Barcelona Tapas Restaurant @ Artisan Hotel
We had the surf and turf tapas for $14, the most delicious tiny steak, single piece of shrimp and mashed potatoes ever. The stuffed artichokes and stuffed mushrooms were different both in a tomato sauce. I loved the quiet atmosphere at 530 PM. The Artisan is a hidden gem in Vegas. Nice night out without kids.
We booked a table for 7 at Barcelona Tapas Lounge for an early NYE dinner with friends. Little did we know the hotel lobby would be sold out to a crowd that was about as ghetto Oakland as it gets. The music was so loud we couldn't barely hear each other at the table, with the doors closed to the restaurant. Frustrated was that when we arrived the single man show, running the door, the tables and both food and drinks said he was short staffed and told us he didn't have our reservation. I said it was through 'open table' and he said he never checks open table in months actually. Wow, thankfully it was early and they were not busy. The food was fair and not expensive, but just an uncomfortable and odd service experience. Nice guy, but painful. Our Ecuadorian guest had met their chef and thought going there would be fun. Oops. Cocktails were a push to get, made horribly, spirit and wine lists were shamefully limited. Decor and atmosphere a massive miss. Definitely not coming back! Hopefully they’ll start using Open Table as promised
Very good food. The red sangria is exceptional, and the ceviche is among the best I’ve ever had. I also really recommend the clams and croquetas:).
What a funky find! The place is just brimming with atmosphere and it was so nice to find a place that you could converse with your dinner mates and not have to yell. Granted we dined early but the food was delicious and our waitress very helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely a place to return to.
Awesome food and unbelievable ambiance. Highly recommended.
Very loud from music outside in bar. Beef skewers were over cooked. All in all it was just average.
The food at Barcelona's is always AMAZING! I would recommend anyone going to Vegas take a short trip off the strip and checking it out. You will not be disappointed. They have a new location which is highly interesting. Valet is free which is almost unheard of now in Vegas.
On vacation. The food is excellent but no one around at the host station and this was a recurring issue. One person worked host/server
For my purpose all was okay except for the noise from the bar. I can't believe people like music that loud and I am 3/4 deaf! Hard to converse.
The service was very good, and the food was even better. Thank you!
Took an old client and colleagues to this off the strip Tapas restaurant.. The food was excellent. The waiter curated the menu for us, brought out the a number of solid dishes. Excellent.
Amazing food and a great value! Will definitely go back!
Amazing gem!! Love all the tapas here, also a sweet waitress makes the best white sangria!
We were a little concerned about how few people were in the place, but we stayed and had a wonderful meal with great service. It’s a little off the beaten path, but I’ll be back
Love the food, love the service, a little bit skeptical about the design of the dinning room. Feels cold!
Hotel was having a Harry Potter on the first floor and in the pool area. So noise was nuts. Food and service kept us from leaving
The food was good. The restaurant is located inside a boutique hotel, so the setting was somewhat strange. The place was super slow due to its hidden location.
First time to this restaurant. Great food and atmosphere.
Great small plates served in a unique environment. The artisan hotel is very old school and has a quirky vibe that you won't find directly on the strip (it's a few mins off). Barcelona is one room with about 20 tables, set off from a larger bar. Value is definitely there, we spent $125 on dinner for 5 with drinks included (mostly their great, barrel aged sangria)
Food superb! The Paella - the best ever! The Fish tacos - amazing! Flavors on point for the seven-dishes ordered. Everyone needs to know about this gem.
I had my reservation confirmed in the morning, actually they changed the reservation time but we could cope with that, it was only 15 mins later that I had booked. When we turned up a little after our reservation time the door was locked, no one was in the restaurant, working or eating. The bar tender at the hotel said that they were still waiting for the chef.
We had tickets for a show that night and couldn't wait around so we left.
We had to pay for a taxi there and back and didn't even get to eat.
The place had a great atmosphere. I enjoyed walking around the restaurant and hotel lobby. The food took me back to Barcelona. It was spot on from what I remember.
From the second we walked in we had such amazing host and waiter, they were funny and attentive. The food was so tasty, I recommend the cheese plate with there sangria.. yummmm and also the calamari and even there lasagna
I loved this restaurant when it was in southern highlands. Don't now. One waitress for 34 tables. Food slow to come out. Changes in recipes. Hike in prices.
Some previous reviewers had described this restaurant as "dead" but the food good. It is true that this restaurant is dead. On a Friday evening, 2 other diners were in the restaurant when we arrived (they hadn't had anyone to wait on them for a long time). No one to seat us for 5 minutes. Then the waitress/busboy/maitre d' (actually the waitress wearing all hats) arrived and seated us. We ordered all the house special tapas and paella. Everything arrived very quickly (too quickly really if these dishes were prepared to order). The tapas were fine - nothing to write home about - but just edible. The paella, which we were told we should order at the start of the dinner because it would take some time to prepare, showed up immediately following the tapas. Way too little time for this paella to have been prepared to order. The paella was terrible. The rice was dry and oily, the seafood (just a few mussels, clams and shrimp) tasteless and not fresh, the supposed meat, sausage, etc. was virtually absent. The Sangria was drinkable but also nothing that would make you go especially to this restaurant. The restaurant is in a dive hotel right next to the freeway, which would be ok if the food was something special. But it's not, in fact it's a 2-3 on a scale of 1-10. And because the food is poor, there are no patrons, and because there are no patrons, they apparently can't buy/invest in fresh food, tasty ingredients or anything that would make you feel like you are not getting yesterday's leftovers re-heated. Vegas is really hurting for a top-notch Spanish (Spain) restaurant. We've frequented the top of the line Strip restaurants, but have never found anything that can match true Spanish food, esp. paellas and even Sangria. We've had 10 times better in Spain. We hoped this might be special, but it's the opposite and they are in their last throes or so it feels.
Really good Spanish food with perfect service. The owners are nice people who are willing to talk to you.
Barcelona in Southern Highlands is out-of-business!!! These people never answered their telephone ! We went to FireFly instead!!! Great food !!!