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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

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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Ratings & Reviews - Barcelona Tavern

How would you rate this business?
July 21, 2020

I now have a new favorite dish for lunch downtown. The Tuna Kale Salad was OUTSTANDING, great addition to the menu. Keep up the good work Barcelona!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2020

Great service and thank-you for being out there and providing this service during a pandemic, I appreciate it!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2020

Love the place

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 28, 2020

Great sevice, staff are very congnizant and careful to maintain physical distancing. The place was very clean with hand santizer available at each table. We split a Blunch sandwich and an Alberta Greens salad. Both were amazing. Good selection of beer and other beverages.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 27, 2020

This could be One of our new favourite places. Awesome atmosphere and fantastic food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 20, 2020

Always a good stop for lunch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 10, 2020

Amazing as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 6, 2020

We had a great time on our first night out in months! The service was great and we felt safe in these covid 19 times. My only suggestion is wiping down of high traffic areas. I watched numerous people walking in and out of the establishment and the door handles were never wiped down by staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2020

One of our fav spots ... always great food and exceptional service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2020

Great experience

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2020

This was our first time at Barcelona but it will not be our last! Loved the G&Ts the food was excellent and great service. I highly recommend! Paella was amazing!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2020

Great all-around experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2020

Great Food as always, but shockingly, the service was very very slow, don’t know the reason myself, I am sure you have a reason, would Like to hear your reason. Anyway, Kudos to the Chef, the food made up for the service...Thank you, will be back later this week..

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

February 29, 2020

two of us for lunch. 3 x 14 oz beer and 2 x glass of house wine. 4 x tapas. Total bill after tip was $147. The atmosphere of the place is terrific, the service is really good and the food is very good as well. I just think the total price is a bit high

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 25, 2020

Great Paella

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2020

Restaurant was closed when we arrived, despite booking and website indicating it was open. We be emailed the restaurant but haven’t heard back.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

February 24, 2020

Always a great experience at Barcelona. Thank you to all staff who took part in our experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2020

First off, this place is SO loud, you can hardly have a conversation without yelling at the other person. The only thing that saved this night was the food was exceptional. Four of us ordered the Steak Frites. Mine was cooked perfectly, although, my friend said hers was over done. The unfortunate attitude of our server ruined the night for me. She was very dismissive and clearly had no patients for people’s requests. At one point she nearly rolled her eyes when I asked for separate bills. I won’t be going back to this restaurant even though the food was good. Shame....

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

February 18, 2020

Even with the top half of the restaurant mostly empty, the place was loud. Too many hard surfaces allowing sound to bounce and it was difficult to converse. But the staff and food were fantastic. We still had a nice time.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2020

Food is very high quality, Service was a little sloppy Drinks was made but left at bar for a while and when food was brought out we had no cutlery till we saw the waitress again and asked her.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

February 15, 2020

Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the wine selection.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2020

Kailey was fantastic, it was a busy crowd but she kept everything moving smoothly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2020

Music was very loud. hard to converse with my clients.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 12, 2020

Excellent service and great atmosphere for a team lunch! Everything that each person ordered was excellent... due to that another team lunch has already been booked!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

It was absolutely fantastic. I don’t eat Brussels sprouts or cauliflower. But yours was beyond mind blowing. Thank you for a wonderful nite out .

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

Loved the sangria!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 1, 2020

Great Tapa’s, Great Atmosphere, Great Service

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 1, 2020

Good atmosphere, great service

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2020

Had a great afternoon with gal pals. Thanks

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 25, 2020

Would defiantly return. Everything was great except it was so hot in the restaurant and nothing could be done.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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A Spanish restaurant should do a decent sangria and the Barcelona Tavern doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it offers three solid sangria choices: a rioja (red) with grapefruit, blood orange vodka and wild berries; a blanco (white) with elderflower liqueur, strawberries and kiwi; and a cava (sparkling) with pear vodka, strawberry and mint, all available by the glass or the litre.

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