La Taberna

135a High St, Oxford OX1 4DN
$$ Spanish

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 135a High St, Oxford OX1 4DN
  • Cross Street: Underneath Shezan Indian restaurant
  • Cuisine: Spanish |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01865 806726
  • Features: Full Bar, Late Dining, Smoking Area, Winning Wine List, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

La Taberna - Tapas with bread
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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner - evening to late 12:00 - 23:30
Mondays 17:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
Dinner - evening to late 17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
Dinner - evening to late 12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
Dinner - evening to late 17:00 - 23:30
Friday
Dinner - evening to late 12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
Dinner - evening to late 12:00 - 23:30
Sunday
Dinner - evening to late 12:00 - 23:30

Deals & Special Offers

Sunday to Thursday - 25 % off all food

Deal: 25% off all food from Sunday to Thursday.
Valid:Feb. 25, 2022 - Feb. 25, 2092
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday,
Time Available: 5:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Rules: Discount off all menu items, not including drinks

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes we most certainly do. Please email us at [email protected] to discuss further
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Menus

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.72 out of 5 stars based on 611 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 06, 2024
Martin T.
Probably the best Tapas we’ve ever had (Including abroad!). Hidden gem with a simple menu but plenty of options and very tasty. Everything was delicious and the staff were very attentive and quick.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
May 10, 2024
William C.
The staff were lovely and very friendly. We will definitely come back again in the future.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 08, 2024
Nikki L.
The loveliest place with delicious tasty food and excellent recommendations

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2024
Sarah H.
We had a fab time the house red was particularly good value.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 09, 2024
Catherine H.
Had a loveky evening. Welcoming and vibrant atmosphere. Some of the portions quite small. Overall though, we had a lovely time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2024
Daniel T.
Lovely little Tapas restaurant, hidden in the centre of the city. Frie dlt service and delicious food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 28, 2024
Ethan S.
Always a great trip to La Taberna. Wonderful food and attentive service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 2024
Neil C.
Superb atmosphere, service and food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 06, 2024
Rachel B.
What a gem of a restaurant. Absolutely delicious food, excellent service and really welcoming ambiance. We all loved it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 26, 2024
Alison S.
What a find! Love this little place. Great service and atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 25, 2024
Griffin G.
I LOVE THIS PLACE

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 05, 2024
Serena M.
The atmosphere and food were terrific, with friendly staff. A great spot to celebrate a birthday!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 24, 2023
Mark S.
A truly wonderful experience. Great service, delicious food, an ambience to die for and that smile!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 22, 2023
Katie H.
Very friendly staff. Great food and a little gem tucked away. I highly recommend it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2023
Sophie N.
A hidden gem! This is tapas cooked by a chef who explores flavours and uses fresh ingredients. The team works fast yet still maintain personal touches. The restaurant is small and perfect for small parties, dates or just a meal after the theatre. La Taberna is authentic and feels years away from those bland franchises.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2023
Helle W.
Great little independent place - will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 09, 2023
Malcolm T.
We had lunch at the Taberna on Wednesday 6 December and really enjoyed all of the tapas we had, which included patatas bravas, prawns in garlic, tortilla and bruschetta. The only thing was that there were no other customers, which is a shame as the food is great, the prices reasonable and the decor just right. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2023
Sarah W.
This was our first visit to La Taberna and it didn't disappoint. Lovely little place tucked away from the high street that had a great Spanish feel. The food was really good, very friendly staff, we had a wonderful evening. Definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2023
Fiona R.
Excellent dinner with fantastic service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2023
Peter O.
Delicious food! Chorizo, meatballs, prawns were the best!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2023
Jane R.
A lovely small, busy restaurant with the most wonderful staff offering just the right amount of advice on how much and what to order. Will definitely by making a return visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 07, 2023
Janet R.
Our first time at La Taberna but we will definitely be back. Fantastic service in lovely surroundings. Definitely 10 out of 10 for us.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2023
Tony P.
Excellent! Not much more to say & will be making this our go to restaurant of choice!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2023
Kevin R.
Lovely food piping hot. Staff friendly and attentive. Great evening out

