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Batanga

#415 of 7,176 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710 (Travis)
+1 713-224-9500
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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New York
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the tapas and the paella was amazing and plentiful! Sat outside and enjoyed two pitchers of delicious white sangria! Reasonably priced also.

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Thank 66laureneb
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like sharing, this tapas restaurant is wonderful. The menu is inventive and diverse. The prices are reasonable. And I've never had anything that I didn't love. Add to that the happy hour drink prices and I'm in my happy place!

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Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
San Antonio, Texas
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460 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service, but not rude, just average. Food was tapas style. Prices right but average overall. Definitely a good place for a quick bite or a couple brews with friends. Would return.

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Thank Ldominici
Houston
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186 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hope Batangas in Downtown Houston listens and makes improvements. The food wasn't good. We had lamb ribs (crispy and dry), meatballs (OK), fish taco $2 (OK), poblano sliders $6 for 2 (meat dry, flavorless, overcooked), nachos $5 (poor and pinchy except chips). Service was fine but I didn't like the server putting the cloth napkins in mine and my... More 

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Thank 457LisaC
Batavia, Illinois
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is unique! It has indoor and outdoor seating with tables and couches. The outdoor lights offer a bright atmosphere. I had never eaten at a tapas restaurant, so I didn't know what to expect. Delicious food!

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Thank kgerken1
Apex, North Carolina
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415 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice meal, service was excellent, and the ambience of the patio was special on a late Spring evening. The patio is fenced off from the street which gives it a little more privacy while still allowing you to experience the sights and sounds of the city.

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Thank Peter W
bfasthoff, Manager at Batanga, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, Peter. We hope to see you again soon. Brian More 

Atascocita, Texas, United States
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158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

So it was Sunday afternoon, Maria was our waitress, met the manager, and the food was awesome. There was a small hiccup; but it's not a matter what the hiccup may be, it's a matter of how it was corrected...and it was a PERFECT ENDING to an awesome meal! Here is some mouth watering pics :-)

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Thank Mouse-Bonnie B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The tapas is not as good as we recently had in Seville but it was very good and the fusion between traditional tapas and Mexican worked. We went back for a repeat of the beef tacos and loved everything except for the pig ribs. The fried pig ears were of particular note and well worth trying even if it does... More 

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Thank John P
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If I think Happy Hour I think Batanga. $5 mojitos are a must!! They also do $5 sangria and white/red house wine and #3 domestic bottles. Besides the mojitos, for me, the best part about Batanga Happy Hour are the $4 appetizers!! First of all you MUST get the chicken skewers and once you do you'll never want to eat... More 

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Thank amanilopes
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Excited to see Batanga was just around the corner from our hotel, The Magnolia. We did not know we were stumbling upon an incredible happy hour that was until 7pm. The pineapple mojito is a must and the hummus is the best I have ever had. The waiter was gracious and made us stop ordering at the beginning because all... More 

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Thank Nateems

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?