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TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - WALNUT CREEK

4.5
2269 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish
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! 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2269 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmirA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The waitress didn’t mention that the tip is already included in the bill so I ended up paying 40% tip and that didn’t feel right

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place. Paella was excellent, with extra rec's for the mojitos and sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service
Food drinks awesome
I got the best seating by the window inside
The waitress who served our table deserves 10 stars ..she was awesome

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vippufferfish
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It was my birthday. I requested a window table 3 times, once online, once when they called me that day, and then when we checked in. Ended up with the crappiest table in the place. Hostesses are snotty and unresponsive.
Food was not very good, certainly not for the price you pay. The lobster paella, probably had 2-3 ounces of lobster in it for 2 people. There were two shrimp in the paella. Not authentic in any way. Rice was not crispy, no peas in the paella. 98% rice.
The two appetizers were at best OK.

Sure won't go back to this overpriced hole.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was awesome. I highly recommend. I had papas bravas, cauliflower, and Paella Mixta. All very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Waitress came by rarely. The tip is automatic so they don’t work for good tips, thus not giving their best in service

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FoodLove
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. It was a perfect dinner for a group of friends. Will come again.

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SunilK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and quality food. Parking is available in the garage behind. The choice and quality of the cocktails was outstanding. I'll go back there again with family, friends and any celebrations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Too expensive and no too much food

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MusicMajor
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We knew that the noise level would be high. We requested a quiet table away from the speakers. Our table was directly under a speaker! They volunteered to turn the volume down, which lasted for a while. Then the music got more energetic and the speaker volume got higher. So beware.

The service was A+, with an excellent server, water refilled, dirty plates removed promptly. They definitely earned the automatically applied 20% gratuity.

The food was variable. Our dinner consisted entirely of tapas. The standout was the fabulous tuna taquitos. Also excellent was the octopus/pulpo. My husband's ham croquettes were 'quite good' but not exceptionally hammy. Less wonderful were the patatas bravas. The potatoes themselves were not hot and crispy and the brava sauce was skimpy. The most disappointing was the crispy cauliflower. The cauliflower itself was very under-seasoned. That would have been okay if there had been more romesco, but there was only a smidgen of a smear.

I'd still recommend Teleferic Barcelona but know that they can do better!!

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Lola
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Our reservations was for Earle dinner and no crowd. By the time we finished the restaurant started filling up. Delicious food!

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nomanstom
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My partner and I had a wonderful time at Teleferic. The atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant was casual and smooth, but also smart. We were seated by a window with a nice view of the downtown area. The cocktails are well crafted, but the food is certainly the highlight of Teleferic. Our tapas came out at a steady pace and while our entrée took a little longer it was well worth the wait. Teleferic also has the best cooked octopus I've ever had; not tough and chewy but tender with a crispy skin.

The service is friendly, professional, and attentive, but not invasive or overly attentive.

The price might be the only thing at Teleferic to give one pause, and it is expensive. However, you get what you pay for and the quality of the food and drink more than made up for the price of the meal.

My partner and I had a wonderful time, and we look forward to our next visit!

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Dianna
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Food is amazing and authentic Spanish.

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OLibertino
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I had been to Teleferic Barcelona prior to this visit and at that time it was great...however, I made reservations for a recent Birthday Lunch and it was a HUGE disappointment. We sat outside, which was tightly crowded and Very Noisy...I except that service was slow because they were just getting back up to speed from the long pandemic.
Tapas were great, but the Lobster Paella was a HORROR. I could not believe that they allowed it to leave the kitchen. It was burnt, and dry with an anemic trio of lobster and shrimp. There were not flourishes like lemon wedges, fresh peas or even a sprinkling of fresh parsley. It was unacceptable, and I sent it back.
The staff was very helpful and accommodating. They comp'd us a round of cocktails, dessert and removed the paella from the bill...Unfortunately, the damage had been done. We left hungry and very disappointed. We went to another local restaurant to complete our meal. I am afraid that I will not return to Teleferic Barcelona...

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overpriced, food was very mediocre

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Server, who was very nice but had the entire patio to herself. Got our drinks quickly but took almost an hour for her to come back and put in our food order. Sat at the table for about 30 min after finishing to get our check (about a 3 hour meal that would normally take under and hour) It was a birthday and the desert that was brought out was hard as a rock and could barely be broken off with a spoon or fork.

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Durbanman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place but noise level is high. fun place for special occasions,

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Fang
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sangria and appetizers were outstanding. Delicate, interesting and perfectly balanced flavors.

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kirstinc
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was mostly good. The service was excellent. Drinks were really good; presentation was great. I don't feel the pricing matched the menu. It got pretty cold on the patio. There should be more heat lamps.

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GingerC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so terrific and the staff helpful and accommodating. It’s a true celebratory event dining there.

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Jess
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I miss the food cart! Still great though!

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vipsteveindanville
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Split a Paella Mixta with a friend. It had obviously been cooked in advance and then put under a broiler for several minutes to warm it up. That created a thick hard crust that you had to break through to get to the mushy rice. Not a very enjoyable experience. The grilled pulpo was barely warm, but tasty. This is at 12:15 lunch, and the kitchen definitely was not being overwhelmed. One glass of wine and one Aperol spritz, no dessert, and $120. Won't be coming back.

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2TVO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is wonderful! The food is amazing and delicious. The only issue I had was how loud the music was- and it was continuously playing the whole time. I had a migraine headache by the time I left! It was hard at times to hear the waitress - who was excellent- and we could often not hear each other speak - and were repeating ourselves. If the music could be turned down some, then the experience would be perfect!

