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Bullfight - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
547 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish

Bullfight, Chef Shawn Cirkiel's Spanish Tapas restaurant in Central Austin, features an all Spanish wine list with the best selection of Vermouth and Sherry in all of Austin. Bullfight accepts a limited number of reservations and reserves a portion of the dining for walk-in guests each night. Seating is done on a first-come, first serve basis. All parties must be complete prior to being seated.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Menu

Cocktails

  • Pimienta Sour$6.00

    yzaguirre, acha rojo, melon, cayenne, blood orange

    • Fresco$7.00

      gin, acha blanco, cucumber, lemon

      • Agua Vida$8.00

        tequila, mezcal, watermelon, activated charcoal

        • Bloody$8.00

          choice of base spirit, house bloody mix

          Sangria, Sidra & Cerveza

          • Sangria$4.00

            vino, sherry, macerated fruit

            • Sidra Isastegi$5.00

              • Estrella Damm$4.00

                Featured Drinks

                add licor 43 or caffe del fuego - $3

                • Jugo$4.00

                  orange or grapefruit

                  • Café de Presna$3.00

                    • Café con Leche$4.00

                      Featured Vino

                      • Vermut$4.00

                        • Sherry$4.00

                          • Mimosa$5.00

                            cava, choice of orange or grapefruit

                            Huevos y Desayuno

                            • Classic Tortilla$7.00

                              caramelized onion, potato

                              • Expat$11.00

                                eggs any style, bacon, pan con tomato

                                • Lamb Merguez Shakshuka$12.00

                                  baked eggs, spinac

                                  • Rotos$12.00

                                    sunnyside eggs, bravas, piperade, serrano ham

                                    • Revueltos$11.00

                                      chopped eggs, mushrooms, charred tomato

                                      • Smoked Fish$14.00

                                        poached eggs, spinach, peppers, hollandaise

                                        • Yogurt$7.00

                                          cherry almond granola, mint, berries

                                          • Panqueques$9.00

                                            ricotta, berries, honey

                                            • Churros con Chocolate$6.00

                                              Montaditos

                                              grilled / openface

                                              • Crab$14.00

                                                piquillo peppers, lemon aioli

                                                • Serrano$12.00

                                                  manchego, membrillo jam

                                                  Tapas

                                                  • Tomato Gazpacho$9.00

                                                    cucumber, extra virgin olive oil

                                                    • Greens Salad$9.00

                                                      pedro ximénez sherry, migas

                                                      • Pimientos de Padrón$9.00

                                                        sea salt

                                                        • Patatas Bravas$9.00

                                                          aioli

                                                          • Escalivada$11.00

                                                            roasted carrots, spring onions, squash, peppers

                                                            • Roasted Mushrooms*$12.00

                                                              garlic, jamón cured egg, migas

                                                              • Paella "Tapa" Saffron Rice$8.00

                                                                chorizo, garbanzos, quail egg

                                                                • Branzino Crudo*$12.00

                                                                  peach, pearl onion, tarragon, corn, mustard seed

                                                                  • Prawns$16.00

                                                                    garlic, salsify, aleppo, brandy

                                                                    • Grilled Morcilla$12.00

                                                                      lentil salad

                                                                      • Lamb Kefta$16.00

                                                                        carrot garbanzo hummus, olive, cilantro

                                                                        Acompañante

                                                                        • Housemade Chorizo$4.00

                                                                          • Bacon$3.00

                                                                            • Seasonal Fruit$4.00

                                                                              • Fried Potatoes$3.00

                                                                                Snacks

                                                                                Two for $10, four for $20

                                                                                • Marinated Olives

                                                                                  orange, garlic

                                                                                  • Jamón Croquettes

                                                                                    • Bacalao Fritters

                                                                                      • Crispy Squid

                                                                                        aioli

                                                                                        • Fried Eggplant

                                                                                          ras el hanout

                                                                                          • Bacon-Wrapped Dates

                                                                                            valdeón cheese

                                                                                            Cured Meats

                                                                                            servido con pan y tomate

                                                                                            • Jamón Serrano$14.00

                                                                                              18 months

                                                                                              • Jamón Ibérico Cebo$20.00

                                                                                                24 months

                                                                                                • Chorizo Ibérico Bellota$12.00

                                                                                                  • House Platter$30.00

                                                                                                    Jamón Serrano, Chorizo Ibérico Bellota, Smoked Chicken Sausage & Grilled Morcilla

