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Tapas Barinn

Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2344
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (469 reviews)
“lobster” (162 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (37 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our dishes were tasty and most of them very good, best was the lobster & whale, other dishes were ok. This restaurant is very loud and drinking was rather excessive even though our coctails were to sweet for our liking. Service was fine while you...More

Thank Niels L
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Niels, Thank you for taking your time to write this review, we appreciate the feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the lobster and the whale. We hope we’ll see you again sometime! Best regards, Maron Þór

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Incredible restaurant and experience. Icelandic Gourmet menu was excellent value for money- we were absolutely stuffed! I did not expect the food to be so beautifully presented. It tasted delicious. Service was fantastic- friendly and efficient. Would thoroughly recommend this to any tourist wanting a...More

Thank YibBell
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really enjoyed our meal till the bill came. Equally good food elsewhere but better priced. The staff made up in part as they were friendly and helpful.

Thank Brianmac54
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Brian, Thank you for your feedback and we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We hope we’ll see you again sometime. Best regards, Maron Þór

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a tapas set menu, it was very tasty and offers a great range of nice food. It was nicely portioned. We had three people shared with one menu, if you'd like to have a light dinner, this will be a nice choice. Customer...More

Thank Yujie Z
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. Thank you for your feedback. We hope we’ll see you guys again sometime. Best regards, Maron Þór

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tasting menu costed $100, we expected something great, all the courses were very bland in taste and little substance, service was slow and unattentive. Sorry but for the price paid we would have expected at least 1-2 very good dishes but that was not...More

Thank John N
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear John, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. We appreciate all the feedback we can get. Our main goal is that every guest we have leaves happy and we are truly sorry that that was not the case in your visit. ...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing: Ask your hotel for an "Icelandic Coupon" book. Our hotel gave us one for free --I just asked if they had any coupons for restaurants. I found a 10% off any feast at Tapas Barinn ! Btw, they open for dinner only---everyday from...More

Thank triptik123
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this in-depth review. We really appreciate the feedback. We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and that the Icelandic Gourmet Feast was to your liking! We hope we’ll see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our first night in Iceland. I got the Icelandic Gourmet feast because I wanted to be able to try a lot of different dishes and see what I liked, and this was the perfect way to do so. I learned that...More

Thank daniellegallo4
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Daniel, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant, it’s awesome that guests come to us to try out new and different dishes they’ve never tasted before. We are humbled...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really really wanted to like this place. After a long day spent exploring the Iceland we came here hungry. We ordered the Traveler which is a tasting menu. The price charged was $100/person which is what top restaurants in Reykjavik charge (e.g. Grill market...More

Thank Adam T
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Adam, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. We appreciate all the feedback we can get. Our main goal is that every guest we have leaves happy and we are truly sorry that that was not the case in your visit. ...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not make a reservation and had no trouble getting seated. It's very dark and crowded in the resturant but the service will not disappoint. We ordered the smaller portions of food and you usually need to order 2-3 per person for a meal....More

Thank Tagtme26
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. Awesome to hear that you guys enjoyed our Icelandic take on Tapas and that the service was good! We hope we’ll see you guys again sometime. Best regards, Maron Þór

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was so great and fresh! I never in my life thought I would ever try puffin and whale and now I have. My fiance and I each got a different group of tapas and the food just kept coming and coming and coming....More

Thank kalua80
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant, those dishes are definitely different but very tasty nonetheless! Thank you for your positive review and we hope we’ll see you guys again sometime. Best regards, Maron Þór

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Marina D
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Response from Jean A | Reviewed this property |
Not being part of the restaurant staff I could not answer your question, but I am sure that an e-mail from their web site would solve this issue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighbourhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 551 2344
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Description
TapasBarinn is an extremely lively restaurant where Spanish tapas tradition meets the freshest Icelandic ingredients. It is located in a cellar at Vesturgata 3 in Reykjavik's central. The menu at TapasBarinn offers over 50 different meat, fish and vegetable dishes so you can take your time and experiment various flavour combinations. A must try is the Icelandic gourmet feast which is a great way to taste the best of Icelandic produce in one meal. The restaurant has been open since the year 2000 and has become a local favourite. It has the only kitchen in Reykjavík that is open 23:30 on weekdays and 01:00 on weekends. The breezy atmosphere and the Spanish effects in the decorations make TapasBarinn ideal for an enjoyable evening, a true ray of sunshine in downtown Reykjavík.
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