Extensive Spanish Wine list
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
pine nuts, garlic, smoked paprika, saffron butter
grilled tentacle, heirloom tomato, ajo perejil, chili oil
arugula, goat cheese, shallots, mint, walnuts
The food was delicious and came out really fast, I would definitely come here again.
Birthday dinner for 23 year old son. Waiter very attentive and nice.
The menus was creative. Our food was very good and it came very quickly. However, the noise from tables all around us was distracting. I think the tables were too close together, especially given that we're still needing to social distance due to the pandemic.
Overall satisfying experience. Service was on point but the food was fair. Only the mushroom empanadas and caramel flan would I rate as above average. Everything else was good but nothing special enough for me to go back.
A great New Years Eve Experience
First time there and a fantastic experience. Food was delicious. Definitely will return!
Delicious food! Always a treat!
We loved the variety of options! It was great value and we savored every bite. Only complaint was the desserts. They were not as impressive as everything else unfortunately, but maybe the appetizers and entrees just left us with high expectations 😊
Perfect portions to share, great timely service, and overall great experience.
Great services and amazing food ... couldn't have been a better choice for quiet dinner for two.
Food is descent. Service reasonably good. Facility a little aged. Paella was great. Brussel sprout was a little lean, almost $1 apiece? Overall not a bad place to eat.
Great Restaurant in Durham! Always good food and environment!
First time back since the start of the pandemic; we were disappointed with the paella, calamari and cocktails. Service was lacking attentiveness.
Food is consistently fabulous. Bacon wrapped dates, braised beef short rib. Tapas at its best with a wide variety menu.
Restaurant was very clean and had a great atmosphere. We sat at the bar, and the bartender was very attentive. The food was excellent and proportioned well for two people to share. If we lived here, we would definitely frequent Taberna.
Food seemed a bit bland in general. The beet salad however was very good!
The food was delicious. The server seemed a little frazzled, he might have been new. I wished he was wearing his facemask appropriately, it was below his nose almost all the time.
We tried 5 different dishes and none blew us away. The fries that come with the “steak” were probably the best part. Service was all over the place.
Another excellent dinner at Taberna Tapas. The food and service were fantastic. Great place to go prior to a show at DPAC
We had dinner here last night for the first time since the pandemic started, and it was very disappointing. With the exception of the piquillo peppers and the cheese and meat plate, we did not like any of our items. The calamari, octopus, and mussels were overcooked, and generally tasteless. The bacon-wrapped dates were a better, but a bit too sweet. We did not remember the food being this bad, and we will be hesitant to visit again. Our server was polite, but a bit harried and overworked. He was not able to speak to any of the items as being particularly good, and so did not give us particularly helpful guidance. Based upon our experience last evening, I cannot recommend Taberna Tapas at this time.
Taberna Tapas was, as always, great. It is one of my go-to spots for dinner before a show at DPAC. It never disappoints......
Great Sangria and love the bacon wrapped dates. Everything I have tried has been amazing. Staff is so pleasant. My go to restaurant before heading to a play.
We went there for a pre theatre dinner and was more than delighted! The food & libations were great! My only complaint was that the Old Fashioned was a little light! I doubt it was one fingers worth of bourbon but I’m good with it. All in all, it’s a wonderful place!
Dinner before concert. Could not have been better. Service was fabulous and the food/drink options are delicious and not overpriced.
A great Tapas experience, conveniently locate to DPAC.
Excellent selection of tapas, Every item we picked was flavorful, well prepared and very authentic. Highly recommended.
Greatness await you. Don’t be a silly fool and pass this place up. Bacon wrapped dates for the win.
I keep giving this place the opportunity to improve and giving it second chances, but the food just isn’t good. The first dish to come out was tepid to cold. Informed the waiter and he apologized but didn’t replace it nor take it off the bill. The cauliflower was bland, despite being covered in cheese—how is that even possible? The table next to us said they tried ten things and the only thing they liked was the short rib, so we ordered that and it was nothing special (but at least it came out hot). The only dish we enjoyed was the bacon wrapped dates. And they really packed customers into a lot of close-by small tables—less than ideal at any point but really not great during Covid., Cool bar so come for a drink, but totally skip the unimpressive food.
Service was very good and knowledgeable. Food was well prepared and we enjoyed sharing several options. Wine list was nice but not a lot of "by the glass" options. We would definitely go again!
We loved our first visit to Taberna. We ordered several plates - all of which were very good. We especially liked the Valencia Pallea, Chicken Empanadas and Crab Peppers. We will definitely be back again.
Good service great food
The most delicious tapas we've ever had. Particularly enjoyed the crab stuffed poquito peppers. Wanted to try everything. Each dish had its own unique flavor, and was so tasty. The ambience is warm, and the service top notch. Can't wait to go back!
Great dining experience. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was excellent.
Everything was outstanding. We loved the octopus, croquettas de jamon, mussels, crab & peppers. Delicious wine was excellently paired and made for a wonderful meal.
FELT LIKE WE WERE IN MADRID! GREAT SERVICE AND FABULOUS FOOD! GOOD SELECTION OF WINE. ENJOYED TRYING A WIDE SELECTION OF SMALL PLATES---INCLUDING PAELLA, EMPANADAS, ETC. NICE CHARCUTURIE BOARD AND DESSERTS.
The dishes we ordered were all delicious. Especially loved the coquetas jamon and the lamb chops. Wine was also very good, and service was fine - an accomplishment these days!
Birthday with friends
Great selection of Tapas and paella and Spanish wines. Our teens had limoncello. The waiter was friendly and kept it moving. Water glasses stayed full. The small plates of paella were great and we enjoyed many other small dishes as well.
Lately our favorite place!
Intimate setting with good food and attentive service
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Taberna Tapas is rated 4.5 stars by 1269 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.