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Meet The Owner

Frank Schmitz has been the driving force behind BARcelona Tapas, serving delicious food to the Clayton community for more than two decades! Wanting to stay in the heart of downtown Clayton, Frank has reopened is proud to be bringing all of your favorite tapas! At BARcelona, we believe that when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life!

A taste of Spain right here in St. Louis!

We pride ourselves in creating an authentic tapas bar atmosphere. From the warm decor, with traditional offerings of tortilla española and patatas bravas, all the way to our service style - everything about BARcelona is designed to evoke communal and celebratory spirit found in the tapas bars of Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla. 


What are Tapas?

A tapas are delicious morsels of food that define a lifestyle as well as a culinary style. Tapas in Spain are almost always accompanied by wine, but they are as much about talking as they are about eating and drinking. The wine is, perhaps, the medium that holds the conversation, the friends, and the food together. 


What makes a Tapas Bar different than normal restaurants?

Tapas style service means that food is ordered to share and delivered to the table a few plates at a time, instead of all at once. This way you can enjoy an authentic tapas evening that encourages sharing of plates, stories, and plenty of sangria.

Talk To Us

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please follow up with us at or feel free to call us at (314) 899-9600

We want to hear from you!

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