This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Modesto Tapas Bar and Restaurant is St. Louis' first Spanish tapas restaurant. Tapas are a time-honored and cherished part of Spanish cuisine. The tapa (from the verb tapar - to cover) originally was a slice of bread or cured ham placed over the mouth of a wine glass. As the popularity of the custom grew, so did the variety. In Spain, tapas are much more than a culinary delight - they represent a lifestyle - an opportunity to share good times with friends in an unrushed, carefree manner. At Modesto guests are encouraged to do the same.
Our experience is irrelevant because Modesto is closing as of tonight, 8/20. The owners will introduce a new concept restaurant in September. So many of us who were frequent Modesto patrons over 15 years will miss it, but we will embrace the new.
I've always had excellent meals here. Their take on Spanish Tapas is very good. Sadly however they are closing and going a different direction. Some sort of take on a pizza place, just what St Louis needs is another pizza joint (place) and of all places on 'The Hill'. Good luck with that!