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Tue, 5/22
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Barlata Tapas Bar

4.5
778 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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
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Hours of operation
DINNER
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

HAPPY HOUR
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

WEEKEND BRUNCH
Saturday - Sunday 11:00am -2:30pm
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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
Daniel Olivella
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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

Private Dining

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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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Barlata could be better...As a first time diner, I had high expectations but from the not so welcoming "welcome" (yes I had reservations) to the so so service we received, not sure we will be back. The food was nothing spectacular compared to other Spanish tapas places I have been. The portion sizes, although tapas, were smaller than most and the flavor was just not there, under seasoned.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

As always, we enjoyed celebrating a family event at Barlata.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food are pretty good, except some of them are salty. Flavors are complicated and balanced really well. The paella is above average, a little bit oily. Overall is fantastic, service is friendly and quick.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant had great choices and we didn't need to wait long for the food. My only criticism was that we had a large group and amongst all the tapas, we ordered a large paella. It was by no means large and not enough to share across 5 people. That said, its more of an awareness and would def. go back.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

3rd time here. We ordered drinks and didn’t get them for a long time. Food came first. Had to ask for our drinks again. Other than that, good, and we will return.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was okay. Staff was understaffed, they did a good job but service still lacked. Food was mostly okay but some things were overdone.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food!!! Must have an open mind to spanish/oceanside cuisine. You will have your personal favorite as each dish will be specific to each eater. It was all amazing to me, especially seeing sardines incorporated into dinner. So nostalgic.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Absolutely Amazing. The service was so impressive.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was amazing! Great service & wonderful atmosphere! Will certainly be back!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

All good as usual

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Our second experience was as good as our first. A fun eating experience. The three of us enjoyed 6 dishes and none of them disappointed. The paella with chicken and rabbit was a highlight, and simple shrimp with garlic sung with gentle heat and flavor. The oxtail is good but simple in flavor and presentation in comparison (good for the spice-adverse in the group). The lamb empanadas were well seasoned, and duck leg confit interesting with a cinnamon spice glaze. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food, drinks, and service was great!! We had a great experience.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We used to love this place and has always been a favorite. Unfortunately, our last visit was a huge disappointment. Despite an almost empty restaurant we were seated at a very small table. We ordered wine, then our waiter took our food order. All of our food was delivered to table within 5 minutes before our wine was even served. Due to the small table size we could not get everything on the table. Our waiter never asked us about our food which was marginal at best. on our way out with our almost full bottle of wine, we mentioned our displeasure to the gentleman at the front who barely apologized and walked away. I would suggest upgrading management or having the owners present. We are unlikely to return.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Average at best

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We loved this place. Delicious tapas, fabulous cocktails. Fun ambiance.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Visiting Austin

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Family brunch was outstanding. Great selection of tapas, with Patatas Bravas being some of the best I have ever eaten, including all over Spain. Gambas Ajillo were perfect. Jamon Iberico was also outstanding as were the Shishito Peppers. We also enjoyed the Huevos Con Crema, the migas, and paella. My Spanish wife believes all dishes were very authentic and the service by Erik was excellent. The Tarta de Santigo dessert is fantastic. We highly recommend the brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We had a fun time here. The food was very good. We all shared a lot of tapas and were completely satisfied.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Daniel has created a very strong menu, great flavor pairings, and a relaxed, but hip vibe. We visit at least once on our trips through Austin! Always one of our favorites. Worth the $$!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great service, great wine, tasty food, and very accommodating. Went for a birthday dinner and Barlata did a great job. Thank you!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our waiter seemed not focused.! He forgot kept messing up our drinks and food orders. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and we can tell he completely forgot to put her order in. We had to wait a long time and my wife ended up eating by herself. We love barlata but today’s service was so average.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

