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Barceluna (alameda)

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Had dinner at Berceluna last night on Central and Park (next to alameda theatre). Dinner was good, not spectacular, but it was our first time and thought it wasn't bad. Overheard them saying they were gonna moved down Park street to Kelly's? or next to it? 5 plates and 2 drinks for $55.

Ordered breaded artichoke hearts, tuna luna, fried calamari, empenadas and fish tacos. Dishes were not salted enough, but were fresh. Artichoke hearts I will skip next time. Overdone and not tasty unless you drench in the sauce. Tuna Luna was the best dish. Seared Ahi, tofu, avocado and cucumber in a vinagrette served in a martini glass. Generous portions of tuna and the tofu mixed in well somehow. I think it was topped with Siracha hot sauce. Empenadas were good too. Mushroom and proscuitto stuffed in the empenada and topped with their spicy sauce. Their fish taco was ok. Fish was not deep fried, but served grilled or steamed with little letuce and some cream(mayo) sauce. Fish was flaky and moist, but needed a little salt. Fried calamari was nothing to write home about. Maybe I'm losing my taste buds, but again shoulda been salted a little and wasn't crispy enough for me. Would have liked it better if served with an aoili or creamy dip.

Drinks were ok. Rasberry mojito was a new twist and it turned out good. Not enough rum tho. Sangria was ok as well. Without drinks it would been around $42 i think. Might come back if I really wanted tapas. Overall it was ok, I'd come back for the tuna salad thing.

Barceluna
2319 Central Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
510-522-7425
barceluna.org (prices on website are not up to date)

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