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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Catalan
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 23 May 2022 via mobile

The entire evening was amazing! We were in town celebrating my wife’s birthday and Mario ensured everything was great! From the appetizers I strongly recommend the pulpo a la gallega and from the main dishes either the cochinillo or the rabbit! Will definitely come back...to BCN next time we visit Houston!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

We don’t have any Barcelona-style restaurants in San Francisco, so BCN Taste & Tradition was at the top of our dining list for Houston. It lived up to our high expectations. We both had the bacalao (salt cured Spanish cod) for our mains, mainly because...we’d never had it before. It was delicious The restaurant is in a Spanish-style house in Montrose, a residential neighborhood. The attractive interior is filled with major works of Spanish art and a buzz of excitement. It’s a dressy restaurant; most of the diners looked spiffy.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 10 January 2022 via mobile

I really enjoyed this beautiful little restaurant, I love how it’s tucked away but when you walk in it has this wonderful ambiance. The food was amazing, I love the Vegan menu options (for my husband) and the staff were really attentive.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2021

Tough to get a reservation so with 1 week lead time had to eat at 5pm for a table in the dining room...which was fine by us. Alternatively, there is a very nice outdoor patio; could also eat at the bar which didn't look very...comfortable. Very nice ambience and service was excellent; good date/romantic place; noise level - quiet. Food was very good but a bit "fussy"; any time I see "foam" as part of description of dishes my eyes roll - pretty but adds nothing in my opinion. They tout their extensive selection of gins. We had gin & tonics which were good but not extraordinary. Wine by the glass was good and a generous pour - red wine temperature was perfect. Despite the excellent service, when we made reservation on line we were asked if it was a special occasion - we answered yes - a birthday. When we checked in, we confirmed with hostess that we had a birthday guest. When our waiter told us that the next day was 8th anniversary of their opening we said it was also my wife's birthday. The birthday "status" made no difference - a couple of tables near ours seemed to get some special dessert with a little candle.......not us. Why did they bother to ask? We didn't let this minor annoyance spoil an otherwise lovely dining experience.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

Good food but I was a little disappointed. We had octopus and potato as appetizers. Both were good and the potatoes were covered for aioli. For main dishes we had Menorca lobster, a vegetarian medley and salmon. No one complained but none of us raved...either. We have eaten in many restaurants in Spain that were better and certainly cheaper. The staff is very attentive. The gin and tonics were judged as excellent with very nice presentation.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

Everything in this place is amazing. Since the service to the main dishes and cocktails. It was full when we went there even during the week, so you need to do a reservation. It is an expensive place but it deserves it. All the ingredients...and dishes are completely from Spain. Really good option if you are visiting Houston.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 February 2021 via mobile

Out of the ordinary GOOD , we dined here and were very impressed. Nice clean place, white tablecloths, good bar, excellent service, interesting menu, really great food. Barcelona style Spanish dishes are excellent. Servings are small, we shared and got several things, all were great....We hope we can return soon.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 10 February 2021

We had a family dinner for 5 and once again we were not disappointed. Food/Service/Quality we exemplary. We spent 3 hours+, starting with a tapas run of 10+ appetizers and salads then after a short conversation period we moved on to the main courses and...desserts. We had the Gramona Gran Reserva for all meals and highly recommend it. It was a great choice moving through all the courses. I cannot fault any of the dishes except we ordered way too much food but it was our first outing in a long while as a family and decided the night would be our early Mardi Gras...Thank you Jerry for a marvelous evening and a BRAVA for Crystal and her exceptional attention/service she provided us. Lastly, if the Razor Clams are available, we HIGHLY recommend them!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 26 November 2020 via mobile

Off the hook outstanding! The entire staff was engaged, attentive, and accommodating; the food and drinks were all superb! This was our first visit to BCN, our server was Jesus who made selections for us at our request. His description of menu options was intoxicating,...his choices hit the mark at every turn. Jerry, one of the managers overseeing all of the moving parts, went out of his way to welcome us and make us feel at home including a personal tour of the facility and the beautiful pieces of art that adorn the property. This dining experience was one of the finest my wife and I have had in our 60+ years on this planet!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 12 October 2020

My wife and I dined here not long after they opened 5 or 6 years ago and loved it. Not sure why it took so long to come back, but I'm sure glad we did. To start with, we made a reservation for the patio...when the patio was full. The team at BCN are so gracious and accommodating that after begging and pleading we agreed to an early seating provided we don't stay for over an hour and a half as there was a reservation for the table; very reasonable. To start with, I ordered the Ultimate Gin & Tonic; wow, just amazing, best G&T I've ever had! My wife had a lemonade that was also amazing. We like to just order tapas so we can try many different things and that's exactly what we did. We started with the jamon iberico and tomato bread and it was sooooo good. This is the real deal jamon iberico that just melts in your mouth. Then the garlic shrimp, also just fantastic, then the octopus that was perfection, probably the best octopus I've ever had. We then ordered the anchovies cantabrico, amazing, soft, creamy, briny goodness, then the seared foie gras, wild berries and cassis reduction, oh my word, heaven on a plate, such a beautifully combined plate. We finished with the chocolate ganache, just incredible (see pic and you'll know what I mean), decadent, rich, sweet, salty deliciousness!! Overall you cannot beat this restaurant from the service to the food to the atmosphere. BCN comes with my absolute highest recommendations.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2020

Unheralded gem hidden away in midtown Houston. Wonderful gin & tonic menu to start, followed by excellent food and service, all in an atmospheric old converted house. We met a lot of "regulars" there, and I can see why....we are now one of those!!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 13 June 2020 via mobile

Amazing Spanish food in the heart of Houston. All dishes had very high quality and the staff is very friendly led by D. Paco

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Besides the secluded entrance and nice feeling when stepping out of the car, the entrance, welcome and little waiting bar ensures that you do not feel like in an usual restaurant. It looks refined, it is refined. Once seated, service is friendly and faultless. The...menu is always good and varied enough that I never had an issue choosing something and I am unfortunately very picky. BCN is our place for special occasions or to impress an out-of-town foodie (caveat: It is very European in style and food so do not expect flashy Las Vegas).More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

Excellent place, wine list, menu, and service above any expectations. Anchovies And Iberico Hamon the best ever tried..

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

We had a celebratory dinner at BCN Taste and Tradition following my lecture at MD Anderson. This restaurant is in a quaint house that makes a very unique setting for dinner. Our waiter was very enthusiastic about the food and very knowledgeable as well. I...enjoyed one of their signature gin and tonics with lavender before dinner. Beautifully presented and refreshing. The appetizers are among the favorite dishes I have enjoyed while visiting Barcelona--jamon iberico with tomato bread, croquetas, patatas bravas, etc. All very enjoyable and authentic. The signature entree is suckling pig, which I tasted--it was amazing. I opted for branzino which was served beautifully with grapefruit sections and a special sauce that was so exquisite, I cannot describe it. Highly recommended. The wine list was spectacular. This is a superb dinner out to celebrate anything. I would highly recommend a night at BCN!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5