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Tapas Barinn

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Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2344
17:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was fantastic! Really fun Tapas! We had a mini snafu with some lobster, but the restaurant bent over backwards to make sure we were happy and provided us with an amazing desert tray.

Thank Amber D
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 sample of Icelandic food. At the end we were given a description of all the... More 

Thank YibBell
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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217 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to try the local cuisine, this is a great place to get a little bit of everything! Our waitress was kind enough to let my husband and I split the feast, as they usually expect each patron to order their own. The feast includes: smoked puffin, Icelandic Artic Charr, lobster, blue ling, Icelandic lamb, mink whale, and... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has a nice and comfy venue, the food is okey but they have to put more quantity in the courses, with the menu you easily spend 40 euros and be hungry afterwards, the portions are tiny. On the positive side, it is one of the few restaurants in Reykjavik that open late (I think they close after midnight... More 

Thank Angel V
Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were hungry after visiting the Blue Lagoon and arrived in Reykjavik just before 11pm when most of the other restaurants were closing their kitchens so our choices were limited. We stumbled across Tapas Barinn which was still open and happy to serve us, and were very happy we did. I have multiple food allergies, but the staff was very... More 

Thank minivanride
Princeton, NJ
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited with two friends and my 5 year old daughter on our first night in Iceland. We each ordered several dishes and a pitcher of sangria for the adults. The food was outstanding, and the Spanish style tapas were better than any I've had in Spain. The waiter was pleasant, and the prices were fair all things considered. Highly,... More 

Thank JLNairn0803
St Helens, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a recommendation and were not disappointed. The taster menu is lovely and we received a letter telling us what was on the menu which was an amazing touch. I would recommend booking in advance not to be disappointed. Whilst the prices in Iceland are expenive for food we found this reasonable for what we had.

Thank Andrew U
Reykjavik, Iceland
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the 'Journey into the unknown' and it was delicious. Usually you get some items you don't like when a set menu is ordered but we left nothing uneaten. Atmosphere and friendly staff was what made it perfect.

Thank SibbaSvav
Newark, Delaware
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Get the pork, amazing. Lobster garlic dish also v good. Cheese plate expensive but large. Expensive place, but so is everything in Iceland.

Thank Mcardillo
Randle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seven courses of perfectly cooked fish and meat. Amazing cultural sampling of seafood, lamb and puffin. Hawaiian style dessert with lilikoi sauce. Lots of fennel and anise flavors with berry, mint and sweet potato beds. The most economical red wine was a Spanish Tempranillo, perfect.

Thank Leesa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?