About BARcelona Tapas - Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46204
BARcelona Tapas prides itself on creating a traditional authentic Tapas Bar atmosphere. This includes a warm decor and the traditional hanging of Serrano hams and dried bacalaos. The service reflects a traditional tapas experience as you might find in Madrid, Barcelona or Sevilla. Small plates of food are prepared to order and delivered one or two at a time, as to encourage sharing of the plates and conversation together with great Sangria.
Barcelona Tapas Indianapolis is an open air restaurant when the weather is nice! Come and enjoy one of our two large patios or sit at the bar and enjoy a breeze through the restaurant on warm summer days.
Spanish, Mediterranean, European
Hours of Operation:
Full Tapas Menu Served:
Monday through Thursday 11am to 10pm
Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm
Sunday 4pm to 10pm
Sunday Sangria Brunch:
Sundays 10:30am to 2pm
All you can eat Tapas Lunch Buffet:
Monday through Friday 11am to 2pm
Two for Tuesdays menu:
Tuesday evenings 4pm to 10pm
Happy Hour Menu:
Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm (bar area only)
Corner of Delaware and Ohio
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Great Spanish Music piped in all day and night!
Tapas Party at your home or office? We can do it! We accommodate everything from box lunches to full on-site catering and everything in-between! Please look at our website for more details or call 317-638-TAPA and ask for Michelle or Dennis to set up a delivery or full fledged Tapas Party with or without our Tapas Crew to serve it all for you!
All surrounding streets are meeter parking on both sides. The meters are free after 9pm through the week. There is a parking garage on the Northwest corner of Ohio and Delaware, a parking garage on the south side of Ohio street between Delaware and Alabama, and a $3 honor lot just north of our building on Delaware which is open after 5pm weekdays and all weekends.
There are numerous IndyGo bus stops on all streets surrounding us. Please see www.indygo.net/routes.htm for bus schedules.
Private Party Facilities:
We have the space for you! Up to 30 of you - that is...... A seperate private dining room with large Barndoors that close, your own music and, of course, our "Party Platters" or simply choose from the Tapas Menu. Call us to help you make this a successful "private party" to remember. In the summer we also have a patio that can be reserved for parties which seats up to 25.
Private Party Contact:
Dennis Gurnell or Michelle Sirum: (317) 638-8272
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
BARcelona Tapas - Indianapolis Ratings and Reviews
I picked BARcelona because it was late, ...
I picked BARcelona because it was late, I didn't want to drive, and it was only a block from my hotel. I am familiar with tapas restaurants and often dine at one in my home town.
The selection was more than adequate. I was surprised at the size of each order - the three tapas I ordered could easily have fed two where I am used to needing three tapas per person, so a big plus on value.
The three I ordered were tasty, but not extraordinary.
The spinach salad was everything it said in the menu, not over-dressed, and very filling, almost a meal in itself.
The sausages were nicely browned but not outstanding in flavor, more like a selection of high-end hotdogs.
The mussels were juicy with a really good, spicy broth that I soaked up with the giant croutons from my salad, but two of them were unopened. Even so there were more than enough that I could have shared.
The dark chocolate brownie suffered from dryness, possibly because by the time I ordered it the brownie was several hours old.
The beer I had was tasty, a seasonal from the Bell brewery. It was not what I ordered, though, as I had ordered the seasonal from Biers, a local brewery. It also did not arrive until well into my meal.
If I was back in Indianapolis I would like to give BARcelona a second try, earlier in the evening, to see if the service was better and the deserts gooier.
I have eaten tapas all over the world an ...
I have eaten tapas all over the world and I was very disappointed by this restaurant. It was overpriced for what it was. The food was not bad but it wasn't great. The croquettes order only came with three small balls. The cauliflower dish was good but it was in a weird broth that spoiled the dish. The crispy artichokes were very good and I would recommend that. The patatas bravas were not eventually cooked. If you know your tapas food, I wouldn't recommend this spot.
Service was nice and there is lot of seating available. Nice location.
We went there after symphony. Our table ...
We went there after symphony. Our tables were ready quickly. The waitress greeted us very soon after we were seated; she was friendly and helpful. The tapas on the menu were quite varied. I chose gazpacho to start. It was a bit saltier than I like -- not sure if that was from added salt or impact of inclusion of something that was roasted, but taste otherwise was good, with nice texture. Fried artichokes were very good. Sausage was very filling, not all that tasty. My wife loved her lamb chops and the chocolate brownie dessert. This restaurant has a tendency to get noisy but we sat in a side room that was quieter than the main room. Barcelona has outside seating but it was closed as weather was very cold; looks like it would be fun to sit outside during warmer weather. Overall, a nice evening -- not spectacular -- but we will return to try other menu items.
I always enjoy Barcelona. The food is v ...
