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Tapas Barinn

€€ - €€€, Seafood, European
Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2344
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (474 reviews)
“lobster” (167 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (39 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not what I expected, but was recommended to go and glad we did. I’ve had good and expensive tapas all over the world and this is the best I’ve had had away from Spain. Can’t fault food or service. For Iceland I think it was...More

Thank IanHutton1066
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 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended and we left it until our last night to sample. The restaurant was busy with locals and tourists which we find is always a good sign. There is an extensive menu, the vegetarian option was a little disappointing however the...More

Thank SteveKathBla
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tapas menu the lobster tail, puffin and minke whale were amazing! Staff were all on the ball! Nice and cosy on a chilli night

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a evening here with a few friends. Such a lovely evening in this restaurant that has stayed pretty much the same for many years. Friendly service and this special atmosphere where everyone's happily chatting and enjoying their food. It is probably best to book...More

Thank Katrine153
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived here with my partner today in a bit of a frantic rush as our tour had overrun and we only had 40 minutes to find somewhere and eat. The waitress who greeted us was brilliant, and advised us on the food we could...More

Thank Ella_C92
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations recommended as the weekends get packed. This is a classic tapas place. Food was great and the service was there to match. They even had acceptable wines (in the event you are a wine person)!

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

Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and specifically that you liked our wine selection! We hope we’ll see you again sometime. Best regards, Maron Þór

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for our 15th anniversary (trying hard to pick a restaurant suitable for the occasion). We were definitely not disappointed. Being a bit frustrated by the prices for food thus far in Iceland (think $15 for a crappy burger with no fries or...More

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

Hi guys, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for your recommending us and for taking your time to write this review, we really appreciate it. We hope we’ll see you guys again if you are ever...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a Friday evening and it was very busy but staff were great! We had lots of different tapas and really enjoyed them although I think the meat tapas were much better than the seafood tapas. The baked langoustines were rather dry...More

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

Dear Meike, Thank you so much for writing this review. We are very happy to hear that you guys enjoyed our meat dishes and we are sorry to hear about the langoustines and the scallops – I will go over this with the kitchen to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impression of this tucked away below street-level jewel: Warm, red-lit, boisterous yet not overly loud, and the perfect choice for our date-night splurge on an otherwise budget conscious trip. As a celiac who's extremely sensitive to cross contamination, I research restaurants in advance (it's...More

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

Dear Jess and Bob, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this feedback. We try to handle all food restrictions as well as possible, so it’s really great to hear that we managed to make your experience with us enjoyable (and safe!)....More

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Marina D
3 September 2017|
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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
  • Value
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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