Judas Goat Taberna
27 Blood Alley
Vancouver, BC V6B 2C7Neighborhood:
Tapas / Small PlatesPrice: CAN$30 and under
Judas Goat Taberna
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.judasgoat.ca/
- Phone: 6046815090
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am.
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
- Executive Chef: Alvin Pillay
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: Judas Goat Taberna is a tiny 28-seat Spanish-inspired tapas bar next door to Salt Tasting Room in Blood Alley. Small plates are influenced by Spain, Italy, France, and beyond.
- Private Party Contact: Event Manager 8777418371
- Cross Street: Alley between Carrall and Abbott
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: You can park on the street (the meters run till 10:00, 7 nights a week), or at the EasyPark on Water St. - it's a secure, patrolled lot with 600 spaces, just half a block away from our door. There is more information available on EasyPark's website. If you're not familiar with Gastown (or if you're a visitor to Vancouver), you can get directions to our location from Google Maps.
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Judas Goat Taberna is a tiny 28-seat Spanish-inspired tapas bar next door to Salt Tasting Room in Blood Alley. Small plates are influenced by Spain, Italy, France, and beyond.Continued
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Judas Goat Taberna reviews from OpenTable diners
- Amazing restaurant experienceYumfoodDined on 9/3/2013My boyfriend and I were on vacation in Vancouver for 3 days and wanted to try judas goat while in town. It was amazing! The service was great, the food was delicious and the staff were attentive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Kept SecretGoodwine4lifeDined on 8/10/2013Don't be put off by the walk in. It adds to the great experience. A fabulous place to enjoy fine wine, well prepared food and quiet conversation. The service is great! PS: Why did it not earn us points?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great, friendly service!onecrazycupcakeDined on 8/2/2013I love tapas and the variety they have here was fun to eat and share. The service was great! The host was super friendly and even went out of his way to find me a charger for my dead phone! The chef is a super funny guy. Great place to chill and nibble.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The goatOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 7/19/2013Great ambiance and food is reasonably priced for the quality.Special Features:
- great food'fun staffbeetsluverDined on 7/4/2013We had a great experience and enjoyed our food. Loved all the dishes, but the pork lollipops were not for us. Loved the beet salad and tuna ceviche. We really enjoyed the Stef interaction as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Surprisingly goodMassimoDined on 6/7/2013The little tapas bar is hidden along an alley in gastown. The choice of food and wine is very european . the chef selection is highly recommended. Desserts worth a try!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Staff was awesomeOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 5/23/2013Staff were welcoming and funny. Food was good, and wine selection not bad. I will be going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good things come in small packagesOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 5/18/2013Went there with my wife for some small plates and enjoy a bottle of wine. It was very cozy and personable which made it feel like it was our own special little hideout. You could socialize with others (if you wanted to) but realistically still have a private night. The food was very good considering the kitchen was bar-top and basically consisting of toaster oven. There isn't really a kitchen per se but what came out of it was very tasty, imaginative and appropriate for the experience. We had a great time!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A great place for drinks andOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 5/18/2013A great place for drinks and snacks and for chatting with the folks at the tables around you. The salt cod brandade and the tuna ceviche are menu highlights. Also, I'm not usually a white wine drinker, but I liked the Azul Portugal Arinto a lot. This wouldn't be a great place to go if you're looking for a huge meal or a private dinner, but it's great for a couple of drinks and tapas and chatting.I would recommend this to a friend.
