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Batanga

908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
+1 713-224-9500
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“tapas” (76 reviews)
“paella” (16 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Batanga
1. Can't wait to go back!
"First time here and can't wait to go back next week!"
Jmb72
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2. Happy Hour is a Must!
"If I think Happy Hour I think Batanga. $5 mojitos are a must!!"
amanilopes
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3. Tapas & Paella are Delicious!
"Enjoyed the tapas and the paella was amazing and plentiful!"
66laureneb
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I will definitely go back and try more menu options since Batanga has a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. In fact I want my house to be just like this! But I wasn’t nearly as pleased about the food. It was perfectly acceptable, just not nearly as...More

Thank Jana G
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Batanga has always been one of favorite hangouts downtown Houston. We really love the live music. The bands are always great. The eats never disappoint and the drinks are always delicious. We like to hang out on the patio and listen to all the sights...More

Thank Sean A
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thanks for the great review Sean! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When to Batanga last week, weekday night about 7:30. Weather was perfect for patio dining. I had been wanting to try this place for some time, my friend had been there before, some time ago. Our waitress, Mia, was awesome! The cocktail menu was amazing,...More

Thank Marjorie H
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marjorie, Thank you for the kind words! We will pass them along to Mia and the staff. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you,

Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Found this jewel of a restaurant after the monthly Critical Mass bike ride. Live band, tasty food, and pleasant atmosphere all in one. Perfect for a family meal, date night or just a social hangout. The Paella was big and filling!

Thank Jason W
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We came here after leaving El Big Bad because we couldn't get service. From the moment we walked through the door of Batanga the service was fantastic. Our server, Orlando, took great care of us and the manager was fabulous. Not to mention the outstanding...More

Thank Breann A
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Was seated fairly quickly, and the food was decent. Small portions were a bit pricy. There were problems with the bill, where we were over charged for several items. I pointed this out to the waiter. Several minutes later he returned the bill and I...More

1  Thank tazman1099
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hi Tazman, I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with the bill. I am especially concerned with the added tip part. Can you email me a contact number to at eat@batangahouston.com so I can look into and rectify the situation. Obviously...More

Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I just moved to Houston and went downtown to explore. We decided to have dinner at Batanga which was a good decision. The ambiance was very welcoming and cozy. Andres our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. He patiently guided through the...More

Thank benjib79
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Hi benjib79! Thank you for the excellent review. We will pass this along to Andres as well. Welcome to Houston!

Reviewed March 10, 2018

We went as a group. We had several tasty bites. The three milk cake was delectable. As were the Empanadas which were deep fried.

Thank inthegarden
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you inthegarden! We have recipes that represent all types of Latin American countries. Those empanadas are one of our best sellers and they are from Colombia.

Reviewed February 12, 2018

Ok, besides the snotty hostess at the front who didn't want to seat us at all, this was perhaps the funest place we've been to in a LONG time. Thank God the other guy standing at the front door gave us the time of day...More

Thank zorka3500
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thanks for the kind words zorka3500! We wished you lived in town too! I'll get to work on the hostess stand:)

Reviewed January 31, 2018

Batanga is my go-to tapas restaurant in Houston. They have several selections that are amazing! My favorites are the ceviche, empanadas, paella, mushroom croquettes, and cheese bread. Plus, the band that plays on the weekend is awesome. Food, music, generous drinks, and wonderful patio makes...More

Thank Brittany S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
    (Travis)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-224-9500
  • E-mail
Description
Tapas (small plates) restaurant featuring dishes from various regions of Spain, South America and the Caribbean, including Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, and more. We have live Latin music Wednesday - Sunday, including Salsa, Merengue, Samba and other Brazilian styles, and Flamenco during Sunday brunch. The music is also piped outside to our 3,600 square foot bricked patio--the largest in downtown Houston--which features thick stalk bamboo and lush greenery. The historic clock tower sits right outside our patio fence. It's a cool vibe.
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