BARcelona is the real deal. They offer a huge variety of tapas, so you can make a meal out of a whole bunch of ‘em or have a small bite with one or two. It’s the perfect way to eat a relaxing, meandering meal, and it makes a great first date place. To get the full effect, grab a pitcher of BARcelona’s fabulous sangria to accompany your meal. If you’re vegetarian, BARcelona’s got you covered with plenty of meat-free tapas options.
201 N. Delaware St, 638-8272, www.barcelonatapas.com
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