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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Barcelona

Ranked #1 of 202 Restaurants in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Barcelona meets Brookline, and a sophisticated Boston neighborhood has a wine bar to call its own. A historic town located minutes from downtown Boston, Brookline is the perfect mixture of urban and country living. From large estates and recreational parks to boutiques and pedestrian-filled streets, Brookline offers a city atmosphere in a suburban setting. Located in Washington Square at 1700 Beacon Street, Barcelona is the newest addition to this lively neighborhood dining destination. A mix of antique wire glass, steel and reclaimed wood gives our newly built space a vintage appeal. The rustic, polished environment is the next best thing to eating tapas and drinking wine in our restaurant's namesake city. With hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and spacious patio, the space has a European charm which fills the menu as well.
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Love this place. Food and service are grea. Can get loud and very difficult to book a table. One of the few places that's great for formal and informal occasion.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Stoughton, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Go...go now!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

I had such a fun night here with a group of friends! The atmosphere was fun, the drinks were delicious and the food was out of this world! With tapas it's such a great opportunity to try new things and share plates with friends.

Our server was friendly, but not too attentive, knowledgeable, but not pushy, he was GREAT!

I highly recommend this for anyone looking to have a fun night out!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank MegLyb
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Tapas at Barcelona June 5 2014”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

A really fun experience. We had an array of tapas for 4 of us that included mushrooms, empanadas, shrimp, meatballs, peas, and spinach with goat cheese. They have great sangria and the desserts were very good. The owner stopped by an spoke with us and that just does not happen very often!

Visited June 2014
Thank Cindy H
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Spanish food outside Spain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Knocked my socks off. On business for a couple of days, my daughter suggested this place. Loved it,loved it,loved it! Amazing food, asked for a few things that were not on the menu, no problem,coming right up.Drinks were fantastic, White Negroni, best I´ve had. Service was fast but not rushed. The place was jumping on a Tuesday night in May

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank gillianholt54
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Boston, Massachusetts
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641 reviews
435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
“Best Tapas in Boston! Hands down as good as it gets start to finish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

There are several options in Boston for Tapas nowadays but I have to say this one has to take top honors. This looks to be one of the more popular options and was jam packed on a Sunday night. Sitting on Beacon in Brookline, the outside of the place looks like it is one of the trendiest spots on this street filled with restaurants. Large inside, with really cool tastefully done designs with dark wood and very large with a bar side and a deep dining room side and even an outside patio on both sides. The staff here is quick on their feet and we were seated right away. If you do not make a reservation here, you might be left standing outside with wait times up to two hours on weekends. This is a very lively and loud place and looks like it is always busy with several large groups in attendance.

Menu offerings are some very creative cocktails, lots of various beers and a very vast wine list and of course lots and lots of tasty Sangria. The Tapas listings are of course several meats, cheeses and salads and seafood in smaller portions. We opted for the hanger steak, potato tortilla, mushrooms with balsamic, meatballs and mini grill cheeses. From start to finish every bite was delicious and tasted absolutely fantastic! Cooked to perfection with some interesting sauces and even the bread and olive oil was done beautifully. Service to start was a bit slow to start, however very friendly, helpful and ended very well. Even the dessert here, two crepes stuffed with dolce de leche and vanilla ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce and the churros with dark chocolate sauce to dip was unreal. Plus the prices are modest for the food ordered. Excellent meal and will surely return!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank lip89
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