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Taberna Tapas


325 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 797-1457
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Sep 24, 2019 5

Intimate atmosphere, tasty tapas. Attentive, professional staff. Pat is a wizard behind the bar. This place never disappoints. Thanks guys! See you next time

Photo of Andy Raynor Andy Raynor
Oct 19, 2019 4

The staff were friendly and engaging and it has a nice, intimate atmosphere with subtle background music. The wine list, while short, has some really tasty choices. I had the paella tres mares. While overall very good, the clams were some of the chewiest I've encountered. Lots of great dessert options so try to save room.

Photo of Zims Brew Zims Brew
Sep 9, 2019 5

Extremely well prepared Tapas with a great wait staff and nice selection of predominantly Spanish wines. Great for a group that you want to have an interactive dining experience as you converse and enjoy multiple rounds of food and drink. I definitely recommend the group Paella, they do a good job with it. Don't be afraid to explore various wines, the Spanish wines may not be as familiar by name, but can be a beautiful accent to the food.

Photo of Corrine Englert Corrine Englert
Sep 30, 2019 5

Great spot for a girl's night out or a date night. Tasty tappas and a nice drink selection. Wouldn't recommend taking kids. Parking is either on the street or in a garage, but not too bad.

Photo of Lila Lawson Lila Lawson
Sep 28, 2019 5

The food is really good here, I forgot to take pictures. They have vegan options and items they can veganize. The red sangria was delicious.They are small plates so be prepared to get several different things and expect to spend at least $40 per person.

Photo of Meaghan Morgan Meaghan Morgan
Dec 22, 2019 5

Not cheap, but the best night out with good friends. Everything we tried was excellent. Nice to share small plates of good food. Excellent wait staff, best service I've had anywhere.

Photo of Alyson Burns Alyson Burns
Dec 16, 2019 5

Super Friendly staff & management!! The food was delicious & came out quickly & hot! Drinks were made well & strong, I will be back for sure!!

Photo of Tiffany Bond Tiffany Bond
Jan 6, 2020 5

Have loved this place for years. And if you have not been back they have more than doubled their size taking over the space next door. Love their small plates. They have a wide variety of tasty lamb and other dishes that are always perfect. And for your vegetarian friends, a great place to go.

Photo of Corey O'Brien Corey O'Brien
Feb 19, 2020 4

This restaurant has a nice quiet atmosphere and an interesting upscale menu with lots of creative dishes. I look forward to exploring its many options. I thought the portions were quite small but enjoyed the price/portion value of the paella dishes. Great flavors, courteous wait staff, wonderful ambience, I would definitely go again.

Photo of Lillian Hagmann Lillian Hagmann
Jan 15, 2020 3

There are so many places in the area that do a better job with tapas, but it's good quality food.

Photo of Doug Jurusik Doug Jurusik
Mar 9, 2020 5

Great tapas! We tried a bunch of different tapas, all were excellent. Serve was outstanding@

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Jul 31, 2019 5

Best Spanish food (Spain) in the area. Try their Paella Tres Mares and their Chocolate Moose. You won’t regret it. 😛

Photo of Paul Roberts Paul Roberts
Jun 29, 2019 5

Had lunch here. Awesome experience at Taberna! Wait staff was super nice, they keep our water replenished, answered questions happily, and made sure we were well take care of. The food was deliciously delicious. We had the bacon wrapped dates (OMG!!OMG!!), spicy garlic wings, Brussels sprouts (💥), and patatas aioli (👍). Definitely a spot I want to make a regular spot, their menu is large and the prices are wonderful. Great quality, great food, and great prices!

Photo of Tingle Belle Tingle Belle
Jun 26, 2020 5

This is my favorite date night late night spot. Can't wait to come here again!

Photo of Amanda Dickinson Amanda Dickinson
Sep 6, 2020 5

Great food. Pat makes the best drinks and the atmosphere is fun!!

Photo of Kylie Kylie
Sep 29, 2020 5

SO. DELICIOUS. The empanadas and paella were good, the Brussels sprouts were amazing. I got 3 of the 4 desserts on the menu (sometimes you gotta give in to the sweet tooth) and they were all great but the chocolate mousse was absolutely delectable. My boyfriend ate the skirt steak in chimichurri sauce and unfortunately got really sick. So he wasn’t a fan of the meal but everything I ate was lovely.

Photo of Paul Roberts Paul Roberts
Jun 29, 2019 5

Had lunch here. Awesome experience at Taberna! Wait staff was super nice, they keep our water replenished, answered questions happily, and made sure we were well take care of. The food was deliciously delicious. We had the bacon wrapped dates (OMG!!OMG!!), spicy garlic wings, Brussels sprouts (💥), and patatas aioli (👍). Definitely a spot I want to make a regular spot, their menu is large and the prices are wonderful. Great quality, great food, and great prices!