- We went early evening on theOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 5/1/2013We went early evening on the night of the first Canucks playoffs game so noise level for this place might be off but service and food were amazing. Tapas were fairly priced and delicious. Portions appropriate for sharing and trying more items. Wine was excellent. Mom had a great time and we look forward to returning with our friends.Special Features:
- over priced for portion size;OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/19/2013over priced for portion size; tasty before dinner tapas not a great for full meal. left hungry after trying most items on menu Table of 5
- Wonderful food- we did theOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/16/2013Wonderful food- we did the chef's meal, for $30 each plus wine and really enjoyed ourselves. Not sure about the decor, a little too cramped for a romantic night, but we were there early for a meal before the opera and so we had the place to ourselves for a while. Excellent service and again, the chef is amazing considering the small kitchen!!Special Features:
- Fun little find in Blood Alley.sanfranexploreDined on 3/2/2013Fun little find in Blood Alley. Had to wait 20 minutes for our requested table but the server was great getting us drinks and a tapa on the house. Unfortunately, it was not something my date or I would eat, so it was a tad awkward when we gave it to the next table. We had a lot of questions about the menu as none of the tapas really had a description and/or were in Spanish, but our serve seemed to get quite frustrated with us fairly quickly. The food was great - I'd recommend the potato chips with cod, the polenta 'risotto' and the crispy chickpeas. Neat spot, ok wine list, of course bill ended up being quite hefty and we were still hungry after. If you're not short on cash and looking for some nibblies, this would be a good spot.Special Features:
- Great addition to the neighbourhoodOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 2/14/2013The last time we went for dinner at Salt, we were curious about the new restaurant next door. So we visited the restaurant on Valentines Day and ordered from the special menu. The food was great and the wine list is also very good. It's a small, cozy restaurant and we had a great time.Special Features:
- something different!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/7/2013Our first time at the Judas Goat....but for sure not our last time. Very nice service, nice chef, good food.Kind of a funky placeSpecial Features:
- charming and deliciousOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 2/1/2013Great little place. Very small but this adds to the ambiance. The kitchen is right beside you, and there aren't really any tables. Everyone is sitting in bright yellow stools - which give it a reminiscence of a more informal tapas bar - but the simple yet sophisticated design balance out well. The food was visually very appealing, and was also simple but rich in its combination of ingredients. For example, we had an appetizer with Speck which was simply delicious. The goat cheesecake was also very successful. If you sit by the the window, keep your scarf on as it can get a bit cold.Special Features:
- Not that good, don't botherShawnDined on 1/31/2013it was unimpressive. It does not have a full kitchen so everything was heated up in the steamer, no coffee to accompany dessert and one waitress for the whole all though small restaurant. We ended up waiting when ever we needed anything.Special Features:
- Excellent Service..!!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 1/26/2013It's nice to visit a restaurant where the food is good and the service is OUTSTANDING..!!!Special Features:
- Amazing small gemOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 1/25/2013The staff at the restaurant were so friendly and welcoming. They even knew who I was by name without looking at a book of reservations - they were expecting me and had a table set aside with my name on the table. It's those little touches which make a restaurant special. Each time a meal was presented, the waiter explained the contents of the meal eloquently. Overall a great place to visit, albeit it small and hidden. If only all restaurants emulated this type of service and amazing staff.Special Features:
- I had a great dinner, I thinkOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/24/2013I had a great dinner, I think I would go back on a Friday for the energy and the scene and try their real menu. Thanks for participating in dine out!Special Features:
- Hoped for MoreReservationsPleaseDined on 1/24/2013Tiny restaurant in a great location; too bad the experience wasn't as enjoyable as the walk to get there. We went on a Thursday evening. It was busy but not packed. It is small, with dim lighting and has limited kitchen facilities but I hope they get better light to look at what they serve. My trout was decent but my partners pork loin was mostly fat. After our first course and a bit of a wait the server asked us if we had eaten our main course. She said she had not thought so but the chef thought we had. At the time there were a total of 12 people in the place and 2 servers, so each server was looking after 3 tables. We chuckled about that right up until it came time to leave a tip. Also after the first pour we poured our wine each time
- surprise! This restaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 1/24/2013surprise! This restaurant has good food. although it is tiny and the sitting is not comfortable. We sit next to the kitchen and feel the business. We all wondered how they prepare the food in such small kitchen .We escepially appreciated the smoke pork lion and the goat cheese cake. Already recommened to our friends.Special Features:
- We were pleasantly surprised,OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 1/24/2013We were pleasantly surprised, for the place is small with a tiny little kitchen. However most of the food gets prepared somewhere else. We enjoyed a three meal course part of the Dine Out Vancouver event and enjoyed all the different dishes and our server was great as well. Followed by a splendid performance by Ballet BC, our evening was perfect! Thanks.
- Judas Goat was a nice diningRLGlaserDined on 1/23/2013Judas Goat was a nice dining experience. I was not blown away by the food, but it was good. Dessert was th best part, I felt they could have produced more exciting entree options. Overall not bad. Not fabulous but not terrible.Special Features:
- interesting concept - hardOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/22/2013interesting concept - hard to find unless you know where you're going but once you're there you'll be happy you found it.
- Judas Goat is a neat littleOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/15/2013Judas Goat is a neat little restaurant that's tucked away in the Gastown area. It was really quiet when I was there and at one point my friend and I were the only ones in the restaurant, but the food was really good and I quite enjoyed being there.
