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Taberna Tapas, Durham, NC

Taberna Tapas

4.6
4.6
1342 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

Spanish Tapas
Extensive Spanish Wine list
Full bar
Serving dinner

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2 people

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Booked 26 times today

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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 797-1457

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cross street

    Market St.

  • Parking details

    Public parking is available in the Corcoran parking lot behind the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Full Bar

Popular dishes

Menu

Charcuterie

  • Spanish Meats and Cheese***$19.00

    Spanish Chorizo, Jamon Serrano, Olives, Toast, Manchego, Mahon, Campo de Montalbán, Idiazabal, Drunken Goat Cheese

    • Spanish Cheese Tray***$10.00

      Manchego, Mahon, Campo de Montalbán, Idiazabal, Drunken Goat Cheese, toast

      Ensalata

      • Beet Salad$9.00

        arugula, goat cheese, shallots, mint, walnuts

        • Arugula and Jamon$9.00

          serrano jamon, almonds, goat cheese, honey

          Tapas

            Pork

            • Bacon Wrapped Dates$12.00

              bacon, dates, manchego cheese, pecans

              • Croquettas de Jamon$12.00

                jamon, milk, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic pimenton

                Beef

                • Short Rib and Smokey Risotto$12.00

                  short rib, onion, tomatoes, red wine, garlic, risotto, idiazabal cheese, cream

                  • Skirt Steak in Chimichurri Sauce* ***$12.00

                    grilled thin sliced skirt steak, thin fried red potato rounds

                    Beef / Pork

                    • Albondigas in Savory Tomato Sauce$12.00

                      beef & pork meatballs, rice, sofrito, manchego cheese, basil

                      Lamb

                      • Chuletillas con Pine Nut Pesto$13.00

                        Lamb chops, pine nut pesto sauce, red potatoes, garlic, rosemary

                        • Spicy Lamb Sausage^$12.00

                          lamb sausage, arugula, garlic, baguette toast, rojo mojo

                          Chicken

                          • Roasted Chicken Wings***$10.00

                            chicken wings - sauce options: garlic pimenton or spicy garlic pimenton, or honey chipotle, or diablo

                            Empanada

                            • Empanadas de Carne$12.00

                              ground steak, potato, shallots, puff pastry

                              • Empanadas de Pollo$11.00

                                chicken, puff pastry, coriander, piquillo pepper sauce

                                • Empanadas de Setas con Ajo$11.00

                                  crimini mushroom, garlic, onion, shallots, carrots, herbs

                                  Paella

                                  • Tres Mares$18.00

                                    clams, calamari, shrimp, capers, garlic

                                    • Valenciana$17.00

                                      shrimp, chicken, chorizo, shallots, garlic

                                      • Gambas$17.00

                                        shrimp, garlic, shallots, peas

                                        • Pollo$16.00

                                          chicken, red peppers, garlic, shallots

                                          • Vegetarian$16.00

                                            yellow squash, zucchini, red peppers, shallots, brussels sprouts, garlic

                                            Paella for Groups

                                            • Paella for Groups

                                              spanish chorizo, shrimp, clams, chicken, calamari, saffron, short grain rice, capers, peas, carrots, onion

                                              • 12 Inch Pan - Serves 4-6$50.00
                                              • 16 Inch Pan - Serves 8-10$80.00
                                              • 20 Inch Pan - Serves 12-16$100.00

