Tapas de Espana
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Tapas de Espana

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tapas-de-espana.com/
  • Phone: 3034552500
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday - Thursday: 10:30AM - 9:00PM
    Friday - Saturday: 10:30PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: At Tapas de España we offer a variety of Spanish & Mexican food that we deliver and serve to your office, or home for any special occasion. We have catered employee/customer appreciation days, office parties, meetings, quinceañeras and many, many birthday parties.
    We cater in the full Denver metropolitan area up to Castle Rock and Longmont. We can meet your needs from 10 to 500 guests. If you are planning a party or a reception we would like to invite you to sample our recipes. Call our banquet manager (Walter Meza) at 303-455-2500 to set a time that would be good for both of us.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I25 and 23rd across street from the aquarium
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Tapas de Espana
Now you can enjoy the famous "SPANISH TAPAS" in Denver, with our old concept of eating and sharing with friends and family different dishes of great Spanish cuisine at affordable prices. Tapas (Spanish pronunciation: ['tapas]) is the name of a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, hot or cold, in Spanish cuisine. Stop in and you will find a wide variety of the most typical and popular Tapas in Spain, combining the most traditional TAPAS from different regions of Spain.
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Tapas de Espana reviews from OpenTable diners
  • This is NOT a Tapas place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    This is NOT a Tapas place. It's a Mexican restaurant with a Tapas menu. The tapas didn't really look that appetizing so we ended up eating Mexican. At least the margaritas were tasty!
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  • Extremely rude staff. Host
    alibee
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Extremely rude staff. Host basically yelled at me for making a reservation online since they don't normally take reservations on Sundays when there is a Broncos game - like I was supposed to just know that.
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  • I took my mom who is from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    I took my mom who is from Spain for the tapas -- she raved about the authenticity! "What a treat -- this is perfect!" -- she lives in a different state -- I am sure next time she visits we'll return!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • My husband and I enjoyed Tapas
    MrsOllie
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    My husband and I enjoyed Tapas de Espana back in October and had an incredible experience! My recent experience, unfortunately, was not incredible. It was good, but not incredible. The stuffed piquillo peppers and albondigas were both pretty bland. The shrimp, however, was delicious and perfectly cooked. The restaurant was fairly loud with tables fairly crowded together. On a final note, although I may go back, I find the concept of two restaurants in one venue a little confusing. This restaurant is housed in the El Senor Sol building on 7th.
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  • Other than the white anchovy
    DiB1
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    Other than the white anchovy plate the food was ordinary and the very limited wine list was uninspired. Most expensive wines on the list were bland and in the case of the Albarino, downright bad.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was under the impression
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    I was under the impression this was a tapas specific restaurant, however Tapas de Espana was just part of El Senor Sol. The food was decent and the servers were very friendly and helpful. The drinks were great, I was just a little surprised to find out that it was not a tapas restaurant and I think their selection of tapas is a bit limited many twists of the same thing.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • The food was very good. A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    The food was very good. A little more limited than some Tapas, but still very nice options. I will not necessarily eat everything, but I will try everything once, and I happened to enjoy everything that we ordered.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were surprised when we
    gwalchmai
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    We were surprised when we arrived to see that it was part of Señor Sol. Our local señor sol is not high on our favorites list. But we had never had tapas so we proceeded. The service was prompt but when we asked for suggestions as to tapas dining we were told the paella was good but no other insights were offered. We had no idea how much to order. The result was each of us having our own selection but presentaion was not conducive to sharing as I understood the concept of tapas. Bottom line food was OK, we under ordered and left barely satisfied (hungry an hour later), and the atmosphere was more outdated Mexican than Spanish. Underwhelmed by the whole experience.
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  • Like many other tapas places
    JetSetJasonVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2012
    Like many other tapas places in the area, the execution of dishes is mediocre.
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  • Don't judge a restaurant by.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    It is not much to look at from the outside and when they ask Spanish or Mexican menu, we were concerned. The paella was one of the best we have had since visiting Spain. Very meaty and fresh. The calimari was more fish than breading and was also excellent. The wait staff was attentative and helpful. The prices were also very reasonable so we will be returning for another Spanish encounter soon.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Not being very familiar with
    CoolheatVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Not being very familiar with Tapas, the three of us thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The wait staff was very informative and efficient. The suggestions for ordering were great and we had a very nice mixture of hot and cold tapas. Their housemade Chorizo was excellent.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Having had tapas where they
    thepurplehatgang
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Having had tapas where they originated, this Mexican restaurant was a bit of a letdown. Did notice our group was the only one eating tapas. It's a nice Mexican restaurant, good for families who are brave enough to get off the beaten path.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • dissappointing
    mangerbienVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2012
    ok for a greasy snack, but middling quality to everything & absolutely NO vegetables available as asparagus was "too expensive" according to the manager. Mediocre from start to finish: selection, preparation, presentation, & finished product. The "seafood" sampler was dominated by breaded, fried calamari seemingly from a frozen bag; the cold tapas was run-of-the-mill manchego cheese and some italian cold cuts, no better than a cheap deli offers. You could get a higher quality selection of this stuff at Costco (no knock on Costco). Servers friendly, accommodating. Above average Sangria best thing about the meal (red flag).
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Tapas De Espana is two restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2012
    Tapas De Espana is two restaurants in one. It is a Mexican restaurant called El Senor Sol and the Spanish restaurant. There are two separate menus for the different named restaurants, but everyone sits in the same area. Interesting concept and the food is decent. Expect gigantic portions at reasonable prices. 9th Door and Ondo's are probably a little better, but you can spend the same amount of money here for a lot more food.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Inside El Senor Sol by the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    Inside El Senor Sol by the Aquarium. Food was good, the servers were nice. Has a decent patio out back. We will likely go back
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • The service left something
    Delish
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    The service left something to be desired. The food was decent enough. We had to get up to find a waiter to ask for water, drinks, or anything, which is unfortunate. It wasn't busy, so we weren't sure what was going on.
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  • I thought the tapas menu portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    I thought the tapas menu portions would have been smaller so you can try several plates. But the size was enough for a meal. I thought "tapas" was small plates.
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  • The Margarita's were huge
    SunnysideGourmandVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    The Margarita's were huge and pretty good but the food lacked. It was luke warm and even cold in some spots and the flavor left something to be desired.
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  • They didn't have the reservation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    They didn't have the reservation, so the open table service didn't work and we weren't able to eat for about 1.5 hrs after arriving.
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  • Real Spanish Traditional food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Real Spanish Traditional food. Great Sangria and paella. I have been in Spain several times, and the taste and presentation of the food is the same as I had in Spain. The Sangria is very nice not too strong and not too sweet. Tortiila the patata is one of the most popular and traditional Spanish dishes, very authentic, and of course not green as other so called Spanish food places serve it.
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    good for groups
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  • Don't bother. Terrible ambiance.
    MHMHVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    Horrible. The place wreaked of cleaning fluid like would be used in a lockeroom. We had one beer and went elsewhere for dinner. I felt bad for the people working there, but the smell was outrageous. Also, it is really a Mexican bar where they have banners up that say "tapas". It doesn't seem like tapas are likely their real specialty.
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