Vizcaya

Vizcaya

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://vizcayarestaurante.com/
  • Phone: (813) 968-7400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Sunday:Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Felix Piedra
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Floyd Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Vizcaya
Welcome to our home. Here you will find the best eclectic cuisine from Spain and around the world. Our recipes are from the old school and will leave your palate quite satisfied. Our extensive wine selection is sure to impress. Come… indulge with us and enjoy your next meal at VIZCAYA! Your stomach will thank you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Vizcaya reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (31)special occasion (22)vibrant bar scene (20)romantic (19)good for groups (19)notable wine list (13)hot spot (9)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Delightful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We have eaten at Viscaya several times and have always enjoyed it. Dinner was delicious. We really enjoyed the cheese stuffed eggplant tapas as our shared appetizer. The veal scallopini was tender and very well prepared. The Zarzeula de Maresco (seafood) was also tasty, with a good variety of seafood. The portions were plentiful, served hot and paced appropriately. I highly recommend Viscaya for a meal you won't forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad I finally went.
    drjdiz
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Excellent food! Very lively lounge with excellent duet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can't go wrong.
    RussVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We are never disappointed with Vizcaya. The bar area offers some terrific tapas to compliment a fine wine list, and we often call this dinner. A nice range of entrees are also available, as is a quieter dining area. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Kara
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Get the dates, escargot, and rabbit!! The sangria is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RavensMex
    RavensMex
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We have the must amazing dinner, food and wine was perfect and to close we have the honor to meet finally the owner, great guy and great chef!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience, We Will Be Back
    BillinLansing
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    First time diners at Vizcaya, a friend recommended the restaurant. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Excellent drinks, likewise the mushroom soup was other worldly. Veal was above average while the desert an apple/crème brulee combination was very, very good. Service was good and our waiter took time to explain the various dishes and was very knowledgeable. Itdid take a little time upon completion of the meal to gain the attention of our waiter again when we wanted to pay the bill. The wait was not extreme and some folks prefer an unhurried meal and nonintrusive waiters so this was not as important to me as it was to my dining companion who was on a schedule. Overall a good experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • willBEback
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food was great, the server was attentive, and we could actually hear our conversation. I'd definitely recommend Vizcaya for a date night spot as the red ambiance sets for a romantic atmosphere in the lounge or a group outing in the regular dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    Bunny
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    As always Viscaya was as good as ever. Great place to meet friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tapas ... It was wonderful!
    CarlaandJeff
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have never had tapas before and I loved it. The staff at Vizcaya was awesome, very attentive and they were able to answer all our questions. And the food ... the best! I don't speak Spanish. So I can't tell you the name of the dishes but they were all spectacular. The one with avocado, crab & shrimp was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good not great
    pastryboy60VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was good, service better. Noise was just to much for us. OVerall a good experience. tapas were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had not been to Vizcaya since it was remodeled. It now has a more sleek European feel, but is not stuffy. We were delighted to see tapas portions more in line with those you see in Spain (i.e. more generous than in most American restaurants that serve tapas). Gracious waiter and service staff. Will return soon to try more items on the varied menu.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sen2007VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were celebrating my husband's birthday and this was a good choice. The ambiance was one of comfortably understated elegance with b/w el toro wall art on an ochre color palette- a taste of Spain in the heart of Carrollwood. The food was traditional- pan seared cod in biscayne sauce was unbelievably delicious, and the paella - with seafood very generously portioned- made for a great dinner with very courteous service. We last had paella this good in Madrid sometime ago and it was quite memorable. We live in the neighborhood and will certainly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service left much to be desired
    TampaRelo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our first time at Vizcaya. We waited quite a while for a server to finally greet us at our table. When he arrived, he saw we already had drinks (purchased from the bar while we waited for our table) and rather than saying hello or anything about the menu, asked abruptly if we were ready to order. We ordered six small plates. Four of them arrived at exactly the same time. The other two arrived about 25 minutes later (including a cheese plate, which I would have expected first). Very much enjoyed the smoked salmon, and the live music, but we will probably not be back. The service was just not what I would have expected from a more upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carrollwood Must Try
    AspenGirl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The newly renovated Vizcaya was a pleasant surprise. The extensive Tapa menu had delicious choices. The entrees were well thought out, tasty and beautiful on the plate. I recommend the bacon wrapped dates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Noise level: unable to listen to live music. Slow service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bryson5VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Consistently good. Newly expanded but still providing excellent service and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The tapas were of good size and tasty. Craft drink menu was varied and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TAMPA GOOSE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent for and service. Wine list is good and very reasonable priced. I paid $48.00 for a bottle of wine that was recently purchased at Capital Grill for $72.00.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapas menu for Grazing
    SSFood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful small plates of traditional Spanish cuisine as well as menu of full entrees. I've tried selections of both but lean to the Tapas as they offer creative dishes that never disappoint and are large enough for a meal. Service is always excellent, ambiance is warm and friendly, nice wine list, delicious food. Every visit I order (hot tapas list) the Langostino Relleno - (3) giant prawns stuffed with bechamel and wrapped in bacon served with a tangy dipping sauce. Great appetizer to share or have for a light meal with a house salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hopefully an off night
    LambiePieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food and service here have been very good in the past. This time, there was a mix-up in my order, since I ordered an entree and they brought the tapas version instead. The server never came by to apologize, and they took my friend's entree back to the kitchen to sit under a heat lamp while they prepared my fish. When it arrived, mine was very good but my friend's was only warm, not hot, and a little dry. The waiter did not come by to ask about our food until we were nearly done, even though our table was near the kitchen and he walked by us all the time. Really, we would have understood if someone had just acknowledged the mistake - they happen. But being ignored was really irritating. It will be a while before we come back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well worth it!
    Footdoc1
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I had mistakenly made the online appointment for a Wed instead of a Friday but I told them I was new with Open Table and was my mistake. They gladly accommodated us on a Friday evening! The music was a Gypsy Kings style which was perfect for the place. The décor very attractive in the bar out front and paintings in the back. The wait staff very attentive and offered good suggestions. We ordered both cold and hot tapas which were delicious and great temperature. My favorite was the scallops. The main course was the seafood paella with great variety of seafood and slightly al dente rice. We did not have room for dessert so next time we'll have to cut back on the tapas! The wine suggested by the waiter was a great choice too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood restaurant
    DinerDelight
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Some of the tapas are delicious. Some maybe I just didn't know what to expect. Scallop dish and stuffed dates a real treat!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What has happened??? :(
    CitationVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Used to be one of our top three favorite restaurants- since it has expanded, the food is marginal, the service poor, the seating is cramped- trying to fit as many people as possible equals a very uncomfortable dining environment and makes the restaurant boiling hot. We keep giving it "one more try" but it just is not the same quality as it was in the prior spot. However- the sweetbreads are still the best I've ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • really good food but expensive
    Italiansushilover
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We eat here fairly often and always enjoy the food, service is usually pretty good, seating in the booths is a little uncomfortable you may want to ask for a table. my main issues: a kids meal is $10 (for a plate of pasta) and a soda is another $4! (Kinda steep imo) so you may want to leave the kids at home. Also a $30 entree should at least include a salad or green veggie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    IdaQVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I went here for the first time it was fabulous. The Sangria was perfect. We had the tappas and everything we had was great. The service was outstanding. This is now on our list of regular places to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spanish gem
    Tough2Please
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is a great little restaurant in Carrollwood. I Enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the booths with the high backs to eliminate some of the noise from the enthusiastic and festive clientele. They do have a combo of tables & booths. Although We did not sit in the Bar/Lounge area, people seemed to be having a great time. Dancing and live band available I believe on certain nights. Wasn't happening on Tuesday Night. The food was excellent this time being this is my second trip back. Their Paella was disappointing and I almost didn't return. Im glad I gave it a second chance.(not the Paella) The Filet mignon didn't disappoint, and the Seafood also was excellent. Great opportunity to brush up on your Spanish!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a happy birthday
    Dineoutalot
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went there to celebrate my Husband's birthday. We loved the atmosphere and even though it was busy, it was quiet and we could converse with no problem. We ordered the Seafood Paella. Which was delicious and much more than we could eat at one sitting. The overall menu was extensive and you would be able to suite your palate with no problem. Our waiter was charming, but we did sit a little while before someone came to the table. Although we didn't sit in the bar, it was busy and piano and guitar music was provided. We will be back to try some of the other selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good to Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food and atmosphere were excellent. The service once seated was excellent. The problem was when you entered the restaurant. There was no one at the hostess desk, which is out out the site of the nearest employee, who was working the bar. A couple was already waiting at the desk and left as we walked in. I waited a few minutes and went into the bar and asked if we should seat ourselves. The bartender seated us. As we left, I noted there was still nobody at the desk.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Spanish cuisine
    MeducatorVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Delicious tapas and paella Great atmosphere. Best Spanish in Tampa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vizcaya redo nice; service suffers
    sf18
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    went to VIzcaya recently for lunch for first time. Food quite good; liked interior redo also. SErvice was slow and poor; water not refilled; food took very long time to come and when ordered another cold dish that took forever too. Hopefully Vizcaya can hire and retain good servers; that makes all the difference between ok and great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out
    Kara
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was inventive and delicious. Great combinations of flavors. Big portions (we shared 3 tapas plates and one order of seafood paella and took a big box home). Our waiter, Jose, was fantastic. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spanish food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Their food is delicious and the live music made our dinner great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ecfoo9d
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We waited approximately 1 hour for our meal. The food was good but the long wait overshadowed the entire evening. Would have been more understanding if someone had periodically stopped by our table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding dinner!
    kwvalrico
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First time at Vizcaya. All I can say is "Wow" -- from the food to the service, everything was excellent. We were a party of 4 at Vizcaya for dinner prior to attending a play at the nearby Carrollwood Players Theater. We selected 8 different tapas items, including deviled crab, stuffed dates (our favorite), seafood salad, and more. Every item was delicious. The service was well-paced, allowing us to enjoy the food and conversation. We topped it off with flan and café con leche. The flan was outstanding - light and delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 262 reviews are from the Vizcaya reviews archive.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    As always....amazing food! I have been there numerous times, with my husband, my girlfriends, my mother. I have never been disappointed with any aspect of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably delicious
    Lllll
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We always order the dates! A must have! The sea bass is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - service lacking
    Coach
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Waiter was inattentive and seemed to be preoccupied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will come back
    Ginette
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food, service was very good. Prices are reasonable and up to par with food quality. Will certainly be back, glad we have this not so far from home. Beats having to drive to South Tampa or Ybor. Next time I will ask to sit closer to the bar, more fun!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always tasty
    Pinellasdiner
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We've been here a few times and always it's delicious. We tend to dine early so we book the earliest reservation. I suggest waiting 30minutes next time, there seems to be a lot of similarly minded people, stretching the staffs attention in those first 30 minutes after that ..smooth sailing. But a pleasant environment and food is always delicious. We always eat tapas hot and cold. The dates are a favorite, but we've tried so many and have never been disappointed. Love the expanded facility and it looks like bar attracts an early crowd too. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    CitationVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Since the move to the larger space- the service is not as attentive; the tables are so close together it is awkward - you're literally so close you can hear other diners conversations; and the food is lacking the flavor and seasoning that it used to have. Don't go nearly as often as we used too. Very sad- used to be one of our favorite places to dine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic