was odd, and the gambas were a little bland and a small portion for the price. But seriously, don't ever come here without getting the pulpo.

TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine there with friends & family as often as I can & always recommend it

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful anniversary thanks to the staff at Telefèric. We were well-attended, and stuffed ourselves with excellent food, and dangerously-delicious drinks. The complimentary desert was so sweet (no pun intended), and a lovely way to end our meal. Definitely coming back soon!