                                                                                                    Cheeses

                                                                                                    House Board of three $14, five $20

                                                                                                    • Cana de Oveja

                                                                                                      sheep, soft

                                                                                                      • Manchego

                                                                                                        sheep, hard

                                                                                                        • Garrotxa

                                                                                                          goat, semi-firm

                                                                                                          • Murcia al Vino

                                                                                                            goat, semi-soft

                                                                                                            • Aged Mahón

                                                                                                              cow, firm

                                                                                                              • Valdeón

                                                                                                                cow, soft

                                                                                                                Drink Menu

                                                                                                                  Sherry

                                                                                                                  Flight of 3 Sherries $13

                                                                                                                  • Fino, Valdespino 'Inocente'$5.00

                                                                                                                    • Manzanilla, Valdespino 'Deliciosa'$6.00

                                                                                                                      • Amontillado, Hidalgo 'Napoleon'$7.00

                                                                                                                        • Amontillado, Gonzalez Byass 'Del Duque' VORS$13.00

                                                                                                                          • Palo Cortado, Valdespino 'Viejo Calle Ponce'$10.00

                                                                                                                            • Oloroso, César Florido 'Cruz del Mar'$9.00

                                                                                                                              • Cream, César Florido 'Cruz del Mar'$9.00

                                                                                                                                • Cream, Lustau 'East India Solera'$6.00

                                                                                                                                  • Moscatel, César Florido 'Especial'$6.00

                                                                                                                                    • Pedro Ximénez, Valdespino 'El Candado'$6.00

                                                                                                                                      • Pedro Ximénez 1987 Toro Albalá 'Don PX'$14.00

                                                                                                                                        Cava y Rosado*

                                                                                                                                        • Macabeo NV Torre Oria Brut, Cava$10.00

                                                                                                                                          • Macabeo Blend 2012 Gramona 'la Cuvee', Penedès Gran Reserva$16.00

                                                                                                                                            • Xarel-lo Blend 2011 Raventós I Blanc 'de la Finca' Brut, Penedès Gran Reserva$68.00

                                                                                                                                              • Monastrell Blend 2011 Llopart Brut Rosé Reserva, Penedès*$65.00

                                                                                                                                                • Garnacha Blend 2015 Bodegas Olivares 'Rosado', Jumilla*$9.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Hondarribi Beltza Blend 2016 Ameztoi 'Rubentis' Rosado, Getariako Txakolina*$14.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Bobal 2016 Las Cañadas, Manchuela*$53.00

                                                                                                                                                      Blanco

                                                                                                                                                      • Xarel-lo/Reisling 2013 Can Rafols 'Terraprima', Penedès$53.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Parellada Blend 2014 Can Feixes 'Blanc Selecció', Penedès$36.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Sauv Blanc 2015 Inurrieta 'Ochidea', Navarra$43.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Hondarribi Zuri 2015 Rezabal, Getariako Txakolina$12.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Godello 2014 Avancia 'Cuvée de O', Valdeorras$44.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Treixadura Blend 2013 L. Rodriguez 'Viña de Martin Os Pasás', Ribeiro$76.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Albariño 2013 Do Ferreiro, Rias Baixas (375 ml)$38.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Albariño 2014 Burgans, Rias Baixas$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Albariño 2015 Envidiacochina 'Tête de Cuvée', Rias Baixas$58.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Albariño 2013 Raúl Pérez 'Sketch', Rias Baixas$130.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Garnacha Blanca Blend 2011 Acústic Celler, Montsant$49.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Garnacha Blanca 2011 Fernández Gómez, Rioja$68.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Garnacha Blanca Blend 2011 Clos Mogador 'Nelin, Priorat$96.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Verdejo 2014 Menade, Rueda$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Verdejo 2011 Naia 'Naiades', Rueda$74.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Viura 2015 CVNE 'Monopole', Rioja$38.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Viura Blend 2015 Gómez Cruzado, Cosecha$62.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Viura Blend 2003 R. Lopez de Heredia 'Viña Tondonia', Rioja Reserva$100.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Viura Blend 1996 R. Lopez de Heredia 'Viña Tondonia', Rioja Gran Reserva$165.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            Tinto

