TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - WALNUT CREEK

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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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab.... staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Food is different and tasty. We enjoy coming here often. Be sure to make a reservation

P
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating of our change in plans -- seated us an hour early, which was much appreciated. Our waitress was attentive, food recommendations from the cart were spot on. Everything we ate was delicious, everything we drank was fab.

JD
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I am slowly switching to plant based diet and I was a little worried when my daughter suggested we come here for lunch because I know I will have to order the pulpo and gambas and chicken empanadas. Surprisingly, there was quite a selection of vegetarian choices. We ordered the mushroom flat bread, patatas bravas, kale salad, brussel sprouts and of course a glass of sangria each. It was a delightful lunch date with my daughter. Service was always very welcoming. This wasn’t my first time here and it won’t be my last. Cheers!

MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the dancing was out of this world. A bit pricy, but worth it.

LE
San Francisco
174 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration lunch and we had a great time. Very nice staff ....attentive without being overdone. Food is very tasty and we enjoyed many different tapas and a paella. Fun atmosphere and worth trying if u r in Walnut Creek downtown

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was not so good. We had to ask for water a few times. The waiter was not very attentive not helpful in making suggestions

OT
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food here and if you like Spanish delicious food you won't be disappointed

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only issue was a very dirty men’s bathroom that never was cleaned even after notification

DO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place in Walnut Creek

J
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went on live music and flamenco night- outstanding! The authentic Spanish cuisine is a great idea and most of it is executed very well. Ironically, the pailleia had the least flavor of all of our dishes. Lovely sweet sangria too. All in all, a very fun evening.

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We were there for our anniversary. We have been there many times and even visited the main one in Barcelona.
We waited a half hour for a table although we were on time for our reservation. We were told to wait in the bar but there were no seats. We were seated hungry and thirsty and it took forever to have drink orders taken. She did not come back for a good 15 minutes at least. Eventually someone came by and checked on us. We told him we wanted to order and we had not gotten our drinks. He took our order and found our drinks.
Some of the dishes appeared and some did not without reminding that we had ordered salmon and tuna which they eventually found.
There were two middle aged people essentially making love near our table standing up near the bar. We spoke several times to the server and asked her to find a table or a room for them. She was not interested. Another table also complained.
On the bill listed was birthday dessert which had never been offered. Not a great anniversary dinner.

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and drinks. Great service! The meat balls and pork belly were the faves.

JA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Megan and food was delicious.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I have enjoyed several meals here in the past and even had a spectacular dinner a few weeks back.
However, for my special birthday celebration all was going splendidly until the main 40 oz rib eye came out. It was so laden with fat that most of it was inedible. My husband and I didn’t want to make a fuss as we were with our dear friends but in retrospect we should have sent it back!
After great food (other than the afore mentioned steak) flamenco entertainment and everything else that went well...we let it go.
BUT, after we got home we decided to let the restaurant know that we were very disappointed in their “signature” rib eye. We were also charged for a tapas we did not order.
My husband has left three messages for the manager but we have not received ANY Return courtesy calls. Is this how you treat your patrons?
As much as I like Telefèric Barcelona, I am reluctant to return or recommend to friends and family based on this experience.
Do not order the $92.00 rib eye unless you ask how much gristle is on the steak.
Disappointed and annoyed with this lack of attention.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

AQ
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Teleferic is very different from most places - they have live Flamenco Dancers performing every Monday night at no additional charge. That's a good thing and is most unique. And it's the main attraction for our group of 3 couples.

The food is OK. We had over 12 different Tapas or small shareable plates. A few (Patatas Bravas and Grilled Octopus) were excellent. Many of the others were OK - good. A few items (CRAB CROQUETAS and Chicken Empanadas) were disappointing. All items, including larger entree items are shareable. The most notable was the 40 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye Steak. We saw a table of 6 order it and it looked gorgeous. The people that ate it said it was fantastic and would do it, again. The cost is $92. It was presented to the table to show it off and then taken back to the kitchen for slicing on the carving board and brought back for serving.

But the Flamenco Dancers were interesting and exciting to watch and hear.

CN
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

great, and fun place . Four of us ordered the Tomhaw steak $92. It was very good but had a lot of fat. Almost half of the the weight was on the fat, wasted. I would prefere liner cut.

TD
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Second time here. As before, the food was excellent and my guests really enjoyed it as well. The service, on on the other hand was at best lackluster. We had a reservation and were not even given water on the table for a minimum of 15 minutes. The girls sitting next to us who arrived 2 or 3 minutes earlier than us were also not fed or watered. I saw them in the loo just before leaving and they also agreed; food was wonderful but service was awful.

ML
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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 on November 16, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

f
San Francisco
153 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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 on November 14, 2019
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 on November 12, 2019
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
19 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
34 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.