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Tapas Barinn

Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2344
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (470 reviews)
“lobster” (148 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (38 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our last dinner in Iceland was at Tapas Barinn and definitely the best meal we had during our 7 day trip there. Considering how expensive restaurant meal is in Iceland, I found what we had here was good value and good quality. We ordered the...More

Thank Soodye
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Incredible restaurant and experience. Icelandic Gourmet menu was excellent value for money- we were absolutely stuffed! I did not expect the food to be so beautifully presented. It tasted delicious. Service was fantastic- friendly and efficient. Would thoroughly recommend this to any tourist wanting a...More

Thank YibBell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We headed here on our last night in Reykjavik, desperate to find some local food to splash our remaining Krona, and boy did we find the right place. Tapas is such a good way to get value for your money and try as many things...More

Thank 9hellis
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review. We are happy to hear that you guys enjoyed your experience with us and that you decided to splash your remaining krónur with us! Tapas is indeed perfect for trying out as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Icelandic Chef's menu was really great. Seven courses including a shot of brennivin to start, lamb two ways, two types of fish, puffin, whale, lobster and dessert. In one stop I was able to try several Icelandic delicacies in one sitting. I personally wasn't...More

Thank Brendan L
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Brendan, Thank you for taking your time to write this positive review. Awesome to hear how much you enjoyed our Icelandic Gourmet Feast and that the experience was well worth the money! Hope we’ll see you again sometime. Best regards, Maron Þór

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fine fusion of Spanish tapas and Icelandic food! The sangía was authentic. The atmosphere was very much like the mesones of Madrid. The staff readily assisted us with our wheelchair.More

Thank KevinandSteve
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Kevin and Steve, We are glad to hear that you guys had an enjoyable visit to our restaurant. It took some time perfecting our sangria so it’s great to hear that you guys enjoyed it. Thank you for the feedback and we hope we’ll...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Their Icelandic take on tapas is super. From the moment we entered the restaurant the staff was incredibly welcoming and courteous. Minke whale is something worth being adventurous enough to try. Plus, the licorice lamb is unlike anything I've ever had before. Even the dessert...More

Thank Malika76
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review. We are really happy to hear that you guys had a positive experience with us with both our staff and our food. The marinated lamb in licorice is one of our classics...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here at the end of a long day. We understand the concept of tapas, but the prices were not in line with the quantity of food. We asked the server and she recommended 3-4 dishes per person. We settled on five total between...More

1  Thank Samndjsdad
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review and for giving us this feedback. We are glad to hear that the food was good and we hope we’ll see you again sometime. Best regards, Maron Þór

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us on family holiday eat here on Saturday 5th November. Two had the gourmet 7 tapas set menu and two had 3 individual tapas. Where else would get to try Puffin, Minke Whale, Foal, along with Arctic Chard, Lobster Tails, Long Fish. local...More

Thank CAH48
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, We are so happy to hear that the four of you had a pleasant experience with us. Great to hear that you enjoyed our Icelandic gourmet feast as well as the exotic kangaroo! Thank you for your kind words and we truly hope we’ll...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sisters and I tried this restaurant that we'd read about on a travel blog. We arrived around 7 PM, and were seated immediately despite not having a reservation. All three of us ordered the Icelandic gourmet feast menu. It was very interesting, and most...More

Thank stargurl90
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your positive review. We are very glad to hear that you guys enjoyed our Icelandic Gourmet Feast and that you had a good experience with us. We hope we’ll see you again sometime. Best regards, Maron Þór

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel booked us at Tapas for our first evening and it was a real disappointment to say the least. We had the tasting menu and the dishes were ranging from average to unappetizing and short of taste, we had to wait for appr. 20-25...More

Thank adammad
Maron G, General Manager at Tapas Barinn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Adam, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. We appreciate all the feedback we can get. Our main goal is that every guest we have leaves happy and we are truly sorry that that was not the case in your visit....More

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Marina D
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Response from Jean A | Reviewed this property |
Not being part of the restaurant staff I could not answer your question, but I am sure that an e-mail from their web site would solve this issue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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Description
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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