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BARcelona Tapas, Indianapolis

huiray | Aug 5, 2010 03:57 PM

Hi Chowhounders,

What are your experiences with and opinions on this place?

I had lunch there recently and ordered (from the full menu):
Gazpacho Andaluz
Tres Quesos ("Manchego, Cabrales and goat cheese with Spanish picos")
Champinon con Mahon ("Chilled marinated mushrooms with Mahon cheese")
Pan con Alioli ("Warm garlic bread with olive oil")
Calamari frito ("Crispy calamari with Romesco sauce")
Bacalao ("Crispy codfish and potato cakes with lemon garlic alioli")
Atun con Pimienta ("Pepper encrusted tuna with Rioja sauce")

Of these dishes - and for my taste - I enjoyed only the calamari (they were pretty good) and was fine with the tuna. The garlic bread and gazpacho were OK but forgettable, the codfish was pasty and odd, the cheese plate and mushrooms were dreadful. The olives on the cheese plate were fine.

The cheese plate consisted of a SCOOP [as in ice-cream scoop] of a blue-cheese concoction with other stuff in it (presumably supposed to be the Cabrales), a scoop of the presumably goat cheese stuff (again seemingly some kind of mixture); and slices of a yellow semi-hard cheese (?the Manchego??). I don't remember there being any picos with the plate. I took only a few forkfuls of the two scoops. Not enjoyable.

The marinated mushrooms plate consisted of RAW ordinary white mushrooms smothered with gloopy ORANGE cheese of dubious taste (presumably the Mahon cheese??) and sprinkled with something else that I don't remember the identity of. Whether the cheese was Mahon cheese or not, I would have thought 'marinated mushrooms' did not mean crunchy raw mushrooms? Also not enjoyable.

Comments appreciated.

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