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Tapas Bar$$$
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1500 S Lamar Blvd #150 Austin, TX 78704
1500 South Lamar Boulevard #150USTexasAustin78704
(512) 473-2211barlataaustin.com
$$$Tapas Bar, BarToday 5–11PM
Thursday 5–11PMFriday 5–11PMSaturday 11AM–2:30PM, 5–11PMSunday 11AM–2:30PM, 5–10:30PMMonday 5–10:30PMTuesday 5–10:30PMWednesday 5–10:30PM
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Catalan born chef, Daniel Olivella, creates this lively tapas bar, with the idea to bring authentic Spanish flavors to Austin. 
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Tapas, paella & more Spanish fare served with a broad wine list in a lively industrial-chic space.- Google
"Really enjoyed the happy hour menu and drinks."
"House Cured Salmon ($12) - heaven on a plate."
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Joan Joan
a month ago
Excellent tapas with a menu that goes on forever! Great atmosphere and wine to die for! Weekday happy hours with special drink selections and small discounted plates! Love this place!
Response from the owner - a week ago
Gracias Joan! Much appreciated 🍷🍾🍴✨
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danielle shepherd
a month ago
Love the atmosphere and European style seating, but I only gave it 4 stars because the napkins shed all over my outfit (don't wear black, people), and the veggie dishes were way too salty. It's a great place to mingle, though. Happy hour is where it's at.
Response from the owner - a week ago
Thank you for the review Danielle - Apologies for the napkins mishap.
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Srinivasan Viswanathan
2 months ago
All the dishes were excellent except the octopus was a bit too chewy. The sangria is amazing and the waiters are all very friendly and switch dishes if you are not satisfied. Great place for a nice sit down dinner and the desserts are good too!
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Patrick Holloway
5 months ago
I recommend ordering a Bees Knees cocktail. Amazingly well done. Happy Hour with a 4 top is the best way to go for tapas and drinks. Service and atmosphere is top notch.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thanks so much Patrick! We hope to see you again sometime soon!
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John Dillon
a month ago
Once was too much, went to this resturant on a Saturday evening. Service was the most inattentive that I've seen in decades in any food establishment I've experienced. Luckily the owner was present to sample an undercooked paella, which he said was good. Then the waiter asked us if we wanted the same dish again? Maybe if we knew people that worked there it would be more pleasant; however, a mistake the offer the very same mistake in its place? That's retarded.
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Rob Birse
2 months ago
We've enjoyed many meals at Barlata, the House Cured Salmon, Gambas Ajillo and over course the fantastic Jamon Iberico Spanish.
Response from the owner - a week ago
Thank you Rob! So glad you enjoyed your time with us 👍🏼🍴🍾🍷👌🏽
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Sarah Haney
3 months ago
I love tapas but haven't been overly impressed by any place I've been in the last few years. We met some friends for dinner here the other day who had been before. Their thoughts before we went, "it was good and quality last time but some dishes were so-so." After eating, "man, they have really stepped up their game. Everything was excellent." Yes, everything we had was excellent and we tried a large portion of the menu. What I loved is every dish was prepared perfectly and carried it's own weight at the table. No dish lacked, which was might impressive. Here is what we tried. I would recommend all of them! First, drinks really quick: - White Walker ($11) - Dolin Blanco Vermouth, Ford's Gin, Club Soda) - a near perfect drink in my opinion. I don't like things sweet. This was refreshing but the vermouth gave it a nice complexity. - Bee's Knees ($10) - very nice drink as well. The honey gave it some sweetness but not too much. Still refreshing. - Fig Old Fashion ($12) - great take on an old fashioned. Not over the top frills which is good in an old fashioned. *I didn't order all of these, I tried everyone's at the table. Just a disclaimer so you didn't think I was wasted and elaborating on the food review) Second, Food...oh the amazing food: - Baby squid / fennel sausage / squid ink ($10) - I haven't had a place properly do a squid ink dish in years. Barlata knocked it out of the park. The portion is two baby squid stuffed with a delicious sausage and a rich, well spiced squid in sauce. Ask you server for extra bread because if you're like us you'll be wanting to lick the can. Bread is the more publicly acceptable approach. - Bravas ($8 - Fried​ potatoes / spicy tomato / allioli) - I was shocked how good they could make a simple potato. The dressing were excellent and potatoes fried perfectly. Perfect dish to help fill you up during tapas but keep you impressed all at the same time. - Grilled Shitake Mushrooms (9)- holy hell, who knew a mushroom could be so good. This one is a tapas dish with Asian flair of sake and mirin, but man my mouth is watering again just thinking about these. Serving is two skewers of halved mushrooms. - Fire Roasted Shishito Peppers ($8) - again, another simple but executed perfectly dish. Lightly salted and perfectly roasted. - Brandada ($11) - I'd never had this dish before but so glad I tried it based on our friends recommendation. It's a kind of whipped potato souffle with shredded salted cod mixed throughout. It was new and delicious. - Boquerones ($8) - a perfectly layered dish of flavors. I was a little intimiated by the anchovies not having had too many before, but the pear and cheese with the salty fish....mmmmm heaven. - House Cured Salmon ($12) - heaven on a plate. Buttery tender salmon cured perfectly and topped with a delicious creme. - Gambas Ajillo ($13) - simple and delicious. Shrimp cooked to perfection. Another one to ask for extra bread because that garlicy oil left behind in divine! - Croquetas Of Jamon Iberico and Serrano ($8.5) - I've never had croquetas as superb as these. Little bites of heaven. They have forever ruined me for crappy croquetas. - Order of jamon Iberico ($19) - our friends said this was a must have. It's a special type of jamon (prosciutto) where the pigs are only fed acorns. This is one of the best jamon items I've ever had. Just meaty enough with a melt in your mouth quality. There I go drooling again. Lastly, desserts: - Hojaldre de Pera ($9) - fantastic and great for sharing. Comes with two generous sized pockets you could cut in half in need be. And the Valdeon & Fig Ice Cream - no words, just a happy face. - Blackberry & Mezcal Sorbet ($6) - unique and flavorful. Almost had a hint of spice to it. Definitely worth trying. - Meyer Lemon Sorbet ($6) - tart, bright and palate cleansing. As you can see, we tried to eat the whole menu! I was impressed that each dish seemed to get better and better. My advice is to go with at least four people so you can try a variety of dishes.
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you Sarah for the lengthy and thorough review. We appreciate your honesty and your taste buds! Looking forward to having you back in again sometime soon!
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Ana Pierpont
5 months ago
My girlfriends and I went here for happy hour this last week. The food is always great and love the vibe. What really took this experience to the 5 star rating, was our server Malia. She was so friendly and absolutely accommodating. Her above and beyond customer service will definitely keep us coming back for more. Thanks for a very enjoyable evening.
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Hi Ana - We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to having you in again and we will for sure be sharing with Malia. She will be delighted. Thanks again!

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Holiday Hours - BARLATA is OPEN on Christmas Eve, however we are not accepting reservations past 7PM.
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Catalan-born Olivella has created a unique menu that features a variety of tapas, including latas, classic Spanish appetizers served in small tin cans, as well as larger plates and an impressive array of paella. Each item is a subtle elaboration on a traditional dish.
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