What You'll Get
From miniature soaps to toy poodles, the most delicious things come in small sizes. Buy something small that will never grow up with today’s Groupon to BARcelona Tapas Restaurant. With today's deal, $15 gets you $35 worth of shareable small plates and strong sangria. Bring a group of fellow foodies on a Saturday night, or hit up BARcelona on a Wednesday for live guitarists and flamenco dancers, allowing you to plausibly reenact a James Bond movie in your head. With vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and lactose-free options, even the most allergic and dietarily restricted diners can let loose amid the colorful décor and bold Spanish fare.
Tapas are small plates designed for snacking and sharing over drinks and with good company. Perfect for the crowd that doesn't like to choose, these culinary creations make mouthwatering meals when you order a variety to pass and share. Tapas teach the importance of sharing to emotionally stunted adults and encourage conversation by eliminating the formal aspects of eating from one plate piled high with food that tastes exactly the same from first bite to last. Though many tapas involve rich, buttery, and spicy flavors, the small plates and variety allow you to indulge without feeling bloated or overfull. Nibble, savor, and talk until you're full of food, wine, and intoxicating discourse.
Start your tapas experience with a trio of Manchego, Cabrales, and goat cheese with Spanish picos ($6.95) and a cool gazpacho ($3.95). Pass around white Spanish anchovies with caperberries ($6.50), spinach and mushroom pastries with cumin-garlic alioli ($5.75), and crispy calamari with Romesco sauce ($6.75). Pair your grilled lamb chops with sherry alioli and Rioja reduction ($9.95), and mussels in spicy tomato sauce ($6.95) with a glass of wine ($4–$9 per glass), such as the house sangria or bubbly Cava. Finish your evening off with a decadent dessert ($6.25 each), such as bread pudding with caramel sauce or tres leches cake; for a lighter dessert, try the platter of figs, dates, apples, oranges, and baked walnuts.
- I love this place! It is a great break from the world today. The place is lively, the staff is friendly, the food is great . . . Try the filet with the spanish blue cheese or the spanish sausages. – barberman, TripAdvisor
- The food itself is flavorful and has a variety from cold plates with fresh tomatoes and cheeses to hot tapas of meats. Their sangria, be it white or red, is delicious, as are their desserts. – Jessica, Urbanspoon
- Really like it. Fun atmosphere and great servers. – Rob Morrall, Urbanspoon
Streets of Barcelona: The Duel
“Zachariah,” he hissed lazily, as though spelling out my name in the venomous smoke he sucked from a reed-thin pipe. “How long has it been, 13 years?”
“Month and a half,” I replied tersely, slipping through the beaded curtains to hang my fedora on the dusty pachinko machine in the corner. “Barcelona,” I added.
“Ah yes,” he smirked, his mind sweeping back on a cloud of opium-fueled nostalgia. “I suppose you are here to kill me then, yes? Like I killed your little bird?”
Elizabeth. Elizabeth bobbing on her perch. Elizabeth pecking seeds from the shredded newspaper at her feet. I felt my fist curl reflexively. “Don’t you talk about her, Madrigal. Not ever.” A steel blade glinted from the sleeve of his kimono.Our dance had begun.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 17, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Must order at least 1 food item. Tax & gratuity not included. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.