Excellent service and selection.We had a great time at Tavernita and loved the menu choices but for a tapas menu the prices were a little high. A piece of halibut was $18. Although delicious, it was a small piece with nothing else. Just the fish.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFun place with tasty food and drinkCame here on a Saturday night around 9:45 and there were lots of options for the type of experience to have...barcito was outdoors and you could hang out, have drinks and even order food. We had a table reservation so we started by getting a drink at the bar while the table was getting ready, and then went to our spacious booth for two. This place was full of parties of 5 or more, but we had a great time, were able to order 4 different dishes. The small plates are excellent and make it a fun place because you get to try lots of things. The little twins drink order gets you two half sizes of drinks and definitely need to try the booty collins!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall plates, Big taste, Cool spaceVery good sharing menu of spreads and small plates coupled with big selection of keg wines and cocktails puts this spot in the top of the genre. Outside bar is great for a cocktail before dinner or meeting friends.
This is a large space and yet the tables are packed together so tight people share too much of their bodies getting in and out of seats. That's the only real drawback. Don't expect a private conversation.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Tapas and plates to shareEverything was excellent. Best ceviche we have ever had.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outMy husband and I went to Tavernita to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. We had a late reservation because of our work schedules, but were sat right away. Our waitress was really nice, and explained the best way to order from the menu. The food was very good, I'd definitely go again, and recommend it.
If I was looking for a reason to complain, I'd say the noise level and the lights. We had a hard time reading the menu, it was quite dark and it was hard to hold a conversation with the loud table next to us, but that's certainly not a fault of Tavernita!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMust order drinksI attended with a girlfriend and we had a great time. Our server was on top of his game and the right amount of attentive to us. The drinks were fantastic and so was most of the food. However, I would suggest not ordering the mussels - my friend and I both each had one shell and that was enough. With that being said, we thoroughly enjoyed the ceviche and every other dish we ordered.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience!My wife chose Tavernita after an exhaustive look at local restaurants where we were hoping to entertain some visiting relatives prior to their return to Atlanta. It should be noted that our group of five included the 6-yr child of the couple we were with. Because of this, we made reservations for an early dinner (5:30pm) to avoid any issues with a potentially more adult crowd. We sampled many items from the menu. Each was delivered as it was prepared, so items came and went with regularity, which was exactly what we were looking for. Many favorites. Sadly, we were too full to sample the dessert menu. All in all, Tavernita provided the perfect send-off for our relatives. Thanks!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is good. They do tryFood is good. They do try o rush you out quickly. Second experience with that. Also, very noisy.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome BrunchThe restaurant location is slightly inconvienent if you are staying in the loop area, but you really have to try out the brunch menu here. Donuts and bloody mary are a must order. Excellent food!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSharing Food with FriendsEvery month or so, we dine at tapas or small plate restaurants with our friends. This is without a doubt the best place yet. Each dish was delicious and the portions were generous. We will definately return.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTavernita is worth a visitThis is a big restaurant and was not very busy on a Monday evening. We were worried. The food was very good and our expectations were exceeded. The gnocchi were amazingly delicious and the cocktails well crafted. I would return5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayCame here for Mother's Day brunch, it was fantastic. Service was really friendly. We got the pork belly slider's, greg's meatballs, eggs benedict, and french toast. The eggs benedict was some of the best I've ever had! the pork belly sliders were amazing as well. I didn't really like Greg's Meatballs. They tasted more like breakfast sausage than an italian meatball...maybe it's just something I didn't expect. Would def go back for brunch and would love to try dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA fun taste of SpainA Delicious, Fun & Beautiful place to go...
The drinks are interesting & innovative. The food are small
plates meant to be shared. Each with unique flavors that
makes your tongue zing! It's hard not to want to try everything!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat drinks and food..Three of us enjoyed sharing a variety of dishes...all of them very good ..except..the Korean Ribs.... chewy/ sinews/fatty.
