Barlata Tapas Bar
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.
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All Day Happy Hour On Monday's
Enjoy $6 Drink Specials, Nightly Paella and Half off our Tapas
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: February 12, 2019
Ends: February 13, 2118
Availability: Tue-Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM
What Insiders Are Saying
Too many tacos recently? Barlata's mix-and-match small plates will get you out of your food rut.
This was our first visit. We started with a drink and snack as part of a happy hour. Great food and drink options. We shared a shrimp and octopus ceviche, together with Lamb empanadas. We didn't like that we had to stay at the bar only area to have this. When we finished, we then moved to our table, ordered a nice bottle of wine from an extensive list and a couple of midsize plates. A great seafood Paella dish and Duck. Both went down well. Our server was hit and miss and took away from our enjoyment, especially when he asked us about desserts and forgot to take the order for a chocolate souffle. As it takes 30 minutes to make. We only realized when he presented us the bill minus the souffle. We persevered and re-ordered...it was good but not great. Still, we'll add this one to our rotation but most likely just for the happy hour!
Happy hour menu is fantastic and creates a great value. Service was excellent.
One of my favorite places in town, I always love the experience at Barlata. I've never been disappointed with any dish and am consistently impressed with the service.
Food was pretty good- not amazing though. Cava was yummy. Ambiance was nice although the AC was out so it was super hot in mid-July. A fan was on us for a while so it was tolerable, but then it was moved away and was miserable for a while.
Overall the food was very good. The oxtail and mashed potatoes was bland and the mussels where bring to the point that we didn’t eat them. Service was very good but it was very hot in the restaurant.
A trip to Catalonia, Spain, without leaving Texas.
Nice atmosphere and service. The food was okay...a bit salty. Expensive for the few items we ordered.
Quality & Consistency throughout. Can’t wait to go back!
Make Happy Hour available to everyone in the room; not only the right side. That was ridic! ALSO, if they are using OPENTABLE, they need to make sure they get the reservations. They didn't have ours.
A group of 12 went to Barlata for a Happy Hour on Monday. It was lovely. The food, service and lack of congestion (not too busy) was wonderful!
Took friends who has never had tapas before, and they LOVED it! Everything was delicious and service was very good. Wine was a bit expensive, but SO good! (1/2 price bottles of wine Sundays & Tuesdays, apparently...)
One of my favorites, always on a short list of places to go, it's always a lovely experience.
Food, Service and Quality all exceeded expectations.
We got there close to the end of the brunch shift so felt a little rushed to order, eat and finish up. Food was very tasty. Great parking!
My family took me here for Father's Day brunch at my request. My wife is Spanish and we truly enjoy the food at this restaurant which we visit whenever we want authentic, delicious Spanish food. Having lived in Spain and done extensive traveling in USA where we always try a Spanish restaurant in whatever city we are in if available, my wife and I agree this is so far the best and most authentic Spanish restaurant we have eaten at. The patatas bravas are the best I have ever eaten, as is the gambas al ajillo. Paella is very good also. Every meal is a great experience. This time we were someone disappointed since they had run out of jamon. I have never heard of a Spanish restaurant running out of one of the main stays of Spanish cuisine. Nevertheless, we forgave them and enjoyed a great meal with Estrella Damm beer, good wines and specialty drinks.
I have never been disappointed when I visit Barlata. The food, beverages, ambiance and service always makes our visit a wonderful experience
Overall the food delicious but perhaps not terribly consistent. We eaten there before and remembered the food being more flavorful. Still, the said, it was a good dining experience.
We ordered cheese plate and jamón which didn’t come out after 40 minutes. Then all of the orders came out in a half hour. Terrible timing of plates and a complete mystery on why the cheese showed up well into the meal., Quality of food isn’t the same - seems less vegetable dishes. The oxtail was a poor portion. Very disappointing.
We have dined here previously with my Spanish cousins. The food was always good. Not so this past Saturday. The Paella was too salty, the rice was undercooked.
This is a great place for dinner
Hit the all day Happy Hour by accident. Glad we did. Food was great, we ate well and the sangria was on point.
