Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tapeo.com/
  • Phone: 6172674799x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room & Patio Hours:
    Lunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Mario Leon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a catering menu. Please call for details 617.267.4799

  • Private Party Facilities: Tapeo Restaurant is capable of hosting and planning your engagement. Whether you’re hosting an engagement party, celebrating your birthday or planning your companies’ next function, our management and staff will make sure every detail is accounted for. - Wedding Dinners, Bachelorette Parties - Birthday Parties and Business Functions - Can accommodate groups 10-250 - Sit down, buffet and cocktail parties. - Vegetarian menus available.
  • Private Party Contact: Coleen Noonan 6172674799x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy a festive evening of Tapas with traditional Spanish music.
  • Special Events: We can accomodate groups of 8 to 250 guests and provide a preset menu that will allow you and your guests to enjoy our best tapas offerings. Please contact Coleen Noonan @ 617.267.4799 or email us @ info@tapeo.com for details and pricing

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairfield
  • Public Transit: We are located within walking distance of Hynes Convention Center and Copley (both on the Green Line)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is available. Along with local parking lots, such as the Prudential Center Parking Garage.
A word from Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Tapeo offers great Spanish food in a European atmosphere. With authentic Spanish decor Tapeo can accommodate guests in two different dining rooms, whether it be near a fire place or large window overlooking Newbury Street in our Flamenco Dining Room or in a dim lite nook in our downstairs Bodega Room. We offer classic entrees, over 40 regional tapas, and a comprehensive, all-Spanish wine, sherry and spirits list. Tapeo also has outdoor seating, weather permitting. Thanks to a first-class pedigree (Somerville's award-winning Dali shares the same ownership) and an even better location (the heart of Newbury Street), Tapeo is easily the city's most popular Spanish restaurant.
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Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (57)fit for foodies (49)neighborhood gem (47)romantic (40)good for groups (35)special occasion (32)great for lunch (15)hot spot (13)late-night find (13)notable wine list (11)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (7)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • Dine Out Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We tried this during Dine Out Boston. Love the choices the restaurant gave for it. We sat outside, so it was bit noisy. But it was still fun. The inside looked nicely decorated, but was warm. It was nice to be able to try a new restaurant during the Dine Out. Thank you for being part of that. Food was very good; generous portions for tapas. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent in every way! A delicious and fun meal. A great way to introduce people to the amazingly diverse world of tapas. From the exotic to the rice and beans, everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing tapas
    Paolatina
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Delicious food, great service just a little disappointed with the sangria we ordered, Berry Sangria, was way too sweet. Nothing like sangria in Spain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas
    Delish
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great place for delicious tapas and Sangria. The braised pork, cauliflower and broccoli, and chicken were standouts for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    newyorkvisit
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    as always, promptly seated, delicious tapas and sangria
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor place
    MHBoston
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Wonderful place to have dinner outdoors on a summer night. Enjoyed every tapas. Service was terrific. Would definitely come back and do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid tapas
    Sushilover
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Pretty solid choice for tapas in Back Bay. Good service, good food, and while not the best tapas in the city, it's a solid option. I'd recommend Tapeo to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eclectic Mexican inspired place
    BlvnFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The place is in a basement has a vampire decor / Spanish church feel to it. Tequila and Margarita / Drink menu is excellent. Food was unique takes on standards and delicious. service was superb..,.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tapas
    SiouxC
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have only had Tapas in a mediocre restaurant in Clearwater Beach, Florida known for their Tapas. I was eager to try a less touristy place. Went out with two friends. Was a nice evening, but outside patio was full with a 40 minute wait. We ate on the second level. Very nice space. Mixed clients families, couples, young adults. We ordered a pitcher of Sangria which held about a glass and a half for each of us. Which was fine. It was tasty. Waitress suggested some of the Tapas to order and we used her suggestions and ordered a few of our own. Sizzling shrimp, goat cheese w/ honey and onions, bruschetta with artichoke hearts and mushrooms. Food was really good. Plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    A girlfriend and I came here on a Thursday evening, sat outside, and enjoyed one of the best meals. We tried about 8 tapas, and none of them disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    jada412
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Amazing Food. Each dish was better than the next. We had an excellent array of tapas dishes: Ceviche, Tostadas de Alcachofas, Ravioles de Mariscos, Lomito al Cabrales and Costillitas de Vaca. Costillitas de Vaca broke apart like butter, nice. The Raviolis were delicious as well, saffron langostino sauce on it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite on Newbury
    AlMichele84VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We go to Tapeo everytime we are in Boston - and it's usually our first stop. The small plates allow you to get several tasy items to share - or not! The drinks are refreshing and as exotic as you want.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    MissMisty
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Very disappointed with poor service, slow and mediocre food. They seated us in the basement even though the restaurant was 79% empty. We will not go back again or recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising and fun
    TimothyVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We made a last minute reservation here, and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of food and service. After a slow start (server may not have seen we were seated), the service was very good with the food all coming out quickly and drinks refilled readily. We had the patatas bravas, the grilled shrimp with mojo rojo (great sauce!) and sangria--all excellent. I cannot recall the other food items but everything was good. Highly recommend for a nice casual dinner for foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely delicious.