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Callet Blend 2015, 4 Kilos 'Motor América', Mallorca$66.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mencía 2015 Guímaro, Ribeira Sacra$49.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mencía 2015 D. Ventura 'Viña do Burato', Ribeira Sacra$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mencía 2012 Dominio do Bibei 'Lalama', Ribeira Sacra$74.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Merenzao 2014 Fedellos do Couto 'Bastarda', Ribeira Sacra$106.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tempranillo 2012 Eguren Ugarte 'Tierra de Castilla', Rioja$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tempranillo Blend 2013 Bodegas Hermanos Peciña 'Crianza', Rioja$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tempranillo 2012 Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja Reserva$74.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tempranillo Blend 2007 La Rioja Alta 'Viña Ardanza', Rioja Reserva$92.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tempranillo 2009 Gómez Cruzado, Rioja Reserva$82.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tempranillo 2009 'Valenciso', Rioja Reserva$96.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tempranillo Blend 2004 R. Lopez de Heredia 'Viña Tondonia', Rioja Reserva$105.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tempranillo Blend 1995 Faustino I, Rioja Gran Reserva$155.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tempranillo 2006 Convento San Francisco, Ribera del Duero$76.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tempranillo 2013 Numanthia 'Termes', Toro$84.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Garnacha Blend 2012 Palacios Remondo 'La Montesa', Rioja$42.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Garnacha Blend 2015 Bodegas Atalaya 'Laya', Almansa$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Garnacha Blend 2013 Vall Llach 'Embruix', Priorat$72.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Garnacha Blend 2013 Clos i Terrasses 'Laurel', Priorat$115.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bobal Blend 2014 Mustiguillo 'Mestizaje', Valencia$39.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Monastrell/Syrah Blend 2014 Bodegas Ego 'Marionette', Jumilla$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Monastrell Blend 2011 Casa Castillo 'Las Gravas', Jumilla$63.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cariñena Blend 2014 Cellers Can Blau, Montsant$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cariñena Blend 2013 Joan d'Anguera 'Planella', Montsant$64.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Syrah Blend 2011 Marqués de Griñón 'Caliza', Dominio de Valdepusa$58.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Petit Verdot 2008 Marqués de Griñón, Dominio de Valdepusa$86.00

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What 547 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.3Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 3.9Value

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                87% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ErnestF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on June 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food was excellent. The staff were friendly. We will definitely return.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. RF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RunnyFrog

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on June 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The service and food were top notch. It is a great break from the everyday food experience. It's a great place to relax and slow down from the hectic lives that are the norm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. SI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SarinaI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on June 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is quickly becoming one of our go-to dining spots. The food is Spanish tapas-style, and everything on the menu is delicious. Our personal favorites: the cured salmon, carrots in yogurt sauce, mushrooms, and asparagus with red onion. But everything is top-notch, and you really can't go wrong. Happy hour is a great value--every food item on the menu is 1/2 off--but we'd go even at the full price. The ambience is pleasant and casual, and the waitstaff is always well-versed in the menu, pleasant and accommodating. We highly recommend Bullfight!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. VM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  VMMATX

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  82 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  82 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on June 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Love the food and cocktails, but can't stand the open doors to the patio. It's summer in Texas for crying out loud! Close the doors and let the inside be cold and the patio hot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. JL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JavierL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 31, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We love celebrating friends birthdays at Bullfight! It's always a fun time and the food lovely, although We were a bit let down on the octopus and slightly overcooked paella. She was dry. It was our friends first time at Bullfight and we did not say a thing, but we noticed the quality on our paella wasn't as great as before. The service and environment was great and we still enjoyed our night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 27, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It was great!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 26, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We were a group of 9 for a special occasion and were thoroughly impressed. Everything from the atmosphere to the service and most importantly the food was top notch. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for authentic Spanish food. The tapas and the paella were on point!!! I will revisit this place the next time I’m in town.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. CP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ChantalP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 26, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bull Fight never disappoints! Many choices to share for a fun tasting. We started with snacks waiting for a friends, even those were delicious. Where a lot of restaurants use too much salt and grease, Bull fight creates real flavors, beautiful dishes and everything served with a smile. We had all the snacks but the fishy ones. Tasted the mushrooms, served as it was steak tartare, super delicious. We had grillled asparagus, very refreshing, summery and delicious, the patatas bravas, which were spot on with exact good amount of spicyness, the soca, which was amazing with the carrots and the lamb. Only the pickled veggies mismatched with the super soft lamb meat. Had cheese platter and Iberico ham as dessert, all amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. CC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CarlosC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great paella, jamón serrano/cheese plate, and drinks! Service was outstanding soshi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. SB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  StevenB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  El Paso

