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Tapas Barinn

Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2344
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Neighbourhood: Miõborg
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We are often a little skeptical of restaurants recommended by hotels, but Tapas Barinn was a real winner! Our wonderful server had the bartender let us taste grappas when we had questions about the selection, the atmosphere was lively yet cozy, and the food was...More

Thank Helene_UNC
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Good choice if tapas, portions we found were quite large for some of the tapas. I would say there is something for everyone here. From the traditional Spanish tapas like patatas bravas to more Icelandic such as smoked puffin ( tastes similar to duck). Really...More

Thank rememunster
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend. Staff were really helpful, couldn't do enough for us. The food was well cooked and beautifully presented. Nothing was to much trouble and the atmosphere was great.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Went in January 2016, and had a really nice meal, the menu offers something for everyone and you get a real taste of Iceland's culinary delights. Would highly recommend!

Thank Tricks1979
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We saved the best till last on our trip to Reykjavik! Although the food everywhere has been delicious and we've tried lots of local fish and flavours, this place gave us a fantastic opportunity to try some things that we would never normally try! Ok,...More

Thank Gill P
Reviewed 16 February 2016

After deliberating over a number of nearby restaurants in downtown Reykjavik we chose this Tapas bar after seeing its exciting menu outside for around £43 each. Boasting a seven course tapas journey of traditional Icelandic cuisine. We didn't book and the restaurant was very busy....More

Thank David L
Reviewed 16 February 2016

First of all: YES, it is expensive! But my partner and I walked around Reykjavik for literally HOURS on our first night there looking for a place to eat and nothing comes close! NOWHERE ELSE will you be able to pick and choose exactly what...More

Thank Kelly E
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This was a 5 star visit. Wow the food was so tasty. Go for the Traveller! The service was excellent and much better than in most restaurants in Reykjavik, especially Asthildur! The Traveller is a combination of 6 dishes and a desert. All 4 of...More

Thank Icelandintro
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had minke whale, ahi, kangaroo, and a lovely beet salad. All were beautiful to look at and incredible to eat. We added a beer with the meal. Afterwards, we had an amazing coconut ice cream desert with sorbet, chocolate, whipped cream and more. Best...More

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 15 February 2016

There are tons of options at this restaurant. You can eat fish or avoid it. You can try traditional Icelandic food. They have puffin, whale, and horse. You can try them without spending a ton on a large plate that you might not like. For...More

Thank caligirl10
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
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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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.