    Zipper50
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have eaten at Tapeo about 10 times, whenever I'm in Boston. It never fails to deliver on hot, creative, expertly prepared dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nettak
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    If you love tapas, this is it. Nice spot on Newbury street if you sit outside. Drinks are good as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perennial Favorite
    PolyDoc
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This has been my go-to restaurant for more than ten years when out-of-town company comes or for special dates. The tapas are consistently outstanding, with a variety to please anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazingly flavored tapas
    Foodiefromnyc
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Everything we had was fabulous. I highly recommend the goat cheese and honey, patatas bravas, artichokes and shrimp with the spicey sauce (not garlic shrimp). Delicious!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Wehad seen reviews that service was spotty and that wait times were long despite reservations. We were happy to sit inside and our reservations were on time. There was a wait for outside seating as it was first come first serve. Service was a low at times but it was busy. Food was outstanding. We were happy enough that we came back another night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Tapas
    AJH12065
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Stellar dining on posh Newbury Street. Everything was excellent, high points included the tortilla espanola and the braised short ribs. The sangria was delicious and everything was very reasonably priced for the locale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good tapas, GF-friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a group of four with one strict GF diner, and no problem finding enough variety for the group and meeting GF needs. Gambas al ajillo, patatas bravas, gorditas, costillitas, alcachofas, and a few others: all very good. I rarely get sangria, but Tapeo's was very good: not too sweet (fairly dry, actually), refreshing, and tasty. There are several dining areas: the entrance is below street level, and that's where the bar (full) and one dining room, another dining room upstairs (where we ate, probably the quietest), and outside on Newbury St. We were at Tapeo two years ago and enjoyed it enough to come back with friends - and weren't disappointed. Good service, knowledgeable staff.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accomodating!
    goodgal
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Tapeo. I put a special request in my Opentable reservation that I was catching up with a dear friend from college I hadn't seen in 15 years, so an intimate spot would be appreciated. They were amazing and seated ut us in the corner right by the window! Food was delicious as always -- took a while to get our drinks, but other than that, it was another great time at Tapeo.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have had much better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was good, but not at all authentic. Waitstaff was inattentive and the restaruant is very noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a baby that was a bit fussy, and they were accommodating. We asked for the fan to be turned off as it was a bit cold for baby and they turned it off for us. Overall we had 4 adults and 3 kids 0,2,5, and everyone had a good time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • food was the star
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food was delicious. My complaints would be that 1) we had a reservation fo 8pm & were not sat until 845 & overheard it was an hour wait for a table so basically our reservation was pointless. 2) sitting on first floor indoors was so loud we could barely have a conversation. Food was the saving grace otherwise this dining experience would get an awful rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed it
    diningbarb
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food and service were great! We got there early and ate inside (hot on the patio!), which was lovely until a couple of large parties settled into the dining room - acoustics are just too noisy!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We went to Tapeo just after opening as we had skipped lunch, so were pretty hungry. We were seated in the upstairs dining room, at a table overlooking Newbury street. For a good while, we were the only table inside, everyone else was outside. Food was great, came quickly and was just as described on the menu. Server very knowledgeable. The place is usually hopping after dark, so the experience we had wasn't necessarily typical.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for groups
    tao1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We dined at their downstair, which was very noisy. Their food was so mediocre- nothing new, sophisticated, not classic either. Paella was too salty and not tasty. The place seems to be a typical touristic place in Newbury street-- expensive and not good food. You have a better option out there in Brookline etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Change of Pace
    JBravo686
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After mentioning to friends how much I love appetizers, they recommended trying a tapas style restaurant. Tapeo did not disappoint - took my wife of 20 yrs there on our anniversary. After a pleasant walk down Newbury St. on a warm June Sat. evening, we found Tapeo full but not crowded - glad we made reservations. Menu was intriguing and fun. The food was outstanding - we tried five different 'courses', each one better than the last. Great for a date, because the different preparations gave us plenty to talk about. We will definitely return again and again until we try everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service and communication
