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Taberna Tapas, Durham, NC

Taberna Tapas

4.6
4.6
1400 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Spanish Tapas
Extensive Spanish Wine list
Full bar
Serving dinner

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 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 1,400 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Hot Spot

  • Durham

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. RK

    RobertK

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice restaurant. Was not used to tapas style service so in future will order differently. We ordered all items at same time and they all arrived at table at same time. Next time will order and ask that they be spaced out for a more leisurely meal.
  2. S

    Saul

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still great service, excellent food and wine.
  3. S

    Stephanie

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything that my daughter and I had was delicious. The drinks were wonderful as well. Everyone that we came into contact with was amazing and so nice. I had seen where people complained about the noise level but I didn’t think the level was loud when you understand the type of restaurant you are going to. If it was a restaurant that was considered what people call fine dining, of course it would be loud. This is not that type of atmosphere. I am not complaining by any means, I am defending it with that statement. We loved it and will be back for certain.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was another great experience with incredible food and drinks with ambiance that made a wonderful evening
  5. m

    mrshaw1

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant pre-show in Durham. Food was outstanding and service was just as good.
  6. AA

    AprilA

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The paella and croquettes were delicious. And the wine pairing was spot on!!
  7. V

    Vick

    Greensboro

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!! The tappas are so delicious and perfectly matched with the cocktails they offer. A must eat!!
  8. RT

    RebeccaT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here many times with friends. We always have high quality service with amazing food and a great environment. Definitely recommend!
  9. M

    Mariaa

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was our first time dining there and we were quite pleased. Everything from the food to the service was excellent. We will definitely be returning!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t have dreamed up a better place for a date.
  11. T

    Tipster

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious though loud.
  12. YA

    YvonneA

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to eat in Durham, particularly before a show at DPAC.
  13. C

    Caryann

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our meal was good but a little disappointing compared to our last visit which was preCOVID. I was especially disappointed in the Jamon Croquettes which had little to no Jamon. Service was good.
  14. D

    Donna

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food. Service initially great but became very slow as they got busier.
  15. A

    Awesome

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything. Great food and wine selections!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seth was wonderful. Directed us to great choices.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    very good menu and service. food quality was superior! nice interior, a bit small but nice downtown location.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent customer service. Our waiter Seth was outstanding! Very attentive and patient with our many questions. Definitely will be back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the beet salad, chicken empanadas, cheese and meat charcuterie and bacon wrapped dates. Everything thing was absolutely delicious! Atmosphere was awesome, intimate, but lively.
  21. ED

    ElizabethD

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat, lovely food, good service, great time for our large group.
  22. e

    eileena

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with friends. The food was delicious and the service was very accommodating.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and great drinks! Went on a Tuesday evening and had a great evening! Will definitely be back!
  24. NN

    NoNick

    Raleigh

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good first visit. We enjoyed all of the varied items we ordered, especially the special Croquetas de Bacalao (salted cod), which we ordered twice. Our experienced server Patrick was very busy, but our service was appropriately attentive throughout. Great job! Parking is very easy behind the restaurant, and no charge if you depart after 7 PM. In all, a very nice experience, and we will be back.
  25. BW

    BrianW

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. Paella is incredible
  26. JC

    JoshC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food tasted great, restaurant was super nice, and the staff was extremely polite! Would definitely snag the Valenciana paella & chocolate mousse again!
  27. R

    Rockinred6

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Experience was overall fine. Would not encourage me to come back for an additional visit though. Our server was friendly but seemingly new to the role (that or maybe we caught her on an off day). She was friendly, but did not handle checks well and seemed a little flustered. Understood, but for a large party (8 total), the check splitting should be discussed well before time to disperse to avoid guests waiting. I'm patient. My guests were not. Also, the restaurant was uncomfortably warm. I could not stay sitting as I was sweating while sitting in the booth. BUT-- the food was good, decently priced. The drink (Manhattan) was okay, a little more pulp from the orange than I anticipated. Others should still go give this place a visit, I just don't frequent Durham often enough to reconsider instead of exploring new options.
  28. N

    Nightout

    Raleigh

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time with friends from out of town. I asked for a table in the front window and we received that! Food and service were amazing!
  29. AA

    AmyA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taberna is my favorite tapas place in durham. Some classics, some innovative dishes, but always good.
  30. JP

    JamieP

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, ambience, service. The paella is awesome!
  31. GB

    GailB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering before holiday weekend. We all enjoy a good tapas meal! Only my 7 year old grandson was unimpressed!
  32. JA

    JAKIII

    Greensboro

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was our second time dining at Taberna before a show at the DPAC. Taberna is a great place for dinner before a show as the food comes out amazingly fast and it is La five minute walk to the DPAC. The food is outstanding and plates are suitable for two to share. Service is very good and cognizant of show times. Taberna is located in an old downtown building which creates a nice ambiance. The restaurant is very lively and hence loud. If you are looking for a quieter or more romantic experience, request a table on the right side of the restaurant. I was disappointed with the bar. Drinks took quite a while to come out and we’re not the best. Our server steered us away from a couple drink choices. The beer offerings include some excellent choices, though they are very limited. Overall a very nice option for dining with friends or before a performance. Not recommended for children.
  33. RC

    RudyC

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Waitress was very helpful and we were promptly served.
  34. s

    southernbelly

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal! We loved everything about this place. The process of ordering small plates until we had our fill was great. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The tables were close, but it still felt intimate and we had no trouble holding a conversation. Save room for the dark chocolate valencia orange ice cream.
  35. CS

    ChelseaS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great tapas and great service!
  36. DT

    DanicaT

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible dinner, as usual! We ordered maybe twelve different dishes over a few rounds and happily shared them among our tablemates. Among our group we had people who are gluten-free, people who didn't eat beef, and people who didn't eat pork, and everyone left full and happy! Our favorite items were the beef empanadas, the charred brussel sprouts, the chicken paella, the croquettes, and the albondigas meatballs.
  37. FS

    FamilyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Taberna Tapas. We had passed it before and it looked popular. We were a party of 6 and the food choices are appropriate for all diets: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and omnivore. The service was friendly and efficient. We're already looking forward to our next visit!
  38. L

    Luvtodine

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience especially convenient just before a show at DPAC!
  39. t

    traertoo

    Western NC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to eat in Durham! The Valencia Orange/Dark Chocolate Ice Cream is amazing!
  40. RH

    RobertH

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, prompt order fulfillment, well prepared and nicely presented dishes. Noise level was a bit high.

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Taberna Tapas is rated 4.6 stars by 1400 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 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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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