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2023
Paula R.
Good choice reasonable price quality tapas . Excellent service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2023
Jennie M.
The restaurant was a hidden treasure! A great chouce of tapas, all cooked beautifully and washed down with a jug of sangria. The restaurant felt very relaxed and we will definitely be returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2023
Jenni S.
Fantastic, thanks so much, will definitely be back :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 30, 2023
Xiaolu W.
Very authentic Tapas restaurant hidden in the busy street of Oxford. Great food and service. Excellent value for money! We love it thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 28, 2023
Paul R.
Really good food, and extremely good attention from the workes. We will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 29, 2023
Nadia S.
100% recommend. One dish missed off our order but think it was a wire crossing, made for us straight away when mentioned. Food is fantastic. Lovely atmosphere, great staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 27, 2023
Rob B.
We had a lovely evening meal, 5 or 6 delicious tapas and some really nice wine. This is hidden gem in the center of Oxford. Really felt like we had been transported to Seville for a night. We should have ordered the bread and oil as this was an option but we went with the bread bucket instead. Couldn’t fault what we ordered though. Wry friendly service and good music. Would definitely go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 24, 2023
Kay H.
Lovely place. Lovely staff. Great food. So glad we found you....we will be back !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 05, 2023
Deirdre S.
Lovely tapas in La Taberna. The chef treated me to a complimentary birthday dessert. Lovely ambiance. Try it out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 14, 2023
rachel r.
Wow this place is fantastic; if you want great tapas in a lovely, friendly and intimate environment then go here...you will not be disappointed it is fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 04, 2022
Christopher R.
La Taberna is a lovely little restaurant, tucked off the street, so very warm and cozy with excellent Spanish tapas cooked in the tiniest kitchen you've ever seen. It's great value in downtown Oxford.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 04, 2022
Geraldine R.
I have lived in Oxford 10 years and not sure how we missed this lovely gem of a place. The staff, food and ambience was all great. Two exceptional dishes were the garlic prawns and the chorizo in wine but all dishes were delicious. My husband and I also greedily enjoyed the churros and chocolate sauce. We will be back!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 01, 2022
Billy H.
The food and drinks were exquisite. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Overall a fantastic experience and we shall certainly be going back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2022
Rachel C.
A great place to eat in Oxford

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 20, 2022
Hattie K.
Lovely tapas restaurant tucked away from the bustling high street. Delicious food, great service and cosy atmosphere. Would eat here again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2022
Steve W.
Incredible. If you want an authentic Spanish experience then you need to head down here. Absolute hidden gem in Oxford. Great food, atmosphere, staff all at unbelievable value.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2022
Robert H.
Lovely place great food and nice staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2022
Teresa G.
Great food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2022
Ian C.
Great place for Tapas

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 18, 2022
Ann R.
We enjoyed the food we ordered but maybe a little more on some of the plates but overall an enjoyable visit

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2022
Lee G.
Really enjoyed this place! Lovely food. Wish the drinks were a little colder but apart from that it was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 06, 2022
Jason S.
Great find! Very friendly staff, tasty food, we’ll be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2022
David A.
Absolutely wonderful food, great value and lovely staff. Highly recommend for anyone who loves Tapas.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 04, 2022
Lauren J.
Excellent service & amazing food would definitely recommend and will be returning in future

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
May 29, 2022
Simon T.
Our first time here and we loved it. Food was great but what made it was friendliness of the owners. Will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 17, 2022
Mariusz D.
second time and second time was shut.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 14, 2022
Rebecca H.
Loved it all, what a hidden gem! Such a cute place, will definitely be back!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 30, 2022
Anne T.
Unfortunately I cannot fill in the review, as the restaurant texted me to say that it was closed due to an electrical failure. They did give us a couple of hours notice and offered a 15% discount if we were to book again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 19, 2022
Claire M.
What a delicious find! An almost-secret entrance to a tiny little tapas bar, where the welcome was warm, the Spanish wine and beer wonderfully easy to drink and the tapas fabulous! Small menu but everything was very fresh and very tasty. Buzzy atmosphere. Definitely recommend! (Book).

