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.
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
We had a fabulous happy hour with so many different tapas plates very tasty and enjoyable.
This was our first time visiting Barlata Tapas Bar. The food was very good, Wish there were a few more Vegan/Vegetarian options available though. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful. We will probably be visiting again soon.
Always enjoy the Hortelana Paella. The scallops with grapefruit & orange as well as the tortilla española were excellent as well. Good service. Good tunes.
Great hostess, careful waitress, and delicious food here to share. A first time experience with some new foods...it worked out for each of us. It was very nice to dine there.
We were greeted right away - best service and delicious food and wine! Can’t wait to go back!
The food was very good to mediocre. The quail was very very good. The Wagyu beef was tough and didn't have the characteristic mouth feel. The paella was okay with some of the ingredients, like the mussels leaving something to be desired.
Inside was noisy,.Outside that April evening, the air was lovely. We enjoyed the outdoor seating. Luke was our good waiter. We made a meal from the all day Tuesday happy hour menu, so we had a lot of wonderful small dishes.
My wife and I have been regulars since the inception and have enjoyed the attributes of Barlata. Food, service, and the scene have always paired well, until last night. While the service and energy of the restaurant have remained unchanged, the menu has started to pull from the roots of the Spanish cultural authenticity which once flowed seamlessly from menu to table.
Food was great, came out fast, went down even faster.
Great experience and service! Had the server bring out his recommendations and all were fantastic. Will go back.
Food for sure wasn’t as good as it use to be, for sure we missed the latas. The paella for four ppl was for sure not even near enough. Unless you consider a 2oz portion enough, we all left hungry after paying over $150.
My wife and I enjoyed the paella very much. Your waitress treated us as family. We will be back!
While they have a good bar selection and a varied menu, this is all undone by really slow and disorganized service. Delays in getting seated despite having a reservation, items on the order being forgotten, then arriving more than 20 minutes after the rest of the plates (I appreciate that it's Tapas style, but 20 minutes after everything else is finished and been cleared is too much).
Overall, not a great experience, and not great value at nearly $200 for 2 people.
Great Sunday happy hour specials! Excellent food and waitstaff!
Everything about Barlata was terrific. From the ease making an OpenTable reservations to the check presentation was enjoyable and professional. The food was exceptional. We especially liked the Carne Cruda and the Grilled Octopus. The menu prices are reasonable and reflect the quality of the food. One nitpick - we asked for more sauce for the Confit Ribs and waited a long time while our server, who was fantastic, seemed to have to fight with the kitchen to get the sauce. Comon' Chef Olivella, don't put your servers in that no-win situation. Oh, and give the customers what they (reasonably) want. Overall great experience.
Great service and amazing food - don't pass up the ribs! Had an out of town business guest and he was very impressed with the food. Again, Austin local dining provides a memorable experience.
Everything was good. Cocktails took a little bit longer. Cocktails were not good. Sever did not acknowledge that we didn’t like our cocktails. Besides that wine and food was good.
I used to really like this place. Not sure I would ever return again after this last visit.
Exceptional food! We were there during SXSW and the was Flamanco music and dancing so it was very loud.
Great food, poor service and very loud. Tables are about 8 inches apart from one another.
Made our 21st birthday celebration memorable for all!
Great as always!
I constantly recommend Barlata to friends and colleagues. The food is always tasty and the service is helpful and upbeat.
A fantastic experience!
The food was excellent...and the atmosphere great.