Extensive Spanish Wine list
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
pine nuts, garlic, smoked paprika, saffron butter
arugula, goat cheese, shallots, mint, walnuts
grilled tentacle, heirloom tomato, ajo perejil, chili oil
Maybe because we came later in the evening, but we would not recommend at all. The meat was way over cooked and the the food was way under seasoned.
I got the veggie paella and it was not seasoned well. No flavor at all. We had to put so much salt on it.
It was very very dark and hot inside. Kinda a weird experience.
First time dining here. Food was good and prices fair. Lots of choices available for all tastes. Our waiter was fine, but the hostess was rude and after we were already sat with drinks came to the table and essentially accused us of not having a reservation which we did through the OT app.
Great food ! Amazing place ! It truly exceeded my expectations!
Host try to put us in the back of the restaurant when tables were available in front window. I order food and drinks, food arrived, waited for drinks, had to flag down a host to get drinks, wrong food brought to my table, chicken wings were so hot, it burned my mouth, after complaining, another plate came, during the dinner no one came and asked if everything was ok.
We visited on a quiet Sunday evening. There were customers at two other tables. Service was prompt. Dishes arrived on the table fresh from the kitchen and hot. Some of the dishes seemed a bit disappointing... but perhaps Spanish food is just not our thing. One dish was too salty, the Tres Mares had the tiniest mussels I've ever (barely) seen. Nothing was terrible, but nothing really stood out as especially delicious. The price was no bargain.
We love tapa's. This was our first visit to Taberna. We were grateful that they accepted reservations for a party of 8. We will be back to enjoy the lamb and octopus, both dishes were truly fantastic. We will avoid the empanadas. (I could not tell if they we meat or mushroom filled). If you have a sweet tooth the churros were fantastic, hot, crispy, yet still moist in the middle.
Great night out!
Service was a bit slow- otherwise everything was good
Food was amazing!!! First time there, and had the Valencia Paella, Empanadas Carnes, Pork and Beef Meatballs, and Bacon-wrapped dates. All great, especially the Paella and dates. Server was engaging and attentive. Can't wait to go back! Highly recommend!
The food was good, not outstanding, but good however the sangria was awful, twice! Not true sangria, made as ordered, not the traditional drink at all and vert sour😣. It is one of the few places downtown that is open on Tuesday. Get a new bartender!
Food was delicious! presentations were great! Little disappointed that they don’t have my favorite Spanish pepper and corn dishes.
Chris was our bartender and server, he was outstanding. Food was great, atmosphere was quiet & enjoyable.
My wife and I celebrated my birthday at Taberna Tapas. The wait staff was friendly, attentive and professional. The food was perfectly prepared, piping hot and delicious! We had a wonderful time, and will be returning again very soon.
Delicious! Our favorite restaurant in Durham. Make sure you get the bacon wrapped dates, they are amazing.
It was phenomenal! We had the perfectly cooked squid, then a spicy delicious octopus, the short ribs, and the mushroom empanada. Wow. It was nice and thin, full of mushrooms. Then the stuffed mushrooms. And the baby lamb chops. Finally we finished off with the charcuterie plate. There’s SO much more to try! I HAVE. To go back!
Good food, but service wasn’t.
The food was some of the best I’ve had in a long time and the presentation was spectacular! Felt like fine dining without exorbitant pricing. The mushroom empanadas, octopus, and bread pudding were 11/10. Definitely coming back here!
My favorite place when I come to town. CDC mandates were honored and I felt safe. We sat at the bar and the bartender and staff were attentive and welcoming! The food was amazing as usual. Highly recommend!
We have been to Taberna Tapas several times and it has always been a pleasant experience. The service is gracious and the atmosphere is friendly, informal. The food is well cooked and flavored. The menu includes all the classic, usual offerings of a tapas restaurant. The wine list is quite good, with a variety of tastes to match the tapas.
Great night out! Food was yummy and authentic! We will be back for more!
Everything was so wonderful for our trip to Taberna Tapas. Everything we ordered was wonderful. For 3 people we ordered arugula salad, albondigas, calamari, gambas ajillo, bacon wrapped dates, paella valenciana and churros for dessert. We all were full, happy and enjoyed every single dish. The paella was perfect! The rice was so perfect - crunchy and chewy all at once. I love Spanish food and have enjoyed many lovely meals in Spain, and this scratched the itch for good tapas without a doubt. The service was also impeccable and kind. Will return soon!
I really appreciate this restaurant for delivering good quality and tasty food every time I am there. I haven't had a bad visit yet.
We enjoyed the paella (not the best ever but good) but the appetizer of Spanish Cheese was served with stale bread and needed a chutney or something else to balance the dryness. Server was helpful and friendly. Two top tables are placed too closely to other tables for comfort during a pandemic and for reasonable conversation.
Great location to share different dishes. The waitress had great suggestions for us to order.
The food here was amazing. We enjoyed the Spanish cheese plate, Brussels sprouts, skirt steak and mussels. All so yummy! Our server was very knowledgeable and quick. We would highly recommend! And good place to eat before a show at DPAC close by.
We had a nice time. The food was fairly good but I’m not sure I would return. Everything was enjoyable but not memorable.
Food was ok, nothing special. Not great value for miney
Maybe I ordered the wrong thing on the menu but the food was not very tasty.
While the food was great, the restaurant was struggling with their AC and it was too warm throughout our meal. To make it more challenging, our water was promptly refilled but absent any ice which would have helped it me and my date. Being too hot squashed my appetite and definitely dampened the evening out. This won’t be my last visit but next time I’ll make sure the place isn’t 85 degrees inside before I sit down.
Best tapas in Durham. And I’m a food snob.Will definitely return.
Service was poor. No response to requests. Felt ignored but the food was good.
Best tapas we have ever had including Spain. We will be back!
Stopped in for an excellent evening dinner with a great friend.
The service and food were excellent.
Absolutely loved it. Something for every taste and perfectly prepared.
It’s not a Spanish restaurant, so when you order a meal you want to have a Spanish meal. It’s very disappointing. The paella is an American paella not a Spanish one. The octopus was good but nothing exceptional and the same for the croquetas.
Delicious food and great service, although you do need to be ready to pay a little extra for it.
Perfect date night
Food was delish and service was great. We will return.
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Taberna Tapas is rated 4.4 stars by 1205 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.