Amazing and fun dinner!
I'm a little late to the party but I finally got to try Barlata and I loved it! Great cocktails! I'll definitely be coming back!
The dining experience was delightful. The food definitely try's to mimic Spain Tapas. The atmosphere is great , except the music is just a little loud for my taste. The waitress was great and pretty attentive. I would recommend this for a business meeting, meeting friends, or for a date night. Not family friendly for children. I'm sure children would survive and are welcomed but not a place I would take my kids because of the audience the restaurant caters to.
Incredible food, quick service. Extra shout out to staff who made special seating arrangements to assist one of our party.
Have easily been here a dozen+ times over the years and am a fan, but things seem to be slipping a little based on this last visit.
Menu: I honestly thought a page was missing at first, as this has basically been boiled down to a couple of salads, paella and 20 meat/fish dishes. I’m an omnivore, but would be nice to have veggie tapas options beyond shishitos and patatas bravas.
Food: The quail was delicious, the cheese board respectable, but the squid a la plancha and 3 skewers we tried (sardine, shrimp & tuna) were all just ok, with almost slapped-together flavors that never quite seemed to gel. We wondered if there had been a recent chef change, because that didn’t used to be the case.
Service: A bit lackadaisical compared to previous visits where servers were passionately knowledgeable about wine list highlights and every dish. We asked for a basic overview of the cheese board, and the woman who dropped it off pointed at the photocopied descriptions tucked under the fig spread. Asked for a few extra slices of toasted bread beyond the 4 tiny ones provided, waited a good 10 minutes, staring at our cheese.
Have had so many great experiences at this place in the past. Hope this was an aberration.
A great Mother's Day family brunch. My wife is from Spain so we come here because of all the Spanish restaurants in the USA, and we have tried many of them in our travels, this is one of the most authentic. The food is always well prepared and the service is excellent. The patatas bravas and gambas al ajillo are wonderful and the paella is first-rate. Also the best mussels I've had in Austin. Great wine list and Estrella Damm beer also. Worth a try if you want real Spanish food here in Austin.
This place is always awesome, hands down best Spanish tapas in town.
Enjoyed delicious food 4th time now. Never disappointed. Lots of tables means sitting very close to others. Small plates means more variety.
Always a fun place to eat and explore great food. Always reminds of of Spain.
This is my favorite restaurant in Austin!!! My favorites are the patatas bravas, Barlata Paella, and gambas ajillo. GO, NOW.
It was loud
Went there to hopefully get authentic Spanish Paella. Having lived in Europe for 8 years, I have longed for the taste of the saffron rice delight. Much to my disappointment the Paella lacked any saffron, which the waitress remarked, that restaurants cook Paella different ways. Another gentleman said there was saffron in the dish, but after a short discussion capitulated. The dish was dark and salty, instead of a yellow rice infused by saffron. Had Tapas which I should have had more of. They were good.
This is a great place for a lively meet up with friends and family. The service was great and the food was very tasty. I think the prices are a bit high. The seating is a bit crammed in, so, this is not the place for a quiet dinner or a 'heart-to-heart' conversationalist's destination.
Keep up the good work!
Our Sunday evening tapas at Barlata was outstanding. We hadn’t been to Barlata for a while, but decided to go on the spur of the moment, and will go back soon. The small plates were sized just right, and great value at happy hour. Our waiter, Erik, was extraordinarily helpful and knowledgeable with the food selections, and steered us to an excellent bottle of wine at a good price. The bar area is the way to go - much more atmosphere than the restaurant side, but perhaps that was just because we were there at an off-peak time.
Very loud but festive. Food was all very good and service pretty fast. The restaurant was very hot the night we were there-almost uncomfortably so.
The food and drinks were delicious. Our server didn't come around as often as she should have, so our orders took a lot longer to place.
Great, love it! Just a little noisy and tables a bit close, hard back chairs not comfortable.
The food was absolutely incredible the noise wasn’t too bad but I thoroughly enjoyed myself