A Spanish tapas bar with 15 locations around the country has set a tentative date for opening along a growing block in RiNo. Barcelona Wine Bar will now be ready inside the 5,000-square-foot space at 2900 Larimer Street by early March.
Barteca Restaurant Group debuted its other national brand, a Mexican street food restaurant Bartaco, on Boulder’s Pearl Street over the summer. The company will open Denver’s Barcelona in the former home of a dog day care facility located on the corner between Crema Coffee House and Ratio Beerworks.
Started in 1995, Barcelona Wine Bar now operates locations across Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Tennessee. Specific plates vary across the restaurants, but the menu is broken down by Spanish ham and cheeses, tapas, salads, and paellas as well as other plates for sharing. Traditional items include fideos (Spanish pasta), gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp), and ham and cheese croquettes. The wine list will feature over 400 bottles.