    Gmcg1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a reservation with plenty of time to catch a show we had tickets for that night. We arrived for our reservations and were told it would 20-25 minutes for a table. Suffice it to say three more conversations with the hostess and 50 minutes later still no table. The manager spoke to us and blamed us for not taking a table inside. First, don't blame your customer. Second, if you knew I had a show to get to, you should have said that up front. You didn't. We dined here two years ago and loved it, very disappointed now.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KimF
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food was nothing spectacular. The scallops left something to be desired, shrimp was frozen, and the churros weren't cooked all the way through. If I'm paying 8.50 for food I expect it at least to be cooked. The patatoes were delicious as was the sangria but there wasn't muh alcohol in it at all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    LivingDeadGirl
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I thought that the restaurant was awesome! I went there the other night for my 15th birthday and all the servers were super nice and the food was spectacular! I had never had tapas before, so I wasn't really sure what to expect and some of my friends are really picky eaters, but we all enjoyed it and had a great time! There was a lot of variety among the choices on the menu, so there was no problem with not having enough choices and even though we were late, the hostesses were still very nice and we were seated right away.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic as usual
    John
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Been coming here when I'm in Boston for ten years. The food is great and importantly, the staff take their time bringing out the flights. The tempo is just right, which isn't always the case with tapas places. My only request would be more seafood. The shellfish are great, but some sardines, anchovies, or less challenging fish would really round out the menu. Thanks for a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Not certain whether it was our waitress or the general attitude of the wait staff but we waited over 15 minutes after we were seated for the hostess to come back around to ask whether anyone had stopped by to bring us menus and some water. She ended up taking our drink orders which took another 10+ minutes to receive. We had a late evening reservation 9PM and the place wasn't particularly busy. We ended up getting our first set of tapas around 10:15 and can't suggest they were worth the wait. I've been to Tapeo's over the years and had not been there for about 3-4 years. Truly disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cherries2
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    great tapas! paella was yummy. Had a great time .loved the music and the service was friendly and attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • snacks with friends
    MickVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Restaurant went out of its way to make room for a larger group than I reserved for, from an original six to eight. Very noisy, louder than energetic, hard to hear the person seated directly across from you. I'd been led to expect from at least one review in a newspaper a full range of sherries, but they offered only four. Other places in metro Boston have more and I'll try them. The tapas were good but the ones at a tapas place in Woburn center are better. Still, it was a lot of fun, and the prices were ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food / ambience, service so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We went on a nice spring evening and the food was good (as always), and the ambience sitting outdoors was great. The service wasn't too good (slow to ask if we needed another drink or if we wanted more water). It's possible they didn't staff right for a nice day. However, I'd expect the server to acknowledge this in some way. Given the price you spend on tapas, I'd expect more from a service perspective.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    Elaya
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    You will not regret!!! Sangria and paella are awesome!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Tapas
    HappyJon
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Nice place to go if you like to share a variety of foods. The quality is good and the prices are not outlandish - except the cocktails. If you stick to water a nice meal for two can be had for about $50 to $60.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapas
    Lawgirl
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We were in town for the weekend and wanted to do tapas for dinner so that we could try multiple things. Tapeo did not disappoint. We ordered the meatball special,and two other small plates. Everything was fantastic and it was the light meal we were looking for. The wine list was a bit smaller than I expected but the chardonnay that I ordered was very good and my husband was happy with the beer selections. We would definitely recommend the place and would make another visit next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 80 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 878 reviews are from the Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar reviews archive.