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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $60
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Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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TACOS & A WRAP
Tacos de Barbacoa*
flour tortilla + braised beef cheek + green & red onion + taqueria salsa roja
USD 10
Chicken Tacos
guajillo pepper + chipotle aioli + red onion + cilantro
USD 9
Fish Tacos
jalapeno aioli + cilantro + slaw
USD 10
Shrimp Tacos
sautéed shrimp + lettuce + pineapple pico de gallo + chipotle aioli
USD 11
Grande Barbacoa Burrito
grilled corn salsa + Spanish rice + guac + lettuce + pico + crema
USD 10
SANDWICHES
Patatas Included
Batanga Burger
ribeye + brisket + chuck + American cheese + house-made pickles + potato bun
USD 11
El Cubano*
orange & rosemary roasted pork + country ham + whole grain mustard + house-made pickles + baby swiss
USD 10
Latin Fried Chicken Sandwich
jalapeno coleslaw + house-made pickles + potato bun
USD 11
THINGS THAT GROW IN DIRT
Patatas Bravas
crispy potatoes + paprika vin + smoky chili aioli
USD 6
Cauliflower & Chayote Cazuela
manchego cheese + toasted bread crumbs
USD 7
White Bean Hummus
black truffles + cucumber + carrots + grilled bread
USD 8
Mushroom Croquettes*
mushrooms + fresh herbs + truffle aioli
USD 7
Spinach & Beet Salad
chipotle glazed walnuts + goat cheese + strawberry + balsamic
USD 8
Yucca Fries
banana ketchup + cilantro
USD 5
Batanga Mac & Cheese*
smoked gouda + manchego + chili arbol + panko
USD 6
Add Chorizo USD 4
Add Lobster USD 6
Add Barbacoa USD 4
Pao de Queijo
Brazilian cheese rolls + parmesan + guava preserves
USD 5
Marinated Olives
citrus + rosemary + thyme
USD 6
THINGS THAT OINK OR MOO
Lumpia Spring Roll
ground pork + cilantro + vinegar + soy + chili + garlic + sweet chili sauce
USD 7
Albondigas
braised meatballs + manchego + tomato sauce + mint
USD 8
Grilled Avocado*
chorizo + queso fresco
USD 7
Castilian Style Pork Ribs
paprika vin + sherry vin + balsamic reduction
USD 9
Grilled Steak Skewers
skirt steak + cumin + salsa verde
USD 12
Empanada de Carne*
Colombian style beef + potato + aji verde
USD 8
Smoked Pork Belly
jalapeno white bean puree + chipotle pinto bean puree + green onion
USD 12
Barbacoa & Potato Stack*
braised beef cheeks + scalloped potatoes + parmesan + béchamel + fine herbs + spiced chicharrones
USD 8
THINGS THAT SWIM OR FLY
Chicken Empanadas
guajillo + mint + chipotle + crème fraiche
USD 7
Grilled Chicken Skewers
Cuban mojo sauce + cilantro + platanos maduros
USD 9
Lobster Bisque
sherry + guajillo + scallion crouton
USD 10
Crispy Calamari
paprika vinaigrette + pico de gallo
USD 11
Ceviche
citrus marinated whitefish + cilantro + tomato + red onion
USD 13
Gambas*
sauteed shrimp + garlic + arbol chili + sherry vinegar + tomato + bravas sauce
USD 9
Smoked Trout Montadito
garlic + tomato + grilled bread + arbequina olive oil
USD 9
3rd Coast Campechana
shrimp + crab + avocado + chili + tomato base + red onion + tortilla chips
USD 13
BUSINESS LUNCH
$12; All served with patatas batanga + platanos maduros + farm salad. Choice of:
Grilled Chicken Skewers + Cuban Mojo Sauce
Castilian Style Ribs + Balsamic + Pimenton
Grilled Steak Skewers + Cumin + Salsa Verde
CHEF'S SPECIALTY OUR FAMOUS PAELLA
Chef's Specialty Our Famous Paella
bomba rice + chicken + chorizo + shrimp + calamari + mussels + pork belly + sofrito; please note: Paella takes 45 minutes to prepare
Serves 2 USD 46
Sponsored by: Batanga

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Can't wait to go back!
1. Can't wait to go back!
"First time here and can't wait to go back next week!"
Jmb72
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2. Happy Hour is a Must!
2. Happy Hour is a Must!
"If I think Happy Hour I think Batanga. $5 mojitos are a must!!"
amanilopes
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3. Tapas & Paella are Delicious!
3. Tapas & Paella are Delicious!
"Enjoyed the tapas and the paella was amazing and plentiful!"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a great time here! The food was great! The service was great! A friend of mine and I ordered different tapas so that we could try a bit of different ones. I highly recommend the empanadas de carne(!!!) and the plantanas meduros. Nice...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank brttnkll
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

We decided to try Batanga on a Friday night recently, and don't understand why we haven't tried it before. It was delightful - the servers were fun and had great suggestions, and the patio, with good weather, is superb. We tried a large selection of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank HoustonHendon
Reviewed September 28, 2019

I went to Batanga last night September 28th 2019. It was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant. Our issues started as soon as we walked in the door. We had a reservation for 8 people who arrived within a few min....More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019

My husband and I were super exited to eat here. The waitress was nice but it looks like she was overloaded with tables running between inside and outside. We ordered a drink and chicken empanadas as a starter. We waited for 40 minutes and we...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Silesc19
Reviewed August 3, 2019

Met some friends for dinner. Drink orders were taken and after awhile the food order was taken in a hurry and one persons order was missed. Waitresses were overloaded with tables and we would miss them for hours. Finally got all our food an hour...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank marc b
Reviewed July 30, 2019

We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon for drinks, so the restaurant was not busy. The outdoor patio area has a unique atmosphere and allows a view of people passing by on the street. The drink selection and service were pleasing. Parking can be an...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank delnorn
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Thank you for the kind words delnorn!

Reviewed July 9, 2019

After reading the wonderful reviews, a coworker and I decided to try Batanga. It is located downtime, with lots of homeless people near the parks and such, but it didn't seem to bother the wide variety of people (we ate around 7pm). Street parking was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mjs05s
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately we cannot control the outside world but I assure you Downtown Houston is a safe and easy place to visit.

Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful food! Be sure to get get several different Tapas to sample what they offer. So good!!! The chef has added different spices together to create an explosion of flavor for your palate.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank rkthicke
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thank you rkthicke!

Reviewed July 3, 2019

While visiting Houston this past weekend, we stopped at Batanga's for a lite Sunday nite dinner. We waited a little while for service, but once the food arrived it was delicious! We had the chicken empanada's, beet & goat cheese salad, meatballs, chicken skewers, and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank galadrielle
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I loved this place ! The place was warm and inviting and our service was excellent. We ordered the 6 tapas and it was all very delicious! We definitely will go back and loved the fresh yet different food we tried ,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Maps776260
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

Thank you for the kind words Maps776260!

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Response from Deborah R | 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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