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Taberna Espanola

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Ayolas 631, Asuncion, Paraguay
021 441 743
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Good for:
Special occasions

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    Very good
  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Spanish food

If I can only suggest one dish, I'd say "sortido de tapas" as a starter. Quite nice atmosphere and decoration. Not that expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Marcelo B
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Asuncion, Paraguay
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vienna
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place offers an excellent spanish cuisine (notably the paellas!), friendly waiters and a decoration that will blow your mind. Nice if you once want to get away from the normal Paraguayan staple diet.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The restaurant's walls are literally covered in what must be hundreds of spanish sayings and quotes. Before even eating, your senses are filled. And the food does even better-great Paella, soups, salads, and a killer wine list. Don't miss this while in Asuncion.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If I can only suggest one dish, I'd say "sortido de tapas" as a starter. Quite nice atmosphere and decoration. Not that expensive.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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113 reviews 113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is unfair to expect tapas at a Spanish level but this restaurant makes a decent effort in tapas and paella dishes. The service is great and highly entertaining.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I used to go to this restaurant often when I lived in Asunción over twenty years ago. Then we moved away but have recently moved back. We decided to try it out and see if the food and service were still as good as we remembered. It was. We should have known, a restaurant doesn't stay around for that long... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The restaurante is located in the downtown area or Centro de Asuncion. The building is old, and the ambience is lovely, when you step into the door you can read proverbs and sayings that are painted all over. I´ve been there for Tapas and Paella. The Sangria is very good. It has a smoking and non-smoking areas.

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Brasileia, AC
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171 reviews 171 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Sunday morning / early afternoon in many parts of Asuncion is much like visiting a ghost town -- almost every store and restaurant is closed. Taverna Espanola is open and the walk down lonely, crumbling streets will be well worth the effort. At first appearance you may not notice the sign with the restaurants name, but when you walk in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Despite a disappointing experience on my second visit to La Taberna Espanola I decided to give it another chance on my most recent visit too Asuncion, dining there with five friends, most if not all of whom had lived in Spain for varying periods. Bad mistake! Despite the surprisingly authentic decor, reminiscent of a typical Spanish taberna, all resemblances ends... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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355 reviews 355 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Located at the edge of the old town center in a small house on the upstairs floor, the walls are all decorated with Spanish quotes of wisdom, with some rudimentary knowledge of Spanish you will be busy the whole evening deciphering the morsels of wisdom. The ratings in trip advisor were all over the place from the best paella to... More 

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Piriapolis, Uruguay
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I had lunch there with a small group of people. Very attractive venue, situated in the upper story of an old house in the downtown area of Asuncion. Walls are decorated with vintage cast iron and ceramic crockery inscribed with traditional Spanish proverbs and witty folk sayings. There are seashells hanging in garlands from the tall ceilings. Don't miss a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ayolas 631, Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Location: South America  >  Paraguay  >  Asuncion
  • Phone Number: 021 441 743

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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