Excellent food, great service!
Excellent food, great service! The tapas are amazing...definitely recommend the flank steak or the lamb chop!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there during the St
We were there during the St Patrick's celebrations. I'd made dinner reservations, so we were escorded past the line of people waiting to get in. We were treated extremely well, our waitress was awesome (and very cute!), and the food was great. What a fun and comfortable atmosphere. We will definitely come again!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice variety of menu items.
Nice variety of menu items. We went with the tapas and everything was delicious...including the sangria! Four tapas plates were as filling as a full meal for two people.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything that we tried was
Everything that we tried was superb, our waitress ( Katelynn) was very knowledgeable with all the dishes and recommended a lot. We were extremely pleased with every dish; aspargus, garlic shrimp, crab stuffed shrimp, chicken and chorizo peppers, dusted potatoes, butternut squash and bacon wrapped dates. The bacon wrapped dates were my favorite. The next time we are in Richmond, we are definately going back!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite s in Richmond!
One of my favorite s in Richmond! Entire tapas menu great making it hard to choose!
4/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable; we will definitely
Very enjoyable; we will definitely be back. Do not overlook their specials - they have something almost every day (the $15 Monday special is an amazing value).
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Extensive menu with lots of
Extensive menu with lots of small plate (Tapas) options...all reasonably priced. Food is outstanding and service is pleasant & helpful. Can't beat their 'happy hour' prices and daily special.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, very good and we
Overall, very good and we will go again. It took a LONG time for our food to come out of the kitchen. We were apologized to twice by two different wait staff. My shrimp in my seafood dish was overcooked. The dish was still very tasty.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely the best paella in town! We always plan to dine at Europa when we are in Richmond!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made a reservation a few days before for my entire family. We were immediately seated, the service was fast and friendly and our waitress was very knowledgeable! We received our food super fast and it was by far some of the best food I've ever had. The tapas were big (for a tapa size) so two completely filled me up. The sangria was also on point (coming from someone who lived in Spain). Definitely recommend as a hot spot in Richmond. Can't wait to go back!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Busy night in the restaurant
Busy night in the restaurant with lots of large parties. Had to wait despite a reservation. The host touched based often and offered complimentary beverages while we waited. We received good service after we were seated despite the crowd. We'll go back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was very tasty. Only complaint was how slow the service was. We were a big group but there were almost no other customers. They get positive points for bringing out the kids food first. But some adults received food when others were finished eating theirs. They added a 20% gratuity since we were a big group. I generally tip 20% anyway, but most restauants add 18% for groups.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Birthday Dinner
The staff (the chef, our server, the server-in-training) all went above and beyond to make the meal a pleasurable, memorable experience! My parents - who are foodies - were visiting from out of town, so I was even more pleased to share a fantastic dining experience with them.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided to get 5 small
We decided to get 5 small plates and take home the left-overs. Sundays are half-price small plates so you can't go wrong. The crispy brussell sprouts, fried green tomoatoes, and garlic shrimp were outstanding. The fried calamari was very good. Only the braised lamb risotto got an OK. We love this place for a Sunday night when we don't feel like making dinner. Parking is right across the street in a garage and Europa gives you a parking voucher.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting place - great service
This was our second visit to Europa and we really enjoyed it - our server, Wes was full of energy, full of suggestions and an all around fantastic server. Food is a mixed bag - cocktails, especially the "refreshers" were excellent. The cheese plate looked good but except for the hummus had no taste - meat tasted just like it had been frozen and then thawed although I can't imagine that. Crab cakes were tasty as were the salmon cakes although there was lots of filler with the crab. The lamb risotta was actualy a bowl of crunchy rice and soup - - with a big hunk of over cooked lamb on top of it. Not very good at all. The best food item we had was the mango sorbet - absolutely delicious. We will definitely try the restaurant again.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Meal
Europa has specials every night of the week. Sundays are half off tapas so we were able to have a very filling meal for 2 for just $40 including the tip! The tapas are generous portions for "small" plates so 4 were more than enough for the two of us and we also had fantastic cocktails. Will definitely be returning soon!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place. I have been twice once with a friend and once with my Dad after I raved about how amazing this place was. Great food and great service. Definitely perfect for tapas and beverages.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb service and Gourmet Food
The server, Wes, was genuinely nice, informative and accommodating. Gourmet food-quality small plates that were of high quality and NOT skimpy portion-wise. Highly recommmend.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprising little gem!
On a recent vacation stopping in Richmond for the evening, my husband and I stumbled upon a delightful tapas restaurant. We loved the small plates of bacon wrapped dates, butternut squash risotto and chorizo filled chile peppers. . . topped off with a carafe of sangria and tres leches cake! Hope to visit again!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small Plate Deal
we appreciated the half price on the small plates on Sunday. Definitely was a good chance to sample the food variety.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The small plate offerings
The small plate offerings are very good...great for sharing. Our favorite is the oyster stew...unfortunately they ran out the night we were there last. The paella is also very tasty. We'll be back for sure!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was just right
Everything was just right - food delicious - we ordered 6 small plates (3 meats and 3 veggie) and they were delivered one at a time. The only thing I could have changed was to have maybe a veggie and a meat together instead of the 3 meats first - other than that the food was delicious - great seasonings and the service was fast and efficient.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
romantic date night
My husband and I do not get very many nights together with our crazy schedules...Europa always makes our special nights very romantic :)
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Europa is a sure thing for a fantastic dinner. My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary and had a lovely evening. I've also been to Europa for my birthday and an evening out with friends. I highly recommend getting a few small plates per person to share.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner at Europa! The food was awesome and so was our bartender Wes! Wes told us how everything was freshly prepared at Europa not just for the food but also the drinks. He hand squeezed the juices for our cocktails and enthusiastically described what he was doing as he made the drinks. Wes was great and the drinks were delicious. We particularly enjoyed the scallops, shrimp wrapped with bacon, and the chicken flatbread. Can't wait to come back!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
If deciding between an appetizer/entree meal, or all small plates, go for the small plates, because they are fabulous. Portions are large enough to share, if you order 2-3 plates per person. Highly recommend the bacon-wrapped dates and the lamb & risotto, but every plate was excellent. Also had the calamari, garlic shrimp, clams & mussels and Parmesan asparagus. Friends at another table said the crispy brussel sprouts (with bacon!) were also amazing - wish we'd tried that one. Will do so next time.
Had one of their specialty "crush" drinks - a "Refresher" made with Absolut Pear. It was very good - would recommend, although I think next time I'll try the Absolut Pear Limeade.
Service was fast and friendly.
Definitely going back again. :-)
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
great gem of a restaurant
We had a great time, good service and great food. Jamie was
Wonderful, perfect waitress. Wonderful tapas, really good selection for
Drinks, food. Loved the olives and paella. We are definitely coming back and bring
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We decided on this mainly based on the menu. I had the muscles and pasta-- it was perfect. We had the bacon wrapped dates as an appetizer- those are always a favorite. We also had specialty cocktails that were made really well. Our server was great-- very attentive but not overbearing. The only potential negative is that it is a pretty loud place. That didn't bother us, but you may want to take that into consideration if you are looking for a quiet night.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Restaurant Week
We went to visit a new Sous-chef on a girls night out. It was Restaurant Week, and we were all very impressed with our food. Food tasted delicious. Service was prompt and everything was correct.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time - we'll be back
This was our first visit and we were quite happy with our choice. We love being able to order several small plates and have a taste of many dishes. As several other diners noted the crispy brussel sprouts were a real star. The shrimp and garlic was very tasty, but I should have ordered a side of bread to soak up all the garlicky sauce. The most interesting dish was the chicken and chorizo in roasted red pepper. It tasted exactly like a tuna melt. A really tasty tuna melt. Not sure how, but it was very good. Service was good. Not over the top, but there when you needed something.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM