Judas Goat Taberna
Judas Goat Taberna
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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

Getting there

  • 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.
A word from Judas Goat Taberna
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.
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Judas Goat Taberna reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Amazing restaurant experience
    Yumfood
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Kept Secret
    Goodwine4life
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Don'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:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, friendly service!
    onecrazycupcake
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The goat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Great ambiance and food is reasonably priced for the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food'fun staff
    beetsluver
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    Massimo
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The 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:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff was awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Staff were welcoming and funny. Food was good, and wine selection not bad. I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good things come in small packages
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Went 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:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place for drinks and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    A 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went early evening on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • over priced for portion size;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    over 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food- we did the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Wonderful 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun little find in Blood Alley.
    sanfranexplore
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Fun 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to the neighbourhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • something different!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Our first time at the Judas Goat....but for sure not our last time. Very nice service, nice chef, good food.Kind of a funky place
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • charming and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Great 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not that good, don't bother
    Shawn
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    it 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:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service..!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    It's nice to visit a restaurant where the food is good and the service is OUTSTANDING..!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing small gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had a great dinner, I think
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    I 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:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hoped for More
    ReservationsPlease
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Tiny 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • surprise! This restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    surprise! 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were pleasantly surprised,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    We 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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Judas Goat was a nice dining
    RLGlaser
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Judas 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:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting concept - hard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    interesting concept - hard to find unless you know where you're going but once you're there you'll be happy you found it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Judas Goat is a neat little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Judas 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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hmmm...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    A 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Tapas!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Great little place tucked away. Great food with a great vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    I 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:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service! La nouriture
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Excellent service! La nouriture est excellente aussi et très recherchée! Le vin était bon aussi sans être exceptionnel!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I enjoyed everything we ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than average Spanish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Better than average Spanish tapas but still looking for something more authentic in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small space, kinda cramped.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Small 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot unfortunately the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Great 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Judas Goat seemed like a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Judas 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was incredible, each
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    Food 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:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the atmosphere and location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Love the atmosphere and location of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Funky & fun but location not ideal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Small, 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:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was fantastic, we've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    Food 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet