Ratings & Reviews - Barcelona Tavern

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October 19, 2018

I enjoy coming to this restaurant and am always impressed with the consistent level of high quality, attention to detail and superior service. Yesterday was no different. The effectiveness of a business lunch is always enhanced when their is zero stress associated with the process. My only quibble is that the prices are a tad high but other than that......

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 17, 2018

Avocado Toast...one of the best breakfasts I have had. Order it, you will not be disappointed. Service was exceptional.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 7, 2018

Quick service for a business lunch. Great food, hot and timely.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 7, 2018

Presentation excellent but flavour is not as expected. And therefore the prices dont seem worth it to come back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2018

Very good as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2018

Excellent experience, food was really good, our server was very friendly and attentive.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 3, 2018

Great service by all staff! Will definitely be coming back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2018

Great service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 28, 2018

I had a bowl of tomato bisque and a small Caesar. The Caesar was actually disappointing. Quite bland. The bisque was good but not great. The best part of the meal was the bread bun which was outstanding. My dining partner had a short rib dip which looked great and he ate all of it. He did not comment on the quality so I am apt to conclude it was good but not memorable. I was disappointed that there seemed to be only one fish option on the menu and it was $42. Perhaps I missed it but I am surprised that, in this economy, there are people prepared to pay $42 for a lunch entree but some kind of salmon dish for half the price would work. Having said that, Barcelona is a great place for corporate lunch. The service and ambiance of the place is great and consistent

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

September 26, 2018

Food was great, service was prompt until after food had arrived. Getting and settling the cheque to exit when we were finished took much longer than it should.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

September 19, 2018

It was nice but got pretty loud, hard to carry on a conversation

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 15, 2018

Atmosphere: super noisey like a lot of restaraunts these days... decor: trying hard to be euro/spano/edgy(?) fail, seems tacky but fits in with Calgary in that respect. Service: very good, nice, friendly, professional server... good job! Food: tapas dishes we had, calamari: average bar food style, bland; Tomato sauce on toast: good flavour, nice bread (Artisan Bakery?); Pigs in a blanket? Chorizo wrapped in thin potato slice: meh... sausage ok, 3 little potato chips on the plate? is there a shortage? burn....

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2018

Madison was excellent

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2018

Service was efficient, friendly, and most importantly, sincere. Place runs like a well oiled machine. Active management and ownership. Food was exceptional. Have the Paella!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2018

The food took a while to come out as the place was bustling but when it came out it was good. The food came out hot and flavorful. We booked a table for 8 but required 10 as there some extra people that attended and they were able to accommodate. They will call you to confirm the reservations the day of if you book the day before. Overall pleased as I have been here before multiple times.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 23, 2018

I keep going back !!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 17, 2018

Was very noisy for lunch!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 16, 2018

Really nice waitress and extremely good service! Was a fantastic evening!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 17, 2018

First time...great surprise. Will return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 29, 2018

Service was awful and our server forgot to order our appetizers and even our main. There was a staff change, but that is no excuse. We also waited for more than 10 minutes after being seated before our server showed up. I think this is our last visit to Barcelona!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

July 26, 2018

We had an awesome waitress who was attentive and helpful and knew when to interact with us. The food was fantastic as usual :) .

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 27, 2018

Great place. A bit on noisy side for business meeting. Food was awesome.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2018

Service and food were good. Food was a little pricey for the portion size but was delicious. The smoked old fashioned was stellar!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 20, 2018

The acoustics aren’t very good. Can’t carry on conversations with out almost yelling. It would be more enjoyable if it weren’t so noisy during a meal. Otherwise the staff were good and so was the food.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 20, 2018

Great service and food again Cheers

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2018

Very happy with the service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2018

The tavern was full and buzzing with Stampede patrons. It was a little loud to chat but hey, it was Stampede week. Food and drinks were delicious. Despite the big crowd, service was attentive and friendly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2018

Always good to be at Barcelona

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 22, 2018

Great atmosphere if you're a football/soccer fan. Totally forgot about the world cup.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

June 21, 2018

We had a great time, was a bit challenging to communicate as it was so raucous for the World Cup, but that is to be expected. Food was better than expected, and service was good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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