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Bar a Tapas IXELLES

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Chaussee de Waterloo 412A, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 538 03 01
Tue - Sun 18:00 - 00:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

If you are dropping in here out of the rain, you find a cosy interior. Spanish countryside style decor. Have one or two tapas plates (quite pricey) and a glass of wine. Get out as soon as the rain has stopped. We tried to feel positive, but unfortunately fried calamari was soft, anchovies smelt of old oil and were oversalted,... More 

Thank Lene-Bappa
Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We went there for birthday and for sure it was our last time. After our holidays in Spain last july we would compare if in the european capital we could find some nice places in that climate .. After long day walking in brussels- we would eat something and we enter there. Little girl who meet us , had a... More 

1 Thank Charles T
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Merci pour votre réaction ! Nous apprécions vos remarques et nous essayerons de les corriger ! Nous espérons vous voir... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

We were tempted by the idea of having a piece of Spain here in Brussels. It was fine until the moment of receiving a bill. The portions are small and in the end it isn't good value for money. It's quite dark in there, crowded, the atmosphere is good.

Thank tina_1284
Nivelles, Belgium
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

We waited more than 3h to hey served, the food is awful (frozen food, no taste, do not expect real tapas). I am writing this review as I have finished my plate and other habe not been served yet. Not to mention the orders that were wrong. Don't go there

2 Thank sylvain20
Davenport, Iowa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

I was brought here by a friend who knew how it worked and Im glad I went. The food was great, tried a regional beer to compliment the food and was not disappointed either. I will return to try the rest of the menu if it takes me a year.

1 Thank mobhistory
Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Nice and central tapas place (near Bourse and O'Reilly's pub). They should have a 3 for 10 euro option, I think.

Thank Sim0nmc
Brussels, Belgium
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46 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2013

I was thrilled by the idea to meet up with friends at the Bar à Tapas (they got another restaurant in the center of the town in the touristy area)... The concept is good and the range is so large you could read the menu for a long while... At the end the quality isn't that good, and even if... More 

Thank Food-Glory
Trieste, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Do not go there: tiny portions and very high prices, with 20 euros we had just a small piece of grilled steak and 4 potatoes, than we move to onother restaurant to finish our dinner.

2 Thank Marco R
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

A friendly and buzzy atmosphere and pretty popular even fairly late in the evening on a random Wednesday night in April. Faced with a large tapas menu with lots of choice, we went for the mixed vegetable tapas platter (mushrooms, spinach, olives, aubergines) and some other tapas dishes (chorizo catalan style and tuna empanadas) - everything we ordered tasted really... More 

Thank Darllengar
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

Went at the busiest time on a Saturday night, but still got a table for four. Really quirky and engaging restaurant much in demand (people were being turned away by the time we left). We ordered the mixed meat, mixed fish and mixed veg platters, rather than the tapas, as we thought this would give a better indication of their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chaussee de Waterloo 412A, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Ixelles
  • Phone Number: +32 2 538 03 01

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?