Abanico Tapas Bar and Restaurant

4.2
29 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Authentic
  • Tapas
Abanico, Tapas Bar, European Restaurant & Entertainment invites you to experience just that – a stylish gourmet meal full of elaborate tastes of a never-ending variety and one of its kind in Greenville, SC!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(864) 729-2571
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 29 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
food
3.9
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The best authentic Spanish food I've had in a LONG time and I was just in Spain this year. The only reason for the 4 stars was the service which was not great; not bad either, just not great... a bit of a spacey, though well meaning waiter. We will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We dined during Restaurant Week and the value was unbeatable. Every small plate we ordered was excellent. The desert was innovative and yummy. We dined early so it wasn't crowded and the service was perfect. We will definitely return with guests.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I enjoyed the variety of choices on the menu. Food was well prepared and very tasty.
Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

My daughter had spent a summer in Spain and found all the things she enjoyed there on the menu.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Tapas are very good, we had 8:30 pm On Saturday , we wait one hour for the food.

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Our party of 5 arrived at 6:45PM for our 7:00PM reservation. We were seated within a few minutes. A new bartender was the only employee in the dining room. We waited 10 minutes for our initial interaction with our server (new bartender). Drink orders placed. 10 minutes later the drinks were delivered by a new server. 10 minutes later, our orders were taken. 15 minutes later our appetizer was delivered. Around 8:40PM our first tapas entrees started to arrive, the last one was delivered around 9:15PM. We left around 9:35PM. Our initial server (new bartender) seemed sympathetic and offered “free food” and one free beer. The beer was free, but no additional food options were offered.
I would highly recommend trying this restaurant soon as a nearly 3 hour dinner should only be experienced once. They may not be around much longer.

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1.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Really wanted to like this place. Took my girlfriend for her birthday. To start, we had a reservation and were seated right away. After waiting 10 minutes to be greeted we went ahead and ordered, and then weren't visited again for 45 minutes. I finally got up to go check with our waiter on the status of our salads, and he said he didn't know and would check. 15 minutes later still hadn't heard from him. We finally got our salads, but were still waiting on our 5 small plates after 75 minutes. When they did come out one was inedibly salty, and one was the incorrect plate and had to be sent back. All in all it was a miserable experience and we left upset and hungry. The manager was very kind and responsive to our comments and comped our food, but still very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great selection of well prepares tapas.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This is a fun place to eat, if you like Tapas you will love this place. Very good value, both food and drinks. We will absolutely return!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Will be backed

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We had a fun time at Abanico. The service was excellent. The waiter did a nice job of recommending wines and drinks. We asked him to choose our tapas for us, and we enjoyed all 5. The brussels sprouts and patatas were excellent. Plan on a relaxed visit—everything is made to order. We will be back, and we’ll stay for salsa dancing next time!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The staff was extremely helpful and understanding towards noise levels. I had the chef pick my meal for me and I was floored. 3 things I would not have chosen; prawns, Brussels sprouts and ox tail, were absolutely fabulous. I took a chance on a new restaurant and was very pleasantly surprised. They made my night all the way around.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Kitchen is insanely slow for tapas. Service is slow, too. The food’s decent, but not remarkable. They need to step it up to survive in the Greenville scene.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had excellent food and the service was great. Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food! You

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Nice atmosphere and good service. I liked the bar. Food was a little heavy on the salt but we enjoyed the over all experience.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was just OK, nothing very original and the flavors were average. Better tapas places in town.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Waited a long time for food. Had to send it back because it was cold. Waitress seemed empathetic but management staff didn’t seem to care.

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1.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We came here for a quick bite. Once our server realized we didn’t want wine or to spend a lot of money he became very rude. We ordered two tapas and 15 minutes later he decided to tell me what I ordered was not on the menu. We ordered one more tapa because it was 3 for $20. The final bill was incorrect and way overpriced. We told him about it and he said we wouldn’t be charged over even though we were. He sneered at us as if we were homeless the entire time. Good thing the food was good because the service is one of the worst I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food & atmosphere. Our server , Tabitha, was amazing,,,

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

What a delightful experience. Tabatha, our server, was fantastic, and the food was terrific.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious! We went in right as it got busy so it took a little while to get our food.. Even though we waited a little while, when we got our food it was a little cooler than I would have preferred. With that being said, EVERYTHING tasted amazing which made up for the temperature.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Firstly- the food was fantastic; Excellent flavors, very unique, definitely worth going to taste. However, the service was sub-par. While we arrived early for our reservation and were seated quickly, it took 45 minutes from the time we ordered to receive our meal. When we first arrived there were a variety of empty tables, and was not busy at all. Although the restaurant did fill up (while we were waiting for our food...) no one came over to our table to explain a backup of some kind or offer apologies for a delay. Two of the 5 dishes we ordered were cold instead of warm, but again- the taste was excellent.

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1.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It was TERRIBLE!

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Went to Albanico with some friends for a night out. The service was terrible (very slow) due to only having one server for the whole place. Apparently the other server called in sick. Ordered five plates and only got four. Fifth plate was brought out after our second order of plates when we were ready to leave. Had to go to the bar to get a second round of drinks. Food was good, but a little bland for tapas. I have had a lot better in Milwaukee and Asheville. Overall, probably a good place to go, but should have staffed up for restaurant week.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We were there early - 5:30pm - and there was only one other table occupied. The service was excellent. Food choices were very good. We had four selections and all but one for me met or exceeded my expectations. I'm not going to mention any one dish by name - you should go and try the dishes yourself. My dislike may not be yours. Overall the experience was great and I would certainly go back again to this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Food portions were good but the taste was just ok. I am being picky but it is a tapas place and I go for district flavors. Place was nice and our server was awesome and very attentive.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Nice place, great service, very good food. The only thing that was a little off was the serving portion. So as a Tapas Restaurant you expect food to "share" but many dishes had only one piece of food, so sharing was cutting it in half or something. Other Tapas places I have been serve 3 to 4 small portions so everyone gets a bite of each dish.

Good food, reasonably priced, great service, would definitely go again.

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2.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Ambiance fine, food interesting, service horrible. Interminable delays in getting water, wine, oil, bread, had to ask several times if we were going to get it. Excuse: we are very busy. Not.

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