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Taberna Tapas, Durham, NC

Taberna Tapas

4.7
4.7
1687 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Spanish Tapas
Extensive Spanish Wine list
Full bar
Serving dinner

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 35 times today

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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 1,687 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

  • Durham

    Great for fine wines

1,686 Reviews
  1. TerriA

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

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  2. Doorah

    Los Angeles

    149 reviews

    3.0

    149 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Hecbad

    New York City

    79 reviews

    5.0

    79 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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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

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  9. KarinB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 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!

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  10. NPTMom

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. Hungryfoodie

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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  21. BDUJeff

    Raleigh

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 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.

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  22. RonicaV

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places. Excellent food and service.

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  23. Bkmom

    Tallahassee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little gem of a restaurant! Staff was so warm and friendly and the food was scrumptious! Loved every minute of it.

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  24. Christian

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was awesome! A group of us came in for dinner and were blown away. We are or were servers at the same tapas restaurant in Tampa and had high hopes for this place. Needless to say we were absolutely blown away by all of the food. Cannot say enough about our server Seth either. Great recommendations and service. Really friendly guy with a lot of passion for his job. I will definitely be coming back here to enjoy another dining experience.

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  25. Phil

    Greensboro

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wait staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Helped with excellent food and wine recommendations. The taps were incredible - some classic favorites, some inventive and new. Great value as well, in a wonderful space.

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  26. ShellyL

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant!! The staff are great. Service is always great! This is my go to tapas place.

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  27. AndyA

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a cold nite, but it did seem especially cold in the restaurant Most folks we saw, ourselves included, never took our coats off Maybe its just the nature of an older building with lots of windows? Its a small thing, but it could deter others We'll still be back as we love the place Beatriz was a great server and the guy filling the water was super friendly

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  28. PeteP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a group of 6 for dinner before a DPAC show. We originally planned 8, but one couple could not make it the day of the reservation. I called and it was no problem, no hassle changing to 6. After an order of cocktails, our waiter Spiro helped us pick Coterro Rioja for enjoying with our dinner - he was spot on with his recommendation. We ordered Beef Short Ribs, Croquetas de Jamon, Portobello Mushrooms, Ostrava Bragas, Crab-Stuffed Peppers, and 12" Paella for Groups. We shared all the plates and everyone was amazed at the taste and presentation of each one! I would especially recommend the Paella for Groups (about 30 minutes to prepare). Piping hot and a huge platter, we could not completely finish it. Unlike the tapas paella plates, it was a combination of all the flavors and absolutely one of the highlights of the meal! Also, we tried the crab-stuffed peppers (first time for us) and found it incredible. The piquillo peppers were not spicy; more like sweet bell peppers, and the crab stuffing was amazing. We finished with two orders of the Mousse and an order of Churros, a delightful finish to an outstanding meal. Service was of the highest order; helpful, friendly and frequent, but never intrusive. All 6 of us agreed we would be back again soon!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was amazing so helpful and kind the food was amazing we tried one item from each column and everything was amazing.

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  30. Beth

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delightful and delicious. The short ribs were flavorful and tender and the dark chocolate mousse luscious! Looking forward to the next visit!

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  31. ChryssandraT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Myself and my friend had a great time eating here. We were sat at the time of our reservation which was great and the service we received was amazing! The food was absolutely delicious, came out so quickly and we both said we have to come back! The atmosphere was lovely, I love the lighting and the overall look of the restaurant. The ONLY negative thing I would say about our visit was that the seating was a bit tight and it felt like we were on top of other tables but that wouldn’t stop us from coming back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the red sangria and all the tapas, especially the mussels! That sauce!

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  33. janH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely meal. We enjoyed the variety of foods. Service was good.

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  34. debbies

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about this restaurant, the food, the wine and the service

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  35. KateT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely selection of tapas and Spanish wines. We enjoyed the evening.

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  36. wendle

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is wonderful - attentive, but not intrusive. All the food is so tasty.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, amazing service, what more can you ask for! Anytime I want a place for a nice date I will go here. Thank yall so much.

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  38. JeffE

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service, nice atmosphere. Tasty wine selection that doesn’t break the bank.

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  39. STULETSEAT

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food outstanding … in town for wedding

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  40. Anneka

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best traditional Spanish tapas in Durham! The albondigas are to die for. Absolutely love coming here :)

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

Taberna Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 1687 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 35 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
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