IM Tapas

IM Tapas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://imtapas.com/
  • Phone: (239) 403-8272
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
    After October, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tamiami Trail North
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from IM Tapas
IM Tapas serves authentic food of Spain with a modern twist. Our food is based on sensations and essences. We respect traditions, the purity of the primary flavors and the work of dedicated artisans, while serving food that embraces the conceptual creativity of the new Spain.
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IM Tapas reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (10)romantic (9)good for groups (7)special occasion (6)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Creative and tasty tapas
    Lm08
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food excellent every time I have been there. Always empty or close to which is sad. $25 for several selections which seems high but most Naples restaurants have underwhelming food for the money so go here if you like excellent food and go to 5th or 3rd for drinks or desert and location. Squash blossoms, grilled elk and empanadas all outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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  • Creative and Unique items
    DonEmilio
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    As usual IM Tapas has exceeded expectations, the creative menu and ingredients are always exciting...
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NEVER DISAPPOINTS
    JHP10NaplesVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    IM IS THE MOST CONSISTENT EATERY WE HAVE FOUND IN NAPLES. FOOD AND SERVICE ARE ALWAYS EXCELLENT. ONLY IMPROVEMENT WE COULD RECOMMEND IS EXPEDITIOUS BREAD AND OLIVE TAPENADE REFILLS, BUT HOW MINOR IS THAT?
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The best in Naples
    Goodfood
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    If you go out to dinner to enjoy food, this is the best in Naples, Florida. Everything is delicious and unique. If someone suggests dinner out, my suggestion is IM Tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good...not great.
    ManwasihungryVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not in a nice part of town. It is a storefront on a street of body shop and other industrial looking stores. Inside decor was nice. The service was very attentive and friendly. However the quality of the food did not match the prices. I do not mind paying top dollar for an outstanding meal but this was an average meal at 5th avenue prices. The great aspect of true tapas are reasonably priced small plates of many delicious choices. These were tapas portion plates at full entree prices.
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  • Over Priced
    linyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very over priced for average tasting food. We had four tapas, none of which had memorable flavor. Service was average.
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  • We keep coming back!!!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As expected, IM Tapas delivers consistently great food and service, whether in or out of season. Our meal this evening was outstanding, with a special nod to the beef and pork empanadas drizzled with a bit of honey and the lamb, which my husband and I both agreed was the best tasting lamb dish we've ever had. Mark, our server, does a fantastic job of describing the dishes and sending out your dishes in the best order to be eaten. Everything tastes good on the menu but he will guide you according to your tastes and suggest things you may never have thought of ordering. If you understand and appreciate the concept of tapas, then you will definitely love IM Tapas. Nobody does it better than Isabel & Mary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TAPAS ON 4TH
    Xjoburg
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A little off the beaten track but what a find. The waiter was knowledgable and helpful, one of our party is allergic to corn, and he asked who it was when we arrived and informed her of what she could eat off the menu. The food was wonderful, tasty, beatifully seasoned, with a wide variety of offerings. We ordered a large array of dishes, including lamb, beef, sausage, calamari - but the shrimp with garlic was so good that we odered additional portions. We sat and talked long after the food was finished and all agreed that it was one of the best ining experiences we had enjoyed in a long time. This is defenitely a place that will I will be going back to again and again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding
    Keywestregulars
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Absolutely terrific! You can't go wrong with this place. Great food, knowledgeable service and fantastic wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not necessary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The only reason I down graded Overall and Service one notch was that ... while the service was very acceptable, the young man seemed to be rather blase about the entire relationship. I would have thought he would have been a little happy to see a customer and smile a little bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new special place for us
    greggdVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We decided to test Tapas in our new home. We were very pleasantly surprised. Every dish we tried was superb, with the possible exception of the Iberico ham. It was fine, but from a value perspective it was not a good choice. Biggest favorite was the Garlic Shrimp. I suggested that I would order it again if it were simply the sauteed Garlic. The service was impeccable but to be fair we were the first diners on that Saturday night, so it was easy for them to manage just the right amount of attention. Almond desert (flown in from Portugal was a winner as was the Sangria. Loved it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 134 reviews are from the IM Tapas reviews archive.