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JennaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food! I will definitely be coming back!

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Virg
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every single dish is a hit!

I took my boyfriend to Telefèric Barcelona for date night and we were lucky to reserve the last outdoor patio table. For drinks, I ordered the tourist and he ordered the passion fruit gothic mojito. The tourist has a floral element to it and tastes like there is coconut milk in the mix, but this isn't one of the ingredients listed. If you enjoy drinks more on the sour spectrum, the passion fruit gothic mojito is exactly that. Although neither drinks spoke to us, I'm sure it is appreciated by many.

Enough about the drinks! The food is where it's at. We started with 5 tapas - crab croquettes, empanadas, pulpo telefèric, taquitos de tuna & avocado, salmon tartar - and ended the meal with the paella negra.

The crab croquettes were our favorite dish! The lightly fried panko delicately holds together the creamy and fluffy potatoes inside. This is served with a slice of fresh tuna sashimi on top. Each bite will leave you wanting more.

My boyfriend loved the empanadas. The pulpo telefèric were perfectly grilled and maintained a very soft texture. The marinade on the taquitos de tuna & avocado makes the dish. The rosemary corn tortillas that come with the salmon tartar are homemade (expected) and absolutely delicious. You can taste the love that was put into making these tortillas. They paired perfected with the freshly marinated salmon and avocado.

If you love squid ink and seafood like I do, then you'll love the paella negra. There is a healthy amount of seafood in this dish and we thought this dish is on the larger side. We asked for a couple extra wedges of lemon which boosted the flavor by tenfold.

I highly recommend Telefèric Barcelona for the ambiance, drinks, and 100% the food.

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GustavoC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough good things about my experience here. The food was absolutely delish. Our server was very attentive and spot on with her recommendations. I would happily recommend this place to anyone.

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BillN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was to celebrate with some friends our upcoming move to Spain. Pretty warm evening, so keeping water glasses full for our party of 4 was a task and the staff was up to it. Our Catalan GT was reminiscent of versions we have had in Spain. Overall the food was great although the place was very busy. Low points were the patatas bravas - this iconic dish could have been crisper and the cauliflower - the romesco was almost non-existent. Both the salmon tartare and the tuna "tacos" were delicious, but the pulpo was a stand out (we ordered a second serving it was so good) and not everyone can cook octopus well, this was tender and not rubbery. Gambas al ajillo maybe had a little too much oil. While we loved the Iberico ham (a favorite), the pan con tomate lacked a bit of flavor. I blame somewhat tasteless American tomatoes, not the restaurant. A couple of bottles of a cava rose went well with the food. All in all a lovely evening, helped along by an attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Ran out of sangrias, server forgot to give silverware, appetizer arrived after entree, did not communicate with us status of dishes late, automatic 20% gratuity was added

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cynthiaa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a reservation made for my sisters birthday for 1:30pm and we didn't get seated until 1:45pm also it was very warm in the patio and didn’t help we were seated in the sun.

I really liked this place and wanted to share for a special occasion but now I’ll think twice about returning again

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JackieB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been coming to Teleferic for years and was so happy to get the Sangria Barceloneta and all the delicious tapas again after a year+ of no indoor dining!

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vipmarialorena0512
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Haven't been here since before COVID. Lots of changes from what I could tell to the menu. Unfortunately, not good changes. I'll start with the good. The patatas bravas were the best thing we had. The bad. To be honest, other than knowing the fact that this is a Spanish tapas restaurant, nothing really tasted or seemed very authentic. The corquetas, a gooey blob on the inside. The meatballs? To best describe them, the spices seemed very Indian in flavor. Really weird. The pulpo was ok. We looked at the paella menu but given the experience with the appetizers decided against it. A lot of interesting spins but nothing authentic. I've been to Spain, I'm made paella, I've been to many Spanish restaurants. Never had mushrooms in paella. And none of the paellas listed chorizo, which is a must for paella. Anyway, sad to waste the money given how expensive it was.

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janetl
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like i was back in Barcelona. The music and the food sets the mood. A place to just forget the outside world. A fun place to be.!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers Elizabeth and James were fantastic. We ordered a couple appetizers and the lobster paella which was fantastic as always. We love this place and will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the service and the waiter’s suggestions were so on point. I can’t get over the spiced mango drink and the level of professionalism from all of the servers giving us ample attention and care. I am already booking my next reservation!

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Angelicachloe2
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming here ! I’m glad they had availability to make reservations for the weekends too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my daughters birthday lunch. Would have given it 5 stars but they asked us to leave because there was a reservation after us. #notcool

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, good service good vibes and good food. The ahi tacos and pulpo are perfect!

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JoanC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is ALWAYS great. Gorgeous ambiance. International clientele AND staff. I love that the hostess speaks Castilian Spanish. This place is truly authentic. You really can't beat it. You don't have to fly to Spain, but you get to be immersed in a beautiful culture of food and hospitality. An added BONUS (not to be missed) is the weekly Flamenco night!

But what about the FOOD?
I've been here multiple times and will continue to come back. It's THAT good. And I'm a really picky eater. I lived in NYC for 10 years. I've eaten at a lot of great places and at every budget, from the best $2.00 taco to the finest Michelin star restaurant. I've eaten it all, and Teleferic is a place that I will always come back to. The food is excellent. It's always perfectly cooked; it's consistent, too! I've been here several times, and I've never had a mediocre experience. Love it here.

Just. go.

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Foodies
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, as usual. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Can’t wait to return.

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TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - WALNUT CREEK does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - WALNUT CREEK also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 300-3826.

TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - WALNUT CREEK is rated 4.5 stars by 2269 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.