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Taberna Tapas

325 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-797-1457
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (26 reviews)
“croquettes” (11 reviews)
“flatbread” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
325 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here and ordered 6-7 different dishes. The restaurant was pretty quiet but it didn't feel like you were in a Tapas restaurant. The skirt steak with chimichurri sauce and potatoes was good as was the fried calamari and paella. The croquettes were pretty...More

Thank SirNigel58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance is quiet, pleasant, good for conversation. Modern style, not at all "Spanish". The service was good and polite. The food was very good, and they have an extensive and very interesting menu. But none of the dishes we ordered made us lean back...More

Thank WhitfieldObserver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here tonight. We made reservations early because of the holiday weekend. Jennifer served with great but not intrusive care. She explained the dishes and was an excellent guide. The tapas were spit on to our experience in Spain. We will...More

Thank Sensitivity
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We had a large party that was easily accommodated. I think we ordered just about everything on the menu too! I very much enjoyed the salmon, the spicy lamb (though the croquettes were too soft), and the various paella dishes. Great drink selection as well.

Thank Travis T
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My wife and I shared several small plates and we each had a dessert. Crab cakes with butternut squash puree were ok, but nothing special. Littleneck clams with chorizo were excellent - juicy and fresh tasting. Red potato tortilla was excellent. Shrimp flatbread was also...More

Thank robrachlin
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We've been to other tapas restaurants in Durham and weren't blown away. In fact we haven't been back to any of them. But we'll definitely go back to Taberna! It was great from start to finish. The service was attentive but not overbearing. There were...More

Thank ncdvl
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone is doing "small plates" these days. Years ago this was just Spanish Tapas. Taberna Tapas is Spanish Tapas. Imaginative, delicious and well executed. Throw in some small'ish servings of paella and a great wine and craft beer selection and you'll discover what a treat...More

Thank TJM747
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Taberna serves up some seriously good tapas that you just want to keep ordering more of, especially once you've enjoyed one or two of their great drinks. I don't know which I liked more, the bacon wrapped dates or the paella, or maybe it...More

Thank JD S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

4 of us went to Taberna Tapas a few weeks ago and we all thought the place was fabulous. We brought our own wine because their website does not show a big wine list (and I work at a wine store and they charge a...More

Thank LonestarSpartan
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A friend and I wanted to have a nice business lunch and catch up as I was about to start a new job, so we decided to meet up in downtown Durham near where he worked. It had been a while since I last dined...More

1  Thank Gary C
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Tiffany L
do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
21 January 2017|
Response from rodneyderrick108 | Reviewed this property |
I am just a customer who lives a block away. You should call the restaurant and ask. As far as I know, they do not currently have customers eating outside on the sidewalk. However, I do know because the owner Chris has shown... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
    (Market St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-797-1457
  • E-mail
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