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Lucia, Tugun, AU-QLD

Lucia

4.4
4.4
77 Reviews
$40 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Lucia exists to take you on a journey. We may be based in Tugun, but step onto our sundeck and you’ll immediately be transported to Iberia. Lucia means light, and that’s exactly what you’ll encounter. The backdrop of warm inviting colours, plethora of greenery, and atmosphere that beckons “uno más, por favor” (one more please) might make this your new favourite escape. Lounge with old friends or make new ones with delicious cocktails, delectable food and great times that are even better when shared.Inside the venue is another beast altogether. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped off the beaches of Portugal and into a packed Valencian hole-in-the-wall eatery. Loaded with the vibrancy, sounds, smells and tastes typical of that “best kept secret” restaurant you found in your holidays. This is sure to leave a mark. Bienvenido a Lucia

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0482 173 561

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Tugun

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Paella Sunday

    A$10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    $10 Single Serve Paella + $10 Sangria all day and evening!

What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  • Gold Coast

    Innovative

  • Gold Coast

    Romantic

  • South Gold Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. TM

    TracyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    We were the only table in the restaurant for most of the time we were there yet we had to constantly try & get the waiter’s attention for food & drink orders. Disappointing service.
  2. AP

    AnnieP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Food was extremely bland - not at all tasty. Good choice of drinks. Pleasant staff - helpful

    LuciaResponded on November 25, 2022Hey Annie, we are so disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your dining experience w us at Lucia. Could you please reply with your contact details, we would really appreciate the opportunity to get in contact with you so that we can discuss your feedback in more detail. As a venue that prides itself on our high standards, we would really appreciate any and all feedback that can help us improve for all of our guests. We hope to hear from you! Love, Lucia x

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Nice place with a great vibe. Food was very good, but unfortunately like most places the service isn’t great at the moment. Still a great place to go

    LuciaResponded on November 25, 2022Hey there, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are do glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your understanding the current staffing issues many are facing, we are in the midst of onboarding some more amazing staff and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

  4. MS

    MarioS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Was hoping for a great dining experience But Really disappointing Big let down Poor service -slow service Sangria was lollie water Food overall was really disappointing and overpriced White anchovies we’re good Would not be returning

    LuciaResponded on November 25, 2022Hello Mario, we are so disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your dining experience with us here at Lucia. We never want any of our guests leaving our venue dissatisfied with their experience, as we have an amazing friendly team here at Lucia that would've been more than happy to help you fix this issue on the night. We are committed to providing you with an amazing experience and hope to see you again in the future. Love, Lucia x

  5. DO

    DonnaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting for a catch- up with friends, sharing delicious tapas over drinks. A really enjoyable afternoon echoed by all our friends.

    LuciaResponded on November 25, 2022Hi Donna, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your time with us here at Lucia! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Love, Lucia x

  6. FW

    FrejaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Sangria and their Paella was amazing. Will definitely go again.

    LuciaResponded on November 14, 2022Hi Freja, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our delicious Sangria and Paella! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  7. A

    Alexis

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible!! Best food, best cocktails and the very best service. We were so impressed and will be back again.

    LuciaResponded on November 14, 2022Hi Alexis, thank you so much for your incredible review and high recommendation! We are so glad to hear that you were so well taken care of by our amazing team here at Lucia! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  8. E

    Eily

    Gold Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courtyard has a great atmosphere! Sangria is delicious! Will definitely be back

    LuciaResponded on November 25, 2022Hi Eily, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our delicious Sangria! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Love, Lucia x

  9. S

    Suze

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Sorry, I did not enjoy the food. I am Spanish and was really looking forward to it, but was left a bit disappointed. Nice and friendly staff and nice sangria
  10. SM

    SueM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Hard to know where to start, initially ok shown to the table, water offered. Meal and drink menus given no mention of $2 tapas which was on website for Thursday night. Four female diners, designated driver asked for lemon lime and bitters they don’t do it only lemonade? Drink orders taken waiter leaned across diners twice to deliver drinks. Three people ordered four person paella, when delivered was incredibly small no way a four person meal. Had to ask for more drinks water salt and pepper. Did not offer further drinks dessert or coffee. You cannot get a paper bill or printout as it’s a ‘management’ decision not to ? Don’t know what large groups would do… advised server of concerns initially took notice and then became quite defensive… end of story do not recommend and will not return .
  11. F

    Froggy

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We were a bit disappointed. This place has so much potential but really missed the mark. Poor first impressions, dirty windows, and our waiter was wearing a grubby t shirt, menus were stained with food. The court yard was lovely but ambience was lost with dead plants in the garden and general untidiness. Food wasn’t bad, the mushroom croquettes were yummy but everything else was a little ordinary to be honest. Waiter forgot my drink order. This all sounds petty, not a terrible experience overall but I expected better with these food prices. Could have been so much better with a little extra effort from the staff.
  12. KR

    KellR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucia was one of the most unique experiences I’ve had on the Gold Coast. I would hands down revisit this restaurant and will recommend it to all my friends. Great service, amazing food and a great outdoor venue. 10/10

    LuciaResponded on November 2, 2022Hi Kell, thank you so much for your amazing review and high recommendation! We are so glad to hear about your amazing and unique experience dining with us and that our team made your visit more memorable. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  13. MR

    MariaR

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Spanish tapas. Delicious

    LuciaResponded on November 2, 2022Hi Maria, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our exquisite Spanish cuisine. We hope to see you again soon!