- Hmmm...OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/12/2013A very dissapointing meal. First let me say the server was very good and attentive. The food however was a major let down. For a spanish influenced menu, the flavours were incipid in the albondigas and beef tounge. The fish dishes were quite fishy, even the tuna which normally is a fairly mild flavor (and it was tough on top of it). The salt cod I did not mind but the others at the table were not impressed. Was not at all what was expected as the open table reviews of this place were really quite good.
- I love Tapas!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/11/2013Great little place tucked away. Great food with a great vibe.Special Features:
- Unique experience.OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 12/5/2012I went to judas goat with my boyfriend and his parents for his moms birthday dinner. We wanted to try something new and this restaurant came highly recommended. The tapas experience was unique and tasty. I would go here again for sure, but not for dinner. It's more of a place to go when you're feeling peckish as opposed to wanting a full on dinner. The location is adorable, ambiance intimate and unique. The food was good but not the best tapas we've ever had. They do have quite the original menu with interesting choices. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. My favourites about Judas Goat: cute hard-to-find location in an alley, the meatballs, goat cheese cheesecake.Special Features:
- Excellent service! La nouritureOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 12/1/2012Excellent service! La nouriture est excellente aussi et très recherchée! Le vin était bon aussi sans être exceptionnel!Special Features:
- I enjoyed everything we orderedOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 11/27/2012I enjoyed everything we ordered (5 tapas and a selection of drinks), but I found the ambiance a bit lacking. It felt quite sterile and awkward.Special Features:
- Better than average SpanishOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 11/24/2012Better than average Spanish tapas but still looking for something more authentic in Vancouver.Special Features:
- Small space, kinda cramped.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 11/23/2012Small space, kinda cramped. We went late so it was less cramped, but unfortunately they had run out of many of their dishes. Service was ok but not overly welcoming. Most of the food was well done but a couple missed the mark. More fish dishes would be nice. Do not expect to leave full. We were still hungry despite a hefty bill.Special Features:
- Great spot unfortunately theOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/22/2012Great spot unfortunately the restaurant was empty (except for our table) on a Thursday night. It is difficult to rate ambiance and noise levels. Food and service were excellent. We will be back.Special Features:
- Judas Goat seemed like a goodOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/26/2012Judas Goat seemed like a good place to try out despite the cramped quarters and uncomfortable seating (what's with places that use stools?... who wants to sit on a stool for a nice dinner out?).... but the whole experience was a massive disappointment. The dishes my wife and I ordered range from terrible (like the pork terrine which can only be described as a jelly-like lump of head cheese) to just bland and uninteresting (like the tortilla with green gazbacho which was basically a savory pudding-like blob). You'd enjoy a much better (and cheaper!) meal by just going to a supermarket deli and getting a few odds and ends. Save yourself the grief and stay away.
- The food was outstanding.OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 10/17/2012The food was outstanding. All the little plates we had were unique and full of flavour. We were told that the really small plates at the top of the menu were "bite sized" but we were served fairly generous portions of wonderful Spanish cheeses. Yes, the dishes are small but good. The restaurant is like its plates, small as well with only high stools and a high bench along one wall surround very small tables. I liked it and hope it finds its audience here but worry that it won't make it. There were only a total of 10 customers in and out while we were there. But it was a Wednesday.Special Features:
- Food was incredible, eachOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/12/2012Food was incredible, each dish we had was better than the last. They could have put a bit more on the plate though, after spending $55 on food, we were still a little hungry. I think $10 for Sangria is a bit much, too. Though they were in large glasses. Definitely recommend.Special Features:
- Love the atmosphere and locationOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/8/2012Love the atmosphere and location of this restaurant.Special Features:
- Funky & fun but location not idealOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/21/2012Small, funky restaurant tucked away in Gastown. Service is great, restaurant has a fresh style and tasty tapas good for sharing. Limited choice of non-alcoholic drinks. It would be good for a small group for lunch. We were there at night and my girlfriends did not feel safe walking in the Blood Alley at night. The location is not for the faint of heart with questionable characters hanging out just across the alley. We felt better once a police car had parked nearby. If you go, give yourself enough time to get there because it is hard to find.Special Features:
- Food was fantastic, we'veOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/8/2012Food was fantastic, we've been missing tapas/pinxtos since the last time we were in Spain. Wine and beer were very good and a nice diverse small list. Service was friendly, but not overbearing, especially since we were nearly the only ones there (we arrived right at opening). Would definitely return.Special Features: