Barlata Tapas Bar

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1001 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates

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Barlata Tapas Bar in Austin offers an authentic Spanish atmosphere where tapas aren�t just food � they represent a way of life for the chefs and owners. The menu at Barlata Tapas Bar includes latas, served the traditional Spanish way in tin cans, paella and larger plates for a heartier meal. Guests sit around the bar and enjoy watching the tapas� preparation and sharing with other members of their party.

The menu at Barlata Tapas Bar includes ingredients such as octopus, mussels, baby squid and salmon, with plenty of other options for vegetarians or the less adventurous eater. Try the fried potatoes with spicy tomato allioli or the braised oxtail served with a red wine sauce. Beer, wine, house cocktails and a daily punch special complement your meal.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(512) 473-2211
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vanessa Jerez
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Private party facilities
Barlata is equipped with two large communal tables for a fun family style dining experience. Partial close out and full close out available. Preset menus available upon request. For inquiries email us at barlataaustin.com
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Private party contact
Private Events Coordinator: (866) 867-9465
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Catering
Barlata does cater. Pintxo Parties Paella and Tapas All inqueries at barlataaustin@gmail.com
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Parking details
Free parking - 3 hour limit
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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GH
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The meal and service was great. Our only disappointment was that we had to ask for someone to serve us after we had been seated over 20 minutes. The server that took over was great.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Mediocre food and service. Way overpriced for the quantity and quality of food we received. Our service was delayed and we ended up canceling food because it was taking so long .

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to Austin - made a reservation and thankful we did. We had an amazing time. Great food, great atmosphere and environment!

L
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome

J
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service a bit slow but loved the food except for the paella which was overcooked and dry.

OT
Austin
48 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointing compared to other visits at brunch. The Hortelana paella was relatively meager, not well seasoned (salt), and altogether lacked the flavor we've come to expect and enjoy from our other visits. This, combined with changes to the menu, particularly the further reduced brunch menu, even made us question of the restaurant had a new chef or owner? It's a shame because we were introducing a couple of friends to Barlata today as one of our favorite brunch places in town!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were greeted warmly and provided an excellent booth. We love tapas and Barlata did not disappoint. The octopus & potato - lata de pulpu, croquetas, Gambas al ajilio (sautéed shrimp) and finally paella barlata was authentic down to the way the rice is slightly burned to the pan. Desert was Spanish cheesecake and crema catalana were very good. Service was exceptional and we were never rushed.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

M
Austin
195 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since my wife if from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain we took our family for tapas and sherry during International Sherry Week. So glad to see Barlata was one of several restaurants in USA to celebrate sherry. My wife and I have been to many, many Spanish restaurants in USA, but this is by far the most authentic. Must try tapas include: gambas al ajillo; croquetas; patatas bravas (my favorite) and of course jamon Iberico. There are many more items to choose from and a great wine list. Also excellent desserts and a good selection of sherry. The owners are from Barcelona and Madrid so you know everything is authentic. My family eats here several times per year. Highly recommend for excellent Spanish food.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Variety of the food was great! Our server was very attentive and made some good recommendations

M
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were greeted and shown to our table soon after we arrived. After a few questions, our drink order was taken, and arrived soon after. The food was delicious, and was delivered as each dish was completed, which meant a almost continual arrival of great dishes. Roasted cod and pork tenderloin were excellent, and some really delicious patatas bravas as well as other dishes.

Service was very good and delivered by pleasant people. The noise was solid, but not annoying or detrimental to hearing conversation. If the place was jammed, it might be a consideration. Food was varied, delicious, and nicely presented. Overall, very pleased with the experience and recommend.

K
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great place with great flavors. I felt the paella portions changed as the large size seemed smaller. Sangria always refreshing and delicious. Will always recommend and will always treat ourselves to a nice dinner.

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was awesome. She made great suggestions. She was extremely personable. A really great choice. The food was all excellent. Just a great dining experience

BS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tapas delivered hot and in timely sequence. We especially enjoyed the pan con tomate with Serrano ham, and croquettes.

TM
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time during happy hour trying out many of their dishes! We were happy with everything we ordered. Hubs thought it needed a little more seasoning, but I loved it! Service was outstanding, everyone helps each other out!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. I went to Cataluna in September 2019. I ate authentic Catalan food there at some in the best and highly rated Michelin star restaurants. Do not underestimate the quality, authenticity, atmosphere and staff that makes this an Austin treasure. Best date night restaurant in Austin.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had made reservations for my son and his wife, who were flying in from California, to go straight to Barlata as soon as I picked them up from the airport. When we were told the flight was 2 hours late, I immediately called the restaurant. They could not have been nicer and said to come on even if it was after 9 pm.
The food was delicious and the service was wonderful! We tried 5 or 6 different things, sharing all, and had a delightful evening.

