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Cuisine type

  • Spanish,

Dishes

  • Breakfast,
  • Brunch,
  • Lunch,
  • Dinner,

Products and Services

  • Online Reservation,
  • Gift Cards,
  • Take Out,
  • Events,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
501 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G1
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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Ratings & Reviews - Barcelona Tavern

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November 17, 2019

Service was really slow. Way too noisy.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

November 15, 2019

Justine’s service was exceptional and the food was amazing, which included the ribs and calamari 👌🏽

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 13, 2019

great place to eat, friendly staff, and food was prompt and consistent. Definitely return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 14, 2019

Awesome Wagu Burger!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 9, 2019

Always a great time at Barcelona when Nicole is our server.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 4, 2019

Excellent service. and great food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 31, 2019

good server. i love the fried chicken and truffle fries. although i was tempted to order grilled cheese with your great bacon. i normally just have breakfast there but will come back for lunch and even a dinner. i asked the server about your half price wine/bubbles and she said it includes all bottles even the most expsnsive. if that is the case, how can i not come back for a dinner with dom? i dont get out for dinner much as i am only in calgary 3 nights per week. but good job. DT

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 26, 2019

Very good as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 24, 2019

Gluten free crust dry on edges as no sauce or toppings, but was very tastey. A bit loud as was busy.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 24, 2019

Phenomenal! Will be back soon!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2019

Always great food and service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2019

Larie was awesome as usual!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2019

Great lunch, restaurant was busy (thus the noise level made it hard for casual conversation) but the service and food was superior!! We will be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 11, 2019

So far, I've been very happy eating in this place. Some times, the service is a little slow but I guess it's because the place is quite busy.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 11, 2019

Manager was accommodating to a dairy allergy and created the mussels in a tomato sauce which was fantastic - the fresh buns were to die for. The Alberta greens salad was excellent. Some of the hostesses and servers could be a lot friendlier but we were fortunate to get a great server.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 9, 2019

Thanks for the great service! Everytime I looked over my sdrink was refilled and my salad was one of the best I have had. Waitress took time to walk thru her recomendations when asked and was super informative. I also had asked for a table where the music was not blasting as this was a business meeting and we could hear just fine.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2019

Always great service, food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2019

I believe the server was Maria and she was excellent, food was also excellent....best steelhead trout I've had to date. negative note: my wallet was stolen from my jacket pocket while it was hanging on the back of my chair and I didn't leave the table during lunch.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 28, 2019

The food was excellent, the service was incredible and overall I had a great experience. One comment though was that for a business conversation, I felt it was a little loud so it was difficult to carry on a conversation at a normal level. Overall, I would come back again but likely only in a personal or friends setting.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 27, 2019

Fantastic Tapa's!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 26, 2019

Food and service were outstanding. Our server Lisa was very attentive without being in the way/ interrupting conversations. The music however was waaaay too loud, it was almost improvised to talk. Just because of that I won’t be coming back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2019

Great as usual

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2019

Service was good, did take over an hour for lunch even though we ordered fairly quickly. Food was great and very filling. We will be back to try more on the menu! Is very noise, so not great for having a conversation.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2019

No issues. It was all good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 14, 2019

Waitress was funny

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 13, 2019

The Same as Last Time - Excellent! It's a Great Place to bring clients knowing you'll have Excellent Service, Food in a Great Atmosphere Thanks!.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2019

Some of the best servers on 8th Ave

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2019

We were told we had 2 servers and neither one of them was attentive at all. We were having a going away dinner for a co worker and my co worker and I got there at 4, by 530 we had only had 1 drink. Our drinks sat empty for almost 45 mins. We had to ask for more drinks and if we could order food. Was not very organized at all

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

August 30, 2019

Excelente as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2019

Great place, great food, great service. The only negative is the loudness factor. The acoustics don't allow you to carry on much of a conversation.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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