Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Spanish-Mediterranean fare and drinks at Barcelona Bistro in Pitman.
Barcelona Bistro is a BYOB den of delectable dishes that serves a constantly evolving menu created by artisan chefs and crafted with the freshest ingredients available. Start your sashay of gastronomic ecstasy with the Barcelona salad ($5.95), a gathering of mixed greens mingling with roasted pears and mira blue cheese, or scoop up a chilled bowl of gazpacho ($4.95). For heartier helpings, sink your canines into the cordero a la parrilla ($24.95), a grilled rack of lamb bundled up in a pine-nut jacket, or the paella valenciana ($19.95), a fluffy bed of bomba rice sprinkled with scrumptious seafood, chicken, and spanish sausage. Ideal for sharing with friends or the abyss of your second stomach, Barcelona Bistro's tapas menu combines old favorites such as spicy papas bravas ($5.95) and fried spanish sausage ($6.95) with newfangled noshes such as chicken spring rolls ($5.95). Barcelona Bistro's informal setting and BYOB policy make it an ideal location for booze-laden birthday parties or an intimate dinner with your beloved keg.
Barcelona Bistro's Spanish- and Mediterranean-influenced seafood and tapas earned the elegant bistro-style restaurant a Golden Fork award from South Jersey Magazine in 2012. The restaurant lives up to its accolades with a menu built around the varied tastes, textures, and astrological signs of shareable tapas plates, which include spicy bites of chorizo frito or cool forkfuls of clam in cilantro sauce. Tortilla española earns its stripes as a Spanish classic by showcasing fried potatoes and olive oil in a fluffy egg embrace, and entrees of grilled salmon, pan-seared trout, and bright jumbo shrimp exhibit the coastal influences so integral to Iberian cuisine. The BYOB restaurant's crisp, white tablecloths and dark wood seats create a sophisticated atmosphere to impress first dates, and outdoor seating on the brick patio creates a breezy atmosphere to test the tenacity of trick candles.