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 14, 2024
Kiren D.
Great little place tucked away. Been a few times now ...never disappointed

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2024
Don F.
Great restaurant, will certainly be going again - a real hidden gem! Wonderful food and hospitality, definitely recommend

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 26, 2023
Kiren D.
What a good find! My friend and I were first ones in at 12.30 and glad of it as it soon filled up. The food was delicious, the relaxed atmosphere and decor left us feeling as though we away and not in the centre of Oxford. Our churros were delayed but packed up for us as we had tickets for a show but we will definitely go back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 18, 2023
Grover D.
Small place but excellent food and service.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 24, 2023
Caroline R.
Lovely restaurant with great food and staff

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 07, 2023
Claire P.
Lovely atmosphere, intimate restaurant with friendly staff. Food was good, big portions and a good choice of cocktails & wine. We will be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2023
Hannah P.
A real hidden gem of a restaurant. We had a lovely evening out with some delicious food and the best sangria we've ever had! The service was excellent, and the decor and ambience were also very pleasant. The food was very tasty, if a bit salty, and more vegetarian options would've been great, but we were very happy with what we had. All in all, it made for a great spot for a date - we would definitely recommend.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 06, 2023
Jack D.
Amazing food, drink and atmosphere. We were very pleased, especially since we haven't been before. We will definitely be coming back many times int he future! The only thing to note would be that the service was a little slow for drinks while we wait for food but the staff were very apologetic and was busy so perfectly understandable. Maybe , just a heads up when first entering so customers know there may be a wait. Again, not a massive issue as everything else was outstanding!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 06, 2023
michelle d.
Great food and atmosphere. A little slow when busy. There didn’t appear to be much urgency from the staff. But overall a great time and I highly recommend

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 23, 2023
Luke I.
Super tasty and delicious tapas in a snug city centre restaurant. A true hidden gem waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 12, 2022
Stephen N.
Enjoyable experience with helpful staff. Would have been nice to have a coffee at the end of the meal

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 01, 2022
Deb M.
Lovely food - the chorizo was the best I’ve ever tasted!! Great service with lovely staff! Well worth a visit.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 04, 2022
Sorrel M.
Lovely staff and atmosphere, small place but delicious food. A little chilly but it was 1 degree outside. Had a really lovely meal

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 06, 2024
Nikki M.
Despite phoning to check the restaurant is not wheelchair accessible as there is a large step from the pavement, staff did not seem at all bothered about the inconvenience this caused. Thankfully my mum was able to take the step with support and once in the restaurant the food and service made up for the difficulties. Absolutely delicious tapas.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 22, 2023
Lindsay S.
We were first in at 5p.m so hard to rate ambience as only people there. I can imagine with more people it’s a great atmosphere. Lovely food, very happy

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2023
Judith A.
A sweet place to eat before theatre trip

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 28, 2023
Caroline G.
A very delicious meal in a traditional atmosphere. We will be back!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2023
Kate H.
Good tapas at very decent price. Service was great

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 06, 2023
Kate L.
A very nice place with a genuinely Spanish feel to it and very tasty food. My second visit and it won’t be my last.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2023
Paula B.
Lovely tapas, we will be back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
May 02, 2023
Lewis H.
We were talking amongst ourselves about possibly ordering more food after the initial order, the waiter took that as, we wanted said items, wasn't a problem we were more than happy to consume, it was all yummy

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 11, 2022
Catherine T.
We emjoyed our first visit and will eat there again. As I have a Tastecard we will be using that in future. Our waitresses were all veery good and even apologised for some noisy customers but we really didn't mind them The place was lively, food and wine good and we will be back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 29, 2022
Edward P.
Great! Definitely will go again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2022
Merelina T.
Food was delicious although it seemed odd that there was no coffee available. Music rather loud. Access from the street was not very attractive and I don't think I would have gone in if I hadn't booked and arranged to meet a friend there. It is essential to address this problem because the restaurant deserves to do well