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Tapas Barinn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood, European
Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2344
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (469 reviews)
“lobster” (162 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (37 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Bar, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

A good way to sample a variety of interesting Iceland specialties. Small portions make it easy to indulge your palette. Some exotic dishes (to this American) such as Minke Whale and Smoked Puffin. Both excellent - hard to tell whale from beef tenderloin... Perhaps a...More

Thank drtraiger
Reviewed 5 March 2016

This was our first visit to Iceland and first time eating out in Reykjavik. We used Trip Advisor to help us find a few restaurants. We chose Tapas Barinn and were not disappointed. I am coeliac (not so my wife)so I am always very cautious...More

Thank gburgham
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

If you want to sample some Icelandic tapas style dishes, this is the place for you. We didn't book, just turned up for dinner, picked 5 tapas for the two of us (more than enough). Sampled some minke whale, smoked puffins, scallops, local lamb and...More

Thank el_hungaro_ingles
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Our question to the girl at reception at our hotel was: 'If a friend of yours visited Reykjavik, where would you take them?' Her solution was this Spanish-Icelandic tapas restaurant serving a variety of classic dishes with some 'Icelandic' highlights. We stuck to the former,...More

6  Thank murchu76
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend and it did not disappoint. We opted for a set menu and the food, of a very good quality, just kept on coming! The lamb, beef, lobster tails and duck were the favourites of the evening. Only...More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We went for a meal on our last night as a treat, it is expensive but so is everywhere really! The food was cooked perfectly and there is a lot of choice on the menu compared to most other menus we looked at in the...More

Thank hindson90
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The meal was delicious. Best lamb and lobster I've ever had (and I had a lot of lamb in Iceland!). You could also try out some of the more unusual Icelandic dishes of whale, puffin....and foal....(Ok...after my horseback riding I just couldn't try that one)....More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Went here for a meal on my 30th birthday. Kind staff, nice wine, enjoyable food. Made the evening one to to remember. Cheers

Thank rugbynumber3
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Expensive but great selection and preparation. One of the best drinks ever! Mix of traditional Icelandic and more contemporary items.

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I've been to this restaurant countless times and I've always been happy with the food and service. Keep in mind that this place is frequently fully booked, so you want to make reservations ahead of time. This is not a quite place, since it tends...More

Thank SiH-Traveler
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vesturgata 3b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik>  > Miõborg
  • Neighbourhood: Miõborg
  • Phone Number: +354 551 2344
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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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