About Us

Located four blocks from the malecón, here you will have the best view of the bay in all of puerto Vallarta. The chef/owner, William Carballo, sees to it that every guest in his restaurant is happy, offering generously served dishes with fresh, high quality ingredients at reasonable prices. It is recommended to order for the entire table and share dishes family style. With two or three tapas per person, you can enjoy an authentic culinary adventure. They are always updating the menu and offer daily specials. Also enjoy delicious salads and scrumptious desserts such as the chocolate profilerols and homemade ice cream.

The chef/owner | William Carballo

 

Our History

William Carballo, chef/owner of Barcelona Tapas was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of a Cuban immigrant father and an Irish-American mother. He started working at the age of 13 in the Southeast side of Chicago and became a workaholic at an early age. Being independent from an early age, working full-time and living on his own, enabled him to graduate from Carl Sandburg School with honors.

In 1987 chef William Carballo decided to travel to spain and study the language as well as the local cuisine and he was immediately enthralled by the tapas, a specialty of the country. After working with two Spanish chefs in Chicago, he decided to move to Puerto Vallarta in the year 2000 to open his successful restaurant, Barcelona Tapa.

In December of the same year, William converted the roof of his house and opened Barcelona Tapas, which consisted of 56 chairs, 14 tables, a stove with 6 burners, a small refrigerator and a freezer. He worked day and night, living in the restaurant.

He began his business with 2 employees and serving only 10-25 people per day. Today, Barcelona is one of the most respected dining establishments in Puerto Vallarta. It serves more than 40, 000 people per year. The food, the service and the facilities are constantly improving.

Barcelona Tapas 360° at Day

Barcelona Tapas 360° at Night

Acerca de Barcelona Tapas

Ubicados a cuatro cuadras del malecón, donde podrás disfrutar de la mejor vista de la bahía de Puerto Vallarta. En Barcelona Tapas nos encargamos de cuidar la frescura y calidad de los ingredientes con los que son preparados nuestros suculentos platillos. Nos satisface el cuidar a nuestros clientes para lograr que se sientan como en casa y que disfruten de cada detalle de nuestra cocina española. Lo más recomendable es pedir al centro para compartir en familia o amigos, con dos o tres tapas por persona se podrás disfrutar de una auténtica aventura culinaria. Podrás deleitarte con nuestro pan hecho en casa, así como de las deliciosas ensaladas, y la variedad de platillos y postres preparados y horneados en casa.

The chef/dueño | William Carballo

William Carballo - Cheff Barcelona Tapas

Nuestra Historia

William Carballo, chef / propietario de Barcelona Tapas nació en Chicago, Illinois, hijo de padre inmigrante cubano y madre estadounidense con raíces irlandesas. Comenzó a trabajar a la edad de 13 en Illinois en un barrio suroeste de Chicago, se convirtió en un adicto al trabajo a muy temprana edad. Siendo un menor de edad independiente, trabajando a tiempo completo y viviendo por su cuenta, logró permitirle que se graduara en la Escuela Carl Sandberg, y obtener honores públicos.

En 1987 el chef William Carballo decidió viajar a España para aprender tanto el idioma, como la gastronomía local e inmediatamente fue cautivado por las tapas, una especialidad del país. Después de trabajar con dos chefs españoles en Chicago, decidió mudarse a Puerto Vallarta en el año 2000 para abrir su exitoso Restaurante Barcelona Tapas.

En Diciembre de este mismo año, William convirtió el techo de su casa y abrió el restaurante de tapas de Barcelona, ​​que constaba de 56 sillas, 14 mesas, una estufa con 6 quemadores, un pequeño refrigerador y un congelador. Trabajó día y noche, viviendo en el restaurante, inició su negocio con 2 empleados, y sirviendo sólo 10-25 personas por día.

Hoy, Barcelona es uno de los establecimientos de comida más respetados en Puerto Vallarta. Que sirve a más de 40.000 personas por año, la comida, el servicio y las instalaciones están en constante mejora.

Nuestro Sabor

Nuestra cocina está especializada en platillos Españoles, donde imprimimos nuestro estilo muy particular para darle esas notas dulces de sabor hogareño, ya que algunos de nuestros platillos están cocinados con fuego de leña, dándole ese toque tan característico. Nuestros ingredientes son seleccionados de manera especial y cuidando la frescura y el buen estado de los mismos.

Sunday Brunch Puerto Vallarta

Ubicados a cuatro cuadras del malecón, donde podrás disfrutar de la mejor vista de la bahía de Puerto Vallarta. En Barcelona Tapas nos encargamos de cuidar la frescura y calidad de los ingredientes con los que son preparados nuestros suculentos platillos. Nos satisface el cuidar a nuestros clientes para lograr que se sientan como en casa y que disfruten de cada detalle de nuestra cocina española. Lo más recomendable es pedir al centro para compartir en familia o amigos, con dos o tres tapas por persona se podrás disfrutar de una auténtica aventura culinaria. Podrás deleitarte con nuestro pan hecho en casa, así como de las deliciosas ensaladas, y la variedad de platillos y postres preparados y horneados en casa.

About Us

Located four blocks from the malecón, here you will have the best view of the bay in all of puerto Vallarta. The chef/owner, William Carballo, sees to it that every guest in his restaurant is happy, offering generously served dishes with fresh, high quality ingredients at reasonable prices. It is recommended to order for the entire table and share dishes family style. With two or three tapas per person, you can enjoy an authentic culinary adventure. They are always updating the menu and offer daily specials. Also enjoy delicious salads and scrumptious desserts such as the chocolate profilerols and homemade ice cream.

The chef/owner | William Carballo

Our History

William Carballo, chef/owner of Barcelona Tapas was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of a Cuban immigrant father and an Irish-American mother. He started working at the age of 13 in the Southeast side of Chicago and became a workaholic at an early age. Being independent from an early age, working full-time and living on his own, enabled him to graduate from Carl Sandburg School with honors.

William Carballo - Cheff Barcelona Tapas

In 1987 chef William Carballo decided to travel to spain and study the language as well as the local cuisine and he was immediately enthralled by the tapas, a specialty of the country. After working with two Spanish chefs in Chicago, he decided to move to Puerto Vallarta in the year 2000 to open his successful restaurant, Barcelona Tapa.

In December of the same year, William converted the roof of his house and opened Barcelona Tapas, which consisted of 56 chairs, 14 tables, a stove with 6 burners, a small refrigerator and a freezer. He worked day and night, living in the restaurant.

He began his business with 2 employees and serving only 10-25 people per day. Today, Barcelona is one of the most respected dining establishments in Puerto Vallarta. It serves more than 40, 000 people per year. The food, the service and the facilities are constantly improving.

Our Flavor

Our kitchen is specialized in Spanish dishes, to which we give our own very particular style giving these sweet notes a homemade taste. Some of our dishes are cooked over an open wood fire, giving them this very characteristic touch. Our ingredients are selected in a special manner taking into account their freshness and quality.

Located four blocks from the malecón, here you will have the best view of the bay in all of puerto Vallarta. The chef/owner, William Carballo, sees to it that every guest in his restaurant is happy, offering generously served dishes with fresh, high quality ingredients at reasonable prices. It is recommended to order for the entire table and share dishes family style. With two or three tapas per person, you can enjoy an authentic culinary adventure. They are always updating the menu and offer daily specials. Also enjoy delicious salads and scrumptious desserts such as the chocolate profilerols and homemade ice cream.