Barlata Tapas Bar Opens Today / Long-awaited Spanish restaurant is finally here

by Virginia B. Wood / austinchronicle.com / July 1, 2013

Quality representations of Iberian cuisine have been noticeably absent from the Austin culinary scene. No more.

Ever since word got out that Spanish chef and restaurateur Daniel Olivella and his wife, Vanessa Jerez, had moved their young family to Austin with the intention of opening a restaurant here, Spanish food lovers have been on the alert. Quality representations of Iberian cuisine have been noticeably absent from the Austin culinary scene. No more.

Olivella built his culinary reputation in this county with B44 Bistro in San Francisco and Barlata in Oakland, two causal restaurants that serve authentic Spanish cuisine. They are known as busy, comfortable neighborhood places for enjoying food and wine with friends.

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