  • Best food
    LaurenVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant, in my opinion, is the best in Naples. The food is always fresh and superbly prepared. We never had anything there that we did not love. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Immensely Mouthwatering Tapas
    eat2muchVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Isabel and Mary continue to raise the bar for tapas in Naples. There are so many excellent choices: the olive dip, calamari, butifarra, empanadas (both kinds) and more. Do not let that detract you from the wonderful entrees on the menu. On the last visit, the Paella Negra Catalana was shared at the table with suitable accolades. The quirky touch of the black aprons and gloves only added to the enjoyment. It is a place to take your time and enjoy the many outstanding choices on the entire menu. Also give the wine list a careful look, as there are some wonderful Spanish wines available for the perfect pairing. Periodic returns are on the calendar for this somewhat hidden jewel and the jewels that own it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PeweVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food is the hero at this charming restaurant. We enjoy all the unique offerings every time we go.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal with friends
    Mtd3206
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We rate this as one of the three best places to dine in Naples FL> The co-owners are true chefs, presentation, selection are first class.The wine list is unique and carefully thought out. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodsnob13
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Have dined at IM Tapas 3 times so far. Everything is just so good. Isabella (chef) is wonderful. She's right on with the paella and that huge lobster tail in the middle. Had empanadas there for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed them. Wish I had ordered more. If you're looking for a great spanish restaurant you must try IM Tapas. Muchas gracias.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    VinceVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This is only the second time that I've posted comments on Open Table. That's how good I.M. Tapas is! Don't let the simplicity of how the dishes sound fool you - Olive Mix, Lentil Salad, or Croquettes for example. The complexity of the flavors and the absolute perfection on how the dishes were prepared (it's apparent that the Chef takes great pride in their craft) is just incredible. The service was also outstanding. Our waiter was so enthusiastic when he described the menu items that I thought he was one of the owners (he said he was not). Don't miss this one. For the food and service it's the best I've had in Naples!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something Different
    Happy
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    IM Tapas is an interesting place. Food was good, service attentive and quick. Prices were a bit steep. Would go back but be more careful in ordering. The beef, chicken and artichokes were delicious. The $19 cheese pieces We're okay but not worth the high price.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    TuckerVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Could be Naples finest cuisine. Inventive, unique, delicious !
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Excellent place to eat.
    vicki
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    All of our tapas were fabulous. Excellent service...very attentive. Will definitely recommend and return.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Best of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Consistently wonderful--blending of flavors and textures is marvelous. Just the best there is in Naples.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surpassed Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This was our first visit and from the great reviews that we read about IM Tapas we thought we would give it a try. It surpassed our expectations and we will definately return.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    itsallsoogood
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This is a simple note - We were very pleased and will return soon!
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The food at IM Tapas was delicious, as always. It's just a shame that the restaurant isn't busier. We had venison carpaccio and spinach to start and then shared a very ample seafood paella. The rice in the paella was particularly tasty.
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    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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  • Hidden gem
    TuckerVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This place is really good. The food created here is inventive and masterfully done. If you enjoy and appreciate fine cuisine, hurry to I M Tapas!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good no great
    Andy2VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Nothing negative here, but with all of the good places in town it doesn't make sense to go off beaten path to go here. Nice people, nice little place, average food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tapas in Naples - Yay
    Graygan
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We moved here from Chicago and have been looking extremely hard for restaurants that come even close to the culinary heaven that is Chicago. I M Tapas is one. The food was excellent. The Paella is cooked to order which is key. The wait staff are willing to listen and work with you. If you need to eat fast, they'll bring the food out fast. If you want to linger, which the restaurant suggests, promotes, and prefers, they will bring your dishes to you slowly. We prefer this style as we enjoy long dinner conversations, good food, good wine, and each others' company. We finally found a restaurant that allows us to do what we enjoy. View is non-existent and parking is tough. Come a bit early and sit inside.
