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) #449 of 7,285 Restaurants in Houston $$ - $$$ Latin, , Spanish
908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
+1 713-224-9500
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“tapas” (62 reviews)
“paella” (14 reviews)
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Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
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1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2017

One of the best happy hour eats in Houston. Order the ribs and plantains, you won't be sorry. the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is cool.

Thank Runnin26
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

Thank 66laureneb
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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!

Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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.

Thank Ldominici
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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...More

Thank 457LisaC
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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!

Thank kgerken1
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

Thank Peter W
bfasthoff, Manager at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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

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...More

Thank Mouse-Bonnie B
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...More

Thank John P
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...More

Thank amanilopes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-224-9500
  • E-mail
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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