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“Excellent tapas in Reston”

Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 166 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish, Wine Bar
Description: Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar is an award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant group located in Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Boston, MA, and throughout Connecticut. Barcelona was begun in 1995 by Sasa Mahr-Batuz, based on his memories of years of living in Spain and Portugal, and Andy Pforzheimer, based on his 20 years as a chef at world-famous restaurants in France, California and New York. Beginning with a tiny, 38-seat wine bar they set out to recreate the feel and the look of an evening on the Ramblas. They worked hard and made no compromises to achieve their aims: sophisticated decor that evoked Milan, SoHo, or Rio de Janeiro. Simple, flavor-filled dishes redolent with olive oil, lemon, smoky paprika. A comprehensive list of wines by the glass from around the world, with an emphasis on the lesser-known regions of Spain and Portugal. They were guided not by any places that existed at the time, but only by what they liked, and the way they liked it.
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Description: Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar is an award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant group located in Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Boston, MA, and throughout Connecticut. Barcelona was begun in 1995 by Sasa Mahr-Batuz, based on his memories of years of living in Spain and Portugal, and Andy Pforzheimer, based on his 20 years as a chef at world-famous restaurants in France, California and New York. Beginning with a tiny, 38-seat wine bar they set out to recreate the feel and the look of an evening on the Ramblas. They worked hard and made no compromises to achieve their aims: sophisticated decor that evoked Milan, SoHo, or Rio de Janeiro. Simple, flavor-filled dishes redolent with olive oil, lemon, smoky paprika. A comprehensive list of wines by the glass from around the world, with an emphasis on the lesser-known regions of Spain and Portugal. They were guided not by any places that existed at the time, but only by what they liked, and the way they liked it.
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoy eating tapas so we were excited to try Barcelona in Reston. It is in an easy to find location and the parking, at least on the weekend, is free. Note that you have to pay for parking during the week but the restaurant will validate your parking.

The restaurant on a Friday night was very busy so I would recommend booking. You may be more comfortable in the main part of the restaurant as opposed to the tables around the bar. That area can get crowded with people at the bar and people waiting for a table.

As to the food itself it was very good. We enjoyed all of our dishes, notably the gambas, patatas bravas, boquerones, and the jamon croquettes. They also have a good selection of wines which complement the dishes well. Desserts were excellent as well and we enjoyed our cheesecake and flan.

Service was good, especially considering how busy they were. We’ll be back,

Thank BritinVA
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A wonderful place for appetizers & wine making a superb meal. Enjoyed the pear & pumpernickel special as well as the potatoes with a special cream sauce. Both delicious!

Thank Patty6-13
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Our friends brought us here since they know we love tapas and we hadn't heard of this place. When we arrived we got the Jamon Serrano, since my husband fell in love with Jamon in Spain. He ordered a few rounds of it and basically thats all he ate while there. Our friends who brought us and they had never had tapas before. They also had a great time and really enjoyed the food.

A month later it was our friends anniversary and so we brought them back. They enjoyed it and at that point we had been to a Barcelona restaurant already. LOL, did i mention my husband loves Jamon Serrano.

I believe this place has become our favorite place for small get togethers.

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Thank FFXTravelers
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Ceren H, General Manager at Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hey there,

Thank you so much for the kind words! So pleased to hear you had a wonderful time.
Looking forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,
General Manager
Ceren Hunt

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Had a pleasant evening out at Barcelona's. Even though it was a week evening the restaurant ws packed and with a gret vibe.

Food was great and with a nice range of imported wines. Well done!

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Thank Christiaan M
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

My friends decided to have an impromptu reunion and we are fortunate to have it in this restaurant in Reston. You don't need to go far to experience the great tapas of Spain. Appetizing and mouth watering tapas and paellas will be at your beck and call. Reasonable prices and nicely located fronting a park. Alfresco dining is an option. Foods are exquisitely tasteful. The ambience inside is great for any type of dining. They have also many selections of wine, beer and liquor for connoisseurs. Food attendants and hosts are friendly, polite and very accommodating to your choices. Two thumbs up.

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Thank happigolacky
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