Bulla Gastrobar - Charlotte

4.8
814 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 814 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipExplorer
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal outside with heaters. Excellent service with Alexe. The garbanzo frito (chickpea stew) were awesome and the huevos bulla with shoestring quite tasty. The watermelon salad was good, and the burger was huge, messy but very tasty. The Torrijas were truly a good example. Tje churros were ok, but pale in comparison with the torrijas. Coffee is good. 2 hour meal spanish style. Will definitely repeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bulla made a birthday dinner extra special

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ChristyG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our experience at Bulla was good. The waiter was excellent and very helpful. The menu was extensive and pricing I thought was fair. The food was good but not outstanding. ( To be fair, we spend some time in Spain every year, so....) My favorite was the gambas. Least favorite the charcuterie board. A couple basic meats and cheeses with some olives, but nothing special. I love tapas style dining though so I would go back.

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Aliclt1
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food wasn’t the best, lunch time, the three of us had the same dish, they weren’t delivered at the same time, first two were cold and the third when it came was piping hot, the restaurant wasn’t busy, don’t understand how they could get this so wrong. The food wasn’t great, maybe the restaurant is struggling and trying to cut corners.......

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BigI
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was wonderful and I really enjoyed the drink selection

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Bulla did not accommodate my company even when I made a reservation for 4 people. We had two more guess who came to the party and the Manager asked us to leave because of the two additional people. I have been a regular customer and spends 100s each time of my visit and did not expect this type of service. I also brought a gift card for an extra entree and they refused to accept it. The Server was nice but the a manager was rude and dismissive.

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vipKellyW
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex’s took excellent care of us. We had Huevos Bulla and Tuna Tartare to start. We ate every delicious bite of each one. For the Mains, we had NC Trout and the Vegan Pasta which were Delish as well. We shared the Cheesecake as well as a few glasses of wine and cocktails. Well be back soon, as this is one of our favs for date night!!

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister & I took our other sister for her birthday lunch. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food as usual did not disappoint. Everything was delicious especially the croquettes and meatballs.The waiter made my favorite cocktail which was not on the menu. They even gave her a birthday card signed by the staff with a certificate for a free lunch entree.
Will be back for more celebrations. It was a treat for everyone.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time with the family, definitely would have been better closer to the outside patio, but with uncertain weather I chose inside( warmer), a pitcher of sangria which was surprisingly tasty, two large paella’s, both were quite good, and started off with two small plates and again both were tasty, will be coming back to try other things, overall everything was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience of dining at Bulla was incredible. We had an amazing meal with an even better atmosphere. E, our waiter/bartender, was very helpful and a joy to interact with. We loved every second of this date and we will for sure be back.

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vipBobby
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed a great selection of tapas from the brunch menu and felt very comfortable with the outdoor seating on a beautiful Fall afternoon.

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cmg67
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This was our first visit and we had high expectations. We must’ve sat at the table about 10 minutes before anybody asked us for a drink. Only one of us ordered a cocktail and that took another 20 minutes to come to the table. The food was prepared fine and came out quickly however I think the prices are a little too high.

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LillySpade
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always good here. Wish we have bigger stomach to try more dishes at one meal!

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Louanne381
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great waitress, social distancing was important to us 👍

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tabednarski
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the variety. Our server was personable and helpful. We were celebrating a birthday and the bday girl was thrilled.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date. Tapas to share and have conversations over. Good vibe. Excellent wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

29th Anniversary

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vipPamastowe
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, airy space and delicious food! Great service! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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RiaS
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Service was good, too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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MargeB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good wished you could deliver to Cary but probably out of your range.
Maybe you could open another location near here!

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vipColleen
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved Kelsey, the ambiance of sitting outside in the crisp October air underneath the warmers, and the cocktails (with the hole in the glass 😁 - we just couldn’t get enough!). The food was good, especially the ceviche, patatas bravas, montaditos, and grilled steak. Pricing was ok but maybe a bit much on some items. Service (Kelsey) was exceptional!!

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vipBaby
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine at this restaurant frequently, sometimes alone but more often with friends. The service and food are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas experience. Nice patio environment. Good selection of food. Helpful and courteous staff.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bulla always has great food, ambiance and service. Very thing I’ve ordered has been delicious and there are many other tapas I am excited to try. Super recommend this spot!

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MeagenG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, eclectic, food. Great ambiance and service.

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I Like Bulla Gastrobar their food and drinks are great. I prefer their dinner menu and the ambiance is better at night too but other than that I have no complaints. Their staff is always friendly and offer great service.

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Nancy
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, good social distancing. Shishito peppers were great.

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Food4Fun
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Everything was great but the servers attitude was less than desired!!

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Alisctiger
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We popped in for brunch and were quite surprised about the ambiance, service and food. The white sangria and churros should not be missed!!

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DrewW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Great food and service!! Get the huevos and the seviche.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great covid precautions.

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comilona
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another wonderful experience recently due to the lovely indoor/outdoor ambiance, the excellent food, the welcoming staff, and, most of all, our amazing waiter, Alexis!! Mil gracias, Bulla!

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vipJoannZ
Charlotte
50 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio

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viplisa
Charlotte
61 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jalen was our waiter and was great! It was a great meal. We were at a high top right outside the bar area. Very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and we had lunch there. Food was phenomenal and service was fantastic. Will be going back for sure!!!

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vipFoxcroftFoodie
Charlotte
50 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Outstanding brunch. The prix fixe menu is a lot of food, but it's all outstanding.

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RyTy
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was AMAZING! We had a wide variety of foods and they were all delciious!

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BriceH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good as usual, the service was average and not as good as during our many prior visits.
We had to wait for two items quite a long time, I even ended up canceling one and went straight to dessert. It was a soup, which should really have come first. My sangria also took for ever to come and wasn’t as tasty as usual.
During dinner, the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate the restaurant. Not their fault and I’m certainly not holding that against them. However, it’s like their whole flow got messed up, in a time of a computerized order flow systems. Out waitress seemed a bit off and lost, so did the kitchen apparently.
We had to leave our table with our food on the table and we came in, they didn’t even ask whether we wanted the dishes remade after they sat on the table. Food gets cold, cheese on cannelloni was hardened, and anyone could bave touched our food. Just seems like food that sat on tables should have been removed and remade.
I know it’s an usual circumstance but worth noting and I love Bulla... so we’ll go back but this was the one off experience we had there, out of many visits.

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QC2017
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful patio and very good food as always. It’s great to be able to make a patio reservation, too. From a COVID perspective, tables were well distanced, but most staff were wearing masks below their noses. This included the waiters/waitress and those that brought out our food.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bulla Gastrobar - Charlotte using the Order Online button. Bulla Gastrobar - Charlotte also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bulla Gastrobar - Charlotte also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 837-4422.

Bulla Gastrobar - Charlotte is rated 4.8 stars by 814 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.