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Batanga

#441 of 7,050 Restaurants in Houston
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908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710 (Travis)
+1 713-224-9500
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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139 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've been to Spain or to a real tapas place in a real city, you'll be disappointed by what you find here. The food is generally decent and the portions more sizable than tapas are supposed to be but the cuisine has nothing to do with Spain. Essentially, they're serving a lot of appetizers from a lot of different... More 

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Thank Zzardvark
Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Batanga during a company event and past experiences led me to believe this place was going to be terrible. This was quite the opposite! We had a larger group so I didnt expect overly great service, but I did expect better. The food was good and I tried at least have the menu with no complaints. I did... More 

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Thank rod f
Durham, North Carolina
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142 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu was really imaginative, not the usual suspects. A lot of variety in Tapas and everything we had was delicious. Plenty of vegetarian options to choose from. There was also entree options even a couple Paella dishes. The atmosphere was good for a romantic dinner, just enough privacy for conversation. Very wooded with natural colors made for a comfortable... More 

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135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I work downtown and work a lot of weekends. We love stopping by for brunch when we are in the office over the weekend. We like to sit out on their patio - which has umbrellas for shade. The service is always great. We have stopped by with friends and found it is a great place to... More 

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Thank KSC413
Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife and I had dinner at Batanga on 21 Oct 2016. Let's start from the very beginning. We made a reservation before arriving. Parking is either by Valet or you need to find a parking lot and pay. Street parking is used up fast in the area. On arrival the restaurant staff either didn't know how to work their reservation... More 

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Thank Mitch A
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I ate here two years ago. It was great... now it is so poor and miss managed that I had to write a review. From the time I entered the door it just didn't seem right. The host/Manager was rude and unorganized. He asked for my cell number even though I said we would be at the bar. Service was... More 

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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

While in town for business we went to Batanga as a group of twelve for lunch. When we walked in we were thinking only restaurant. Thinking that this would mean we would be able to get in and out I was excited. Batangas is a tapas restaurant but they have a lunch menu too. Some in our group ordered tapas... More 

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Thank RJ O
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

They are friendly and they have a really good menu for Latin American kitchen.Find Robert , he is very kind and likes to give info about menu. Patio is also good alternative if you are smoker

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Thank Hayri T
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I even smile now when I think about those yummy small plates.. There is a special where you can order 5 or 6 small plates with a discount. Potatoes, Cauliflower were very good. Well everything was great

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Thank DB M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Made a reservation on a Saturday for a pre-theatre date night. When we arrived, we were informed that an indoor table was unavailable despite our reservation. We were chastised several times by the two hosts that we didn't specifically request an indoor table when we made the reservation. Not good judgement by them. Besides who thinks to do that when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish
Meals
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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
    (Travis)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-224-9500
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?