Ratings & Reviews - Barcelona Tavern

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June 15, 2018

Amazing service, beautiful servers and a hyped up atmosphere! I love this place and always bring all my male clients here :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 8, 2018

Fantastic staff and great service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2018

The only negative comment I have is that it is "so LOUD" in your restaurant. Other than that, great service and food!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 5, 2018

Madison did an excellent job !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2018

It was a great experience! Great service and amazing food! However, the ac was turned up pretty high and it was chilly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 29, 2018

Great downtown spot! I came for lunch with some friends and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 25, 2018

The server is sucks only smile and talk to men. Hei face all write down not welcome to me and my friend.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

May 24, 2018

For the price of the Caesar salad I ordered, it was the smallest salad in the world. Other than the portion size and price of the meal, it was pleasant. Mark

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 5/5

May 19, 2018

Paella was awesome. Decent beer selection on tap. Would go again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

May 17, 2018

Always a great time. The food, service and energy is always amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 11, 2018

Was way busier than we expected but was excellent service and atmosphere. We were really excited to try something local and it exceeded our expectations. The menu had a little bit of everything but I wish there was more of an elaborate explanation. I had the short rib sandwhich and it was DEVINE. The rest of the table enjoyed a between breads and the paella. We mutually didn't like the Cesar salad though. The egg was a bizarre flavour/ texture and I was really excited for some bacon! It definetly fell short. Overall though I would definetly return again. Thanks again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2018

The food took 40 minutes to be served so we had to eat very fast to go back to work. Also the service was not impressive. The food was Mediocre.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

May 6, 2018

Excellent as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 5, 2018

My reservation didn’t go thru even though I got a confirmation in my email...good thing they had a table but it wasn’t what I requested!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

May 5, 2018

Had a really good time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 4, 2018

Service was great. My friend enjoyed her Alberta Greens salad with salmon. She gets it every time. I tried the Med Pita as I had heard it was really good. I thought it had too much sauce as it poured out the bottom of the wrap and the chicken had too much spice rub on it. The falafel's were really good and the fries were excellent as always.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 2, 2018

Thanks for an excellent business meeting yesterday. The Manager really took on board some feedback made to him at the time of booking, and he ensured that this experience was far superior to the time before according to the attendees. Service was outstanding.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 29, 2018

We were a table of 6 and placed our order at 12:10 p.m. only to get the food at 12:50 p.m. I had to notify the waiter that we were about to leave because of our lunch break was running out to finally get some food. We didn't get it all at once, though we had placed the order all 6 of us at the same time. One of us got the burger when the rest of us were almost done. I do not recall ever having such bad service, except at this very same place a few weeks prior, during a food festival. I thought maybe it was an accident then, but I see it's how they do business. Will not return. The food is good but not that good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

April 29, 2018

Had some great food on a Saturday night at Barcelona. The meal was delicious but the service was quite slow. We were seated quickly but it took 20 minutes for our server to make any contact at all, even just for a drink order. The food arrived in a timely manner and it was great. The server did not come back to refill our drinks and once we were done eating and the dishes were cleared it was at least 20 minutes before she returned to see if we wanted dessert or the bill. There were large tables around us and we did not order any alcohol so I feel like we were neglected because of that. The server was friendly on the few interactions we had with her. The food was good but the poor service will prevent me from returning.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

April 28, 2018

Had the Alberta garden salad with blackened chicken smoke'n delicious!! I go here a fair bit for business great location and the service rocks!!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 28, 2018

I love this place. The food is awesome and the service is great. The only complaint is the noise. It gets so loud in there it's impossible to hear anything.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 26, 2018

I was there for breakfast and lunch the same day with customers and as usual it is always great there. Staff are great, food is always great, prices are also reasonable. I try to meet customer there at least once every trip when I am in Calgary.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2018

Excellent is the norm here!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 19, 2018

Server did a excellent job looking after our needs, Food was great, However it did take some time for our meals to arrive leaving little time to enjoy

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 18, 2018

The only complaint I had about the atmosphere is that the acoustics is quite loud in there especially when the tables are so close together and it is busy.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 16, 2018

Underwhelming - They were out of the first 3 items we ordered (Beer/Wine/Liquor) - The food was ok, the Steak sandwich was ok....cooked well. The Bread was absolutely drenched in butter and not good. The salads were good and the burgers seemed decent. I'd go back but only to watch a game have a basic beer.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

April 14, 2018

Good service,, good burger and cold beer. Overall was a pleasant experience

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2018

A bit loud but otherwise very nice.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 5, 2018

I go here about twice a year. Definitely a safe corporate place for a business lunch. User friendly, great service. My guest said his steak sandwich was outstanding and it looked great. I had a bowl of soup which was tasty but a bit on the cold side. I had some kind of cauliflower dish that was on the tapas menu. It was very good too. Overall, this is a terrific option for a corporate meal. The greeting, service and speed is very consistent and just right even though the place was packed. The actual food is a little overpriced but I suspect that most meals are on an expense account so the individual diners don't care

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 1, 2018

Madison was a gem! She was busy with multiple parties, but she did a wonderful job of attending to our needs. She was knowledgeable to the menu answering all of our questions and she made great recommendations, including from the drink menu. Will definitely go back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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