                                            Seafood

                                            • Octopus$12.00

                                              grilled tentacle, heirloom tomato, ajo perejil, chili oil

                                              • Calamares Fritos$10.00

                                                calamari, light breading, garlic sofrito

                                                • Arroz Negra$12.00

                                                  grilled squid and tentacles, ago perejil, squid ink, bomba rice, lemon aioli

                                                  • Pan Seared Salmon$13.00

                                                    pine nut pesto, salsa fresca, avocado, pine nuts, lemon

                                                    Shellfish

                                                    • Mussels in Garlic Sofrito***$12.00

                                                      sofrito, garlic, toast

                                                      • Gambas Ajillo$12.00

                                                        chili spiced shrimp, shallots, garlic, parsley

                                                        • Crab Stuffed Piquillo Peppers$13.00

                                                          crab, piquillo peppers, capers, piquillo and lemon aioli

                                                          Potato

                                                          • Tortilla Espanola**$10.00

                                                            potatoes, eggs, shallots, garlic, sweet vermouth sauce

                                                            • Patatas Bravas^$7.00

                                                              red potatoes, pimenton, brava sauce

                                                              • Patatas Aioli^$7.00

                                                                red potatoes, pimenton, garlic aioli

                                                                Vegetarian

                                                                • Roasted Brussels Sprouts$12.00

                                                                  pine nuts, garlic, smoked paprika, saffron butter

                                                                  • Oyster Mushroom and Kale Sauté$10.00

                                                                    garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, crispy shallot

                                                                    • Portobello Mushrooms$12.00

                                                                      stuffed portobello mushrooms, rice, goat cheese, peppers, walnut, capers

                                                                      • Roasted Cauliflower and Manchego Sauce$12.00

                                                                        cauliflower, brussel sprout leaves, manchego cream sauce, smoked paprika

                                                                        Dessert

                                                                        • Churros and Chocolate Sauce$7.00

                                                                          Spanish long thin fried dough pastry, dark chocolate dipping sauce

                                                                          • Vanilla Caramel Flan$6.00

                                                                            eggs, cream, caramel, almond slices

                                                                            • Dark Chocolate Mousse$6.00

                                                                              dark chocolate, eggs, butter, sugar, espresso Chambord, dark rum, vanilla, whipped cream

