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Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar

971 Farmington Ave. (Main St.) Send to Phone
Eclectic tapas, dozens of wines by the glass, heated outdoor dining and a lively night scene are the draws at Barcelona.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar Restaurant Review

: It's a little piece of Spain in West Hartford Center. Barcelona offers a social setting to meet, greet, flirt and enjoy an eclectic tapas menu made better thanks to the extensive cocktail and wine offerings. Entrée choices are limited: most must be ordered for two, and some, such as the classic paella, require a protracted preparation time. So it is best to gravitate toward the grazing menu, which features specialty cheeses and meats, locally grown heirloom tomatoes and two dozen tapas, from a simple potato tortilla with chive sour cream to a crispy pork belly with bacon chimichurri. We particularly enjoy the gambas al ajillo, shrimp sautéed in a spicy garlic-sherry sauce that we keep as a bread dip after the shrimp are long gone, and warm herbed goat cheese with wild mushrooms. For cocktails, try the Enabler (Flor de Caña Gold Rum, Green Chartreuse lime juice, mint, salt, Habanero Shrub). Alternatively, don't hesitate to order something from the wine list or, if you’re undecided, a wine flight.


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