Photo of Raechel Horton Raechel Horton
Sep 29, 2020 5

The whole dining experience was phenomenal! We chose to sit outside since the weather permitted it and it was very quiet and serene. The waitress was timely and attentive. My husband ordered the skirt steak, octopus and spicy lamb sausage (all of which were cooked to perfection). I ordered the crab stuffed peppers, arroz negra, and oyster mushroom & kale sauté (my personal favorite of the evening). We will definitely be returning to this establishment!

Photo of Jeff Everson Jeff Everson
Aug 31, 2020 3

This is an update to an earlier review I left last year. This one dated 8/31/2020. This used to be my favorite restaurant in the Triangle area. I'm here at least 4 times a month. There has been aanagement change and they have changed the recipe for a few of my favorite items on the menu (skirt steak, short rib). The quality has went down hill it seems. It's a shame because my wife and I used to love eating there

Photo of Jason Bieber Jason Bieber
Nov 6, 2020 5

I always love Spanish food and this restaurant give me the satisfaction of my cravings. Wonderful staff and beautiful environment!

Photo of Katarina Popovic Katarina Popovic
Nov 25, 2020 5

Amazing food and great cocktails! This is one of my favorite tapas places to visit!

Photo of Liana Snyder Liana Snyder
Dec 15, 2020 5

Best tapas I've had in a while. Generous portions served by friendly staff. They're doing distancing really well to keep people safe while allowing some recreation. Very nice drink list and plenty of options for food depending on your diet needs.

Photo of Everette Blackman Everette Blackman
Jan 7, 2021 3

My girlfriend and I visited their restaurant and wasn't impressed by our experience. The food came to our table luke-warm (bacon looked dried out on our bacon wrapped dates) and the waiting staff were very pushy because they were closing soon. I suggest spending your money some where else.

Photo of Alphonza Faison Junior Alphonza Faison Junior
Feb 14, 2022 5

Overall great culinary experience. The setting is close quarters, low lit, and intimate. Great for a date. The food was perfect sized for two people with excellent flavors. Almost like it should be criminal to be that flavorful. My first octopus that made me change my opinion about the dish, it was the star of this program. Paella was her favorite. No doubt packed with flavor and savory for two.

Photo of Ethelda Dyer-Major Ethelda Dyer-Major
Feb 4, 2022 5

Nice ambience however the food with the exception of the salad was not as savory as before. When I previously resided in Durham,Taberna Tapas was one of my favorite restaurants to enjoy a good meal and good background music. I was disappointed tonight. Decent service though.

Photo of Julio Somohano Julio Somohano
Feb 21, 2022 5

Had a good time at Taberna Tapas. Excellent selection of tapas and wines. I had a specific request to sit by the window as I'm not too fond of closed-off tables and the management team, which was near the bar heard my request and stepped in to ensure my request was taken care of. I highly recommend coming here.

Photo of Bruce Deushane Bruce Deushane
Nov 27, 2021 5

Wonderful Tapas. Nice menu selections. Good offering of Spanish Wines. Friendly & helpful Wait Staff. Little disappointed that Hostess' seated Party so close together on the combo Bench / Table side if the restaurant. Restaurant wasn't that busy when we were there and Party's we're seated right next to each other even though there was plenty of room to spread them out. Would go there again but ask for a table.

Photo of Kailey Kailey Kailey Kailey
Apr 8, 2022 4

Pretty good not the BEST tapas I had. I thought some of the dishes were lacking flavor. Overall though pretty well.

Photo of Bill Zaccardi Bill Zaccardi
Jun 1, 2019 5

What a great surprise. We stopped in during a road trip to South Carolina. The food is top notch and creative, the staff is excellent. I thought we were in NYC eating at a highly recommended restaurant. Yes, it was that pleasant and tastefull.

Photo of Melissa M Melissa M
May 29, 2019 5

Great ambiance for small groups to do shared apps.I've been here twice and sampled at least half of the menu with my group and haven't been disappointed in a single dish.The staff are very friendly as well and seem to have mastered the art of being distant enough not to interfere with great conversation, but also present enough that nobody's wine glass stayed empty unless they wanted it to.

Photo of David Aman David Aman
Jun 8, 2019 5

Tapas are just the best was to enjoy food with family/friends. The dishes here are tremendous and the service was great. I highly recommend it.

Photo of Fran Seaman Fran Seaman
Jun 12, 2019 4

Great food at a reasonable price - mostly Spanish food. Nice wine selection, and some good beers and ciders on tap as well. Walking distance to DPAC. Friendly service.

Photo of Frank Carbone Frank Carbone
Apr 15, 2019 4

Pretty decent food but very pricey for tapas. Worth checking out but go on pay day haha! Definitely try the smaller paprika chicken it was delicious

Photo of Ramya Marathi Ramya Marathi
Jun 27, 2019 4

Very good place for sharing small plates, but doesnt fill you up. I ended up ordering dinner at a restaurant nearby.