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 21, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good appetizers and service. Paella was burnt on the bottom and the rice was not cooked enough, but it had a lot of flavor. They did provide a dessert on the house due to the way the Paella came out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bullfight was the perfect way to celebrate finishing my PhD!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12. E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Emer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food is solid. There are a few dishes that are spectacular. Service is normally pretty good. Hostess up front constantly seems overwhelmed. If you are elder or with a baby or not dressed chic, be prepared to be seated outside or stuffed in a corner. Not an issue most of the time, but patio gets extremely hot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                13. TD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TitoD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Everything was fine but missing a little spark to make it really memorable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14. MG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MineG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I keep going back to Bullfight for some reason but I think this last time was the last. I keep waiting to be wowed by the food and the experience but it's just not there. The food is okay but not phenomenal. And servings are pretty ridiculous for the price. I think Barlata offers a much better experience in terms of ambiance and value.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15. e

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  etxgrl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  71 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  71 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GET THE LAMB! Seriously, the menu changes often and you do not want to miss the lamb shank. So good! I visit bullfight with friends and on dates with the BF and always enjoy the visit. Staff are great - SHOUT OUT to JUSTIN! The cocktails are awesome and the chocolate dessert with rum/butter sauce is delightful. We will be back soon!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16. g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  guruhuey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Everything was really good, though I wouldn’t order the paella again, it was truly pedestrian with several ingredients added after the skillet came out of the oven and fairly light on proteins beyond the light on flavor shrimp placed on top with steamed green beans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                17. AP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AlfredoP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bad experience in terms of food and service. My wife and I were trying to find good food from our motherland so we decided to try Bullfight. The problems with this place started right at the beginning. My wife and I walked in and there was no one to receive us. After a while, the hostess arrived. She seemed overworked and not very welcoming. The place looked nice and modern, however the acoustics were not very good and we found the music to be loud and distracting, so it's not that great for a date. To start, we ordered wine and the tortilla, the Spanish version of an omelette. The wine was good, but the tortilla felt plasticky and lacked flavor as if it were microwaved. As entree, we decided to share the paella. The waiter told us that it would take 25 minutes to make, so we expected something good. Oh man, THE PAELLA HERE IS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING, DO NOT GET IT. It was way too salty, drenched in oil, the rice was crusty, and the seafood was tough. We only ate half of it. We were so displeased by it, that we decided to skip dessert and just get the check. We had to go get some frozen yogurt afterwards is order to remove the bad flavor from our mouths. There are other places where you can get bad food for way cheaper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                18. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deedee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We made reservations and when we arrived, the young woman at the hostess desk was very rude to us. When we told her we had reservations, she acted like we were lying, then finally said, “what’s your name” and hastily looked on the computer. Then she tried to seat us at a table around the corner next to the outside metal dish rack with pots and pans on it even though there were plenty of tables for two available on the patio. When we asked to be seated elsewhere, she tried to squeeze us in to a table between two other tables that would have crowded them out (not to mention, of course, us). Since we couldn’t even fit between the other tables to sit there, I asked if we could sit at one of the other available tables for two (of which there were quite a few). She finally seated us at a table in the middle of the patio which was lovely. Our waiters were very nice and accommodating, however. We ordered several things on the menu. The mushrooms were superb (the best dish we had that night) and the olives were also very good. There was nothing special about the other two dishes we ordered (the shrimp and pork loin). They were very ordinary and rather bland aside from the golden raisins that gave the pork dish some flavor, and the pork was rather tough. I am not a chef, but I could have made the shrimp and pork dishes in my own kitchen and saved the expense. Needless to say, we were very disappointed because after having heard such great accolades about Bullfight in Tribeza Magazine and various other publications, we were expecting a lot better.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19. YK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  YaminaK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This place is definitely shinier on the outside than in. The atmosphere is nice, but it may be ruined if you are seated in a booth when it's busy - you'll end up getting shaken by the person sharing your backrest. The food was pretty good, but not a place for a person with simple taste. They use potatoes as a way of padding out several of the dishes and getting away with tiny amounts of the main attractions. They offer small plates for sharing, so if you don't get one of the three pieces of squid or beef on the plate, you're out of luck. It will be expensive to satiate yourself (unless you love potatoes). The hostess was unfriendly and the service was generally slow as the waitstaff seemingly share responsibility of the tables. Best part of the meal was the cocktail. So if you have a lot of time and money and a small appetite, I guess this place is for you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20. SE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SerE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The ambience was good and the food was decent. The octopus was great but everything else was only okay. The tortilla was actually very disappointing, it was very salty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21. BJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BenjaminJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hostess was rude. Waiter warmed up eventually. Food was great but there are a lot of places to eat in Austin with better service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  50 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  50 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Always good food and service. It's been a while, and we were surprised the place was mostly empty for Sunday brunch. Hope it survives, but it was nice and quiet. They were very accommodating of my gluten allergy and vegetarian tendencies, even swapping out the lamb in my brunch egg dish with mushrooms. We may start to come here more often for Spanish brunch!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                23. SL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SarahL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 27, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We have been several times before and have always enjoyed it. However, this trip was disappointing to us. Everything was significantly over salted in our opinion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                24. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Disappointing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  81 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  81 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wonderful choices, preparation and flavors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                25. HM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HeidiM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Delicious tapas & cocktails, served on the patio on a beautiful evening. We had a wonderful dinner experience at Bullfight!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26. PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PatrickM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service5ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The service here was amazing, we loved our waiters/bartenders. However, the rest of the experience was sub-par. We made reservations and when we arrived (on time) it was raining and we were told that because they couldn’t seat us on the patio they did not have a table for us and we could sit at the bar or wait an hour. Even though we were disheartened by that (we’d had the reservations for days) we sat at the bar. Our bartender was great and quick, but the $12 drink I ordered tasted like straight shampoo. The food was all together really disappointing. The Jamon was so thick and stringy it was unpleasant and hard to chew, and the octopus was so tough and very cold when they brought it to the point where I was wondering if it was supposed to be chilled. The morcilla was very average and the croquettas were very greasy. It was a huge let down and cost us $90 something dollars for only a few dishes and 2 drinks. For that value you could eat some amazing food in Austin and this was really not on the same level. It seemed like it was trying very hard to be trendy and hip and really fell down in the food division. I would not recommend anyone come here unless you just have a lot of money to spend on average food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This HH is a HOT JAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                28. AD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AnaD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 8, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When making a reservation, be sure to ask for indoor seating if it’s cold. They kept trying to get customers to sit outside and it was 40 degrees!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                29. AA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AustinAE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 7, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I am on the Keto diet and found that a number of dishes were already a good fit! Portions are meant to share and the bill can get up there fast, but it is well worth it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                30. d