                                                                              • Dark Chocolate Valencia Orange Ice Cream$5.00

                                                                                cream, dark chocolate, fresh orange, sugar, orange zest

                                                                                • Bread Pudding$6.00

                                                                                  baguette, milk, eggs, almonds, chocolate chips, raisins, cream sherry sauce

                                                                                  Cocktails

                                                                                    Brandy

                                                                                    • Sevilla 75$10.00

                                                                                      brandy, lemon juice, simple syrup, cava

                                                                                      • Brandy Crusta$11.00

                                                                                        brandy, cointreau, lemon juice, sugar rim

                                                                                        Sherry

                                                                                        • Andalusia$10.00

                                                                                          fino sherry, brandy, light rum, olives

                                                                                          • Rebujito$11.00

                                                                                            tio pepe fino, lemon lime soda

                                                                                            Vermouth

                                                                                            • Vermouth Spritz (Txantxillo)$10.00

                                                                                              sweet vermouth, grand mariner, lemon juice, olive

                                                                                              • Bandarra Vermouth$8.00

                                                                                                bandarra vermouth, lemon slice, rocks

                                                                                                Gin

                                                                                                • Gin and Tonica$10.00

                                                                                                  Conniption American dry gin, tonic, lime

                                                                                                  • Gin Martini$11.00

                                                                                                    Bombay gin, Yzaguirre dry vermouth, olive

                                                                                                    Vino

                                                                                                    • Tinto Verano$10.00

                                                                                                      Spanish red wine, sprite, sweet vermouth

                                                                                                      • Sangria de Cava Rosé$10.00

                                                                                                        cava, triple sec, lemon, pineapple, cranberry

                                                                                                        • Red Sangria$8.00

                                                                                                          tempranillo, fruit juices and fresh fruit

                                                                                                          Whiskey

                                                                                                          • Old Fashioned$13.00

                                                                                                            Basil Hayden, sugar, orange, cherry, angostura bitters, splash water

                                                                                                            • Rye Manhattan$11.00

                                                                                                              rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters

                                                                                                              Rum

                                                                                                              • Mojito$10.00

                                                                                                                rum, mint, lime, sugar, club soda

                                                                                                                Aperol

                                                                                                                • Aperol Spritz$10.00

                                                                                                                  Aperol, cava, club soda, orange slice

                                                                                                                  Vodka

                                                                                                                  • Palomita$10.00

                                                                                                                    Titos vodka, lime juice, grapefruit soda

                                                                                                                    Beer and Cider

                                                                                                                    • Daura Damm Bottle, Euro Pale Lager, Barcelona, Spain 5.4%$5.00

                                                                                                                      Gluten Free-Less than 3ppm

                                                                                                                      • Troegs "Passion Fruit" Tart, Malt, Hershey, PA 4.5%$6.00

                                                                                                                        • White Zombie White Ale, Wheat Beer, Morganton, NC 5.1%$6.00

                                                                                                                          • White Street Kölsch, Raleigh, NC 5.2%$6.00

                                                                                                                            • Wicked Weed Pernicioous IPA Asheville, NC 7.1%$6.00

                                                                                                                              • Hardywood Baltic Sunrise, Baltic Porter, Richmond, VA 9.1%$8.00

                                                                                                                                • Trabanco Sidra, Draft, Yeasty, Tart Apple, Asturias, Spain 6.0%$6.00

                                                                                                                                  • Isastegi Sidre, Yeasty, Tart Apple, Earthy, Tolosa, Spain 6.0%

                                                                                                                                    • 350ml$8.00
                                                                                                                                  • Basa Juan 700ml Sparkling Cidre, Heirloom Blend, Logroño, Spain 6.0%$28.00

                                                                                                                                    Wines

                                                                                                                                      Rojo

                                                                                                                                      • Jimenez-Landi Bajondillo, Toledo 2017

                                                                                                                                        spicy and elegant with wild herbs, bright raspberries

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$40.00
                                                                                                                                      • Montebro, Crianza, Priorat 2010

                                                                                                                                        full-bodied, chocolate, black cherries, well balanced, robust smooth finish

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$50.00
                                                                                                                                      • La Araucaria, Tinto, Tenerife, Canary Islands 2019

                                                                                                                                        red and black fruits, cracked peppercorns, volcanic soil

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$60.00
                                                                                                                                      • Masia de Bielsa, Cariñena, Cariñena 2017

                                                                                                                                        medium bodied, spicy with plush red fruit, dry

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$65.00
                                                                                                                                      • Peza do Rei, Mencía, Ribeira Sacra 2014

                                                                                                                                        cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, sage, anise

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$65.00
                                                                                                                                      • Garcilaso, Crianza, Toro 2009

                                                                                                                                        red, rich and intense

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$75.00
                                                                                                                                      • Gr-174, Red Blend, Priorat 2015

                                                                                                                                        rmedium bodied, red and black fruit, fine herbs, plums, cherries

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$70.00
                                                                                                                                      • Marqués de Riscal, Reserva, Rioja 2009

                                                                                                                                        medium bodied, youthful, fresh black cherry, polished tannins, complex

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$80.00
                                                                                                                                      • Payoya Negra, Red Blend, Ronda 2014

                                                                                                                                        medium to full bodied, velvety, coffee, plum, blackberry

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$75.00
                                                                                                                                      • Benaza, Mencia, Monterrei 2017

                                                                                                                                        garnet red with red berries, soft, velvety

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$60.00
                                                                                                                                      • Gran Vinaio, Grenache, Montsant 2010

                                                                                                                                        (2) light to medium bodies, rich, dry, juicy dark fruit, fine tannins

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$50.00
                                                                                                                                      • Luis Alegre, Reserva, Rioja 2015

                                                                                                                                        dark fruit, raspberry, aged in oak, smooth, juicy tannins

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$55.00
                                                                                                                                      • Clos Gebrat, Red Blend, Priorat, 2018

                                                                                                                                        medium bodied, organic, eleven months in oak, dark fruit

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$50.00
                                                                                                                                      • Lezaun, Tinto, Navarra 2017

                                                                                                                                        medium bodied, spicy with plush red fruit, dry

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$34.00
                                                                                                                                      • Koden by Luis Alegre, Rioja 2018

                                                                                                                                        dry, ripe dark fruit, bright, balanced

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$12.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$46.00
                                                                                                                                      • Altanza, Crianza, Rioja 2017

