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€€ - €€€Latin, , Spanish
908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
+1 713-224-9500
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (80 reviews)
“paella” (16 reviews)
“albondigas” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
€€ - €€€
908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Batanga
1. Can't wait to go back!
"First time here and can't wait to go back next week!"
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2. Happy Hour is a Must!
"If I think Happy Hour I think Batanga. $5 mojitos are a must!!"
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3. Tapas & Paella are Delicious!
"Enjoyed the tapas and the paella was amazing and plentiful!"
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1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered several tapas, probably seven in all. All, but one was very good. The service a bit uneven, but not bad. The half price wine bottles on Sunday is a great deal. The patio looks great when it cooler.

Thank Ron R
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Ron!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Batanga has always been one of favorite hangouts downtown Houston. We really love the live music. The bands are always great. The eats never disappoint and the drinks are always delicious. We like to hang out on the patio and listen to all the sights...More

Thank Sean A
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks for the great review Sean! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still looking for a place around Market Square that takes reservations and has good food and on the positive side Batanga has both. Some of the food we had was amazing and some was really just meh but that's OK, good reason to come back....More

Thank Croyd C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parking garage right across the restaurant. Excellent ambience and Latin live music make it a perfect place for a special occasion too. We chose to sit out on the fairy lit patio. Live music is piped out too so we didn’t miss out. It was...More

Thank Husainfauzia
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. I will pass it along to Octavio as well!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I truly believe this restaurant can be good, but my first experience which is also my last was quite disappointing. I enjoyed several of the small plates and was looking forward to the large shareable platter, but was disappointed when my medium steak arrived mostly...More

1  Thank Sanders93
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We went there for some tapas , the pork ribs, mushroom croquets and beet salad were delicious. A good selection of wines and tapas. They have live entertainment.

Thank Loretta M
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you Loretta!

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Stopped on a recent Sat night with my wife. Had the Calamari, beef skewers, Pan Catalan. This place is solid, always busy. The food was good and the sangria is also good. A nice place in downtown with a large outdoor courtyard for seating and...More

Thank Bfan5
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you so much Bfan5!

Reviewed 22 August 2018

After a segway tour my son , his girlfriend and i were hungry! We found Batanga and decided to sit in their courtyard garden which is great. It certainly looked like a building which had some history and they have created a great place in...More

Thank 676deborah
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you Deborah! We look forward to seeing you in the evening sometime!

Reviewed 21 August 2018

We’ve used Batanga a couple of time for meeting friends for Sunday brunch. It reall is a find ....... great food, great service, and a good wine selection. We were there on Sunday, and my wife and I shared Tapas and wine, while our friends...More

1  Thank ScubaDyver
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for the glowing review ScubaDyver! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Wow this place is amazing, what a gem to find in houston the food was fantastic and our waiter Jesse was out of this world, amazing service and a kind soul, this is the service that deserves a big tip. If you are visiting Houston...More

Thank taszh
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for the kind words Taszh! We are blushing. Jesse is one of our great new servers and we will be sure to pass along the message.

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Questions & Answers
28 August 2018|
Response from 676deborah | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, im not sure if they host private events, it would certainly work layout wise. They are very accommodating, i had a thank you for my review from the owner Brian Fasthoff, so would suggest you contact them directly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
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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