Batanga

4.1
1036 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
Tapas (small plates) restaurant featuring dishes from various regions of Spain and Latin America, such as Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and more. Email eat@batangahouston.com.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was mediocre. Ambiance is nice, music is a bit too loud. Drinks were good. I would go again for happy hour, maybe not for dinner or lunch

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing. Ambiance was great. Sitting outdoors was the way to go. You can listen to the live music, but still be able to have a conversation. Our server was great at the beginning, but at the end we had to ask for him to order dessert or to get our check. Woman’s Restroom needed cleaning in one stall. I asked one of the employees if they could attend to it but it was not done. Overall a good experience and will go back.

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p
Houston
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Batanga sitting on the patio... not so much inside because of the noise level. The food and service were excellent... very good value, too.

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BF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Waitstaff was great. Food great
Receptionist was not nice. Short female When asked if we could move our patio table a little more under the lights. She chewed us out for not making reservations earlier

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CB
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was ok, not abundant or notable but service was good and there was live music.

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C
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Orlando was our waiter and was very nice and attentive. Loved the band that was playing on Saturday. We requested a table by the band and we got it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We had fun!

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Batanga was amazing. The food was great as well as their service. We enjoyed our time here and would definitely recommend to others.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, fun atmosphere. The only mild complaint was there was a lot of noise and it was difficult to have conversations with the music was playing!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

It is all about expectations. I expected a restaurant and nice food. I got expensive food that was more to accompany drink than to have dinner, so I do not think I will visit you guys again.

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WE
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It may be okay if you have drinks directly at the bar and do not have a large table that needs to split checks.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was disappointed. Expected a bigger and more vibrant crowd for happy hour. The wine featured for happy hour was average and the food was just average.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Waitress was MIA for most of the meal and forgot to take multiple peoples orders. She was also not communicative.

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D
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

the food was good, the service excellent. just that inside the restaurant sometimes is too loudly. but everthing is good

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NC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Batanga is a beautiful place, and its food is so delicious.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas and not overpriced. Great mojitos. Fun restaurant for date night.

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R
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice choice of very interesting Tapas, well described and well done. It could be because it was Sunday night, but the noise was low and the music relaxing and at the right level.

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OG
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, good food and tasty mimosas. Overall a nice brunch for a Sunday morning.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and relaxing but yet entertaining. The portion of food you receive is the right amount, no leftovers.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Took 10 minutes to be acknowledged by our server after being seated.

Potatoes were very undercooked in the parmesan potatoes.

There was shell in the scallop dish.

The lobster bisque was extremely salty.

Waiter was very quiet and we couldn't hear what he was saying.

Valet outside was excellent.

Ambiance was very nice.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was delicious but the scallops were the best. Melt in your mouth.

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AC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful hostess (Toy), very accommodating. Music great but a little loud when sitting in the front. The waitress (Marie) very nice, excellent service. Thank you

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and drinks were great but service was really slow

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HT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Great food. Great music. Terrible service from the moment you walk in until the moment you walk out - hostess to checkout.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best live music I've every seen in a restaurant. Food and drinks were on point too.

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I
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Liked the food. Booze way over priced. Very disappointed in service (long waits/did not attend to us). Liked outdoor patio. Like the taste of the food.

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MH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. Bar menu stated they had Southern Comfort but they did not have it at the bar. Most of the food came out cold, under seasoned or crazy salty. A lot of the food tasted like it was microwaved. The mojito was good from the happy hour menu.

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A
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Met the chef. Extremely personable, self-effacing and generous with his time. My wife and I are now true fans of this special place.

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PT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Valentine’s Date. The music was great! Really enjoyed ourselves!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food, ambience and value were great...kitchen and bar service seemed really disjointed and unprepared for a Valentines Day crowd. Our server was great by checking on us and keeping us informed.

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LB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the music , drinks and food. The atmosphere is also very entertaining

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PE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service area amazing. The music that was on when we were first arrived was wonderful. I was very much looking forward to the band, however, they had the microphone up just a bit too high, causing the speaker to have problems. Great actual music though!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live music was great. Food was great!

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SD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the experience! Atmosphere was great, service was great, food was great, music was great! Thank you to the chef for taking care of us!

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TA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Even after having a reservations, we waited a long time to get seated. Then, for 25 minutes no one came to our table to take orders or offer water. The manager did comp my drink and the server afterwards was very nice & gave us great service. However, first impressions matter and Batanga did not manage a good one at that.

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MS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Paella was poor, drinks OK, tapas about 50/50. Octopus good, empanadas poor, shrimp OK, spring rolls good, bacon/dates OK, Serrano ham good, scallops OK. Nothing really knocked ur socks off. We love tapas and this did not really make it in our opinion.

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OT
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had the maduros, yucca fries, cheese rolls, and the pork belly. Maduros were ok, a little lukewarm. The yucca fries and banana ketchup were really good and not greasy at all. The cheese rolls were also good, I really liked them dipped in the spicy bean puree that came with the pork belly. The pork belly was a little disappointing. 3/4 of it was soft fat. The skin wasn't crispy and the fat was not rendered at all. It was a very thick piece and mostly fat.

Also, their menu here on OpenTable is out of date. Some items on the menu have changed and the prices are higher. (As of 2/9/19)

The entire staff was super friendly and engaging. They also had a band that was really good.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for snacks and drinks

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very loud. Service was very slow. We didn’t see our waiter for over 30 minutes. But we’ve been to Batanga many times. We love the food and the place itself so it’s all worth it.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. The best paella!

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