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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
$$ - $$$
Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We went there on a whim at the end of January. It was a very busy night in Rvk so it was just about the only place that had a table short notice and there might be a reason. WE were in and out in...More

Thank Trippatravelight
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The waiting staff were all very friendly, making you feel right at home, even without a reservation. I had the whale and puffin, wanting to try new foods. Puffin was great, whale was disappointing, absolutely smothered in sesame chili sauce. Portions were small and a...More

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Get the iceland sampler. It is a great way to taste local food. The christmas beer is amazing. Dont be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 8 February 2016

When we arrived we were sat at a table which, at first glance seemed very cosy. However, the door next to the table that we had assumed was a fire exit was actually one of the main entrances to the restaurant and after the first...More

Thank drsgbaker
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This place was recommended to us by our hotel. Was a great idea as it meant we could sample different dishes as tapas portions. The atmosphere was buzzing and really cosy on a cold January night. We went for the house wine and cheaper (due...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Tapas has really nice atmosphere and good food, although time to time the same food might taste different. Therefore Tapas is a bit too pricey, I usually like to go there as the place offers a warm vibe. I visited Tapas Barinn last in January...More

Thank Gachko
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Had a wonderful experience at Tapas Barinn in Reykjavik. We had a group of 9, mixed ages, all visiting Iceland on holiday. There was a short wait (restaurant needs more waiting room) but we had waitress service while we waited and they kept us informed...More

2  Thank SoftwareGeek12
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I went to tapas barinn during my stay in Reykjavik last January. They had great cocktails, the staff were nice and the place had a good atmosphere. I recommend the Icelandic Tapas :)

Thank Lucifer A
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Not first time that we are going to this place. Normally we like the small dishes served. But this time we ordered Chefs menu and it was a real disappointment! We expected the best from the selection from Chef but it was only pork and...More

1  Thank IngiBaiba
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at Tapas Barinn. I ordered three tapas dishes, and all were quite delcious. It's a great place if you're looking to sample some of the local fare in small portions. I can't wait to go back on my next trip...More

Thank PAW305
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
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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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