Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
  4. Durham
  5. Durham
Taberna Tapas, Durham, NC

Taberna Tapas

4.7
4.7
1704 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Spanish Tapas
Extensive Spanish Wine list
Full bar
Serving dinner

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 1,704 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Best Service

1,704 Reviews
  1. JackH

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding and delivery of meal to table was timed perfectly.

    Is this helpful?

  2. williamb

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. What's not to like. We wanted to try so much more of the extensive menu, so we will have to go back.

    Is this helpful?

  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Need bottles of Vermut available to purchase. Otherwise, great job.

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal! It was pretty loud and the tables are small and close together. We basically know every about the girl sitting at the table next to us , lol

    Is this helpful?

  5. AprilA

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and wines! Great for groups or date nights.

    Is this helpful?

  6. HughS

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at Taberna Tapas. The food was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and engaging. All of our food was nicely prepared and well presented. The Beet Salad was excellent. For someone who doesn't like beets it was a revelation! The skirt steak with chimichurri sauce was tender and flavorful. The shrimp with Chili sauce had just enough of a kick to get the tastebuds dancing. The Flan was perfect and enough for 2. Can't wait to go back.

    Is this helpful?

  7. Rooster

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Food even Better Service. Seth our server was absolutely Fantastic!!!!

    Is this helpful?

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Taberna Tapas’ food was great! And the staff is lovely. I would dine there again!

    Is this helpful?

  9. Penguin8

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I had heard great things about this restaurant so I was excited to try it. Staff was friendly and nice and everything came out quickly. Unfortunately the food was mediocre at best. The Brussels were soggy and had minimal flavor, the meatballs were super salty, and the crab stuffed peppers were a mushy mess. The paella was the best thing we had but it was under seasoned.

    Is this helpful?

  10. StephenP

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Dry large and interesting menu. The paella was as good as I’ve tasted in Durham. Service was good, but actually a little too rushed at times. Will return again.

    Is this helpful?

  11. jojof

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taberna Tapas never disappoints. From the appetizers to the paella to the wine list, everything is amazing.

    Is this helpful?

  12. ToddK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend, food,service, and drinks were outstanding

    Is this helpful?

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy ambiance mixed with outstanding service. We tasted Spanish wine with a variety of tapas including octopus, tomato toast, tortilla española, cod croquettes and crab peppers. We ordered the Paella Valenciana and for dessert chocolate mousse. The Paella Valenciana has been the best Paella I've tasted outside Spanish territory. My taste buds travel through time and place. The chocolate mousse is a must have. Don't judge the mousse by it's presentation. It is the tastiest most delicious mousse we've tried.

    Is this helpful?

  14. LawrenT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everytime we go to Taberna tapas its a great experience. The food is always amazing, the people are awesome!

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you for a great evening! Beatrix was an amazing waitress and the food was delicious!

    Is this helpful?

  16. AlleighW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful and food was fantastic. Such a fun Friday night out!

    Is this helpful?

  17. Hman24

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal at Taberna Tapas, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding ! The ambiance of the restaurant is very comfortable and it’s nicely located in downtown Durham. They have a great selection of both small plate and large plate meals. It’s also a great place to go to for drinks and just appetizers. Our server had a deep understanding of the menu and gave us great suggestions on what we should order. I highly recommend this restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

  18. TerriA

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the food and the service at Tabernas. Very good food for a reasonable price. Prefer to sit in the cozier booths as opposed to the open dining room because of noise level.

    Is this helpful?

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely wonderful as usual. I would’ve appreciated our server not being as judgmental and assuming what we’d like, especially when it came to the food and wine, but I would like to believe he didn’t mean any harm.

    Is this helpful?

  20. JayEffGee

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were out for my birthday and my original reservations at another place got cancelled so I immediately checked Taberna and snagged one of the last reservations. There were 6 of us so we were lucky to get in because they were very busy. But let me say, this was an epic birthday night!! The atmosphere, the food, the service (Mary was our server) was simply perfection! We tried so many delicious items! My husband brought an ice cream cake with us and Mary not only stored it for us until cake time but took the time to get the cake out of the packaging, put the candles on and present it. Taberna is one of my favorite places anyway but this was one for the books!! Thank you to all of the amazing staff who stopped by to wish me a happy birthday.

    Is this helpful?

