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Tapas Barinn

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Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2344
17:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. We found the restaurant by chance . And what a chance that was.. it was downstairs and quite claustrophobic but it had a fantastic atmosphere. We had the icelandic gourmet feast . We wanted something different and this fitted the bill perfectly. We added a couple of extras kangaroo and scallops in bacon .. every one was delicious. Cooked... More 

Thank punkrockernick
Kent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing restaurant and food ....a little loud tonight as busy ...but may just come again tomorrow xx

Thank Shazbaby38
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time here! Buzzing atmosphere and great service - our waitress was very helpful. We opted to choose our own tapas rather than a set meal and every dish was lovely. Definitely recommend the lobster tails! Ended up spending a small fortune but that seems to be usual in Iceland. The food was worth it though!!

Thank laufri86
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a taste of Iceland in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere then this is the perfect venue. The food was well cooked and well presented without being pretentious. I'm not likely to eat puffin anywhere else but I enjoyed it here. There are plenty of more conventional options if you don't want to eat like an Icelander but... More 

Thank mistert1tea
Moore, Oklahoma
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was wonderful! Some people on a tour we did raved about this place so we decided we needed to not just eat the delicious hot dogs for every meal and venture into some real Icelandic cuisine. My friend and I shared the Icelandic Gourmet Feast. You start with a shot of Iceland's infamous alcohol, Brennivín (It is also... More 

Thank Whitney G
Schwyz, Switzerland
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As soon as you are in the restaurant you wont believe you are in Iceland - crowded and spanish-family atmosphere, which is quiet loud for a restaurant :-) Tasty food, good service, at the upper limit if we talk about the prices.

Thank Sumsara
Basel, Switzerland
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The understated and hidden entrance of this place gives way to very cool vibe, buzzing ambiance and good music as soon as one gets inside. We loved everything we tried here! The seafood, chicken, etc. It stands true to its name and serves amazing tapas indeed! Great sangria as well. The staff were friendly and cool too. Loved it :)... More 

Thank AmritaVk
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom & I ate here on our last night, as we wanted to taste puffin and other Icelandic food. We shared the puffin, lamb with creamy liquorice gravy ( licorice is a popular flavour there- especially in chocolate), foal and a couple of other dishes. Portions were generous. The food was good, but in my opinion not as great... More 

Thank Tatiana P
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by a friend as somewhere to try a bit of everything, and it did not disappoint! The food is incredible, the tastes and presentation is second to none - whale, puffin, foal, octopus, lobster you name it - we loved it! From the outside it's set back and hidden away but once you go down... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to sample some Icelandic food and came here after reading reviews. It was "expensive" but let's be honest, eating out in Iceland IS generally pricey. So if you were like us, backpacking/travelling on a budget and looking for just that one special place to splurge on, Tapas Barinn is the perfect place. We shared the 7-course Icelandic Gourmet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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 meet, 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 popular place with the Icelandic crowd. 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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