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Barlata Tapas

Barlata Tapas Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barlataaustin.com
  • Phone: (512) 473-2211
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER
    Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    HAPPY HOUR
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    WEEKEND BRUNCH
    Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Olivella
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking - 3 hour limit
A word from Barlata Tapas
Husband and wife team chef Daniel Olivella and Vanessa Jerez bring northern Spain to South Lamar. Specializing in tapas, or shared appetizers, Barlata celebrates a culture that’s reflected in its cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Our waitress Linda was superb. Charming, knowledgeable and attentive without ever being intrusive. She (and her two-man support team) provided one of the best wait-staff experiences we've ever had in Austin - and we've lived here for two years, and eat out at least 3x/week. Every dish was unique and tasty and the portions are very generous for a "tapas" format. This was our fifth time to go to Barlata, and we'll be back again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was great....innovative tapas. Service by our wait person Linda was outstanding. Our party of four really enjoyed everything. Overall economical as well."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were a party of seven and our waitress was awesome. We ordered 27 different items and everything was fantastic. The chef came out thinking we were a table of food critics.Very nice man and was so pleasant. Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Parking has never been a problem. That's a plus for any restaurant in Austin. Love being able to make reservations too. Our table was ready on time. The service was plentiful and accommodating. Our waiter made a suggestion of wine based on our description of what we liked. It was a great choice. We went back specifically for the squid paella. It is divine. Next time I will order it without the butter."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Barlata offers a selection of traditional and inventive spanish style tapas. Servers are always prompt and courteous; food never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Came here for a late dinner with colleagues. Nice menu selection. The food was good. The service was OK, but sensed a feeling that we were somehow hassling the server. Perhaps it was because it was past 8:15, only two tables were filled, and the server wanted to go home early? All the food came out at once - even the paella. Even if the food is good, these kinds of things put a damper on the overall experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We sat in the bar section. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon. We ordered from the Happy Hour menu. Everything was delish! A great spot to enjoy a casual meal and conversation."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food here is really good. You can tell they have great chefs working in the kitchen. The place got a little noisy, but it was a Saturday night in an open area restaurant. I would recommend this place for a nice date night."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Made me feel like being in Barcelona again. Absolutely excellent food and knowledgeable staff."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service was excellent. Our waiter knew the menu and made good recommendations for the food and wine. Highly recommend! This was the second time we had introduced a couple to this restaurant and it didn't disappoint."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was quite good, the menu was very diverse. Nice wine list, although since this is a Spanish style tapas place an affordable jarra of red table wine would not have been out of place. The calamares could have used a little less heat but they were perfectly cooked and the aoli cut the heat nicely. The oxtails were excellent and my husband raved about the lamb brochette. My only complaint was the noise level."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Always great!! Real good Spanish food, in a great modern setting with a great vibe and city feel. Love the place, the friendly service and the cosmo feeling in Austin. Definitively recommended!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Loved this place. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and make point on recommendations. We had grilled octopus, ceviche, the smoked quail, and the ox tail plates. All was memorable but the ox tail was off the hook. The flan for dessert was tabbed as "the best I've ever had". Can't go wrong here. Prices are a bit high but the quality of the food makes it well worth it."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great service! Mussels in escabeche: sweetness from the caramelized onions complimented the escabeche sauce. Bacalao: Vinegary and salty, beats the heat. Octopus: tender, great flavor Boquerones: If you like white anchovies you'll love this Seared Iberico tenderloin: Wow. best thing we had Morcilla sausage: Best blood sausage I've ever had. Period Quail: cooked to perfection. Arroz Negre: fantastic. Rich and delicious. If you don't like squid ink, try it again Dark Chocolate icecream: we paired this with the a port. YUMZ Crema Catalana: it's like a creme brûlée, but better. We paired this with the Lustau. OMG MeilyMato: goat cheese cheese cake. paired this with an oloroso, made the dessert taste a little like pecan pie."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed a leisurely brunch sampling several dishes. The bravas and pulpo are fab!The restaurant wasn't very crowded, but I bet that will change as word of this unique brunch gets around. A wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food seemed authentic Spanish with a twist. I was surprised at the items that were my favorites! Salmon crudo a must! Goat cheese mousse dessert also a favorite. Loud, but cheery and cool modern vibe. Waitress was great. Appreciated the attempt to keep it all regional to Spain and Portugal instead of varying too much..."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Barlata on South Lamar is a wonderful place! The wide selection and types of tapas are wonderful and the waitress was super helpful. Not being too familiar with Spanish wines she also guided us to an fantastic selection. Overall our variety of tapas and wine were fantastic. We topped off the night with some amazing desserts and enjoyed every bite! Looking forward to visiting again. This could become a regular location for us!