Five of the six dishes we ordered were so good ..especially the corn pudding and asparagus/squash salad..5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat after show placePerfect for light tasting of several different dishes. Unique flavors blended to create something incredible. Food was fantastic and service was second to none. Very knowledgeable and friendly.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorites!I always bring out-of-towners here, and they always love it. It's a lot of fun, the service is great, and the food is delicious!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom Vancouver BC CanadaTavernita was recommended by my friend's work colleague. It did not disappoint! Excellent food!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingly great for lunchI almost don't want to write this review because it was such a great River North lunch find, and I don't want it to become too crowded for us :) I had been here for a bustling dinner before, and decided to try it for lunch with coworkers. We arrived at noon on a Friday, and were surprised to find it not terribly crowded, loud or obnoxious. The food and service were exceptional, and we were in and out within an hour. We went with sandwiches instead of shared plates. The burger was perfection, fish BLT was light and flaky, the meatball sub was a deliciously different take on something so traditional. Great fries, and a hearty side salad accompaniment. Prices are reasonable for River North; we'll be back for sure.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWent out for girls night atWent out for girls night at Tavernita. Great atmosphere and excellent food4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTables are a little too closeTables are a little too close and cramped and it's a bit loud, but other than that it's pretty good.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Management!David, the manager was very accommodating when we were not crazy about one of the dishes purchased. He took great care of us and I highly recommend this restaurant!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTavernita exceeding expectations.Tavernita exceeding expectations. Food was fresh and unique. Homemade Gin and Tonic, excellent!!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding experience. GreatOutstanding experience. Great food, great wine, very attentive staff. Very enjoyable.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT! Server was awesome.GREAT!
Server was awesome. C.J. very knowledgeable and listen well which gave his recommendation alot of credit. Food was awesome!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though I made a reservationEven though I made a reservation they could only sit me in the middle of the floor at a table that everyone bump into as they passed us in this very busy place. i was told that it would be a 30 minute wait for something better, not a good way to treat people who make reservations. very good service food was good limited menu though.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service - I was withGreat service - I was with a group and most did not like it - it was good but NOT as good as I was expecting. Some dishes were excellent, some were "ho-hum". I would still visit this venue again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTavernita was wonderful!Tavernita was wonderful! The Easter brunch was full of great choices and everything was outstanding!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis past Saturday was ourThis past Saturday was our first visit and we've added to our list of favorite restaurants, and a must visit when we our out-of-town guests visit. The service was excellent from the time you walked in the doors, friendly, inviting and upbeat. The waitress knew the menu, helped identify best picks for first time visitors. Food was excellent, love the small dish sharing because it gave us all an opportunity to select somehthing and try something new from each plate. We highly recommend and plan to go again.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time here.This was my second time here. The first time was with a large group and we had a great experience. This time was just my fiance and myself. Service was great, drinks were great, food was SUPER salty. We had four or five different things off the menu and everything was salty.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried most of menu-- everythingWe tried most of menu-- everything was delicious. It was great to be at a round table too!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe night's highlightFood was outstanding!! Empanadas are a must have as are Greg's Meatballs. The keegged cocktails are amazing. We will be back, hopefully soon!!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTavernita has great ambiance--LovedTavernita has great ambiance--Loved the decor and style. Food was good, drinks were interesting, and wait staff were very nice. Place is way TOO LOUD for conversation.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak Tartare and Foie GrasSteak Tartare and Foie Gras are always amazing! Carbonara and Short Ribs were also notable.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA superb place for fun, foodA superb place for fun, food and drinks. Wait staff is attentive but not pushy.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGentlemen who delivered ourGentlemen who delivered our food was amazing. Really
Seemed to care about us.and our dining experience3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding; mustFood was outstanding; must have the artichoke crostini, ravioli and shaved root salad. Service was attentive and friendly. One notable downfall: the tables are WAY too close together (even for a slender person).
Taverinta's bar, Barcito, is a great, fun place as well.
Will definitely return!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood for AllI brought some friends from out of town here for a bachelorette party. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait about 30 minutes, but management bought us a round of drinks to make up for the wait. The food was delicious and pleased everyone of my guests -- from the pickiest eater to the foodie. We even ordered a few extras of our favorite tapas. The drinks were also fantastic and unique. I highly recommend Tavernita for any size group.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Tavernita recentlyWent to Tavernita recently for lunch with a group of co-workers. We were greeting promptly and they had plenty of room. The selection was good and the food was delicious.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered so many dishes,We ordered so many dishes, I can't recall them all, drinks were great also. I would love to come back around happy hour - this place was dead at lunch time.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe tapas here are wonderful.The tapas here are wonderful. I came with a group of 7 friends and even though we didn't have 8 people, they allowed us to try the sharing menu. We opted for $45 per person option and tried a lot of different menu items. My personal favorite were the pork belly sliders, the meatballs, and the flatbread with ham. We also tried the steak tartare which was delicious (although I'm not the biggest fan of raw meat). The ceviche was also really good as well as the artichoke salad. I would recommend to go when you're feeling like spending (the drinks are pricey!!!)2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWeekday LunchWas excellent for a client lunch. Fun to share dishes and the food was very, very good. Service was outstanding and server was very helpful on recommendations. Restaurant was relatively empty (this was the week before Christmas) so the noise level was very low and it was great to be able to easily hear everyone at the table.12/20/2012 12:00:00 AM