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  doat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 7, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pleasant atmosphere, delicious food, great service. A little pricey but worth it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 7, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The cured salmon and the crispy squid were fantastic!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                32. c

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  chriso

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Work celebration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                33. OR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OliviaR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The staff was polite and we were watched over well by a couple of different servers. The food was really good - the bacon covered dates for the WIN! The cocktails were so delicious and very fancy. I really enjoyed it overall! I want to go back and would tell friends to try it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                34. T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Timb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wonderful food, great service, and a beautiful restaurant!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                35. SK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  StaceyK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 31, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Everything was fantastic minus the patio chairs.. so painful to sit in but otherwise, great spot! Would go back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                36. MB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MatthewB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food is excellent and the atmosphere festive. The activity in the kitchen, which can be seen if you sit at the bar, is a special treat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                37. DL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DaveL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A much anticipated first time visit ended up disappointing. After being seated for 25 minutes and several employees ignoring us a manager from inside finally approached our table. The restaurant had moderate traffic so juggling multiple tables did not seem to be the issue. I found the menu to be overpriced for the underwhelming portion sizes. I thought the menu should have offered more tapas options as they do in Spain but the focus is on ordering one of four expensive entrees averaging $40/plate. Tapas are an afterthought. It was 30 minutes before the first plates were served in a half occupied restaurant. This was a common occurrence with other diners on the patio, as well. Excuse after excuse was offered while tables seated 30 minutes after we arrived were served well before we were. I will not be yet returning and can not recommend this restaurant to a friend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                38. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As always, the food was fantastic! My only complaint was that we made it clear when booking the reservation, when arriving at the restaurant, and again to the waiter, that we were there for my mother’s birthday. And they didn’t do anything to recognize it. No candle in the dessert. No comping a dessert. Not even wishing her a happy birthday. That was a bit disappointing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                39. d

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  drdrl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The restaurant has gone downhill since we last ate there something like 6 months ago. The service was very slow for both food and drinks, even though there were only 6 diners at the restaurant. The cocktails were tasteless -- if a restaurant makes its own tonic that tonic should at least have a flavor. The food was not anywhere near as good as it used to be. They still have an interesting selection of Spanish Vermut, and the happy hour prices are very good, but the overall poor quality makes it unlikely that we're going to go back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 16, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fun atmosphere, excellent food, happy hour is a great deal, service is great. Gin and tonics are yummy.

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