                                                                                                                                        medium bodied, deep ruby color, berry and spice, smooth

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$10.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$36.00
                                                                                                                                      • Guimaro, Mencia, Ribeira Sacra, 2019

                                                                                                                                        medium bodied, organic, eleven months in oak, dark fruit

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$13.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$50.00

                                                                                                                                      Cava

                                                                                                                                      • A T Roca, Reserva, Penedes 2018

                                                                                                                                        bright, clean, dry smooth, complex, balanced

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$40.00
                                                                                                                                      • Raventos I Blanc, Blanc de Blancs Brut, Penedes 2018

                                                                                                                                        bright, clean, dry smooth, complex, balanced

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$44.00
                                                                                                                                      • Bohigas, Cava Brut Reserva, Penedes

                                                                                                                                        crisp, elegant, refreshing, zesty, dry

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$10.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$36.00

                                                                                                                                      Rose Cava

                                                                                                                                      • Raventos I Blanc, Brut Rose, Penedes 2018

                                                                                                                                        bright, clean, dry smooth, complex, balanced

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$13.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$50.00

                                                                                                                                      Rosado

                                                                                                                                      • Antxiola (Ahn-Cho-La), Txakolina 2019

                                                                                                                                        dry, balanced acidity, fruit notes of grapefruit and melon

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$10.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$36.00

                                                                                                                                      Blanco

                                                                                                                                      • Només, Garnatxa Blanca, Empordà 2018

                                                                                                                                        pale yellow, fresh fruit nose, fine spicy notes, well balanced

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$36.00
                                                                                                                                      • La Vinyeta, White Blend, Empordà 2017

                                                                                                                                        organic, high aromatic intensity, fruity sensation, citrus finish

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$36.00
                                                                                                                                      • Vinabade, Albarino, 2018

                                                                                                                                        pear blossom, apple, and lemon peel, lively and delicate

                                                                                                                                        • Btl$34.00
                                                                                                                                      • Bohigas, Xarello, Catalunya 2018

                                                                                                                                        fresh aroma, powerful at the beginning, fresh fruit and pineapple

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$8.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$30.00
                                                                                                                                      • Camino Roca Altxerri, Txakolina 2019

                                                                                                                                        bone dry, balanced acidity, fruit notes of grapefruit and melon

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$10.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$36.00
                                                                                                                                      • Vevi, Verdejo, 2018

                                                                                                                                        light and creamy with bright citrus notes

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$9.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$33.00
                                                                                                                                      • Zaumau, Tempranillo Blanco, Rioja 2018

                                                                                                                                        organic, bright citrus, hint of honey, complex aroma, fresh acidity

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$10.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$36.00
                                                                                                                                      • Fillaboa, Albariño, Rais Baixas 2017

                                                                                                                                        aromatic, light green hues, fruity, fresh, round

                                                                                                                                        • Gls$12.00
                                                                                                                                        • Btl$44.00

                                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                      What 1,342 people are saying

                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                                                                                      4.6
                                                                                                                                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                      • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                                      • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                      • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                                        Visitor2DC

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined today

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        The food was delicious and delivered to the table hot. My favorite was the shirt steak with chimichuri sauce.

                                                                                                                                      2. SM

                                                                                                                                        SteveM

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Food was great, service was great. Tables were really close which made it loud at first, but it quieted down around 8 (it was a Sat). Overall, great experience.

                                                                                                                                      3. B

                                                                                                                                        Bell

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Not bad, but not good either. Cudos for the generous wine pour. The cheese and jamon charcuterie board was very good. The crab filled pepper was odd: pepper was tasty, crab wasn’t. The lamb sausage has a good flavor but was overdone almost to the point of toughness. So many good restaurants in the area, we won’t repeat this one.

                                                                                                                                      4. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great food choices, nice atmosphere. Food was excellent Highly recommend

                                                                                                                                      5. JR

                                                                                                                                        JuanR

                                                                                                                                        Grand Rapids

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Excelente comida y ambiente.

