Tapas Barinn

3 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
Vesturgata 3b, Fischersund, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland 101

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Not celiac

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Salmon was 10/10

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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This place has been our best meal in Reykjavík! We had the tuna in avocado purée, the cheese board, pan seared scallops, lobster and beef medallions. All of it was superb! The waitress double checked each plate with the chef and they modified a few items to work. We got there early and the restaurant was super quite which I think made it much easier. Shared kitchen space, but the food was delicious and I’m feeling great!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

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The staff were so helpful/knowledgable as soon as I mentioned that I have to have a strict gluten free diet - they even mentioned the word Coeliac before me!! Fully reassured by all staff being made aware and all of whom sounded like they understood the severity of it. Got the standard ‘we handle gluten in our kitchens so cannot be 100% sure’ etc. But I had no problems and two other Coeliac’s were there on the same night. Deffo recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Spanish
  • Tapas
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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I have celiac and ate here. The food is delicious and they are understanding. I did have to double check a couple things. They brought out something with a side of bread but were very good about checking for me and the host came by to apologize for bringing out the wrong plate. Celiac friendly but would be careful and ask questions. Got the Icelandic 5 course menu and was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and celiac friendly, great staff. — update: we ate there a second time since it was great the first time and my celiac wife had a pretty bad reaction. So food was still great but it is hit and miss on the celiac safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not a great place. They're very aware of celiac, but still cross contaminated my food. Super expensive too.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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First impression of this tucked away below street-level jewel: Warm, red-lit, boisterous yet not overly loud, and the perfect choice for our date-night splurge on an otherwise budget conscious trip. As a celiac who's extremely sensitive to cross contamination, I research restaurants in advance (it's rated well on FindMeGlutenFree and I'll be reviewing there too). So we made a reservation and I went in with full confidence, which was confirmed when the hostess immediately turned to me with a smile and assured me they were prepared. I wanted to sample everything, so when I asked our lovely server whether she recommended the Icelandic Gourmet Feast or the Chef's Choice, she told me the former would be the best route. My husband chose the latter. That meant we were being served multiple dishes at different times. The chef came out to speak with me directly and suggested I avoid the included sample of Brennevin as it's a barley-distilled spirit (I took his advice). On a busy Saturday night, this well-staffed, smoothly run establishment had different servers running food, and each one described our dishes, and knew to confirm to me that mine was gluten free. When one accidentally (yet understandably) gave me a dish meant for my husband, our "primary" waitress swooped over and corrected things before he'd even finished speaking! I feasted deliciously and safely; every bite was exquisite, and the juxtaposition of the best of Icelandic dishes with the Spanish-style not-so-small plates and decor/music, plus the romantic yet relaxed atmosphere, made for the perfect experience in every way. It was a pleasure and an honor to dine here, and I thank each and every employee for making our last night in Reykjavik such a delicious delight.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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helpful and knowledgeable staff. lots of options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Went here during my honeymoon - the food was really good and the server was familiar with Celiac& gluten issues but there is NO GLUTEN FREE MENU. My husband and I shared the Chorizo/Serrano starter plate (I only ate the horseradish sauce & honey jam onion topping - did not try the other 2 sauces because I can't handle too much spice) Dish normally comes with bread but was removed for us. Then we split the #2 (bacon wrapped scallops) & #44 (mushrooms). Many other dishes appeared to be GF or GF friendly. Would definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I am Celiac and dairy-free - I chose several options off the menu and my server was able to make suggestions and ask the chef about variations. I had 3 wonderful dishes and didn't have any issues. I recommend it!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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My favorite restaurant in Reykjavík! They are very eager to make sure the meal is safe and enjoyable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They offer a 7 course Icelandic tapas feast and when I asked the waitress if it could be made gluten free she replied, "No problem," and didn't blink an eye. Some of the dishes were the same as my non-gluten free husband had, other had different sauces or other variations that they identified as gluten free when served. Great experience!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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