One of the most authentic and delicious Spanish meals my wife (Spanish Jerezana) and I have eaten in the USA. We had the huevos con crema jamon and a patatas bravas tapa. Both dishes were fantastic. The patatas were better then some we have had in Spain. First time I tried the huevos, but it is now one of my favorite dishes. We had been here several years ago and were not thrilled with the paella. We decided to try it again for brunch and we are so glad we did. If you want authentic Spanish food in a nice venue you must try Barlata. Say hi to the owner/manager, Vanessa whom we met. She is an American of Spanish parents and a very delightful person. We will be back often. Oh, and try the tarta de Santiago and the pastel de hojaldre for dessert - both are superb. A truly great Spanish restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Barlata is a tapas restaurant and their usual mode is to bring out menu items as they are prepared. That works fine if everyone is eating tapas. On this day, though, we were all ordering from their brunch menu for an Easter meal together. The food arrived at staggeringly-different times, with two people completely finished eating before another person had even been served. It seemed as though only one waitperson was on duty and even the smallest request would result in a ten-minute delay before it was fulfilled...and it was often not correct even then. The quality of the food was fine, but the service and pacing of the kitchen was severely lacking.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall, as close to Barcelona as you are getting in Austin. Large variety of standard tapas offerings with some inventive choices. Try the sausage stuffed squid, quail and sardine flatbread to start. The traditional paella was authentic and flavorful. Entire staff were very attentive with being overbearing. Need reservations, as this place gets busy !!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Four of us ate at Barlata's on Saturday. We were somewhat early (6pm reservation) so it was not as noisy as previous times. The food was excellent. The choices of tapas is large so things can be found for every taste. Of particular note was the lamb empanadas and the ceviche.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I was so excited about going to this restaurant. It was full of people on a Friday night and seemed like a great place to be. Our table was kind of cramped and sticky. The table was so close to other tables that when wine was served to another table some of it had gotten on my place setting. I found the plates overpriced and underwhelming. My fiancé thought it would be great for people who enjoy tapas type plates; but, he also ate again immediately after we left!!! LOL Another thing---we realized we are not fans of Spanish wines nor could easily make out the wine list---but it seemed authentic to the restaurant. Although---I would not go back---my fiancé indicated that he would if our friends came into town and wanted tapas. We had the white asparagus---4 pieces for about $9---not that great. Then we had the brisket wrapped in tortillas---the beef brisket is ground---so its texture was a bit mushy and unusual for my taste ($12.00 for two small pieces). Finally, we had the pork loin---nice flavor for about 5 very small thin slices ($12 as well). Again---I know this is a tapas restaurant and the portions are small---I get it---but the appetizers at other restaurants are better than these small plates. On the upside---if you just want to try a tapas restaurant---give it a try.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We love Barlata and had not been in a few months. Returning felt like coming home. We tried a few new things, and have a few new faves. As always, Erik is an awesome server and has impeccable timing and great recommendations. And the dark chocolate olive oil ice cream with marcona almonds never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We brought some out of town guests who have traveled extensively in Spain. They loved it! We always enjoy sharing Barlata with our friends and family. Thank you for taking such good care of us! We’ll be back!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

If you remove that a few of the tapas selections were bland (uneventful flavors) and an absent & smell waiter, then it would be a great place!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Once again Barista delivered. Greatwines, great food, especially the squid ink paella, authentic and very well prepared. One if the better paella outside of Spain.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I'm usually a big fan of Barlata, but this time the service was disappointing.
We waited a lot for food and drinks, though the restaurant was not overly crowded. The food is normally very good and I normally like this restaurant for special occasions. This time not so much.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had the barlata paella! Delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Everything was amazing; food, service, everything.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Delicious food! Went for a birthday date with my spouse and we both really enjoyed it. While the servers were pleasant and our food was brought out quickly, they were not particularly attentive and difficult to flag down someone at times. However, this would not keep me from returning for more great food!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We loved it! good wine, conversation AND food. thanks!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had such an amazing time at Barlata. It has become my family's to-go-to restaurant for any birthdays, special occasions, and Father's Day. More so they were super accommodating with our last minute reservation add-ins. This last time we went, we went to celebrate my Dad's birthday with our family, and it was such an incredible experience. Our waiter was very attentive and made sure our table was taken care of. The food was delicious and so was the Sangria. Lastly, I made a request through Open Table to see if they could play maybe play my dad's favorite Spanish artists and to my surprise they totally did... which was the cherry on top!! My dad had such a wonderful time and so did our whole family. Going to Barlata is always such a great experience. The Barceloneta Paella is our favorite go-to paella for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great food and wonderful service .. will be back soon .

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Went to Barlata based on a recommendation from a work peer. It was better than expected. Having had Tapas in Barcelona many times, this is one of the places that I would say rivals what you get in Spain. I also liked they had their own unique dishes which were excellent. Our experience for 5 was that everyone enjoyed the Tapas and pictures of Sangria.

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2.0Dined on March 5, 2018

hadn't been to Barlata's in about a hear. used to be amazing. not what it used to be... too bad

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