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Taberna Tapas

4.5
705 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Spanish Tapas, serving lunch & dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
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Hours of operation


Lunch & Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Dinner only:
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 797-1457
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout
What 705 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was great, as always, but the service was outstanding this visit. The entire staff was working together in harmony, and their positive attitudes made Taberna feel comfortable and cozy on our date night. The gambas were good, the croquettes best in town, and chocolate mousse so good, we thought about getting seconds. Taberna is consistent, well priced, and very welcoming. Give this spot a try the next time you want a nice dinner out, and when you want to get a better bang for your buck over that other tapas place down the block.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

2nd time dining here. Good selection of tapas and paellas. Appreciate for the low noise level that lets you have a good conversation. Easy parking opposite in the evening.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

ALWAYS love the food but it is absolutely freezing in there!!! One of our favorite places to bring out-of-town guests!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food, wonderful server, and delightful ambiance!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I really love Taberna Tapas over Mateos. Excellent Spanish Tapas. Great specials. I was there for Mojito Mondays. Very good mojitos. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

From the service to the food to the ambiance this place had it all! I would highly recommend Taberna and next time I'm in town I will definitely return!

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Was here Saturday evening to meet friends for dinner. None of us will return, service was very poor...they kept bringing us the wrong food, lots of “auctioning the plates”. Once we got our food none of it was good. Pork was greasy, chicken was dry, beet salad was soggy, they didn’t put aioli on the aioli potatoes I ordered. Paid way too much for a non-enjoyable experience. Save your money.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent as always! Enjoyed the patio. Thanks Dan for opening it for us!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent food, great wine list, can't go wrong dining at Taberna Tapas.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Good food and service. Each tapas costs about $15 and you need at least three to fill up so it gets pricey fast

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We enjoyed the delicious Tapas with some great friends. Our waiter was wonderful at making suggestions and maintaining an enjoyable relaxed pace for our evening.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Food was phenomenal. Everything we ate was amazing! We loved the foodrunner we had. She was funny, knowledgeable, and gave excellent recommendations.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great service and food. In the end it was a great experience.

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1.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Awful experience except for the manager. She was very professional.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food was great and service outstanding. It was very loud and hard to carry on a conversation but it was the busiest time of the evening so was to be expected.
Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fun with new friends

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother's Day dinner. Was one of few places with an open reservation.
Good food. A bit overpriced. Very nice waiter. Would go again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our second time there. The first time was a birthday celebration and we picked Taberna Tapas for it's gluten free options. The food did not disappoint. As someone with food allergies it is nice to be able to look at a menu and know what is offered without having to ask the wait person a "million" questions. The food was delicious. I recommend the paella. Our second visit was for Mother's Day and again the restaurant did not disappoint. Delicious sangria, food and dessert.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and service, but a bit pricey for lunch.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great service and a delicious selection of tapas. Octopus was outstanding. Gambias paella and short ribs also. Fresh churros and killer mousse for desert. Enjoyed the cocktails, too.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our reserved table was occupied when we arrived with the party taking forever to finish. Waited at bar which was very comfortable. They attempted to stick us at a table in the way back and we said we’d rather wait for the table they had first intended to seat us even though that prior party was still there! Back to the bar and seated 5 minutes later. We were seated 30 minutes after our reserved time.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was great! Took a little long, but well worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food and service are always excellent here. Great pre-theater.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Overall a great experience. Our server was attentive without being pushy. The salmon cakes and lambs chops were very good. The calamari was just average. Had a glass of Spanish wine that was excellent. Sorry, can’t remember the name. My wife’s sangria was kind of bland. Would definitely recommend if you enjoy tapas.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was very good, we have been here before and will come again.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Servers were not aware of orders already received. Portions were small. I thought the second order that was brought to me was fulfilling the first order, ergo didn’t think to mention it was a second order. Also the server saw that I was eating the same thing she put down. The noise was to loud. One of the patrons sitting in the next table was speaking so loud I couldn’t hear myself think. Need to tell patrons to keep it down since we are sharing a very close Space.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with the ambience, service, and food at Taberna. We ordered seven different tapas and all of them were delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The food was outstanding and well presented. The service was a great compliment to make the overall experience memorable.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We stayed at 21c for a staycation from Raleigh and wanted dinner walking distance. There were quite a few places that fit the bill but I loved this menu and my husband had never been to a tapas spot. This place did not disappoint! The honey chipotle wings were perfection...we had to have a second order! We also had the shrimp/chicken paella and pork with sweet potato hash. We highly recommend and will go next time we are in Durham.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I understand Tapas are small plates, but the portions were really small. Service was good, but with only 2 other people actually seated in the restaurant, we were seated right beside them, and it was a tight fit! We made reservations to be sure we had a table before going to the Theater. With so many other restaurants to choose from, I think we might take our chances elsewhere next time.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The atmosphere was great and the service was really good!! Friendly waitress!! Great food and great mojitos!!! :) We will be back!! Thank you for a great evening!!!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Nice atmosphere and good food. We went after evening movie, it was quiet and easy-to-talk there. Will be back.

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1.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Awful food.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Easily able to book online with open table and had good choices of time options. Enjoyed the ambiance and the very good food of different plates and they came in good succession. Had great company present and easily able to talk across the table for conversation. Enjoyed my experience and would return again.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We enjoyed the food and the ambiance. But it was loud-it was difficult to have conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Staff great. Patient with us.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

First time there and it was a wonderful experience. Staff was friendly and knowledgable and food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The place is really well kept, service is amazing, food is really good if you want to try Spanish cuisine, but I felt that the price was a little bit high for what you were getting, but not that much, this is still a place that I will come back and would recommend to anyone that wants to try something new or different

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We loved the food. The flatbread was delicious, as was the soup. We will definately be back!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I enjoyed my first visit to Taberna Tapas. Good selection of tapas, service was friendly and competent. Good selection of draft beers and Spanish red wines. I will definitely be back.

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