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La Vara

268 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
+1 718-422-0065
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (19 reviews)
“paella” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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268 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 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
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Tapas bars are always among my favorites, whether in Spain or throughout the U.S., and it's usually hard to go wrong. But La Vara totally missed the mark. Smallish servings are expected, but La Vara's are tiny, particularly given the sometimes ridiculous pricing. I admit...More

Thank Coloradotreker
Reviewed 1 August 2017

While visiting Brooklyn, we decided to try something different for dinner. La Vara did Spanish and Mediterranean with a different touch. The tapas were all excellent and the creativity, and seasonings were a gastrogasim. We started with the croqueta del dia, ham/cheese; Berenjena con Miel,...More

Thank JBentraveler
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Excellent quality. Varied choices. Good wine selection. Prompt and friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Not touristic. We are recommending it to all our friends.

Thank Sonjee
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very good atmosphere, the service is very nice and the food is exceptional. The portions are not very big, but if you combine 3 to 4 disher you have an excellent meal.

Thank Rene S
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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