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Barlata is new on the scene and has uniquely delicious and quality plates to offer...the real thing. The waitstaff is very attentive and the selection is refreshing. Bar drinks are a treat alongside the tasty treats. Great to go with a small group and share the Tapas and try new tastes. Crema Catalana and ice cream for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were a party of six and had a wonderful time trying a wide variety of dishes. It's a great sharing place and the cocktails are delicious. Very trendy and good people watching. The only slight downside is that it's pretty loud."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "What a lovely space in our amazing city of fabulous places to dine. From the time we entered we felt cared for. The owner checked on us throughout the meal and every dish was perfection. The squid is a must as well as the lamb. LOVED them!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great service. Happening place. Easy parking. We had reservations, and our table was ready immediately. Food and wine were outstanding. The noise level—a bit too much."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Was really excited about trying this restaurant, especially the Paella. Disappointed...was just ok. Ordered several other tapas and nothing really stood out. May try again, perhaps it was just an off night?"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Barlata is a fun place to visit with friends and share food that many may not have experienced."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The hostess was welcoming and sweet. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, and took good care of us throughout the meal. We started with a pear, cheese and anchovy salad which we found delectable (doesn't appear on the online menu.) The Gambas Ajillo (shrimp with garlic) was excellent. The Grilled Baby Lamb Chops were delicious with a really nice char. The Lobster paella was good, but the lobster was in the shell, a bit difficult/messy to get out, and bit tough to chew. We tried two of the desserts and didn't care for either one. The strawberry ice cream was dry and lacked creaminess. It sort of broke apart in your mouth and didn't melt on the tongue. The Mel I Mato looked pretty, but had a strange flavor."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Welll worth a visit!! Great food. Great wine . Fun ambiance. Outstanding service."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Third visit to this spot. Excellent food, but often too salty. Excellent server, and setting. Our table was overrun with ants, interestingly, but that was a minor blip but it cost ambience one star."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Barlata is a great place for a special celebration. Great food, great service, wonderful setting. Only complaint is that it is very loud."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We went for the flamenco dancing. But were equally impressed with the food and cocktails. I was highly recommend coming here for a nice dinner out."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were there on Flamenco dancer night so it was VERY noisy. I would not have gone there that night if I had been aware of the entertainment. I made the reservation on Open Table. Is there a way to warn people about these events via Open Table?"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The owner/chef was very rude, we were not not pleased with our food and ask the waitress of we can order something else and the chef came back to our table with the food and was very rude and did not give us another choice. None of the food was authentic and did not taste like food from Spain."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Barlata is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always good. We love the Paella, the tortilla de papas, las gambas, papas bravas, etc..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We are so impressed with the training of the staff. They make you feel welcome without hovering or being artificial. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. Barlata is our new "go-to" place."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We sampled small plates of Spanish specialties that were amazingly delicious. The peppers stuffed with creamy shrimp salad were a standout. The Iberico ham was positively unctuous. And, the pork meatballs spiced with fennel were fantastic, as was the chorizo plate. Overall a lovely, festive, dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Enjoyable meal...paella was underwhelming but desserts were quite good...would like to go back and try other tapas dishes"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We've eaten here a few times now and it improves every time we go. Our wait staff was knowledgable about the menu and the wine list. The owner was on site which speaks to his dedication and the continued fine tuning of the restaurant. Our guests loved it and said they would certainly return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food and vibe but it is super loud. I guess some people will love it and other's won't! Nonetheless the food was excellent and unique and the place feels festive. I'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food is excellent, great choices, but our waitress made it happen. Patient, helpful and friendly."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Unsure what other diners are eating and raving about here. Uneven ceviche (why chewy octopus?) in what amounts to a nice cocktail sauce, mushy boquerones, uninspired though stiff drinks, and decent quail in garlic sauce."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Barlatas is like having a little bit of Spain in Austin. The tapas were delicious and the Sunday evening happy hour is a great opportunity to sample a wide variety. The servers were attentive, knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. Overall a great experience!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I just love it! I´m from Madrid Spain I can´t stop going! The place is modern great decoration and the food is great! always ask for one of the "arroces". albondigas,octopus and patatas bravas are very good. Arros negre my favorite and the alioli is pretty great! Great for lunch, gals night out or date."
    Dined on 6/8/2014