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The Cozy Taberna, Salem, OR

The Cozy Taberna

4.8
4.8
490 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
The Cozy Taberna is a social restaurant with a shared plate experience. Offering a taste of Spain's influence with craveable offerings.

As a taberna should be, we'll have a huge cocktail bar, Spanish inspired wine list, and 24 taps of crafted goodness! We also offer a cozy lower lounge with comfortable seating, craft beverages, and screens.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 57 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 375-8869

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brittni Armenta

  • Neighborhood

    Salem

  • Cross street

    Chemeketa

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cozy Lounge Party Table (Age 21+)

    Multiple dates available
    Come join us for an exclusive age 21+ dining experience. Our party table can fit up to 18 people. This is great a great experience for groups and friends coming together.
  • Cozy Lounge (AGE 21+)

    Multiple dates available
    Our Cozy Lounge is for age 21+ and located on our lower level. This unique area provides a cozy dining experience with full menu options available for all food and beverages options.

Popular dishes

What 490 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Hot Spot

  • Salem

    Best Overall

  • Salem

    Best Food

  • Salem

    Best Service

  • Salem

    Best Ambiance

  • Salem

    Best Value

  • Salem

    Romantic

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  1. R

    Rocky

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great service.
  2. KC

    KathyC

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The food here was okay. All 5 people in my party found it pretty bland except for overwhelming smokiness on a couple dishes. This was very disappointing since one filet of salmon (no sides) was $43. The service staff were nice but seemed a little disconnected. We told our waitperson that we were ready for the bill and a while later they returned without the bill, asking if we wanted to order anything else. We had ordered almost $300 worth of items and had been there for almost 2hrs at that point. The most disturbing thing was the noise. It sounded as if the staff were throwing the dishes into bins in the back. The crashing actually startled me a couple times. The Brittni’s Salad 3.0 was good but I don’t think I will be back.
  3. I

    Italianstallion

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just. Wonderful experience. The best overall restaurant in Salem/Keizer. These people have figured it out.Thank you!!
  4. MC

    MarisaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, delicious. Great service. The restaurant is a little dark.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my hubby. Been here many times and we have never been disappointed. Sat at the chef’s counter which was really fun. I learned a few things, too. I was a little warm as we sat right by the counter with the warming lights, so I’d keep that in mind if you sit there. Also, a tip for those of you on a budget- stay on the “small plates” side of the menu and share when you can. Drinks add up quickly, so watch that. We can do this date night for under $100 if we’re a little careful, but we splurged last night and it was over $200. Definitely worth it! We just can’t do that all the time. And we do want to go here All. The. Time. :)
  6. AN

    AlexN

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my wife. We are both really busy and appreciate a good night out. We had 3 small plates and one large plate. Absolutely amazing food
  7. BB

    BrentB

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Taberna! Food was excellent- and the Salmon was some of the best we have ever had! Our server was "New" and still needs to learn the art of serving wine- especially champagne- but was very accommodating! Bar staff was slammed- took too long for our final round of drinks to come out... but overall an excellent evening! We Love the Cozy!
  8. a

    alans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I have had in a restaurant in quite a while. I had the salmon - it was awesome. The other person had the lamb chops - outstanding. We also had a salad, garlic bread and dessert - all excellent. Great meal, friendly people.
  9. KM

    KarenM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place to eat in Salem Hoping you all stay for a long time
  10. MD

    MeghanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the Cozy Taberna. The Lounge was much quieter than the upper level and a perfect date spot. The staff was amazing, the food delicious, and we spent less money than we thought would. We will definitely be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chefs prepare great food with an artistic flair. With the open kitchen you can see the care taken in food prep, great teamwork, and super cleanliness. Many choices on the menu, including a mix of small and large plates. The wine and beer are a bit overpriced, but there is a decent selection of both. Great space that opens to electric alley. Kudos to the design team.
  12. c

    croy517

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful as always!
  13. B

    Bren

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal! Great tapas, ambiance and service. The cowboy ribeye was as good as the steaks in some of the best steak houses in Vegas.
  14. L

    Lia67

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent price point fair for the quality
  15. CN

    ChrisN

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and super cool cocktails. The bar seating in front of where the food is being cooked is such a great experience
  16. J

    Jess

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing place for a fun girls night or date night. Delicious food and great atmosphere.
  17. MA

    MandyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding. A tapas vibe with unique and unexpected dishes. While it is on the expensive side, with some of the plates seeming a tad overpriced, I would still definitely recommend trying them out. Perfect spot for a special occasion or a night out with friends.
  18. LC

    LiaC

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Components combined to make our experience greater than the average of my scores! The food was great except for the salt cod fritters which were heavier on the potatoes than we like. The Brittni salad was indeed delicious, and the spinach was to die for. As an after thought we had black garlic chicken which ended up in a to go box and was excellent. Desserts (banana cake and molten lava cake) were also great. What made this a night to remember was that we sat facing the grill. The cooks were grooving it - harmonic and smooth, yet made time to answer questions and be cheerfully attentive. We will definitely return. I would say that this is a place you can make the meal your event. I wouldn't want to stop in for a quick bite. Take your time with the menu and ask questions. Well worth the money. It is a bit, noisy but if you know that going in it is not bad at all. Highly recommend.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All went well. We have been there several times and never disappointed
  20. JS

    JoshuaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Food was pretty good but the service was absolutely awful. For a $160 bill I think I should of at least been asked if I would like a refill on my cola. There were 15 employees roaming around yet we couldn’t get check on and it wasn’t very busy.
  21. KS

    KaylaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fun and informative. We asked for food suggestions and loved everything she listed. Service was quick! Drinks amazing. James always with the good hospitality
  22. PK

    PaulK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit. All of the small plates we shared were excellent. Very friendly service. We look forward to our next visit.
  23. TP

    TimP97306

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my gosh. I’m still thinking about that wonderful dinner last night. Between the small plates and the Morrocan chicken along with the pork chop. It was such a fantastic meal. I am so thankful that the Salem community has embraced this restaurant because it truly is a gem for the city.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time at this restaurant and each time even better than the last!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great! We were running a little late but the hostess was very understanding. I was very surprised how busy it was but the atmosphere was awesome. This was my husbands first time to the restaurant and he loved everything, from his food to his drinks and the desert was outstanding!
  26. WF

    WendyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. The food was fantastic. We will definitely go again.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO HAPPY to have espetacular food with GREAT 😊 costumer service in Salem. Staff was top notch and excellent at making suggesting for other options for itens that were sold out. We absolutely love coming here and will definitely be back SOON!
  28. S

    Salemkathy

    Portland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tapas-style food with attentive service and a lively fun atmosphere.
  29. JJ

    JanetJ

    Portland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to The Cozy Tanerna and we can’t wait to go back! The drinks are plentiful and delicious! Be sure to order the olives as you look over the menu. Order the artichoke hearts and be sure to eat the lemons as well!! We enjoy sitting at the chefs counter to watch all the food prep, helping us to decide what to order next!!
  30. CV

    CorVal

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You must try the goat cheese dumplings! They are simple delightful!
  31. T

    Takedaily

    Portland

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place, food was delicious and servers were friendly and helpful. So happy to have this new addition to Salem!
  32. p

    patrick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Might be the best restaurant in Salem right now.
  33. JS

    JerryS

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rex & Lois (co-owners) have a great thing going at Cozy Taberna! The atmosphere is awesome with multiple seating choices in the main dining area, or down in the lounge, or event outside. The food and drink menu is extensive with a fabulous community menu (You can order small/large plates to share). My wife and I really enjoyed the place and the hospitality is second to none. We highly recommend this unique Spain experience. Make reservations early!!
  34. KD

    KhDewey

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. My favorite restaurant in Salem!
  35. V

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Great ambiance. We had the bone marrow board, lamb chops, brioche pop up, blistered peppers, chorizo & manchego roll and sangria. All were amazing. Highly recommend. Will absolutely be coming back!
  36. MR

    MistyR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it!!! My favorite was the seared scallops ❤️
  37. W

    Williamsons

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. The food was amazing and the staff was phenomenal
  38. L

    Lorcat

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was absolutely fantastic! Our server Allie made our dining experience even better! So friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating!!
  39. C

    Chelsea

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere was jubilant and positive. Wonderful place to celebrate any occasion. So glad this wonderful restaurant is in Salem.
  40. C

    Char

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service! The restaurant was able to accommodate adding two more to our reservation.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Cozy Taberna is rated 4.8 stars by 490 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 57 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Cozy Taberna

249 Liberty St NE #140, Salem, OR 97301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chemeketa

  • Neighborhood

    Salem

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brittni Armenta

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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