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Batanga

908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
+1 713-224-9500
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (81 reviews)
“paella” (17 reviews)
“albondigas” (4 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
908 Congress St, Travis, Houston, TX 77002-1710
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Batanga
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!
"If I think Happy Hour I think Batanga. $5 mojitos are a must!!"
amanilopes
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3. Tapas & Paella are Delicious!
"Enjoyed the tapas and the paella was amazing and plentiful!"
66laureneb
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I made a reservation at Batanga for a nice meal before attending the opera. When we arrived, we waited nearly 10 minutes with an awkward crowd near the front door as the hostess typed on her computer for an extended period of...More

Thank Dan R
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Batanga has always been one of favorite hangouts downtown Houston. We really love the live music. The bands are always great. The eats never disappoint and the drinks are always delicious. We like to hang out on the patio and listen to all the sights...More

Thank Sean A
bfasthoff, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for the great review Sean! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Today we went downtown to an artists' festival. Afterwards, we were hungry for a bite, so we walked and walked and walked till we stumbled on Batanga, a tapas restaurant. They also had a nice outdoor patio so we were able to sit outside on...More

Thank Lynn M
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review Lynn!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the entertainment. I took a group of 10 here to dinner for my friends birthday on 10/26/2018. To be honest it was kind of an awkward group so I was hoping tapas & live music would help with the energy & it...More

Thank Ashley K
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great and comprehensive review Ashley!

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We ordered several tapas, probably seven in all. All, but one was very good. The service a bit uneven, but not bad. The half price wine bottles on Sunday is a great deal. The patio looks great when it cooler.

Thank RonORon63
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you Ron!

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Still looking for a place around Market Square that takes reservations and has good food and on the positive side Batanga has both. Some of the food we had was amazing and some was really just meh but that's OK, good reason to come back....More

Thank Croyd C
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Parking garage right across the restaurant. Excellent ambience and Latin live music make it a perfect place for a special occasion too. We chose to sit out on the fairy lit patio. Live music is piped out too so we didn’t miss out. It was...More

Thank Husainfauzia
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for the great review. I will pass it along to Octavio as well!

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I truly believe this restaurant can be good, but my first experience which is also my last was quite disappointing. I enjoyed several of the small plates and was looking forward to the large shareable platter, but was disappointed when my medium steak arrived mostly...More

1  Thank Sanders93
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We went there for some tapas , the pork ribs, mushroom croquets and beet salad were delicious. A good selection of wines and tapas. They have live entertainment.

Thank Loretta M
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you Loretta!

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Stopped on a recent Sat night with my wife. Had the Calamari, beef skewers, Pan Catalan. This place is solid, always busy. The food was good and the sangria is also good. A nice place in downtown with a large outdoor courtyard for seating and...More

Thank Bfan5
Brian F, Owner at Batanga, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you so much Bfan5!

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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