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WALNUT CREEK: Barcelonians Coming To 1500 – And They’re Bringing Pintxos

In parts of Spain, pintxos are a regional passion.

Foodies and fanciers of the fine dining options available to them in Walnut Creek will be happy to hear of a coming new addition to the area’s “groaning board” of cuisines.

Those watching developments on the northwest corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Main Street, known to habitués who prowl the area simply as “1500,” may be pleased to know that the second floor of the stylish new development rising there has been leased by TELEFÈRIC BARCELONA, an authentic, award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant with two locations in Spain.

The Walnut Creek location is the family-owned restaurant’s first endeavor outside of their native country and the owners say they are taking special pains to ensure allegiance to an offering that earned them a “Best Tapa in Barcelona” award last year.

Xavi Padrosa, son of matriarch and owner Soledad Urabayen, has been dispatched to California and is moving to Walnut Creek to make sure things go smoothly – and bringing a veteran Barcelonian chef along with him to make sure things stay authentic.

When it opens this year, TELEFÈRIC BARCELONA will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and will feature pintxos, tapas and paellas made from artisanal Spanish ingredients such as jamon Iberico and a selection of imported cheeses.

The menu will feature a selection of more than 70 authentic Padrosa family tapas, alongside a Spanish-influenced cocktail and wine program including a variety of Sangrias.


  1. Interesting that they would come to Walnut Creek to roll this out. It sounds fun and we would probably go as soon as we learn how to pronounce pintxos without having the chef laugh at us.

  2. Sounds amazing. Can’t wait to try it. In the meantime, reading about their small plates is making me hungry for Va de Vi.

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