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“Authentic tapas, not authentic Spanish prices!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of La Taberna

La Taberna
Ranked #42 of 147 Restaurants in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: http://www.aberystwyth-online.co.uk/eating_out/la_taberna.shtml
Cardiff
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Authentic tapas, not authentic Spanish prices!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

I really, really wanted to like La Taberna more. The room is great - small and cosy with a little bar and bullfighting posters. There were a few other tables in on our Monday night visit, so a decent bit of atmosphere.
The menu has a wide range of hot and cold tapas, plus paella and a few specials. However, on our visit, several of the specials weren't available and neither was tortilla (boo, my favourite tapa). We waited a long time for our food and, as other reviewers have said, the waitress was friendly but seemed overstretched (to be fair, she wasn't very well on that particular day).
The food? It's... ok. Very much what you would get in a proper Spanish tapas bar. Our battered chicken was dry and too salty, braised beef was good and so was the trademark sizzling chorizo. House wine was good and bread excellent. The trouble is, the food is fairly average but it's a little painful to spend £4-£5 on average for each (not very big) tapa when you can get an excellent selection for less at Ultracomida over the road.
I can see why it has loyal customers, but I'm not sure I'll become one of them,

  • Visited December 2012
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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“great fresh food, service a little slow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

This place is a real gem for fresh food, a wide range of tapas to chose from, the puddings are home made and amazing!! The waitress was very friendly but a little run off her feet, they could have done with another waitress, as the service was slow at times, but the food made up for the weight! The place is authentically decorated with a real Spanish cosy feel to it! would definitely visit again!

TIP! Save room for a homemade pudding!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Always good food, one of Aber's best restaurants!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Another great night, good food, service slowed a bit when it got busy. If the owners read these reviews, you need to add some new tapas dishes to keep our taste buds happy. One of our favourite eating places in Aber, friendly waitress, food is always tasty, highly reccomended!

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Thank jdot68
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London, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“The Best in Aberystwyth”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Although somewhat tucked away and with a limited menu (although a varied tapas menu) and after trying most of what Aber has in terms of food this place has never let us down. We have eaten there twice, first time had a nice Paella, the last time some good tapas. Given some other establishments in Aber, have been a bit hit and miss, La Taberna has been consistent in delivering good, tasty food.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Vironment
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Borth, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect date”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Very good food in a very warm and friendly restaurant. Try the patatas bravas! It's delicious. Very authentic Spanish feeling atmosphere.

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Thank Heather W
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