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325 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Visited Taberna for the 3rd time recently. It is always a treat to be able to sample a variety of small plates, paired with nice Spanish wines. I can't say i recommend any specific thing, since everything I have tried is excellent. Go here and try something outside your comfort zone!

Thank darrell h
Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

very enjoyable Tapas, good environment. especially good for lunch. quiet for lunch, louder for dinner.

Thank omidsafi
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoy the meal. First time at Tapas restaurant and family selected 6 different dishes to share....good choice of meats, fish and vegetarian. Must try the bacon wrapped dates!!

Thank Britinus
Durham, North Carolina
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I'm afraid they pale compared to Mateo. The choices aren't very creative or extensive, but it's not bad!

Thank sjsweitz
Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Eaten here with 2 and with 12. Excellent food, service, ambiance...everyone loved it. Tried a number of the tapas

Thank Maureen B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

A great place for pre-theater/concert. They are familiar with diners' needs to be served and dine a bit more quickly, and do not get in a huff because of it. Plus, tapas can be made added on if the diners have more time.

Thank patsyt914
West Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Found Taberna in Our State magazine on our first trip to Durham. Lived in Madrid, Spain for five years and have yet to find a tapas restaurant that brings me back there. My search has ended! Absolutely fabulously prepared tapas and pinchos with a tiny non-traditional tweak. We went back on our second Durham visit exactly one week later and... More 

Thank GhislaineM
Cary, North Carolina
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here. There were not a whole lot of really authentic Spanish tapas dishes, but what they do offer is of a high quality and flavorful. Main courses were very good also. Service was professional. I'm not sure we had room for dessert :)

Thank raindance01
Raleigh, North Carolina
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

The spicy shrimp was the best of all the tapas. I can't find it on the on-line menu, but it was on the menu at the restaurant. IT had a nice kick to it. The other tapas were kind of bland, but none tasted bad. We had to add salt to almost everything.

Thank RaleighFrench
Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Brought my out of town friends here for dinner on a Saturday night. Glad we made reservation because the place is kind of small, especially for a group of 6. I knew I wanted to order the traditional paella. The hour wait was definitely worth it. It was even better for breakfast the next day. The tapas were also tasty.

Thank Liliane540

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 9197971457

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?