  21. Doorah

    Los Angeles

    152 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The tel of us shared four dishes and a dessert. We left not stuffed but not hungry which was perfect. The service was very good but unfortunately the food was hit and mostly miss. The spicy shrimp was super bland. We barely detected any chimichurri sauce on the steak and the actual dish looked absolutely nothing like the photos online. However, it tasted pretty good but not great. The Brussels sprouts were flavorless. The best item was the been empanadas. Those were delicious.

    Is this helpful?

  22. GK12650

    Salt Lake City

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good service and food was very good. Mushroom empanadas and patatas bravas were the best.

    Is this helpful?

  23. Hecbad

    New York City

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our first time at Tabernas tapas . Great food and service , this is an energetic restaurant which we enjoyed. The wine list is good , we tried a couple of different wines and they were excellent. We will definitely recommend you to try it. We will be back soon

    Is this helpful?

  24. Kimk

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening out. Fast service. Perfect when you have a show to get to!! Food was delicious. Beet salad, spicy potatoes, croquettes and churros. Perfect amount for two ladies without a huge appetite. Thanks for a great meal with my beautiful daughter.

    Is this helpful?

  25. JohnK

    Naples

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome. Authentic food, excellent service, close to DPAC.

    Is this helpful?

  26. bk205

    Greensboro

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service. Amazing cocktails. Super happy with how well informed the wait staff is here. They guided us in the right direction each time we had questions. Highly recommend the roasted cauliflower dish with the manchego cheese sauce! I do think next time we dine here, we will ask for a booth or sit at the bar. The 2-top tables are tight for this kind of dining. That being said, dishes were picked up quickly, clean plates and silverware replaced and really great service. Thank you!

    Is this helpful?

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Valentine’s Day and it was great. Some of the dishes weren’t as flavorful as I’d hoped, but overall I was impressed. Seating was very scrunched together, but the service and ambience were outstanding. Wine was delicious

    Is this helpful?

  28. KarinB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our meal at Taberna Tapas. There was a large selection of very tasty tapas and excellent service. We highly recommend it!

    Is this helpful?

  29. NPTMom

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend this restaurant. Every dish we had was delicious and the service was exceptional.

    Is this helpful?

  30. AliceT

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A good choice for feeding our food-sharing friends. Service was excellent. A little on the noisy side, but not nearly so much as Mateo. We were seated by the window, which helped that. We had a lovely meal experience, and then it was close to the Carolina Theatre, where we were headed after dinner.

    Is this helpful?

  31. DanP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Large menu, great service, delicious food, hip atmosphere.

    Is this helpful?

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall wonderful. Each item we order was nicely cooked and seasoned. Lovely service people. Excellent wine selection. I lucked out with trying a new variety to me and it was perfect with our food. Will definitely return.

    Is this helpful?

  33. Hungryfoodie

    Raleigh

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely experience! Great lighting. Fun selection of items. We had fun and will come again. Thank you.

    Is this helpful?

  34. MichaelS

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! The croquetas jamon were some of the best I’ve ever had. The service was excellent as well. We will return!

    Is this helpful?

  35. BPez

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had reservations for 7:30 but plans changed and we were able to get seating a 5 pm instead.

    Is this helpful?

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second group experience with the first being a family dinner at Christmas. The second we took friends visiting from out state. Both times were very enjoyable with excellent, attentive service. The small plates came out quickly and the plates were exciting and fresh.

    Is this helpful?

  37. ClayS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience; food was served quickly; 7 of us ordered lots of dishes and all were good to great tasting. 1st time at this restaurant: we'll definitely be back! Tables for 2 seemed to be rather close together....but to be fair we didn't sit in that area.

    Is this helpful?

  38. Rusty

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal before a concert at DPAC. Service was outstanding. Red blend by the glass was excellent and reasonably priced. Portions were not big but they were tasty. The lamb chops and the Americanos at the end of the meal were excellent.

    Is this helpful?

  39. JIME

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and descriptions from our server....whose name I do not recall.

    Is this helpful?

  40. BDUJeff

    Raleigh

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Spiro was our waiter along with two or three others that would drop off a dish, cleanup or fill our waters. Very team oriented. Too many dishes to name, all had their own flavors and didn't seem like the same sauces over different protein. The only complaint which I've heard from previous reviews is too many tables. Yes, they are trying to make money, but there is a point of profit during Mother's Day/Parent's Day, Graduation weekend and the rest of the year. Probably the only reason it might be a bit until we return again.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Taberna Tapas using the Order Online button.

Taberna Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 1704 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo