Hot potato, the earliest dish designed to be passed, is nearly extinct due to the constant ravages of grade-school appetites. Today's Groupon revives shifting sustenance to satisfy hunger of all ages. For $15, you'll get $35 worth of cold and hot tapas, Spanish fare, desserts, and sweet libations at Barcelona Tapas & Bar.
Eclectic tapas abound at the Southern Highlands eatery. On the tapas cold front, there's a chilled gazpacho ($4), marinated olives ($5), or tuna tartare ($9). Toastier small plates include veggie empanadas with mushrooms, carrots, spinach, and garlic cream cheese ($5); ravioli bathing in a savory cream sauce ($5.50); and fried goat-cheese nuggets ($6.50). Meat-focused dishes such as chicken cakes (topped with multi-colored onions, peppers, cilantro, black beans, and corn salsa, $6) and seafood plates, including grilled octopus and steamed mussels ($9.50 each), mind the gap between main dish and dessert. Barcelona also serves a variety of entrees ($15–$20) such as grilled salmon and Spanish paella. Desserts ($4–$9.50) such as chocolate tres leches à la mode sweeten sips of festive mojitos and sangria.
Tapas are small plates designed for snacking and sharing over drinks and 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. 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.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal gives Barcelona Tapas & Bar a B+:
- Stuffed dates are a tapas-bar standard, and the pan-fried dates…at Barcelona do the tradition proud. The dates had been stuffed with almonds, wrapped in bacon and served in a merlot reduction with crumbled blue cheese, so you had sweet and salty and rich and austere and mild and assertive and chewy and crunchy and just about everything you can imagine -- a veritable symphony in the mouth. – Heidi Knapp Rinella
- Oh yummy, I love this place…The passion fruit mojito is simply amazing!!! Try the bacon wrapped dates! – Angelica I., Yelp
Barcelona Tapas Restaurant
The flavors of Spain stretch from the mountains to the Mediterranean, but they all seem to converge at Barcelona Tapas Restaurant. Filet mignon cutlets in a red-wine reduction and flame-grilled lamb chops demonstrate the land's offerings, while steamed clams and mussels broadcast the sea's bounty. So it's a good thing executive chef Edgar Montes De Oca deals out the flavors with shareable tapas plates. That way his guest have the opportunity to try more than one creation.
Ever since cooking his first pot of rice at the age of eight, there has been a method and passion behind chef Edgar's style. Diners who'd like to learn more about it can analyze his Euro-Spanish croquets or simply participate in one of his chef's table experiences. During each, chef Edgar dishes out his wisdom so that diners don't have to follow him home in hopes of finding his diary.
10690 Southern Highlands Pkwy.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89141Get Directions