by Chris Apollo Lynn / republicofaustin.com / May 13, 2013
…Daniel is a warm and humble man who makes everyone feel like you’ve been friends for years. He attracts good people and good vibes. No doubt Barlata will also be full of the same sort of love.
A contentious symbol of Austin’s explosive growth, South Lamar has gone from an auto body-lined transportation corridor to an urbanist’s paradise of condos in all stages of development. And while it’ll probably be at least a decade before urban rail comes to South Lamar, Austinites can already eat the benefits of high-density growth at any of the kick ass restaurants sprouting up along the major thoroughfare. Joining the list of eateries forming a new restaurant row (Lick, Barley Swine, Opa!, Aviary, Black Sheep Lodge, El Meson, and Olivia) is Barlata, an authentic Spanish Tapas bar from Chef Daniel Olivella.