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    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty horrible tapas for the $$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    If you know what tapas are, you should go somewhere else. The taste of the food was poor at best. You get the impression that someone who has no familiarity is cooking in the back. We tried seven dishes, some of them - like the Moroccan crusted pork skewer (is this really a tapa) were so overly spiced as to be inedible. We saw a car park, come on, look around and leave abruptly. By the end of the meal I wished that I had seen as smart as that car.
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  • Never disappoints
    JHP10NaplesVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We try to go several times a month for our Isabel and Mary tapas fix. Addiction to great food!
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    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, the food at IM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    As always, the food at IM Tapas was excellent. We had the white anchovies, the octopus, the duck, ramps, and one other dish that I don't remember.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winner in weird location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    First time there. Great Tapsa food and service. Ambiance inside was very nice. Outside not. Take a table well inside the small seating area so you don't need to look outside at various car businesses across the street. We will go back for the food. Very good.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Naples Surprise
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I.M. Tapas is off the beaten path in Naples but delivers exceptional Spanish food, including imaginative tapas and great paella. Unlike the very good restaurants on the main drags (Fifth Ave South, South Third Street), I.M. Tapas is quiet and soothing, a great break from the hubbub.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    happydiner1VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Good. Located in a shopping mall strip facing a car repair store. Tapas were tasty.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    MamaB
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Everything is great as usual. We discovered it last year and have returned many times. Everyone we send there is very happy. We want lots of people to go to make sure it stays there. This place is a gem. You will not be sorry you tried IM Tapas, I promise you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Relaxing relief from the often pretentious Naples dining scene. Terrific assortment of small plates to share with friends or family. Cheese plate not to be missed, many good wines to choose from. Wait staff knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely a keeper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    travelman
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    I have had a lot of tapas in great restaurants in North America, Asia and Europe and was disappointed in IM Tapas. To begin, the menu is very light on quality cold vegetable dishes such as classic asparagos. Main dishes were pricey, even for two. The deep-fried calamari, while not overcooked, had a distinct taste of flour. The chorizo was competent but unattractively presented. We did enjoy the stuffed artichoke hearts and shrimp but found the bread hard unless saturated with oil. Maybe it was an off night, or perhaps expectations in Naples are generally low, but this restaurant did not achieve the ratings given by previous reviewers. Nice place with friendly staff that just needs to up its game.
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  • IM Tapas is a true restaurant-gem
    TheFrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    IM Tapas is a true restaurant-gem in Naples, a city with many, many restaurants. The décor, ambience, food, wine and service are excellent. Located on 4th Avenue North, one-half block east of Tamiami Trail, IM Tapas is unlike the numerous casual and rustic nearby restaurants. Rather, IM Tapas would fit-in with honors on 5th Avenue South or Third Street South. Every tapas dish that my wife and I ordered was beautifully presented and delicious, the artichoke hearts filled with Serrano & Manchego being our favorite. If you want a large dish instead of tapas, IM offers larger plates including paella, duck, lamb, chicken and sea bass. IM Tapas quickly became one of our favorite restaurants.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    FoodExplorer
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    A really nice variety from familar items to unusual fare. Love that it is small and long so it stays quiet and sheltered. Wait staff was extremely good- there when you needed them, not a bothering you when you didn't want them around! Chef who explained tyhe cheese did a great job. Enjoyable all around!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highlight of the neighborhood
    Rosieinnaples
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Second visit, and I took a visiting friend who is an incredible cook and makes cheese as a hobby. This friend has taken us to incredible restaurants over the years, Tiffin Wallah in NYC, Bocuse at CIA in Poughkeepsie, etc. So there we were. We ordered white anchovies, stuffed squash blossoms, cod fritters, octopus with potatoes, and a salad. For dessert , we split the 5 cheese board. We had a lovely white Spanish wine that my friend knew to order. The meal was perfect in every detail.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Naples's best kept secrets
    JHP10NaplesVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    If you haven't tried IM's, you're missing a treat. We've been there time and again, and it just doesn't disappoint. Occasionally the service can be spotty, but that's not the norm at this 5 star jewel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate