Bulla Gastrobar - Tampa

4.7
672 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Set in the heart of the trendy Soho and Hyde Park neighborhood, Bulla Gastrobar’s newest location is an electrifying addition to Tampa's vibrant restaurant scene. Bulla’s contemporary take on Spanish tapas (shareable dishes) and imaginative cocktails are showcased in this lively, communal setting of casual sophistication.

Unique to the Tampa location is Luna Lounge, a stylish rooftop bar for savoring handcrafted cocktails, a wide assortment of beers and wines, a special tapas menu, and sweeping views of bustling Downtown Tampa. In the kitchen, an innovative josper charcoal oven-grill adds distinct flavors and textures to bulla’s creative menu of Spanish delicacies.

Join us for brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner. planning an event? Bulla’s energetic vibe and unique menu offerings make it a perfect choice for any occasion.

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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 672 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch I’ve had in years, our server was absolutely outstanding too!! 5 stars for sure

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vipIslandGirl
Orlando
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is one of our favorite repeat restaurants. The food was great as always and our server did a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friends in town

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Alexis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food needs improvement. Paella is dry and tastes like plastic, definitely do not order that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Date night with my wife

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was awesome had a great

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vipJeff
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Louis, was fantastic. He made some great recommendations and the food was excellent.

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LianneR
Montana
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was very salty will not be back :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place

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bbbbbbb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

ran out of every food item on the roof. not possible to find anything else to eat

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vipGFoodie
Toronto
63 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very good Spanish tapas bar in the heart of Tampa. Almost foodie-grade. For those of us who frequent Spain and specifically Barcelona, Bulla got the idea right but the quality not quite as well compared to the real stuff. The pan con tomate is usually a good gauge of how good a tapas bar is in Spain and at Bulla, I thought it had way too much chopped tomato and it's not chopped fresh but it comes from a refrigerated jar. This resulted in the bread being cold and mushy from all the liquid. Moreover, I could not taste any olive oil or fresh garlic. It was a fail. Having said that, the bread was excellent toasted on its own. The rest of the tapas were okay but there is room for improvement. Also, their bartender needs to taste the wines before serving them and should know what an oxidized or corked wine tastes/smell and not serve those. One of the premium red wines I ordered by the glass was oxidized, probably because it was opened the day before. When I asked them to see what they thought, they said it was still good. However, they were very graceful to not charge that glass after I ordered a different glass of red wine. I'd still go back and eat there again though as I think they have a unique offering and the ambiance is really good. Just won't order the pan con tomate next time. Cheers!

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NouraA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good atmosphere, loved the food! We were there for Sunday Brunch so I can understand being busy but there should have been a little more structure or strategy to how the food was brought out.. 2 people in my party ordered the 3 course meal and 2 did not. 1 of our parties 1st courses came out then 10 min later the 2nd parties 1st course.. then the opposite for their 2nd course.. it then took another 10 min for my partner to receive his entree and then ANOTHER 10 min before I received mine! Our friends were trying to be polite and wait for us all to receive our entree but by the time I received mine (20 min AFTER our first entree was brought out) their food was cold. We were hungry and didn't want to wait for them to remake it.. also drinks took a ridiculous amount of time.. our 1st round didn't even come out until after the 1st courses were brought, we had to order our 2nd round then to ensure we got it before we left.. the managers solution was to comp us 2 desserts- we don't eat dessert so we just requested a comping of a round of drinks. They obliged. The food was great but probably won't go on such a busy day again. .

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good! I’ll be back as soon as possible

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Server was too pushy, continued to serve bottomless mimosas even after everyone at the table said they didn’t want anymore. Food was not served at same time, around 8-10 minutes between the first and last dishes that got served. Expected way more from a highly rated place.

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YadiraO
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We will be back!! Delicious food and awesome service from our server Louis!!

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StephenG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly good restaurant, food and service excellent

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, nice place, paella was good in 20 min, tasty churros

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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JoseA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very elegant place. Very elegant wood touches combined with an appropriate light dim. The food is very good. The ambience it’s nice. A little noisy but it was a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner and Natalie our waitress was amazing.

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vipReeves
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb seasonal dishes! Recommend the cream of asparagus and fried eggplant! Our waitress Sara was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We even received complimentary drinks from the general manager...thanks Jordan! Coming back here in my next visit!

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KimU
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First experience here. Was ok-nothing special. Service was mediocre-no silverware-even after mentioning we still had to take some from another table. Water refill was poured into tequila and my friend thought his drink had disappeared. Another was brought. Shared a meal after ordering 6-7 appetizers. Best item was the stuffed dates.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the place and Julio, our server was outstanding!!! Definitely recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the diner was delicious. We tried this restaurant in diferente cities and always great experience, very recommended.

