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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
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Saturday
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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Ratings & Reviews - Barcelona Tavern

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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 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 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 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

January 23, 2020

My only complaint is about the service which was very, very slow. I guess because the hour.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

January 22, 2020

Everything was great.... Nicole really looked after us! Thanks!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 14, 2020

Awesome service, Attentive and friendly and engaging. Side Caesar salad was nicely presented but for some reason almost tasteless. Great lunch nevertheless!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 10, 2020

It was great! I will be back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 10, 2020

Service and food as usual was great at Barcelona!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 10, 2020

Absolutely Perfect!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2020

Food was amazing, excellent flavour and presentation. The menu is very varied and offers something for everyone’s taste. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2019

Great food, great service, unfortunately for group this size sitting on 2nd level was very loud and hard to carry on conversation across the table.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 20, 2019

Despite being busy, the service was prompt and the food was great. The server made good suggestions, and knew the menu. Drinks were quickly served.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 19, 2019

Great food, great service, great place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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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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