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Spanish, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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515 West Avenue, Suite A, Norwalk, CT 06850
+1 203-899-0088
16:00 - 01:00
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Sun 16:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am originally from Barcelona and certainly i was very pleased to see how well the design and food is capturing my home place. I was also very pleased with the level of service and attention from all staff and certainly we will repeat! Ideal for drinks and tapas or dinner. Location has parking space which is convenient.

Thank Annapadzzle
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The new Waypointe location is great, and the vibe inside the restaurant really works. Food is still consistently good and that's why they get the four-stars from me. And, I will continue to go there. But, the service needs work. Wait staff doesn't communicate well. I've been to this new location a number of times and mangled orders, drinks that... More 

Thank jimmydrumbe
Newtown, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for the first time. The waiters were very friendly and helpful. The food was very good. The restaurant is very cozy. We certainly will be back. We love Spanish Tapas!

Thank Edda T
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351 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The new location for Barcelona is tremendous. The food selection and quality is still excellent but the new location is superb. Great ambiance. Well done. Excellent, friendly and professional service is also a plus. Excellent all around.

Thank Thomas K
New Fairfield, ct
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Barcelona is a great Spanish Tapas restaurant which locations in Fairfield, Stamford and Norwalk (and maybe others). The Norwalk location closed last year as they were moving into the Waypointe building on West Avenue in Norwalk proper. After a brutally long wait, they finally opened in the Waypointe. BTW: the picture is the old location although the address is right.... More 

Thank CT_MikeB
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Long story short: skip the new Barcelona if (I) your time is valuable (II) you are in a large group and (III) you value hosts and hostesses providing realistic feedback as to when your table will be ready. Had a 715 reservation on a Saturday night for 5. Restaurant was packed. Host couldn't find our reservation on list even though... More 

2 Thank brian c
New Canaan, Connecticut
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Our first taste at the new address, this sophisticated dining establishment has significantly more ambiance than the previous location. Our dinner waitstaff VERY professional (hey Riley!) although trainees at the bar could use a little more experience distinguishing wines. Improved tapas menu emphasizes styles of prep to include "Bertha" and La Plancha," traditional Spain-ish style cooking and cuisine. Our party... More 

Thank Lisa V
New Canaan, CT
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent Spanish food with very reasonable prices. Very friendly and helpful staff. It's located at The Waypointe which is an amazing new apartment complex in Norwalk. The location and easy parking make for a very nice destination.

Thank jtperreca
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259 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Always bust bar & restaurant. Great choice of tapas and entrees. Excellent wine list, especially so if you are cognizant of Spanish wines. Service always good. Parking across the street in quite large, pay, municipal lot. Food always quite good.

Thank Doubleeagle
Darien, Connecticut
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Dinner with friends. Bar is narrow but fun. Good when the DJ gets going (or it used to be !). The food is tapas & Spanish. Great flavors, very good for sharing, best bread & olive oil. Combine with great cocktails & good wine. Feels hip. Feels cool. Tastes great. Somehow better than the sister restaurant in Stamford tho' the... More 

Thank 5headedmonster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Spanish, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 West Avenue, Suite A, Norwalk, CT 06850
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: +1 203-899-0088
Opened in 1996, the original Barcelona, South Norwalk, has grown from a tiny tapas bar seating 30 to a 140-seat restaurant with two sophisticated, beautiful dining rooms and an outdoor patio. The original 40-foot-long, hand-carved walnut bar is still there, as are the young and young-at-heart who populate South Norwalk in the evenings. SoNo Barcelona showcases the old brick and raw steel of the former factory building it inhabits. It's a touch of SoHo in SoNo, with the food and flavors of the Ramblas.

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