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Tapas Barinn

Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2344
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (530 reviews)
“lobster” (170 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (37 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is popular among locals and it has a very good reputation in town. The food is really good and always on a high level.

Thank Wiktoria J
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

When you travel with a group of friends – walking down the Laugavegur to Vesturgata in Reykjavik, having neither goal nor opinion for a dinner place, things becomes at random. We ended up in Tapas Barinn, not exactly to my liking (partly living on the...More

1  Thank E-San888
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up eating here because it was the only place we found that was still open but I'm so glad we did! All the dishes we got were delicious and the portions were fairly large. We probably could have had 1-2 less dishes even....More

Thank Melissawar
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Melissa, Thank you so much for taking your time to give us this feedback. Awesome to hear how much you guys enjoyed your evening with us! We hope we will see you guys again sometime! Best regards, Maron Þór

Reviewed 1 week ago

The tapas bar is a great place to visit with friends on the weekend if you are looking more for a good atmosphere rather than great food. The food is decent and the drinks are good but after getting under cooked chicken I can not...More

Thank kasis84
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you for taking your time to give us this feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and our drinks. We are very sorry to hear about the chicken, I have gone over this particular incident with my team to ensure that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked here for our first night in Iceland. yes, it was expensive, but after all, you are in Iceland. Prices compare to most other places we looked at. The food is very good. We opted for a tasting menu but minus the whale and puffin....More

Thank Aidnash101
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you guys enjoyed our Icelandic Gourmet Feast. Sorry to hear that the pace of the dishes was a bit too fast, if you ever visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

expensive though! The grilled langoustines were perfect - each dish was presented perfectly and my sons both tucked into everything! Go there!More

Thank PJ_WestLondon
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review. We are really happy to hear that you and your sons enjoyed your visit to us, we agree the Icelandic langoustines are ridiculously flavourful, especially paired with garlic and butter like we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of 3 that stumbled upon Tapas Barinns unassuming entrance. Once we entered we were greeted by the friendly staff and looked after amazingly all night. We tried the Icelandic Feast 7 course menu and I have never had anything as diverse...More

Thank Richard L
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Richard, We are humbled by your review, thank you so much for taking your time to give us this feedback. Awesome to hear that you and your group enjoyed our Icelandic Feast and the overall experience. We hope we will see you in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, great atmosphere, diverse menu, would definitely go back! They were busy, we were glad we had a reservation. Enjoy!

Thank jill-geoff123
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jill, Thank you for your kind words and for taking your time to give us this feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed our menu and atmosphere! We hope we will see you guys again sometime! Best regards, Maron Þór

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for dinner thinking it was a traditional tapas style restaurant that would offer small plates with a few bites on each. Turns out each dish is more like an appetizer size - so we ordered 3 things each and it was really...More

Thank LoveTheSunshine82
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review. We at Tapas Barinn are really happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your visit to us and we hope we will see you guys again sometime. Best regards, Maron...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on our last evening in Reykjavik. So glad we did. Great atmosphere and super friendly staff. There are plenty of choices for all pallets here. We of course had to try the Puffin, whale and horse, among many other dishes. All were...More

Thank Pghtraveler555
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you guys enjoyed your evening with us and that you got to taste a lot of Icelandic delicacies! All the best from us at Tapas...More

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Tiffany W
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Response from eilidhmaria | Reviewed this property |
Hi - they were very accommodating, so if you wanted to share it, they would do that ..... you might find yourselves fighting over it though😉
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Marina D
3 September 2017|
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Response from Jean A | Reviewed this property |
Not being part of the restaurant staff I could not answer your question, but I am sure that an e-mail from their web site would solve this issue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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Description
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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