                                                                                                                                      6. G

                                                                                                                                        Goph

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Overall good. A little Cold inside, and notice several diners continue to wear their jackets throughout service. Us too.

                                                                                                                                      7. IS

                                                                                                                                        IlikefoodSR

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Nice ambience. Food was only alright. Service a bit curt at times

                                                                                                                                      8. KM

                                                                                                                                        KennethM

                                                                                                                                        Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Outstanding food and service. First time here and we tried 7 different tapas for a group of 7. We ordered in rounds as food came out very fast. Our new favorite in Durham. Definitely coming back. Paella, short ribs, empanadas, skirt steak and beet Salad were all excellent. Churros for desert topped tge eveing off perfectly !

                                                                                                                                      9. YA

                                                                                                                                        YvonneA

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        The food was delicious. Loved sharing the dishes with our eating companions and trying so many wonderful small plates.

                                                                                                                                      10. m

                                                                                                                                        milenio

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Not my first visit, and definitely not my last! Taberna is a great place to go before a show at DPAC. Service is friendly and efficient, with dishes coming out as soon as they are ready. Wonderful wines and I always have a tough time picking my favorite dish. If you're going to DPAC, have them show you their back exit, which deposits you even closer. Fantastic for small groups or large, everyone finds something they love. It can get a little noisy, but it's just the sounds of happy diners!

                                                                                                                                      11. BC

                                                                                                                                        BrittC

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Wonderful experience!

                                                                                                                                      12. P

                                                                                                                                        Patricia

                                                                                                                                        Charleston

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Beet salad and croquetas de jamon AMAZING. Slightly disappointed in chicken paella - bland.

                                                                                                                                      13. A

                                                                                                                                        Annie

                                                                                                                                        Greensboro

                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Spiro, our waiter, was fabulous! The food was excellent. Really enjoyed it!

                                                                                                                                      14. RS

                                                                                                                                        ReshmiS

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Had a great ladies night celebrating a friend’s birthday!! Drinks and tapas were fun to share.

                                                                                                                                      15. B

                                                                                                                                        Bruce

                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Great food and very good service in a nice casual atmosphere and fair prices. I would definitely go again.

                                                                                                                                      16. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        This was my 2nd time here and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive. I will be back.

                                                                                                                                      17. GO

                                                                                                                                        GarryO

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Taberna never disappoints! I had gone there for lunch many times pre-Covid but this was our first dinner post-Covid and it was wonderful!

                                                                                                                                      18. A

                                                                                                                                        Argenti

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Pre DPAC dinner. We were able to order and eat with plenty of time to get to our 7 pm show. The Food was excellent. Especially the arugula and Beet Salad. Highly recommend that The empanadas we’re good the pastry was a bit to hard on the ends and the dressing or marinade used was gery but spicy We ordered the beef and chicken empanadas. Maybe ask for the sauce or what ever they drizzle over the empanadas on the side. We Also had the fried oysters They were also very good. We will return.

                                                                                                                                      19. L

                                                                                                                                        Luvtodine

                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                        33 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        33 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Last night at Taberna Tapas was excellent! Our server Spiro was very attentive and did not steer us wrong with our selections. Bacon wrapped dates are a must! We also had the fried oysters which were amazing! We had a show at DPAC at 8 PM and Spiro kept us on time! It's an easy walk from Taberna to DPAC and all of downtown Durham! We will definitely be back!

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                                                                                                                                        StaceyM

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great selections of food, drinks and desserts! Patrick was great! Excellent service.

                                                                                                                                      21. M

                                                                                                                                        kathleenM

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Mediocre food, indifferent service. Attractive interior.

                                                                                                                                      22. AW

                                                                                                                                        AnneW

                                                                                                                                        London

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                        FOOD was delicious. However, “small plates” are VERY small. VERY. While I do appreciate the restaurant industry is finding it difficult to find staff, service was abysmal. To add insult to injury, it was a birthday gathering and not only did they not have champagne for the celebration, they only had churros for a special dessert. I would think there are better dining experiences near Duke.

