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Tapas Barinn

Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2344
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

we got back into town around 2300 and didn't realize the time as we were trying to get something to eat. Tapas fed us a seafood feast! Everything was delicious . Very friendly staff.

Thank Barbaraswanson2
Reviewed 20 March 2016

All the tapas dishes were very good. The wine we decided on was also a good value for money. Highly recommended

Thank Gisli M. G
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I came for the many tastes of Iceland and left very happy! We both ordered the special that had 6 main tapas dishes and a dessert. Each dish was a different Icelandic tastes. Puffin, whale, lobster, lamb ...it also came with a shot of the...More

1  Thank JuannyChico
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

My mouth is still in awe from the flavourful combinations of food combinations we experienced at Tapas Barinn. After much debate, My husband had the Icelandic Gourmet Feast and I had A Journey into the Unknown. We were thrilled with our selection and after eating...More

Thank argus619
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Nice tapas restaurant behind the tourist information centre on Vesturgata, menu is large with a mixture of traditional Spanish and Icelandic tapas dishes & mains. Staff were very friendly and were on hand to answer any questions about the menu. Food arrived in stages which...More

Thank Phil A
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This was the perfect restaurant to try Icelandic speacialties such as puffin and whale, as it's tapas you can try many dishes that you wouldnt normally order a whole plate of. The restaurant is small and has a quaint, pirate bar kinda feel with lanterns...More

Thank Shelly66
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We stopped in one night while visiting Reykjavik and had a really lovely meal. We ordered lots of tapas as well as several drinks. The waitress was very nice and service was quick. Seemed as though the place picks up and get a little rowdier...More

Thank melissac21
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We were struggling to find a place to eat that would give me the opportunity to experiance authentic Icelandic cuisine like puffin and whale whilst accommodating my vegeterian boyfriend with more then a magareita pizza but Tapas barinn did just that. I had the Icelandic...More

Thank Suzie B
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Think tapas and envision small plates with tiny amounts of food, going away hungry. Not so at Tapas in Reykjavik. Enter this "Spanish style" restaurant in the center of town, pass the Serrano hams and be seated in a warm dining area. The wait staff...More

Thank MomDives
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I was told about this place by someone at my hotel and knew I just had to go. From the minute we arrived we were looked after really well. We were seated immediately. It was about 6pm and fairly quiet. Probably a good time to...More

Thank derekturnbull
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Restaurant Details

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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
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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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