Lunch & Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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.
Our group of 3 visited Taberna Tapas at 8:30 on a Friday night. It was busy but not packed. Noise level was pretty high. We ordered cocktails and four tapas plates. The tapas came out long before the drinks, which I'm pretty sure had nothing to do with our waiter, who was amiable and competent. The cocktails were tasty and attractive. The tapas servings seemed small to me for the prices (compared to tapas/small plates I've had at other restaurants). We ordered white anchovy pintxos (excellent but tiny), roasted brussels sprouts (mediocre), salmon cakes on polenta (also excellent), albondigas in red sauce (really good) -- but the best selection of all was the incredibly dense chocolate-orange ice cream.
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.
ALWAYS love the food but it is absolutely freezing in there!!! One of our favorite places to bring out-of-town guests!
Awesome food, wonderful server, and delightful ambiance!!!
I really love Taberna Tapas over Mateos. Excellent Spanish Tapas. Great specials. I was there for Mojito Mondays. Very good mojitos. Highly recommended.
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!
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.
Excellent as always! Enjoyed the patio. Thanks Dan for opening it for us!!
Excellent food, great wine list, can't go wrong dining at Taberna Tapas.
Good food and service. Each tapas costs about $15 and you need at least three to fill up so it gets pricey fast
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.
Food was phenomenal. Everything we ate was amazing! We loved the foodrunner we had. She was funny, knowledgeable, and gave excellent recommendations.
Great service and food. In the end it was a great experience.
Awful experience except for the manager. She was very professional.
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.
Fun with new friends
Mother's Day dinner. Was one of few places with an open reservation.
Good food. A bit overpriced. Very nice waiter. Would go again.
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.
Great food and service, but a bit pricey for lunch.
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.
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.
Food was great! Took a little long, but well worth it.
Food and service are always excellent here. Great pre-theater.
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.
It was very good, we have been here before and will come again.
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.
We were pleasantly surprised with the ambience, service, and food at Taberna. We ordered seven different tapas and all of them were delicious.
The food was outstanding and well presented. The service was a great compliment to make the overall experience memorable.
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.
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.
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!!!
Nice atmosphere and good food. We went after evening movie, it was quiet and easy-to-talk there. Will be back.
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.
We enjoyed the food and the ambiance. But it was loud-it was difficult to have conversation.
Staff great. Patient with us.
First time there and it was a wonderful experience. Staff was friendly and knowledgable and food was delicious.
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
We loved the food. The flatbread was delicious, as was the soup. We will definately be back!