Taberna Tapas

4.4
1127 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Spanish Tapas
Extensive Spanish Wine list
Full bar
Serving dinner
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and affordable. Nice ambiance. Good service.

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DPfromSC
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Great wings. Great service from Kelsey.

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EverettB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food arrived at our table luke-warm and the servers were very pushy for us to leave because they were closing soon. I'm sure I'm like most guest at a restaurant, when you're spending $70 plus dollars on your meal, you want to relax and enjoy it not be pushed out the door.

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vipCliftonGal
Washington DC
126 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traveling through Durham and found this wonderful restaurant. Each of the tapas dishes we had were delicious. Wish we had a restaurant like this where we live!

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KenW
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always consistent every time I come here. Good service too.

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LianaS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding experience. I dined alone, and they had space at the bar, still spaced out for safety. The staff were very friendly, attentive and enjoyable to talk to. The bacon wrapped dates were divine, a perfect balance of sweet and savory. The calamari was nice and crispy, tasted very fresh without that rubbery texture. I had to fight the urge to go back the next day.

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BryanK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great place for date night and would recommend trying some of the Spanish wines. Also, don’t forget to try the bacon wrapped dates.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was extraordinary and so kind!!! Everything we had was delicious

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MichaelY
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the food and service. And impressed with attention to health guidelines. The only minor disappointment was that Taberna was included in the Streetery list, which we assumed meant our outdoor table would be on Main St like a lot of the others, so we were a little disappointed to be on the backside by the parking lot ... other than that it was great.

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SeanB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food even better. Wholeheartedly recommend the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The food and the service are usually on point. It was ABSOLUTELY awful this time. Cold, gummy calamari, skirt steak was cold and over cooked the list goes on. However, the Sangria was amazing.

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DominicR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lots of meat, fish and vegetable options as tapas or larger dish. Very well set out to socially distance, very few diners eating in. We had four tapas dishes between myself and my daughter and it was adequate. Brussel sprout dish and Croquettas de Jamon were our faves!

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vipGaroldA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem. The food was wonderful and the wine selection was quite good. We'd go back again.

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tonir
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place for tapas, thought the menu was a bit limited but since these are not normal times I understand the need to simplify. The sangria was too sweet for my taste, would ask to cut back on the sweetness next time. The beet salad was terrific!

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Manchego88
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decent food, good service. Appreciated having outdoor seating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience, & service was EXCELLENT, per usual! My fave tapas restaurants in town.

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vipByrdMan
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere!
Knowledgeable wait staff.
I highly recommend!

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vipmkr68
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I have eaten tapas in many cities and countries and these were some of the worst I have ever had. We had to send back the tortilla espanola because it had no taste. The other dishes were Medicare at best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and wine!!

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ClaudineM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The food was just not good enough for the pricing at this place. It was edible, but for $10-15 per tapas plate...you'd expect some good flavors and food that was fresh/made to order. I knew something wasn't right after I ordered short ribs with smoky risotto and it arrived within 4-5 minutes to the table. The beef was tough and the risotto was mush. It seems like most menu items were cooked long before, and then microwaved upon order. The octopus was one item that seemed like it was actually cooked to order. The chorizo in the paella was of very stiff "beef jerky" like consistency, and I wonder if that's what they were going for? The decor is really nice and the service was great and very friendly.

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vipElise
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go! This place is delicious and fun, but sadly empty in weeknights. Since DPAC is closed, they don’t have steady crowds. #EatLocal

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EduardoP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back. good service, drinks and food on point, great as always, Thanks!

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rainyfromNC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant. Love the atmosphere and the food is amazing!

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Scart
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so accommodating. We had a great time! Yummy food. Great service. Great date night. (Their vegetarian paella is VEGAN!!! YAY!!)

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daveluvsbeer
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. The Covid-19 restrictions were fine but not overdone. Service was VERY attentive. We can’t wait to go back!

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CarriP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Sangria was surprisingly good/flavorful, not too sweet, did not just taste like fruit juice. Food was okay - tuna tartare was really great, steak with chimichurri was awful. A little weird that the gazpacho was the last item of the meal to be brought out - after steak and octopus etc. I love tapas style dining, but still expect lighter items to come out towards the beginning of the meal followed by heavier items.

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vipRobertP
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We have visited Taberna‘s on multiple occasions. The food is always good however the service is always lacking. Perhaps it’s just us, but the servers are unenthusiastic and appear distracted. Even my children notice the difference in how we are treated. As a result of this, we only make reservations here when Mateo is unavailable. For my reviews of the food, see my previous reviews of Taberna’s Tapas.

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DavidR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a really nice meal every time we go.

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vipNightout
Raleigh
76 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was wonderful. Before Covid it had been one of our favorites. We dined inside and felt Very comfortable with the table spacing and new protocols. Kelsey our waitress did a wonderful job and the food was delicious. We tried a new cauliflower dish with manchego cheese that was the best!

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vipAnaV
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very rude server/bartender. We left without eating. Horrible!

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vipMadison
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

One of the worst service experiences in a restaurant I have ever had......arrived 7pm with reservation. By 7:30pm had to flag waiter for order. Noted male waiter slamming down glasses and huffing/puffing. 7:50pm female waitress comes over and states "he's having a bad day, and lost your order"! Food arrives fairly quickly, but none of the wine/drinks I ordered at 7:30pm! Such a shame!

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BarbaraA
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike provided great service for our group! The food was delicious! We will be back!

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Matt
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and felt very comfortable given the COVID situation.

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lukewarmwf
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and better than expected variety. The bacon wrapped dates are incredible.

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PamL
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Socially distanced and felt safe. Food was delicious!!

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MarkS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ventured out for the first time since COVID hit, and went with neighbors, to Taverna Tapas. The food was amazing, there were no bad bites in this meal. Our server was fantastic (her name escapes me though). She was knowledgeable of the menu, drinks, wine, etc. - great recommendations. It was a bit quiet in the restaurant due to the social distancing and limited capacity. To the team at Taberna Tapas, thank you for weathering the storm, for opening your doors and providing an amazing experience!

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JoeS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I have no more to say. Just 50 characters to be done

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vipStephenA
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Rated a 4 on ambiance due to covid outdoor seating.

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JulianneN
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanzing!!! So excited they are open again! The food was even better than we remember! It’s one of our favorites and we were delighted with the meal!

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stephaniej
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the service was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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Taberna Tapas is rated 4.4 stars by 1127 OpenTable diners.

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