Bulla Gastrobar - Tampa

4.7
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440 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 440 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

First time here. Ambiance was a little loud as this was Gasparilla weekend, however I was most disappointed with the food. We had approx 8 dishes for 3 people and they all tasted either old (like they had been refrigerated and reheated) or improperly cooked. Spending 50 dollars a person, we expected much more.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter had great recommendations. The Bombas are AMAZING! The menu and drinks were quite creative.

B
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg what an amazing place we stumbled upon. Food and service was outstanding. I believe our cute little waitress name was andrea. She was absolutely delightful. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Hang on to her as she is a great asset to your company. Thanks for an awesome time. We will be back.

L
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s sad we were there when two crying babies were in the restaurant. That’s not there fault. All else was fun and wonderful

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the small plates. Everything is so tasty! Great service and good atmosphere

TP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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V
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Honestly, one of my favorite places in Tampa. Food is amazing, drinks are top-notch. Great location in the middle of South Tampa - don't miss it!

JD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch and we liked the assortment of tapas our favorite was the Potato omelette. Wish they had a plain flan vs. the coconut one

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. Our server was very attentive and offered advice on various dishes.
My only issue is that when we made the reservation on Open Table it was for 4 people at a high top table. When we checked in, the hostess stated that there were no high top tables available and wouldn’t be for some time. We were right on time for our reservation so I question their ability meet the customer’s reservation.
We’ve enjoyed Bulla on several occasions. We were bringing my brother and sister-in-law here for their first visit, so it was a little annoying that they didn’t hold an appropriate table for our reservation.

T
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening at the rooftop bar on Saturday night. We got there at 6 pm so we could easily get a seat. It got crowded quickly. We ate dinner, Tapas that we shared among our group of 4. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, tasting tapas, best Tarta de Santiago ever!

MY
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was 6 of us for our daughters birthday and we wanted our guests to experience Spanish cuisine from Spain . Our waiter Adam was really fantastic and really went out of his way to make this birthday great! Was our first visit there and we were kind of nervous trying a new place for such a special occasion but it ended up being a really good experience

OT
Brazil
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, kids well treated

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a fun experience if with a group of friends who are opening to trying new things. The paella is amazing! They have a great cocktail selection as well.

T
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Went there with a party of six. We all got tapas and shared. The drinks were good (we had moscow mules and sangria), the service was great and the food was also fabulous.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sophia was absolutely great. Attentive, friendly, and ensured we had a great experience. The food is always great, although some of the portions a bit small vs. the price. Overall a great experience and a great way to start the new year.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, just be ready to spend outrages money on the experience

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Years Eve Spot! Our server Jess was the best.

c
Detroit
132 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun night of tapas and sangria before a hockey game. Food and service was very good. Up and coming neighborhood just outside of Hyde Park with lots of restaurants and bars.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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BS
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner at Bulla Gastrobar. Nice menu selections and attentive service.

D
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were amazing.

AG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food wasn’t good at all. I ordered the schrimp and you could taste that they were frozen schrimps. The tortilla was good but I wouldn’t recommend the restaurant. Also, the octopus salad cost $18 for a few pieces of octopus!!!

IG
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was our first visit to Bulla’s and I would return. The food was very good, but we actually received our first plate before the drinks arrived. It would have been nice to relax with our drinks before having food arrive. We were with another couple, and the food delivery was sporadic so one couple was eating while the other just sat and watched.

B
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd time in the restaurant and like the 1st time, it was amazing. Great drinks, wonderful service and the food was delicious. Well be back for sure!

G
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to several Bulla’s, and always impressed. Ambiance was outstanding. Service was great as always. The real story is the phenomenal food. Always a great experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish!!! Such a cute spot

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I come here quite often, have been since it first opened and love most of their food. Service is always great, today was no exception. Today, food was extremely greasy and unlike the way it usually is, especially the tuna tartar and ceviche which are typically their best. I’ll most likely come back, but the quality of the food has been becoming more and more inconsistent with each trip. Would really appreciate if the quality of food could go go back to being consistently good and tasting the same each time.
One real complaint: no matter how many times I request high top seating, I almost always am pressured to sit at the normal tables, even when the room is empty. If a certain party size is not welcome at a high top, please add that disclaimer to your account information.

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The happy hour selection is excellent and the food is great. Also great job decorating the place :)

D
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining was great. Food was delicious, service was great and we could have a conversation without competing with background buzz. Will be back!

DE
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service. Just came back from Spain, very similar food. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

j
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very busy spot with a decent happy hour. It was easy to get a reservation for two at the last minute during the height of dinner time. The charcuterie and cervices we ordered were pretty good but we were not fans of the creamy chicken croquettes. I would definitely come back to try a paella!

EL
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for any outing. Service in restaurant is great but service on rooftop leaves a bit to be desired.

r
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cool spot, a little pricey

MM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I have had in Tampa in a long time. Tapas were delicious although portions are very small, main dishes were exceptional. Great restaurant

NT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch. Food was excellent. Bottomless mimosas and sangria were delicious. Food highlights were the Garbanzo frito stew, the chicken and waffles, cochinillo hash, torrija, and blueberry & ricotta pancakes. Oh and the churros with the caramel sauce. Amazing! Our server, Kyle, was very attentive, offered great recommendations and kept the drinks flowing. We arrived right after they opened and it was very empty/quiet. By the time we left, it seemed SOHO had woken up and it was starting to fill up. Bottom line...I would highly recommend this place and will be visiting again hopefully very soon.

Y
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food ,the best red sangria in town

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It’s was ok

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to this restaurant for dinner especially before happy hour at 7 PM. Prices are great and the food was great. This is one of our favorite places to eat here in Tampa!

Definitely you need to try the dates with chorizo. They are excellent!We have also had the paella which is great and will feed 45 people and basically everything is is very good.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place with a nice setting in a great area of town