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La Vara

268 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
+1 718-422-0065
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“suckling pig” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
268 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire reason I chose this spot for date night was that the food has Moorish and Jewish influences and I was very intrigued by this mix. I also didn't realize they had a Michelin star till after, but I am not surprised. The location...More

Thank NathanielGoodtimes
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I expected more in terms of flavour. The fried artichokes did not have much of an artichoke flavour & I couldn’t taste anchovy in the aioli. The dip with melted cheese, honey and fried eggplant was interesting but the eggplant slices were tiny and did...More

Thank fru_sorteravn
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Being a michelin starred restaurant, I had higher expectations for La Vara. With the exception of the albondigas, everything we ate was lackluster. The Conejo en Escabeche and Alcachofas were bland, the Anchoas en Conserva had a bitter taste, and the Coca de Cebes was...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We started with croquets, then are our way thru the menu! Fried chick peas, deviled eggs, fried artichoke, moje sardines then to salted cod. Everything was excellent except for the cod remojon surprisingly it was “just there,” not tasty. Then we moved on to the...More

Thank Debora M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Wow what a find. Worth the trip from Manhattan. Easy to get there by subway. Great food with great service. Tapas style. Food is amazing. Would highly recommend - best meal during our stay in New York.

Thank MrsM3
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Plates are for sharing but they are of tapas size. 3 plates per person are recommended. Only 2 medium sized entrees and several specials of the day. Everything we tried was delicious and different especially the eggplant and the 2 lamb dishes. Service was great...More

Thank Wtraveler
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Food was delicious! The place is loud and the people are very nice! Order the Fideu and the duck breast!

Thank natasha m
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Great place in Cobble Hill to enjoy brunch with something more then just your standard egg based dishes. We had croquetas, tomato toast and shishito peppers to start and my lamb burger was an excellent entree

Thank MattModine
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Cobble Hill location. Unassuming from the outside with large glass windows looking out to the street. We had a lunch reservation and were seated right away. Nice interior, some of the decor evoking a mudejar mood. They have a very small outside garden space. Friendly...More

Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Wonderful tapas experience in the Boerem Hill section of Brooklyn. There was a broad selection of familiar and less familiar tastes. We tried the albondigas as one of our standard tests of tapas dining. It was just the way we prefer with a light brown...More

Thank napalovers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-422-0065
A new restaurant by Alex Raij. She also owns Txikito in Manhattan
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