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Taberna Tapas

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325 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215 (Market St.)
+1 919-797-1457
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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256 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Small, cozy restaurant convenient to DPAC featuring small plates of delicious treats. Make no mistake, this is not a fast food restaurant, so if you're dining before an event make sure you allow sufficient time in the restaurant, at least an hour and that's if you're just having the basics. This is one of our favorites for pre-DPAC dining, easy... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Went here with a friend who knew the place and made suggestions. We ordered the bacon wrapped dates. They were great and melted in your mouth. Next the grilled calamari over grilled tomatoes. Light and good. Lastly the meatballs with sauce. Very tasty and assured that we would leave feeling sated. The atmosphere is casual but robust. Downtown Durham seems... More 

Thank 301Kate
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134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were trying to find a place for dinner before a concert at Carolina Theater and made reservations here, as we like trying new (to us) restaurants. Great atmosphere, although when it's filled you are elbow to elbow with the people next to you--it's a small space. Many tables are lined up in the hallway to the bathrooms. We preferred... More 

Thank LR B
Cary, North Carolina
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The atmosphere was quite pleasant, the waitress was both attentive and helpful. Our waitress suggested a good strategy for 4 of us, in terms of ordering a few items at a time and then adding more as needed. It did not take long to get the dishes that we ordered so we kept ordering a few at a time until... More 

Thank Robert O
Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

An all around outstanding experience. The menu has a great variety, and the food is always delicious. The prices are reasonable, and the restaurant decor is perfect for almost any occasion. Service is consistently excellent. Whether dining with friends, a date, family, or colleagues, Taberna's is definitely a perfect choice.

1 Thank cheif002
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This place was absolutely lovely all around: food, service and atmosphere! The food was on point, red wine sangria was delicious and the staff was very attentive. I would highly recommend this for a romantic evening out.

2 Thank Kristina G
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I had the best patatas bravas I have ever had, including eating in Spain. Much better than Mateos that had a sauce that was too thick and smokey. Also, I love that they have individual Paella's.

Thank JodieSacc
Raleigh, United States
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have eaten at Taberna Tapas a number of times and always find it to be enjoyable. The place is small but comfortable. Located an easy walk from the Durham Performing Arts Center, it's really convenient for a nice meal and drink before a show. The menu is tapas, with more Spanish influence than usually found, and it is outstanding.... More 

Thank David M
Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Met a friend for a quick lunch, enjoyed our conversation, as it was fairly quiet, and was able to sample several of the small plates. It was my first time at Taberna so I thought I would try one of the flatbreads. It was okay, but I will definitely try some of the other offerings next time. I felt prices... More 

Thank Traveler4145
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Waited an hour and a half before leaving. Go to Mateo's (another tapas place) just down the street instead! So much better portions, vibe, and service. Restaurant lost my reservation and the waiter insisted on finding someone to blame. He spent the first 20 minutes just talking about how Time Warner Cable stinks without giving us any apology. Then instead... More 

2 Thank czhou7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?