MÁS Tapas y Vino
125 Second Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102Neighborhood:
Tapas / Small PlatesPrice: $30 and under
MÁS Tapas y Vino
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.hotelandaluz.com/eat-drink/mas-tapas-y-vino/
- Phone: (505) 923-9080
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily, 7am -10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday, 11am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm - Offered in the Lobby (Mon-Fri)
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
- Executive Chef: Chef James Campbell Caruso
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: For Catering inquires, please contact our Catering and Special Events Manager at 505.923.9019 or by email, email@example.com.
- Private Party Facilities: Contact us at 505-923-9033 to make arrangements for your event.
- Private Party Contact: Jonalyn Gonzales 5059239033x
- Entertainment: Join us at the Hotel Andaluz for live music in the Lobby every Friday and Saturday night. From Argentinean Tango to Jazz/R&B, Hotel Andaluz is the place to dance the night away. Join us for Happy Hour, Monday through Friday, 4pm - 6pm.
The Hotel Andaluz also features Ibiza, a chic terrace lounge that offers panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains. Ibiza's menu features specialty cocktails, and a full tapas selection from MÁS - Tapas y Vino. Ibiza is open Thursday from 4pm - 10pm and Friday-Saturday from 4pm to 1am. Enjoy Happy Hour, featuring $5 draft beer, house red and house white wine specials and 50% off selected tapas, weekdays from 4pm - 6pm.
- Cross Street: 2nd & Copper
- Public Transit: The Hotel is located two blocks from the Alvarado Transportation Center in downtown Albuquerque which is also home to the Rail Runner Depot.
- Parking: Valet
- Parking Details: Hotel Andaluz offers free valet parking service. We also validate parking in the structure at 3rd and Copper.
A word from MÁS Tapas y Vino
Located in the historic Hotel Andaluz, MÁS, by Chef James Campbell Caruso, is a full-service restaurant and tapas bar. Inspired by the bold flavors, rich history and exuberance of Spanish cooking. MÁS offers fresh reinventions of traditional Spanish cuisine with an emphasis on locally-sourced foods and high quality imported ingredients and spices. Chef James Campbell Caruso has been nominated 8 times for the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best Chef of the Southwest.” He is the chef and owner of La Boca and Taberna restaurants in Santa Fe, which have been acclaimed by the New York Times, the Food Network, Travel & Leisure and Esquire. He is the author of Espana: Exploring the Flavors of Spain and El Farol: Tapas and Spanish Cuisine.Continued
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MÁS Tapas y Vino reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (35)special occasion (29)notable wine list (24)romantic (24)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (9)great for lunch (8)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (6)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
- Romantic SpotAlbuquerque007Dined on 11/22/2014This is a downtown gem that combines the old and the very new. Chef's special bass was first class. Come to see Conrad Hilton's hotel with paintings and wood and stay for the music and food to die for.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Thanks Mas for offering a such experienceFaroukDined on 11/21/2014It was our first time being at Albuquerque and I found about Mas online. The cuisine is great. We were there for lunch so I imagine dinner must be as excellent as lunch. It has good atmosphere. Mas will please every palate. The surrounding near the reception is magical, breathtaking, peaceful and must see. You are transported to another world. Bon appetitSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great tapas, wine, service and atmosphere!pitobalaDined on 11/13/2014If you have been to Spain and like "tapas" and delicious different food…this is the place. From all the tapas we asked we all agreed that the Flank Steak with a salted caramel sauce was the winner. The artichokes with goat cheese was excellent as well as the asparagus with smoked salmon. Perhaps the one dish I was disappointed was the Gambas al ajillo." In Spain it is simply fried shrimp in olive oil and a lot of garlic. Here it had a tomatoey and chile sauce. The wine was a delicious Tempranillo, which went well with everything we ordered. There was live music, which added to the atmosphere. The service was friendly and professional. Great restaurant!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- amazing date night dinner!jacrehaDined on 11/10/2014My husband and I visited for a date night recently and had such a great experience. We shared a bottle of wine and six tapas plates, each one better than the one before. The bacon wrapped dates were our favorite! The menu is very rustic and ingredient driven - nothing unpronounceable or pretentious, just great food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It's open on SundayGypsyRoverDined on 11/9/2014If you like to eat out on Sunday, as we do, Albuquerque is a challenge. Had previously looked for tapas restaurants open Sunday to no avail. Was pleasantly surprised to find now that MAS Tapas y Vino is open Sunday. So my husband and I went for our collective birthdays celebration. The decor is quite pleasant. The service was mixed. Rather slow. But the most annoying thing was even though we told the head waiter we would be sharing all the tapas plates and he thanked us for letting him know that, when each one arrived the servers always wanted to give it to only one of us. We love tapas, but were not impressed by the tastes and flavors at MAS. And it was rather pricey for tapas-sized servings. All in all, OK, but I doubt we'll return.Special Features:
- New Items on the menu - delicious!NMNATIVEVIPDined on 11/8/2014We had great food at Mas recently. Our server was supposedly also the sommelier but brought the wrong bottle of wine not once, but twice! His listening and wine skills need serious improvement. If you order wine, ensure that you get what you order, including the year on the bottle. The new menu additions are great and just in time as we were tiring of the same old... The bacon wrapped dates are fabulous and the presentation is cool too. The gambas fritas and the hangar steak, while from the prior menu, are still outstanding! and the paella is perfection.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great option downtownEilishVIPDined on 11/7/2014Mas is located inside the beautiful Hotel Andaluz, an historic hotel that has been lovingly restored but is somewhat out of place in the cruising scene of downtown ABQ. Stylistically, there are clean lines & sharp angles - which means it's nice to be greeted warmly upon arrival, as we were. The menu is somewhat more limited that it's sister (mother?) restaurant in Santa Fe, but there are still lots of options. A friend was very happy with his duck & also chorizo/Gouda plate (the latter is heavy & should be shared), & we both liked the Spanish cheese plate (nearly comically large pieces compared to in La Boca) &fried Brussels sprouts. My quinoa & grilled avocado dish was pretty lifeless - a rare miss for Mas where most dishes are greatSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- as close to Spain as you'll getnewmarket2Dined on 10/31/2014...in Albuquerque, that is. I live in Santa Fe and have eaten many times at Chef Caruso's other two tapas restaurants there. One big difference is that the room in ABQ is BIG compared to tight at Taberna and very tight at La Boca. We spoke with Mr. Caruso during our meal and he said he preferred the close quarters at La Boca because it reminded him of Spain. Service was excellent - which is important if you're eating tapas because there is a lot of clearing of empty plates and one should really order multiple times rather than all up front. [Even if you order all up front, it will arrive a dish or two over time] I like open kitchens and this one is very visible but far enough away that it is entertaining and not intrusive.Special Features:
- tastebitesOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/28/2014This was our second lunch at Mas and it did not disappoint. This menu abounds with flavor! I had shrimp cooked in white wine, butter and sherry which was possibly the best shrimp dish I have ever eaten. We shared the tapas potatas brava which were bright with spice and vigor. Our guests had a salad of Serrano ham rolled around fruit. We shared a wonderful molten chocolate cake for dessert. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and well-trained. Mas is a touch of Spain in Albuquerque, but our guests said the shrimp dish was better than anything they had eaten in Spain!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 10/27/2014The smell in the Andaluz is overpowering - like a strong Bed, Bath & Beyond wall plug. The waiter was not very attentive.
- Third time and love itsapperDined on 10/24/2014This was our third visit. Great food at reasonable prices in a very hip setting. We have yet to get an entree. This time it was 6 tapas plates - we always get the crispy potatos to fill up on then try whatever we have not had yet. The dates in bacon were fantastic. It is in a lovely boutique hotel and my girlfriend likes dressing up and taking pictures when we go out so this place works perfectly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Service needs workwwfoodlvrDined on 10/19/2014We dined two consecutive evenings at Mas Tapas y Vino, the first with a group of six and the second just the two of us. Both evenings the plates featured quality ingredients, mostly suburb preparations and lovely presentations. In one instance the pork tenderloin tapas (one piece) was served very rare and was clearly not prepared to the correct temperature (the second piece was served perfectly medium rare). The situation was remedied, although a bit slowly. Service was spotty. On the first night, the wait person was friendly and accommodated some special requests from one member of our party. On the second night, we had to request a fork, small plates and bread. On both nights the wait staff failed to provide prices for specials.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner for 2hunterstompsonDined on 10/19/2014Food and Service were excellent. My reservation was set up in their system perfectly. Being from other big cities I have high expectations for Tapas. Can be a little on the pricey side for dinner but definitely good for a special occasion. Recommend that if you are going for a meal it would be cheaper to not do all tapas and get just one or two with entrees. Great prices for lunch and even breakfast. Would recommend to all!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful restaurant!kittyjungleDined on 10/18/2014Went for a bday celebration...incredible food! Service was a bit slow even though the restaurant was not completely full...our waiter was the sommelier and very knowledgable however we did sit and wait for a while to be greeted and for our first drinks and again at the end when we were ready for the check. Otherwise, a delightful evening!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious!SueJDined on 10/15/2014What a wonderful place to dine! Service was excellent as was the food. My husband enjoyed his steak that was cooked Pittsburgh blue and I enjoyed heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella along with an ahi tuna tapa. Good suggestion on the Albariño wine. We will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Convenient SurpriseDandSTravelsVIPDined on 10/14/2014Stayed at the Hotel Andaluz to catch an early morning flight home after two weeks in Santa Fe . We were looking for something convenient with no expectations for a hotel restaurant, but were pleasantly surprised. Classic Spanish small plates, well prepared with a solid wine list. Quiet dining room and adequate service. The hotel is nicely appointed with friendly and competent staff.I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Very Good ExperienceABQJIMDined on 10/11/2014The staff was friendly, the decor charming, the food inventive and tasty. I will be taking friends back next timeSpecial Features:
- Great experienceTheToneDined on 10/10/2014The cheese plate was excellent as was the duck breast. Service was excellent too.Special Features:
- Great placeginalaDined on 10/3/2014Was craving Spanish food, and this place had it. Nice looking menu and great food. It'seems hard to find restaurants serving paella, so was excited to learn they had it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Poor service and Indifferent waiterOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/30/2014The restaurant was not full, but my waiter aaas nowhere to be seen, the entree and appetizer were served together, and then the waiter disappeared, empty dishes were left forever on the table, and getting abill took forever. I think Mas is less and should skipped.
- Great food, great service!imaginarysomDined on 9/30/2014My only minor complaint is that they were out of the first three or four bottles of wine we wanted to order. It was, however, a Tuesday, and I have no idea when they get their wine deliveries so it was probably just a sad coincidence left over from a busy weekend. The food here is some of the best and classiest in ABQ. I recommend Mas to everyone that visits town and everyone who lives here too!Special Features:
- GoldiDined on 9/19/2014Beautiful hotel and romantic setting. Very nice, but not the best tapas I have ever had. Expensive.Special Features:
- Service could have been betterstukVIPDined on 9/13/2014This is my third visit to Mas. Food was excellent however the service was slow. Took a very long time between courses.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ExcellentKdmmDined on 9/7/2014Birthday dinner began with cocktails, loved the Zsa Zsa Cosmo (graoefruit juice and St. Germain) and Mexican mojito (tequila in lieu of rum). Ordered 4 tapas plates which was plenty. Spanish peppers grilled with cashews, a salad made from Roma tomatoes, heirloom spinach and grilled feta plus garlic shrimp and a queso with chorizo. All yummy. Dessert was on the house so we decided on the steamed chocolate cake. Fabulous, eat it with a spoon it's so moist. Lots of interesting wines by the glass. Service was first rate. We'll go back.Special Features:
- very good tapas!DBABQVIPDined on 9/6/2014Went here for the first time last weekend and really enjoyed ourselves. Service was excellent, very attentive but not intrusive. Loved the artichoke tapas and morcilla. Actually ended up getting extras to take home for later too.Special Features:
- 2forlunchOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/4/2014Lunch was a real treat. The wrap sandwich was delicious and made of the freshest greens, chicken and harissa. But it is truly the tapas which make this place so very special and unique. Each one prepared and served with the perfection that we got to know at the chef's other restaurant, La Boca in Santa Fe. Wine list is great as is the service. The decor is tasteful and classy and does not try to overshadow the spectacular ambiance of the Hotel lobby which is beautiful. The same superb food can also be had upstairs on the outdoor deck. Looks like a great place for dinner and cocktails and evening entertainment as well. What a great addition to Albuquerque dining! A must!! And a must return!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BrunchkittenkittenDined on 8/24/2014Enjoyed the atmosphere. I wish we would have sat in the private bunks, they looked romantic. The service was a bit slow, but good.Special Features:
- Wonderful TapasVinceInRioRanchoDined on 8/16/2014My wife and I enjoy everything about this restaurant and the historic hotel it is part of. It began life in 1939 as Conrad Hilton's first New Mexican hotel and the recent renovation into The Hotel Andaluz is stunning. Parking is easy - just park in the open lot across the street. The Spanish/Moorish lobby/common area is a sensory experience that reminds one of how unique a historic hotel can really be. We arrived for a 7:00 PM reservation on a Saturday night and were promptly seated. The wait staff were prompt, attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu, suggesting appropriate Spanish wines to accompany our tapas selections. The tapas themselves are wonderful - and are sized so that 3 plates, 2 desserts and wine was just right.Special Features:
- A great nightkennymac23Dined on 8/9/2014My wife and I were visiting Albuquerque NM, (we're from Colorado). A guest at the hotel where we were staying told us about this place. We were glad we went to check it out. We enjoyed the food and our evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 74 reviews are from the MÁS Tapas y Vino reviews archive.
- MAS tapas y vinoFromChicagoToSeattleDined on 7/29/2014Creative, well-prepared tapas and attentive service made for a very enjoyable dinner. And of course, the Andaluz lobby is a great place for a before dinner drink.Special Features:
- Mas Tapas was a great experiencecxvargasDined on 7/22/2014We were promptly welcomed and seated ahead of our requested reservation time. Our waiter was very knowledgeable not only on every item on the menu but the wine selection. The atmosphere was very nice. The food was well prepared and great and excellently paired with a Spanish wine. We would definitely go back for tapas and wine.
- ALWAYS EXTRAORDINARY!GastonDined on 7/22/2014I've written a couple of reviews for Mas already--but it's so good I don't mind writing another. It is my favorite restaurant in ABQ. The food is NEVER boring, always extraordinary. Chef Caruso obviously keeps a close eye on the quality of his product, even though he has two other outstanding restaurants in Santa Fe. The essential trick to dining well with tapas as the focus of your meal is having waiters who are capable of spacing the arrival of selections to your table; too many at one time ruins the concept. This is not a problem at Mas, with excellent waiters like Eric, Justin, and Jeff, all intelligent and eager to please; even their backup Vincent is an astrophysicist. Great food, great waiters, great ambiance--it's all there.Special Features:
- Tapas with a northern NM vibe.PhdgDined on 7/18/2014Classic tapas as well as complete entrees. Emphasis on seasonal ingredients. Everything we tried was superb. Don't miss the bacon wrapped dates stuffed with almonds.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Everything but the food was great.pipesmokeVIPDined on 7/18/2014My wife and I often venture to dine here. It is why were chose to come here for our wedding anniversary. We have always had an awesome experience. The server, Giuseppe, always awesome. The complete spoiler of the night was the food. It was the first time we were far below pleases with the food. The spice in the food was overwhelming. It made the dinner completely unsatisfactory.The chef must advise if the dish has any spice in the food. The paella was so incredibly hot it destroyed completely the experience. The next wine we venture there it wold be for the server. The food ought to be accompanied by a fire extinguisher. The chef should know better. Food is to be cooked to satisfy the customer not the chef's ego!
- Better for dinnerSFBearVIPDined on 7/13/2014I love this place for dinner, so I tried it for lunch. It was good but not nearly as good as dinner.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fabulous brunch!BigStevieDined on 7/13/2014I took a party of six to brunch last weekend and we ate one of the "casbahs" in the lobby. The food was spectacular, the ambience was just completely delightful, and the service from out waiter, Otto, was outstanding. I couldn't be happier with the overall experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic!SFBearVIPDined on 7/10/2014Great food!!! Great service!!! This is an absolute gem and should not be missed!Special Features:
- GastonDined on 6/30/2014Mas has been open only about 9 months but that was sufficient to give birth to what may well be Albuquerque's finest restaurant experience. Chef James Caruso never seems to disappoint with his extraordinary tapas, each with its own distinctive taste. The ambiance is elegant with the feel of a swank NYC restaurant. The service is impeccable--if you get either Eric or Justin, you'll be treated like royalty. The bar serves up drinks named after the famous who were historically connected to the Hotel Andaluz that have as much character as their namesakes. But the star is the food, and you will not be disappointed. My last meal was one of the best I've had in any restaurant.Special Features:
- Poor ServiceBiciracerDined on 6/28/2014I have long loved La Boca in Santa Fe. I was really hoping that Mas was going to be the same experience since it's the same chef. It wasn't. Maybe they had a new staff? Maybe they still have not come together as a team? Although we had reservations, we stood at the hostess booth far too long before anyone would recognize us. Our waiter was lethargic and non-attentive, as was most of the staff. We ordered sparkling water... They were OUT. We ordered a bottle of wine... They were OUT. It took them 15 minutes to tell us they were OUT. I ordered a glass of wine. After 15 minutes I had to flag the waiter down by waving my arms. The 3rd time he walked by he finally noticed me. Then I finally got my wine. The rest of the night went about the same.
- KWMWVIPDined on 6/27/2014Only 2 waiters served the entire restaurant so don't expect expedient service. The amounts on each tapas are not well-described in the menu. For example the lamb chops were 2 tiny portions for $16 that could possibly be split by 2 people but not more. The patatas bravas were the most substantial dish fit to be shared by more than 2 people. To fill up however requires that many tapas be ordered so expect to fork out about $50 per person if you hope to leave with a full belly. Don't even bother with dessert. Other than the notable after dinner drinks the 3 items on the menu leave a lot to be desired. There is a lot of potential with a tapas restaurant. I'd rather drive to Santa Fe's El Farol.Special Features: