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La Vara

268 Clinton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (17 reviews)
“suckling pig” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
268 Clinton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Given what passes for excellence in some Brooklyn restaurants, I was very happily surprised by delicious tapas at La Vara. True, some of the portions are small-- as noted by some reviewers--but that is the point of tapas. I would go there again just to...More

Thank michelesteve
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Cute place, lots of friendly good looking people in mid 30's. Good staff. Interesting tapas dishes, none we'd seen before. We were six so we ordered two servings of each. Best was fried artichokes, lamb meat balls, roasted lamb, roasted chicken, spicy chick peas, fish...More

Thank arnie5656
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Moorish restaurant in beautiful approachable dining room. Reasonablly priced "tapas" style plates. Incredibly good lamb! 5 star, Rockstar service. In a beautiful brooklyn neighborhood

Thank juni360
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

La Vara is an homage to the Ladino cuisine and it couldn't have been paid better respect. All the dishes shine from the appetizers to the deserts. Flavors are spot on, service is efficient and friendly. Congrats to the chefs Alex and Eder for this...More

Thank Stephane_Bo
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Based on my experience, I am surprised this place has one Michelin star. Food was good, but nothing to blow your mind or even make you want to go back. Service - one of the knives was dirty, so we asked our waiter to replace...More

1  Thank AnfiskaC
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The place is on the cutest block in Brooklyn! My husband and I spent an amazing weekend in NYC and we loved this place! It is on the small side, we sat at the bar and ordered a pitcher of red sangria right off the...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Possible to eat an affordable Mitchellin starred meal here if you choose wisely. Shared tapas dishes were very tasty. The service is good but informal and not what you may expect in Mitchellin dining. Try the specials I had the roasted cauliflower which was delicious....More

Thank CMManchesterLondon
Reviewed 6 January 2017

How can devilled eggs be this good? HOW? This place is proof that deep-frying anything makes it exponentially more delicious. Deep-fried artichokes are literally the best thing that's happened to my mouth. Lamb tender enough to make you weep. A total waste of time to...More

Thank LittleBarlow
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We took a group of 9 for dinner on a Monday night with a reservation for 8pm. The ambiance was warm with wooden floors and partial brick walls with pleasant, comfortable seating. We had a variety of 8 tapas dishes so that everyone could try...More

Thank GovernorNC
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This morning the first leg of my travel concluded before the time my alarm usually goes off. By the time I'd been up 14 hours, navigated 6 hours of air travel, got lost twice, and attended a wedding, I was ready for a spectacular meal...More

Thank Rhonda M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Clinton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201-6145
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
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A new restaurant by Alex Raij. She also owns Txikito in Manhattan
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