                                                                                                                                      23. J

                                                                                                                                        Jaguart

                                                                                                                                        Denver

                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Nice tapas place. Reasonable prices and nice wine list.

                                                                                                                                      24. LH

                                                                                                                                        LizH

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great variety. Love the White sangria. Perfect spot for a pre-show dinner before heading to DPAC.

                                                                                                                                      25. j

                                                                                                                                        jojof

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Everything was perfect. The food, the wine, and the service were all just amazing.

                                                                                                                                      26. KP

                                                                                                                                        KristinaP

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        This was the first time my husband and I visited Taberna. What we ordered: skirt steak with chimichurri, bacon wrapped dates, and the grilled octopus. We also had the red and rosé sangria. All the food was cooked to perfection! The sangria was delicious too! The staff were friendly and the service was fast yet spot on. We will definitely go back again. Great place for a date night!

                                                                                                                                      27. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Really yummy, not too busy. For 2 people 4-6 plates should be okay.

                                                                                                                                      28. ME

                                                                                                                                        MikeE

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        First time back since pandemic. Food good but not up to the level of pre-pandemic. Seems to be a different chef with revised recipes and prep techniques. Would still go back and still recommend.

                                                                                                                                      29. z

                                                                                                                                        zoeymichaels

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                        Paella was decent, but all else uninspired, bland and of little interest. Cheese plate was a fan of sliced cheeses with plain bread, no garnish, spread, or accompaniment of any kind. Empanadas de pollo were overly heavy with thin filling. Crab stuffed peppers tasted like canned crab on lukewarm roasted peppers, mushroom were tasty but unremarkable, as was the paella - one piece of chicken (thigh, I think) a few whole shrimp, and small diced chorizo in the rice but flavorful. Noise level was oppressive..... but no more oppressive than most such spots these days.

                                                                                                                                      30. SS

                                                                                                                                        StevenS

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        This is one of the most delicious tapas places I have ever been to. Octopus and Paella were outstanding.

                                                                                                                                      31. b

                                                                                                                                        bbp10

                                                                                                                                        Wilmington

                                                                                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        All of our tapas were good and great wine selections

                                                                                                                                      32. MF

                                                                                                                                        MillieF

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                        Very small and cramped. Tables are tiny and nearly touching elbows with guests at the other table. Food and service was good.

                                                                                                                                      33. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Waitress / Mary was outstanding.

                                                                                                                                      34. S

                                                                                                                                        Sarita

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Delicious food... especially loved the stuffed portobellos, mushroom empanadas.

                                                                                                                                      35. DT

                                                                                                                                        DonT

                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great place to eat, but even better that they could accommodate a table of eight at the last minute. Tapas were varied, portions shareable, service excellent. Everything was great but the mushroom empanadas really stood out.

                                                                                                                                      36. MF

                                                                                                                                        MoodyFoodie

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Absolutely AMAZING! Don't believe the bad reviews. Top quality food and wine and beautiful atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                      37. RM

                                                                                                                                        RitaM

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                        This was my third time at Taberna Tapas. The food did not disappoint - we enjoyed the meatballs, fried oysters, cauliflower and other plates. The service was fair to poor. We had to ask where our server was multiple times after we were seated, and it was not busy. We were told by our server that they're short-staffed.

                                                                                                                                      38. DD

                                                                                                                                        DeacinDurham

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great food and great service. Taberna NEVER disappoints!!

                                                                                                                                      39. PO

                                                                                                                                        PauletteO

                                                                                                                                        Memphis/West TN

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Lovely visit. Great food, great service (thanks Patrick!). Can’t wait to go back.

                                                                                                                                      40. P

                                                                                                                                        Peakway3

                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        This place is outstanding, they don't rush you through the meal. The food and service are always exceptional.

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                                                                                                                                      Google Map for Taberna Tapas

                                                                                                                                      325 West Main Street Durham, NC 27701

                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                        Market St.

                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                        Durham

                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                        Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                        Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                                        Public parking is available in the Corcoran parking lot behind the restaurant.

                                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                                        MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                        Cocktails, Full Bar

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