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vipBell
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, but I wish the happy hour deals for food would apply to everyone at the restaurant not just those seated at the bar.

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vipTaraL
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, lovely and friendly service, very nice presentation, excellent wine and cocktail selection.

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vipCaseyD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. The atmosphere is very nice. Great lighting. We ordered 8 tapas and 2 desserts. Very good. Some needed more seasoning and flavor but overall good. The steak with truffle was outstanding. The server recommended an excellent wine. Our dinner was perfect thank you to our server!

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vippickypatrick
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food both large and small dishes were outstanding!!! it was topped only by our server, Natalie and her manager Petros. what a team!!! Petros stopped by our table mid meal and again at the end and spent quite a bit of time chatting. Wish i lived in Tampa, just to go there

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I’ve been to Bulla a handful of times and each time it was amazing. However I came to visit after moving out of state - and it was less than desirable. Our reservation was at 2 PM. Bailey (whos AWESOME) was delightful over the phone and we couldn’t wait to go to Bulla and have the amazing food and service ive had so many times before. Upon arriving @ 2 we were told our table was occupied by others and they were paying out. At 2:30 the hostess told us they were bussing the table and it would be ready shortly. 2:45, we are still waiting outside. There are 5 of us and now it’s been 45 minutes past our reservation (that I made about a week in advance) 3:10 and we are starting to get frustrated. We walk inside and cannot find the hostess that was pushing us off for the hour +. However, we came across the manager who was so upset that we were waiting for over an hour he comped a pitcher of sangria and a Marg pizza. We were seated and greeted. The table across from us had a woman hovered over puking ! We were so upset and uncomfortable. Our server hopped from our table to theirs without taking necessary sanitary precautions (forget about covid- this is a common sense thing) we let the manager know and he sat us at the other side of the establishment. We were greeted by an awesome server and he made our very horrible experience a little better. It was a bit of a disappointment because we were really looking forward to brunch and by the time I was able to put my food order in it was 3:50 ! Brunch ended at 4 and one of the items i wanted wasn’t available due to the time. Unfortunate as it was, it really deterred me from coming back to Bulla when I do visit Tampa again.

As much as the manager did for me and the second server - it was still too much of a hassle and made me very uncomfortable.

Sorry Bulla !!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Servers were rude and seemed like they hated their jobs. Food and everything else was phenomenal

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DominiqueB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was popping on Friday night. Myself and 3 friends attended and we were late but they still accommodated us. The food was decent but the vibe was great. Our waiter made recommendations on what to do next. Those bar recommendations were 👌Great time and service.

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vipMrsGourmet
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun time, great service, good food, and a very energetic place. Nice if you can eat outside. Good menu options. Did not have to wait for food and our server was very attentive.

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PatrickL
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve experienced great Tapas in Madrid. This is reminiscent of that experience. Open setting is great. Sat outside which is right on the street and somewhat noisy but that is like road side cafes are in Spain. Great food! The chef board was yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and best brunch in the tampa bay area

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Mysonbox
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, food was quick and hot !! Plus with unlimited brunch mimosa, you don’t notice if something takes a moment longer :-) amazing value for the quality and amount of food you get.

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HersalP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The flavors of the food was great. My only complaint wa that the temperature wasn't where I hope it would be. My food was cool as if it sat too long before coming out to me.

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JasmineD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the brunch menu had great choices! We were very happy with our meals!

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LauraL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar is way to crowded .. no social distancing .. needs to be more spaced out

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summern
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great, I had the churrasco steak which was excellent but my husband had the paella and the prawns in it were very fishy tasting, not fresh at all and there was way too much oil in it. A disappointment for the cost @$39.

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vipSgaswi
Miami
89 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu selections and recommendations from server made for a terrific evening. Bacon wrapped dates (stuffed with chorizo) was amazing, as was the hanger steak. Shrimp in garlic was good, but not exceptional. Short ribs were absolutely amazing.
Desert was very good. Our server Cyrus was invaluable with his suggestions and recommendations.
We have been there once before and was very good, but this past visit was very enjoyable.

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You can order delivery directly from Bulla Gastrobar - Tampa using the Order Online button. Bulla Gastrobar - Tampa also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bulla Gastrobar - Tampa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 773-8626.

Bulla Gastrobar - Tampa is rated 4.7 stars by 672 OpenTable diners.

Bulla Gastrobar - Tampa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://centurionrestaurantgroup.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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.