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Alcazar

4.7
102 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Perfect For:
  • Tapas
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
Years ago, before paved floors, Spanish bar keeps would cover their drinks with a napkin to keep dust from falling into their customers' drinks. The napkins eventually evolved into small plates to hold food and from there, the food on top of the drink became known as "tapas".
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 Am - 1:00 PM; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30 Pm - 10:00 Pm, Thursday: 5:30 Pm - 11:00 Pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm
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Phone number
(805) 962-0337
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Thank you for choosing Alcazar for your event! We require a 50% deposit to secure all events
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Meigs Rd
What 102 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.9
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The tapas were delicious but it is a very small place with a lot of talking and background music so it was not a great match for us. If that is your scene, it is a wonderful place as the wait staff are warm and attentive and the food is really special and unique. We have been to the alcazar in Cordoba, Spain so I was picturing it being a little Spain-ish but it really wasn't so don't get taken by the name. It is worth a try for some delicious quick bites, we had the gambas alcazar which was delicious and so were the chicken tacos. the desserts are delicious too.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was tasty, drinks were delicious and service was friendly .

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Really enjoyed my time here.
And they listened to my seating request which made the experience even better.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always great! My husband and I love this little Mesa gem. Beautiful and delicious cocktails. Very tasty tapas to share. Definitely fit for foodies.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent food. Nice atmosphere. Older crowd until 8:00 and then younger crowd takes over. Wonderful tapas and drinks. We celebrated a 60th birthday. Great wait staff even with the crowd. Reserve a table if you want to come at peak dinner hours.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

This place is a Mesa gem! The food just gets better and better! Among our favorites are lamb sliders ("Lamborghini ") and "Date With a Pig" (bacon wrapped date).... Yum!
Our waitress at our last three visits was Veda, who is delightful.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Our neighborhood go to place. It never disappoints. Happy hour has good value and interesting tapas selections. Nice wine list and good cocktails. Nice vibe to the place

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2017

A bit overwhelming at first -- so crowded, so noisy. Should we leave? Let's give 'em a chance. Glad we did. They got the job done somehow. Fun food, fun staff. They can do it!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Always exceptional food. The wait staff are all pleasant, professional and enhance the experience.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

We are just visiting the area but had this place on out to do list from our previous trip last year. It was just as good as we remembered and we’ll be coming back a few times before we head home.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

The restaurant was warm and welcoming. We did not have to wait for our table and they brought us two glasses of sparkling wine to celebrate our anniversary. Although the place was packed, we had no problems having a conversation. The food was great!

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

As good as the previous time. Inventive, imaginative tapas! The "Lamborghini" remains a hot favorite of ours.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Quick anniversary dinner. Very tasty! The new strand of lights they have hanging are very bright and VERY hot to sit next by. We didn't like that but the food and service were great.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2017

I think they forgot our order because although our first few dishes came out quickly, our "main dish" took an extremely long time, which made us late to and wvent

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Very good food & service. Unusual menu items, but really good!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

This is a quirky, hard to find the first time, tapas restqaurant. It is cool, noisy, fun, crowded, very good food and friendly service, and affordable. I can't remember the dishes we ordered now about a month after our visition, but after my glass of Rioja I tried another excellent Spanish red from Ribera del Duero. Very fun wines. And the Wonder Woman movie playing without sound on the wall fit right in. Good luck finding it the first time you go.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Tasty sangria and fish tacos, fun old wonder woman series for entertainment.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Went on Friday nite. Low overall score but Tapas were all really good, esp Lamburgini, as usual. Problem was the drinks. They were really subpar. Margarita wasn't mixed right -> how do u mess up a margarita?? Granted the waitress did offer to re-do it, I declined as my faith was not there...as my friend's scotch based cocktail was also off as well~. It's a Tapas place... gotta have a bartender who can at least not screw up a margarita ?

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2017

My wife and I were visiting CA from TN and heard about Alcazar, so we decided to check it out. We're so glad we did. The food and atmosphere were excellent, the wait staff friendly and helpful, and the prices very reasonable. Alcazar is a great little gem of a place.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2017

We went for our anniversary. The food was excellent. Fresh and tasted great. The tapas plates were perfect for two. They gave us two glasses of champagne for our anniversary. The specialty cocktails were great.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2017

How fun! Tapas dining can be SO fun, and the staff and food quality makes Alcazar the very best in town. Period. A little noisy, but that might be the eight girls that took over an adjacent table. Server (Alvaro) was awesome!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Fantastic all around. Delicious cocktails, excellent service, a wonderful ambience, and quality food with interesting and well-balanced flavors. I've already been recommending it to friends

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Great service, Anna took good care of us. Food was delicious. A little crowded and cramped, but fun.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

I'm a big Alcazar fan and frequently recommend the restaurant for the terrific happy hour and drinks. I've never left disappointed and will continue to frequent Alcazar with family and friends. Special shout out to Anna for being fantastic :). She is often there when I go to dine and always gives my guests and me an incredible dining experience! Thank you, Anna!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Anna is excellent, always. I've noticed how busy one server gets when the restaurant is full. As a result, we have to wait for quite some time to place our orders. Sometimes we then miss the opportunity to order more on the happy hour menu. We like to graze and order wine. With only one person the wait can be a bit much. Again, Anna is GREAT! Another server would help!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Nice vibe, great selection of comfy food tapas. Small but nice selection of wines. Would definitely re visit

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Love this restaurant. Anna is wonderful! Great Service, awesome variety and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

This is a great find for a neighborhood restaurant on the Mesa. Food quality and prep were great, super friendly wait staff and great drinks! Great find and looking forward to visiting again soon.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

I often eat here with friends and/or family to enjoy their great menu and because of availability of vegan choices since many of my family members are vegan ( not me, )\ We always have a good time. The indoor noise level can be high but we are getting used to it...Pleasant servers.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Wonderful spot! Our food was delicious

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Excellent, great food, nice service. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2017

Delicious flavors. Extensive menu. Friendly service. Relaxed ambiance. Intimate without being fussy or precious. Hole-in-the-wall neighborhood joint.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

It was great first evening in Paris.. love this place..!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Love Alcazar! The cocktail menu is heavenly and so is the food menu. Their friendly staff always makes us feel very welcome and at home. Great service. This restaurant is very fun to go to with friends or on a date. Lots of delicious plates to share and enjoy together.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2017

Great food - small place - acoustics tricky when it's busy. great live music. great service.
fun place.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

The restaurant was really nice. We were happy to see the decor and walked around to see all the different paper artwork. The food was very tasty, with a lot of options for vegetarians and delicious small plates. We really liked brussel sprouts as they were chopped. The garlic in mushroom was a treat.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Fun menu with selections like Date with a Pig (bacon wrapped dates) and Lamburginis (Two sustainably sourced lamb sliders, golden raisins, mint, house made pesto, Hawaiian rolls). The Lamburginis were delicious. When we arrived at 6 on a Friday night, there were only a few diners, but the place was full and hopping by 7:30.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2017

We gathered to enjoy each other's company and enjoyed so much more!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2017

Alcazar is an interesting experience, a tiny restaurant with tasty food, unique presentations, and good service. If you're over 40, you'll be hard-pressed to have a conversation across the table, because it gets quite loud, even if only 1/2 the seats are occupied. The decor is almost exclusively hard surfaces, and that contributes to the noise level. However, the noise is a result of people enjoying themselves (and we did too), so do give Alcazar a try for a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Wonderful experience, delicious and creative food. Service was friendly and helpful. Make sure to try the Ginspiration Point cocktail.

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