P
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Barlata with couple from Venezuela who were craving tapas from Spain. And they were not dissapointed! We started with Gambas, patatas bravas, Calamari and the Tartar. Everything was excellent. We order the Arroz Negre (for me the best dish at Barlata) and the Paella Barceloneta and finish the night with a crema catalana, the membrillo with cheese and a Lustao palo cortado with an espresso. The cooking is always very consistent and service is very good. Lauren was very helpful and always attentive.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had our wedding anniversary dinner here and everything was phenomenal. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and funny and the recommendations he made were all delicious. We were given a complimentary glass of champagne which was an unexpected but appreciated touch.

s
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I are frequent guests at one of our favorite spots in town, Barlata. It has become our neighborhood tradition for special occasions and happy celebrations. Great food, great service and great team all around.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great wine list. Loved the Godello. Gambas are a must! One of our favorite places to dine in Austin.

SC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

We have been too this restaurant at least five times before and the food was great. On our last visit the food was overcooked and poorly seasoned. There must be a new chef or something has changed in the kitchen for worst. Change is needed.

GA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, gracious server. Alex was our server and his personality made our experience memorable. My fiancé and I enjoyed the food + service

F
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food!!! Restaurant was a little warm though, but not too bothersome.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly, fast service. I’ll return!

MF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Dallas and we were dropping our son at UT this weekend. Food the restaurant on google maps. The food was amazing, the flavors were very interesting and appetizing. I feel this is what dinning out experience should be like. Flavors that light up your brain with wonder. Service was perfect and ambiance was nice. I could not ask for more when eating out.

SM
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience2

It was incredibly hot and the AC was broken

LJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Please bring back the spanish tortilla on dinner menu and add bacon wrapped dates

TP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this place! Our new favorite in Austin. Highly recommend.

MQ
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!!! I would recommend this to everyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I reserved table for a special occasion (anniversary) but never they give us an special attention, not even they said happy anniversary.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent and authentic Spanish and Catalan dishes with a bit of Texas flair!

M
Austin
195 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here with family. We love coming here, not only because my wife is Spanish, but because it is the most authentic Spanish restaurant we have found. The tapas are first rate, especially the gambas al ajillo, the patatas bravas, the jamon cruquetes, and the shishito peppers. They also have a selection of pintxos from the Basque region of Spain which are delicious. Excellent wine list and cold Estrella Damm beer. Our server, Brandy C was fantastic and we enjoyed talking with the owner, Daniel about Spain. Life is good at Barlata. If you like authentic Spanish tapas, or if you have been wanting to try authentic Spanish food, go to Barlata.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very, very good. We could have eaten twice as much but would have needed to sleep there for the night.

c
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time and we loved the vibe. Food was delicious.

JN
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No iced tea? What?

LS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been here a few times and wasn't exactly enthusiastic about the place- I thought it had some good items and some meh items-I have to say the food has definitely gotten better. The shrimp & octopus ceviche, oxtail, lamb kabobs, and brussel sprouts were some of the highlights and their frozen Watermelon cocktail was off the hook!! Service was very good too! I will definitely be coming back.

M
Austin
195 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double birthday dinner for our daughter and one of our sons. This is a great place for authentic Spanish food and we come here a few times per year since my wife is from Spain. The tapas are very authentic and well prepared. Some of our favorites are gambas al ajillo, shishito peppers, patatas bravas, croquetas de jamon, and, of course, jamon Iberico. They also serve several types of Pintxos (tapas for all the non-Basques). Their paellas are also very good, as are the desserts. Great specialty drinks and a nice wine list. Only down side of this visit was that they were out of Estrella Damm beer. Our server, Rachael, was fantastic. Very attentive, personable and a great sense of humor. This is a great place for anyone interested it trying authentic Spanish tapas.

A
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food and drinks were great and the atmosphere was fun!! The service was lacking

BH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorites were the croquettes, patatas bravas, the watermelon mint cocktail, and something I forget the name of that was bechamel/manchego canelones?! All great. Keep in mind the chocolate dessert says it takes 20 minutes on the website, but actually takes 45, so order during dinner if you want it. Great locals ambiance, great food. Perfect date night or friends place.

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