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Barcelona West Hartford

971 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2151
+1 860-218-2100
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“tapas” (127 reviews)
“empanadas” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
971 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2151
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came for dinner on Mother's Day and had a wonderful time.we started the meal with a selection of cheeses and jamon, unique and delicious. Then we went on to share duck breast, shrimp and scallops, and hanger steak tapas. All we're excellent. The people next...More

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barcelona is one of our favorite restaurants and we have been here for regular dinning as well as private events and we have always been very happy with everything but not this time. Honestly something has changed. First, as we were waking in there was...More

Thank mgwis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have stopped in twice for happy hour/early dinner type of thing right after work. I love this place! It’s got a nice vibe at that hour and patio now opening up. We tried so many things! What we liked: the albondigas,...More

Thank BeachesAreBest123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have come here 5 or 6 times a year for the past 4-5 years. We may have had 1-2 isolated occasions when the service wasn’t as outstanding as it usually is. But time and time again, the food is spectacular. The service is excellent....More

Thank lulasmaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loud and lively place for a fun night out with friends. Great authentic tapas dishes (the Serrano ham, cheeses, short rib, mussels and swordfish were particularly good) but leave room for the Suckling Pig. Absolutely superb - crisp and sweet, and easily enough for 2-3...More

Thank ChrisGibbons
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Last week my husband and I went to Barcelona, late in the evening, for tapas and wine. My husband ordered jamón serrano and gambas al ajillo and he liked them both. I ordered the crispy calamari, which were served with a very, very hot aioli...More

Thank odh2014
Reviewed April 12, 2018

I have been to Barcelona multiple times in the past for their Happy Hour and it is fantastic. The fact that happy hour is a little later and runs from 5 PM-7 PM is definitely a bonus. Every server I have had is always incredibly...More

Thank Meghan F
Alexandra H, General Manager at Barcelona West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Meghan, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tapas and wine. We look forward to seeing you at happy hour again soon!

Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

I started with white sangria which was light and fruity. Just the way I like it. Very refreshing. For starters we had cow’s milk 6 month aged cheese with cured ham. Very enjoyable. For tapas we had pork belly complimentary and duck breast. Both were...More

Thank cjk522015
Alexandra H, General Manager at Barcelona West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing! We are so glad you enjoyed the sangria and the tapas. Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

Reviewed March 22, 2018

I used to enjoy going here for a night out with my friends but recently this place is not the same. The bar is over packed and you can hardly move. Every time I go here it is busier than the last and the crowd...More

1  Thank OliveBee
Alexandra H, General Manager at Barcelona West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience. I'm so sorry that you have found the late night experience to be less fun than in the past. It's true that we are seeing a shift in our crowd for...More

Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Pretty much this place was pretty disappointing. The food was just barely a step up from maggie mcflys which is very sad. I was expecting atleast a few foodie pics but presentation did not exist. It is as if there was a machine pumping out...More

Thank debl7
Alexandra H, General Manager at Barcelona West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for joining us recently and for taking the time to review your visit. I am so sorry that you had such an underwhelming experience! From the service to the food it sounds like we really dropped the ball. Can you tell...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 971 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2151
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-218-2100
  • E-mail
Set in the very center of the West Hartford shopping and restaurant district, Barcelona is located on Farmington Avenue amid plenty of convenient parking. Inside the main dining room, dramatic artwork accents the walnut and industrial design of the room. Above this room is a private wine room seating up to 14 people for intimate affairs. For private parties, the private dining room can accommodate 60-80 people. The outside patio has a radiant-heated floor and its retractable awning encloses the area allowing for the space to be utilized all year. West Hartford is a restaurant mecca for the center of Connecticut and Barcelona is the Hartford Courant's 4-star choice for the best of the best.
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