La Vara

$ $ $
268 Clinton St (btwn Warren St & Verandah Pl)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 422-0065
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 10:00pm



  • Great tapas bar. We ordered about 12-14 dishes for the four of us and honestly everything was outstanding
  • Charming restaurant plays with Spain's forgotten flavors.Small plates of fried eggplant with honey and nigella seeds & wild salads of salt cod and pomegranate seeds.Critics' choice for best Tapas bar!
  • really excellent food. get at least one dish from each section of the menu for the full experience (all are sized for sharing). the suckling pig is usually a special but OMG, that shit cray.
  • Wow. Tough to get a table but it's worth it for the authentic Spanish cuisine that made us nostalgic for Barcelona. The chickpeas, fideua paella, crispy suckling pig. Also, El Arrako = amazing drink.
  • Delicious white almond gazpacho with squid and shrimp
  • Order the fried eggplant served with honey, nigella seeds and a duo of melted cheese:
  • Listen for the specials, they have many and they're great.
  • Perfect brunch. Amazing mix of authentic Spanish cuisine with a brunch spin.
  • Get anything. Cause it's all the best. But Murray's half chicken for the win.
  • Stupid reservation policy makes it impossible to seat parties of 3. Never coming back.
  • Make sure to try the remojn, which is considered " the most oddball and excellent dish you'll have had in ages."
  • Brunch: The Cuchifrito is really great, if you like lamb and veal.
  • get the fideua -- it's excellent. also the eggplant and honey. save room for dessert, namely the almond cake and olive oil ice cream.
  • Serves small plates of fried eggplant with honey and nigella seeds, roasted suckling pig that slides right off the shank bone, and wild salads of salt cod and pomegranate seeds
  • Spanish Suckling Pig special blew us all away! Lean, tender, crispy! If the waitstaff mentions it, get it!
  • It doesn't matter what you get, it's all good. But by god, get the fried chickpeas to start.
  • Awesome spot. Great food. And the eggplant with honey is surprisingly good.
  • La Varas menu is a tribute to the imprint of Jews and Arabs on the kitchens of Spain. What could have been an esoteric history lesson turned out to offer a fresh take on a cuisine
  • The suckling pig is insane. Also try the crispy eggplant & honey, tomato/mojama/nori bread, and the chocolate flan.
  • Yummy wine, excellent tuna & radicchio salad. Awesome service, small & perfect for date night, or a fun night out with friends. Ask for the big table in the window if you have a group.

Nearby places

210 Smith St (btwn Baltic & Butler St)
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