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Batanga

Batanga

Latin American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Houston, Houston
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  • Michael R.
    "Get the platanos (caramelized) and the mushroom croquettes."(2 Tips)
    Traci
    "Nice tapas, great service, excellent cocktails."(7 Tips)
    Aimee W.
    "Eggplant fries + mushroom croquettes."(2 Tips)
    Stefano S.
    "One of best patios in downtown."(6 Tips)
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  • Kaylyn S.
    Kaylyn SellersSeptember 9, 2016
    Anything alcohol and potatoes
  • Anita A.
    Anita Alvz de CortesAugust 27, 2016
    Most times I've been here food was good. Service can be slow. Sangria is ok
  • Tavio G.
    Tavio GuimaAugust 27, 2016
    Tasty dishes + live music = heaven
  • David S.
    David SequeiraOctober 5, 2015
    Kandra is awesome. Food is great. Love the mescal flight.
  • Melania S.
    Melania SpagnoliOctober 5, 2015
    The atmosphereis really nice, but the food is nothing special. The cocktails are great!
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WieczorekSeptember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Home of the 22 second mojito!
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WieczorekSeptember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The happy hour food has large portions and tastes awesome!
  • Emmanuel R.
    Emmanuel RamsesSeptember 3, 2015
    The Grillabeast. Have with a bottle of wine. Live music on Friday evenings.
  • Emmanuel R.
    Emmanuel RamsesAugust 28, 2015
    Can't wait to try this place again. Have the Batanga burger. It will make you "whoa".
  • Anita A.
    You can never go wrong with the patatas or the calamari or the chickpea pure. Also the regular mojitos are so good.
  • Michael R.
    Michael ReadyMay 9, 2015
    Get the platanos (caramelized) and the mushroom croquettes. However, be prepared to wait for your food for hours lol
  • joey r.
    joey reinerMay 7, 2015
    Cousin manages bar. Good sevice
  • Kellie M.
    Kellie M.April 2, 2015
    Finn's Revenge!
  • Cara K.
    Cara KummerMarch 28, 2015
    The carmelized plantains are something I need in my life more often.
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SmithMarch 28, 2015
    Great location for cocktails and view. Food is overall average to poor. Price outweighs quality.
  • Xavier S.
    Xavier SnowmanFebruary 10, 2015
    Veggie options, service, atmosphere and decor
  • Kesha S.
    Kesha StennisJanuary 18, 2015
    Cute date spot!
  • Rin O.
    Rin OsJanuary 8, 2015
    Stay away frim the eggplant fries, unless u looking for hyperlipidemia, avergage and overpriced
  • Stefano S.
    Stefano SerraniNovember 30, 2014
    One of best patios in downtown. Tapas are goods, drinks correct...
  • Traci
    TraciNovember 27, 2014
    Nice tapas, great service, excellent cocktails.
  • matt
    mattNovember 6, 2014
    Tapas are $4 during happy hour (3-7 pm)
  • Adam S.
    Adam SockiSeptember 4, 2014
    Dank chilaquiles.
  • Carlis L.
    Carlis LollieJuly 6, 2014
    Food is so bland it's ridiculous.
  • Irena
    IrenaJune 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Thai me uuup 😎
  • Heydel C.
    Heydel CeperoMay 3, 2014
    Let's blame my expectations (and what I learned working in a restaurant/bar), but drinks, food and service could really be better. Just saying.
  • Grace G.
    Grace GonzalesMay 2, 2014
    Yummy come here.
  • Grace G.
    Grace GonzalesMay 2, 2014
    Really Great Place and a Diverse Croud, Wow the Food is good.
  • mark m.
    mark matsusakiApril 5, 2014
    Hanger steak
  • Iliana K.
    Iliana KaranikaJanuary 1, 2014
    Pleasant atmosphere and european style...very kind and helpful staff...try the mousse with salt and olive oil...
  • Jose R.
    Jose RojasNovember 9, 2013
    The empanadas are really good. Great atmosphere. Fun all around.
  • Lance C.
    Lance CumpianOctober 10, 2013
    Amazing food... totally blown away!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SimienAugust 24, 2013
    Wonderful experience!
  • Glaydon D.
    Nice Music! Great tapas. Try the fried yuca and the parillada!
  • Tamika C.
    Great atmosphere Saturday night! Live Brazilian music was played the night I went--Axé Bahía, Samba, Rio Funk and Forró. Pão de queijo is small & expensive. Caipirinhas are okay, but $8. Good Saturday
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJuly 15, 2013
    Batanga offers a modern take on tapas and a beautiful patio to enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner on Market Square.
  • Hank F.
    Hank FasthoffJune 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    For those not familiar with the tapas concept, the portions are intended to be small. It's a way of eating that originated in Spain centuries ago where dishes are meant to be shared with the table.
  • Chelsea S.
    Chelsea SlaughterJune 23, 2013
    It's okay, small portions
  • Carolina R.
    Carolina RobledoJune 22, 2013
    Excelente food and drinks. Service was slow. I definitely recommend this place.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah Peacock 🎈June 15, 2013
    gluten free friendly! Just tell your waiter and ask questions as needed.
  • Local Houston Magazine
    Our server suggested a few items, like the tempura battered eggplant drizzled with honey (fluffy and light as air) as well as the roasted cauliflower, fried pig's ears and chicken chicharron. Read more
  • Mike L.
    Mike LapidakisJune 8, 2013
    Absolute worst service I've had in Houston to date. Even with a reservation we had to wait over an hour. Food was average at best. Avoid.
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BrownMay 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Drinks are awesome, have a Southern-style that go perfect with the patio and the live music.
  • Luis M.
    Luis MaganaMay 25, 2013
    Bugs outside, extremely small portions. If you are trying to eat go somewhere else if you are trying to socialize its okay.
  • Aimee W.
    Aimee WoodallMay 22, 2013
    Eggplant fries + mushroom croquettes. YOU ARE WINNING.
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KolencMay 16, 2013
    There was a band playing, the mixed sucked and it was cranked on the patio. Plates are overpriced
  • Kat K.
    Kat KunzMay 15, 2013
    Food ranged from decent (ribs) to gross (mussels). Patio is great, service is not. Only go if you have the time to wait 20 minutes for each round of drinks to show up.
  • Raissa
    RaissaMay 13, 2013
    CultureMap reports $4 tapas & $3 beer/wine/sangria during HH 4-7p weekdays.
  • Kale P.
    Kale PetersenMay 5, 2013
    The ribs were awesome. Duck confit gets honorable mention for the mole they had everything on it.
  • Ray S.
    Ray SandersApril 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Notice: the paella isn't necessarily recommending two people, but letting you know you'll be charged for at least two people (double the menu price at a minimum). It's good, but not that good.
  • Jeremey B.
    Jeremey BarrettApril 5, 2013
    Get the Ahumado! Smoky and delicious.
  • Patty R.
    Patty RathbunApril 5, 2013
    Sangria & gambas al ajillo on the patio- nice.
  • Mc P.
    Les côtes d'agneau se dégustent comme des sucettes de bonheur
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