Bulla Gastrobar - Charlotte

4.5
429 reviews
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Restaurant owner Carlos Centurion’s newest Bulla (boo-ya) Gastrobar location in SouthPark at 4310 Sharon Rd., Suite W01. Bulla Gastrobar joins the Charlotte community with a contemporary spin on traditional Spanish tapas, an imaginative cocktail program, and an energetic atmosphere with extensive indoor and outdoor seating.

Named after the Spanish slang term for “chatter,” Bulla Gastrobar offers a menu that boasts a mix of “alta cocina” and traditional approaches to tapas, featuring innovative techniques that are applied to classic recipes to yield modern yet authentic dishes.
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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both food and service were outstanding as we celebrated a friends birthday. We ordered many different small plates to share and Danielle our server was amazing. Highly recommend.

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Charlotte
84 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner out with friends. The waiter treated a gluten allergy with great attention. All the food we shared was delicious...chicken paella, ceviche, meatballs, tuna tartare, garlic shrimp...and deserve five stars. The cocktails were quite small for the charges so that’s where I deducted a star. Each guest in our group had two cocktails ( keeping in mind they aren’t generous pours) and the beverage bill exceeded the food bill.

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visit..this time for a birthday dinner. Brunch had been wonderful, dinner was amazing!
We shared several tapas. Favorites, queso fundido, the ceviche and the montaditos.
Desserts were to die for and our meal from the snapper to the paellas were truly mouth watering.
Can't wait to go back.

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AF
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was knowledgeable and provided great service. Great cured meats & cheeses, loved the ceviche, tuna tartar, garlic shrimp, octopus, meatballs. Didnt try anything that we didn't like. Desserts were great but definitely large enough to share. Will be back!

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a birthday celebration and the service was amazing! Great recommendations and delicious food! Red Sangria was the best I’ve had.

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WG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was better than I expected, and the server was polite and knowledgeable.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. Food was fantastic and my son loved all the special attentions for his birthday!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Love their sangria

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SW
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice choice of tapas and reasonably priced. The staff was very attentive and accommodating.

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DP
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A wonderful SouthPark restaurant. Delicious Spanish comfort food. Good staff and service — we will return!

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D
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice to have a good Tapas restaurant in Southpark. Everything was good and portions were well sized (especially the meat/cheese plate). drinks were good as well. Sat outside and the patio has a ton of space.

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J
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUPER IMPRESSED!! We had reservations the previous Saturday. The manager called from his mobile to let us know that the storm had knocked out the power- super thoughtful.

We sat under the covered area outside- it would have been perfect, but the lights couldn't be dimmed and as the sun went down it was really too bright- The manager very thoughtfully moved us to a table out on the patio- it was perfect. Our server was amazing and the food and drinks very good AND a good value! Thank you! We will be back!!

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AN
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening! Delicious food and drink, attentive staff, delightful experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We ere celebrating our anniversary. The food was amazing . The paella very authentic! Recommend the ceviche and Ham Croquettes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner.

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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food.

Delicious Salmon with spinach, and the fries with paprika, wow.

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MA
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Kitchen was very slow. The A/C wasn’t working and when I ask the hostess she said it was fine. After drinks came we were told the A/C was broken. It took forever to make a steak, and it wasn’t really a steak, it was couple of slices. We weren’t charge for it at least. We waited more than 20 minutes after all the food came in for the steak. Will not visit again. Service was slow. Food is good but not to die for.

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MM
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The a/c was not working. We sat in probably the hottest room in the restaurant. The food was good but it def affected our experience. I’ve been to this place many times and it was the first time for my guest. I was sad that she had to experience it like this. I think it was actually cooler outdoors.

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place for lunch or dinner. The food is excellent as is the service.

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JA
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. They have to get the AC fixed. Will not be possible to eat inside during the summer and this has been going on for a long time there

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F
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender is the most passionate person I’ve ever met when it comes to taking pride in the restaurant, food, and experience !
Food is amazing - seriously cannot wait to come back! Loved everything !

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SD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here for her 30th birthday and we had a very unique and great time. We got there and the power went out due to a storm that took out power to all of South Park and surrounding areas! The wait staff and manager made sure that we were still accommodated with wine and a cold appetizer. The tuna tar tar was great and so were the cheeses that we had. Through all of this we were told that we did not have to stay if we did not want (we wanted to stay!). After we got news that power was going to be out for more than a couple hours we left but not before everything was comped and also given gift cards. We will definitely be going back as everything we did have was phenomenal and the situation was handled very professionally and friendly. Excited to go back and try the paella and tapas.

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JA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous wait staff , and amazing tapas

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SI
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In our quest for authentic Spanish food, we came across Bulla on Opentable. Wow! Spot-on Spanish! Jamón de bellota, marinated olives, manchego and tetilla cheeses, tortilla, gambas al ajillo, montaditos...every single bite was amazing. Portion sizes were generous for one person and adequate for sharing. And they have an amazing wine list, too. The staff are friendly and helpful and the ambiance can accommodate a date night with a quiet table in the corner or large groups in the middle of the restaurant. Patio seating is also available, which overlooks a common space with a fountain.

The only downside is parking. If you come during peak hours, save yourself the aggravation and just use the mall parking deck.

Well done, Bulla! We will be back!

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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming and fun! Food was great and tapas were paced nicely throughout. Bartenders were fun.

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JL
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant had no a/c the night we went. So it was hot and uncomfortable. I think we should have been notified before hand. The wait staff did a great job. It is a tapas place, sharing encouraged. But no extra serving utensils with the dishes. We asked for a spoon for the olive bowl. I think they should have had them for each dish that came out. Again the wait staff helped pick out a delicious wine. But it was too hot to stay and linger over conversation. The tall tabled booths and foot stools are not suitable for older adults.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Slow to meet our server and food came out cold price is reasonable ambiance is nice.

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SW
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great good. However, there were 2 nefatives which prevent me from rating the restaurant 5 stars. First, the air conditioning was not working. The second was the cost of lemonade - $5. I don't mind paying for good food, but not $5 for lemonade.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Was really hot indoors

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C
Charlotte
67 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food - interesting flavors. Friend who travels to Spain frequently was impressed. Our server, Grace, was outstanding.

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B
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

just fantastic food and the service was great. Can't wait to go back.

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B
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate father's day for my little brother. The food and drinks were great. Our server, Alexis, did a fantastic job and convinced us to purchase almost everything he recommended. We will definitely be going back and recommend asking for Alexis too.

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m
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day with husband, son and his family. Our first time there. Food was very good. We had a variety of dishes and all were good. My husband and I had the prix fixe brunch and the choices were great. To top it off both fathers go a $20 gift card for our next visit.

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SL
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second occasion to experience Bulla and it was top drawer!
Our food and service was spectacular! It was the perfect evening to dine on their patio.
Definitely looking forward to going back!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we tried - Bulla is a new, instant favorite. Great ambiance, mediterranean vibes throughout and friendly, unhurried service. The dishes - from the small plates (“gambas al ajillo”!) to the moon courses, everything came out freshly prepared, expertly seasoned and just the right portion size. A definite win for the Charlotte dining scene. Recommended!

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SH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to return - the staff, the food make the restaurant what it is.

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JR
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We had reservations and got seated at a booth in the bar which was disappointing. And it was very loud with some happy hour going on in the bar! Need valet parking as that was also difficult

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh is a great waiter

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K
Charlotte
76 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tapas menu. Everything we tried was delicious. Bar scene is very vibrant!

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