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Taberna Tapas, Durham, NC
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Taberna Tapas

4.6
4.6
1474 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Spanish Tapas
Extensive Spanish Wine list
Full bar
Serving dinner

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 19 times today

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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

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What 1,474 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. M

    Macgyver7964

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. I am sorry I do not recall or waiters name but he was great. Incredibly helpful and knowledgeable with the just the right touch of humor. Food also fantastic. Had the vegetarian paella and the Spanish cheese tray. HIGHLY recommended
  2. J

    Julio

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was not our first time here. We had a great meal here. We shared a few tapas and then got the family style paella. All the food is fresh and is brought to you as they are ready. They have a nice selection of tapas and a decent drink menu. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We have never had a bad experience and will definitely be back
  3. B

    Buffalogirl

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my teenage son out to dinner before a show at DPac. Easy to park, prompt seating and excellent service! It was so fun trying all the different tapas! Everything was delicious! We will definitely return!
  4. DB

    DianeB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here before a play and as usual the food, ambiance etc was spot on!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful server and fantastic food!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Our server seemed inexperienced and impersonal.
  7. PC

    PCRdurham

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small dishes good for sharing. Lots of variety and good quality. Been going there for many years now. Food came out pretty quickly and staff was good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    So grateful Taberna is running full steam again after the pandemic. We go often, and enjoy just about every tapa we try. You can’t go wrong with the gambas al ajillo, the cauliflower with manchego sauce, the chuletas, the stuffed piquillo peppers, the paella valenciana, and my husband loves the octopus. And that’s just to name a few!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about the restaurant
  10. JJ

    JennJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Tapas were overrated Price did not match the quality Server was sweet & prompt with water refills & recommendations
  11. DJ

    DJdine

    Raleigh

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with friends at Taberna Tapas. The menu is extensive and every plate we ordered was delicious. The service was excellent and our dishes arrived very quickly! Our waitperson Beatriz was great. Highly recommended!
  12. JK

    JamieK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & fast service! One of my favorite spots!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NYE dinner was wonderful!
  14. B

    Brock

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Sitting by the front window and near the door led to a somewhat cold and noisy setting. All other aspects were great. I would ask to sit in a booth toward back of restaurant.
  15. H

    Harold

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is very good and comes out super fast They take care of you very well We will be back
  16. MC

    MikeC

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I love Taberna as a date spot. It’s a Tapas place in a hip downtown kind of spot so of course it’s a little pricey but the food is fantastic so it’s worth it. My only real issue is that you’re all at 2 top tables that are so close to each other you might as well just push them together and have communal tables. You’re going to participate in your neighbors convo and they’re going to participate in yours no doubt. You’re going to have moments where your brain leaves your convo and goes to the neighbors because you’re just so close. They’d benefit from losing 2-3 tables to create a more intimate environment. Just my opinion. If we’re going to do seating that close let’s just go Euro and push them together and eat w everyone.
  17. B

    Berry

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and the service was great. The wine list is not long but we found something we loved. Ordered 6 tapas and 2 desserts. The food came out very fast and mostly all at once. This is a little strange as we generally expect tapas meals to be a little more drawn out. We left and made another reservation to dine in 2 weeks.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We consistently have a great overall experience here. I highly recommend it. Great menu selection and high quality everything.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    I agree with a previous comment, food is sub par & not worth the price, my grandma cooks better and the tomato sauce isn’t even tomato, it taste like water & is orange. They’re trying to be so different it looses the essence of it being spanish food.
  20. BB

    BethB

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun evening. Food was great as were the drinks.
  21. m

    mifouf

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful and delicious as always. As a note, the noise level is minimal and the restaurant does not inflict obnoxious music on the diners, so you can actually talk with your friends. Marvelous!
  22. J

    Julie

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had not been in a while, so we chose it to celebrate a birthday. I guess they don't do anything for that, despite marking it on the reservation. I was disappointed, too, that they added chili oil to the jamon croquettes (it's on the plate, so they are already in it.) We used to get the shrimp in garlic but I saw it now has chili oil. The seating is a bit close, so the conversations compete. Slightly odd, since there were a lot of open tables.
  23. TF

    TFloss

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and selection of options. We've lived in the area before the location opened, but it apparently took us 8 years to visit this wonderful Durham institution. Seth, our server, provided a deep rundown of all the options and his preferences, which was fantastic. Thank you all for a wonderful night.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and location. Wonderful service
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always consistently good and yummy! A great place for a dinner with friends.
  26. K

    Kayleigh

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is delicious and they're great at trying to stagger the dishes coming out. The lighting on our area of the restaurant primarily relied on the street lights and cars outside making the menu difficult to read at times. The table was small for a place where you're meant to order many small dishes or many of the plates were too large for the tables. Needlessly precarious.
  27. DB

    DonnaB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Small plates were delicious, steak was cooked perfectly and desserts were tasty. The paella was fine but rice was super sticky and stuck to bottom of the pan. Probably wouldn’t order that again. Service was fantastic.
  28. M

    Momof4

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! And our server was knowledgeable and attentive. First time there and we loved it!
  29. MT

    MelissaT

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time here, and I enjoyed the food and service.. Food was delicious just wished there was more lamb chops for the price…
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time dining here. We chose an early seating so we could take our time and still get to the DPAC. Waiter did not hover but was timely and attentive. Being our first time we asked for some guidance which he provided excellently. Food was superb; two tapas per person is ample unless you are really hungry. Wine choices were well matched to the menu. We will definitely return next time we go to the DPAC.
  31. D

    Dreamweaver

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for meal before DPAC. Great food and great service. Extraordinary!
  32. PD

    PaolaD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fast and everything came at the right temperature and tasted great!
  33. HD

    HeatherD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and amazing food. Small setting but loved the ambience.
  34. c

    clinewalt

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious tapas meal before attending a performance at DPAC. Our server, Beatriz, was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient in helping us order and enjoy our meal in a timely fashion without feeling rushed. We will definitely return!
  35. LK

    LKCH

    Raleigh

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    There are such unique choices on the menu and everything is delicious!
  36. AR

    AlanR

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service excellent Restaurant was freezing Everyone in restaurant had coats on Table next to us left because it was so cold
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    They did not have birthday candles for the desserts but overall great service and food.
  38. AA

    AprilA

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food! Great atmosphere! Great for date night.
  39. MW

    MichelleW

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Tapas were very tasty. I will never understand why restaurants seat two tops right beside each other when the restaurant has plenty of other seating. It makes what would be a lovely environment very awkward. Luckily this time the people beside us were super friendly! I totally understand if the restaurant is packed but we were seated at 5pm.
  40. t

    tonyd

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our server Beatrice did a wonderful job taking care of us as we like to take our time and she was patient and still attentive. Everything that we ordered was good, except the oxtail which arrived cold.

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Taberna Tapas is rated 4.6 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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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