Taberna Tapas

4.5
1269 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Spanish Tapas
Extensive Spanish Wine list
Full bar
Serving dinner
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Laura
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and came out really fast, I would definitely come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for 23 year old son. Waiter very attentive and nice.

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LindaD
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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RayP
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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JustinF
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great New Years Eve Experience

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sebastianM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and a fantastic experience. Food was delicious. Definitely will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Always a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 😊

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MarcoF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect portions to share, great timely service, and overall great experience.

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vipjoes
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services and amazing food ... couldn't have been a better choice for quiet dinner for two.

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vipRichardT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Breezy
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Restaurant in Durham! Always good food and environment!

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Brian
Pinehurst
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

First time back since the start of the pandemic; we were disappointed with the paella, calamari and cocktails. Service was lacking attentiveness.

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outandabout
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is consistently fabulous. Bacon wrapped dates, braised beef short rib. Tapas at its best with a wide variety menu.

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DavidH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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JulieF
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food seemed a bit bland in general. The beet salad however was very good!

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Consistent
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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NCDAD
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dinner at Taberna Tapas. The food and service were fantastic. Great place to go prior to a show at DPAC

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vipRaleighfoodie
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

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.

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vipKatBaer
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taberna Tapas was, as always, great. It is one of my go-to spots for dinner before a show at DPAC. It never disappoints......

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MelanieK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Blessed35
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner before concert. Could not have been better. Service was fabulous and the food/drink options are delicious and not overpriced.

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vipFrancN
Raleigh
88 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A great Tapas experience, conveniently locate to DPAC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent selection of tapas, Every item we picked was flavorful, well prepared and very authentic. Highly recommended.

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AceB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatness await you. Don’t be a silly fool and pass this place up. Bacon wrapped dates for the win.

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vipDanielleC
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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.

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Ponygirl
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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MichaelM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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KarenH
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service great food

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Didi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DavidM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was excellent.

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MalloryC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. We loved the octopus, croquettas de jamon, mussels, crab & peppers. Delicious wine was excellently paired and made for a wonderful meal.

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vipTOTALLYTAPAS
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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!

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Sedonannie
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday with friends

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BethK
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Tjinchapelhill
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lately our favorite place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate setting with good food and attentive service

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Taberna Tapas is rated 4.5 stars by 1269 OpenTable diners.

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