I always enjoy Barcelona. The food is very consistent--I always order the roasted cauliflower, then switch up meats. This time, tried the tuna and it was just what I wanted--something light and healthy. We often get the empanadas, which are a favorite, too. The prices are reasonable and the food comes quickly. Now that I've been eating at BARcelona for 7 years (it was 7 years this weekend since first time I ate there!), I wish they'd make some updates. I like that the place has character, but some soft surfaces in the main dining area and bar would go a long way to make it warmer and absorb the noise. The red booths are hard and lumpy. I don't care for the restroom, it's usually a mess and dark. This restaurant is around because it's reliably good food, but I wish they'd do something to give it some love through the years. Literally, the only thing that's changed is they had red plastic Coke cups, then they went to Pepsi for awhile, not sure what they have now since I haven't had a soft drink there in a long time.
My wife and I had dinner with another co ...
My wife and I had dinner with another couple. The rice in the paella was little undercooked, but the different tapas were fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive and did a great job. Most tables were full, but the crowd wasn't too boisterous. Parking was available close by (street meter and parking garage).
NIce friendly, casual atmosphere, good b ...
NIce friendly, casual atmosphere, good bar. Unfortunately, stopping by for a cocktail or beer is all I would recommend this place for. The food is not great. A goat cheese dish I ordered consisted of spaghetti sauce with some goat cheese in the middle, served over pieces of toast. Steak was OK and was cooked to proper degree, but was served with a rich, overly-sweet sauce, as were the accompanying mushrooms.
I was hoping for so much more from this ...
I was hoping for so much more from this place but my friends and I all left rather disappointed and we'll never go back. This restaurant felt like a chain restaurant with mediocre food quality - not the upscale tapas bar presented online at all. I ended up with major stomach issues for 48 hours after eating a variety of tapas. The waitress was not very attentive nor friendly as she rushed; she seemed too busy making personal phone calls the whole time. It took a long time to get drinks and they were never brought out at the same time. Food quality was subpar, unfortunately.
I have been going here for years - I am ...
I have been going here for years - I am never disappointed! Our Servers - Alexa (at the Bar) and Robert (the teens sat at a separate table) were efficient, knowledgeable and personable. Since I live 45 minutes away, I don't get to eat there as often as I'd like but this was our 6th year of eating there as a family (usually with friends or family in tow) for New Year's Eve.
We ordered a set of plates for the table ...
We ordered a set of plates for the table of six and shared. All items were good. Lamb, mac and cheese, and calamari were outstanding. Decor is not fancy, but staff friendly and fast. Easy walk from Banker's Life or Circle Center.
Compared to Tapas in Spain, some dishes ...
Compared to Tapas in Spain, some dishes are a bit disappointing . I can recommend the tuna and the goat cheese, the bacalau was also good. Overall it is americanized tapas especially some of the sauces. On the positive side, it is good for groups to share tapas and the wine is decently priced and of good quality. Some real wine glasses would be nice.
Food and server were great. We were seat ...
Food and server were great. We were seated to a large group (12+) of 20-something Anti-Trump Rally protesters who were very loud and very free with their opinions. This seating arrangement and their loud interactions put a damper on the overall experience. We had had reservations for several days in advance and wondered how we got seated next to such a group.
Food was good. Service was great. Atmo ...
Food was good. Service was great. Atmosphere a bit noisy due to acoustics. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. We had a party of 4 adults. Table ordered 3 drinks, plenty of food to fill us up, and we split 2 deserts. Total bill $80. Averages to $20 per person. Good value for a good, unique international meal with drinks and deserts. We will definitely be going again with friends !!
The food was horrible. We assume that th ...
The food was horrible. We assume that they use frozen food, microwave it and bring it to the table. Their concept has nothing to do with tapas unless they think putting a little amount of food on a regular size of a white plate is Spanish/ Mexican. We are very disappointed with the quality of good. Their food was not fresh, they do not even make the food there. Additionally, my sangiria was so served in a small water glass full of ice. Everything felt like left over food. Horrible! I would not go to this place again an I also would not recommend it to anyone. Sorry, Barcelona, but my experience was a wAste of money, you need to get a real chef, fresh ingredients, tapas plates and then call yourself a tapas restaurant.
When we arrived, the restaurant was a li ...
When we arrived, the restaurant was a little noisy, requested an outside table. The staff was happy to oblige. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations after asking us a few questions. This was our first visit, but will not be our last.
We had a great meal and good service! T ...
We had a great meal and good service! The only thing that was a little less than perfect was the asparagus which was just lukewarm. The chicken wings are absolutely amazing, and the churros are the best ever, hands down!! We will definitely be back!
We were celebrating 2 birthdays and had ...
We were celebrating 2 birthdays and had reserved a table for for 9. Everything was ready even as some of us arrived early. Our waitress was attentive and helpful with menu choices. She brought complimentary tres leches cakes for the birthday celebrants - a nice surprise. We all look forward to our next visit.
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