  14. SC

    SueC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Lucia's and we enjoyed it just as much this time round. As the weather was lovely we chose the outdoor garden dotted with pots of rosemary and sage. Can recommend the artichoke & fetta dip with garlic bread, tortilla de papas, both types of croquettes, and the basque cheesecake. Excellent service - kind, attentive waiter - and a touch of Spanish ambience. Thankyou all.

    LuciaResponded on November 2, 2022Hi Sue, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so glad to hear that you had a great time with us and your server made your visit that much more enjoyable! We hope to see you again soon!

  15. P

    Phil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious,😋 friendly staff 😀, cocktails amazing 🍸, cannot fault this place, 10/10.will definitely be back.👍👍

    LuciaResponded on October 17, 2022Hi Phil, thank you so much for your amazing review and high recommendation! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here at Lucia! We can't wait to see you again soon!

  16. OW

    OdileW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice backyard setting, excellent good and drinks. Great service. A hidden gem
  17. K

    Kippa

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & drinks were sensational, staff were amazing & super friendly. Highly recommend Lucia for an intimate dinner or perfect for group functions or any celebrations.

    LuciaResponded on September 27, 2022Hi Kippa, thank you so much for your review and high recommendation! We are so glad to hear that you had a great time dining with us, and that our team made your visit more enjoyable! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  18. M

    aleishaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Unfortunately this was the most disappointing dining, or rather not dining but sitting experience i have had in a long time - and the reason I say sitting is because we walked out before ordering. I was super excited to dine at Lucia - but the wait service was so poor regarding timeliness. We waited ten minutes then when we asked the waitress if we could order, we were advised that someone else would come and take our order. Waited for another ten minutes, no one showed up and despite making eye contact and practically breaking my neck to let wait staff know we were waiting - no dice. The table who were seated after us even got served before we did. So we left without eating or drinking - and we will never go back. Pretty shocking to be so forgotten and ignored, do better for your customers Lucia.

    LuciaResponded on September 27, 2022Hi Aleisha, we are so deeply concerned to hear about your experience dining with us. We are so disappointed to hear about your experience with us here at Lucia. Please know that this is below our standards, and we are working to find out why this has occurred. We would really appreciate the opportunity to reach out and offer you a voucher to dine with us again. Could you please reply with your name and email address. We hope to hear from you! Kind Regards, Lucia x

  19. KM

    KellyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous venue, staff, food - everything! A little pricey for tapas - but then we have lived in Spain and this IS Australia - so to be expected I guess.....

    LuciaResponded on September 7, 2022Hey Kelly, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our delicious Tapas. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  20. DK

    DKKJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! The food was fresh and full of flavour and service was spot on. Will definitely be back and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend

    LuciaResponded on September 4, 2022Hey there, thank you so much for your feedback and high recommendation! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our delicious Spanish Tapas. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Love, Lucia x

  21. L

    Lily33

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was great, although we thought it was strange that when you ordered a dip it didn’t come with any bread or crisps. Unsure how you were meant to eat it. Although the artichoke and feta dip was amazing. service very disappointing. 4ppl all agreed we had never felt so unwelcome in any restaurant as we experienced here.

    LuciaResponded on September 4, 2022Hey Lily, as we have a selection of bread offerings, we offer both the bread and dips separately so that guests have the freedom to mix and match. This should have been explained to you by your server and our apologies that it wasn't. We are so saddened to hear that you felt unwelcome in our restaurant. We appreciate you taking the time to send in your feedback, we are already looking at our service trainings so that we can improve for all of our guests. We hope you can give us another chance.

  22. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food exquisite Traditional Spanish done right

    LuciaResponded on September 1, 2022Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here at Lucia and hope to see you again soon! Love, Lucia x

  23. TT

    TrishT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Paella and sangria were amazing. Nick and his staff really looked after us. Thank you. We will be back.

    LuciaResponded on August 31, 2022Hey Trish, thank you so much for your incredible review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our amazing Lucia, and that Nick made your experience that much more memorable. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Love Lucia x

  24. LR

    LucyR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Delicious food, yummy drinks. Staff were lovely, but may have been a bit green with skills. Will be back!

    LuciaResponded on August 31, 2022Hey Lucy, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience here at Lucia. We hope to see you again soon! Love, Lucia x

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our wedding anniversary and we needed somewhere special and this was perfect! Greeted and served all night by the most awesome waitress, Lahni. The food was amazing and the cocktails were super creative -my favourite was the Sangria! Can’t wait to come back, our new fave for Tapas! A huge shout out to the chefs and managers, the way you treat your staff is spot on and the food is next level!

    LuciaResponded on August 31, 2022Hey there, thank you so much for your incredible review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your wedding anniversary celebrations with us, and that our amazing server Lahni made your visit that much more memorable. We are very blessed to have such an incredible team here at Lucia, and we are glad you thought so as well. We hope to see you again soon! Love, Lucia x

  26. J

    Jazz

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We were excited to dine here as we really enjoy Spanish food, unfortunately the food was disappointing. A bowl of potato chips arrived as we sat down, I didn't understand why?? The flavour of most of the dishes was just not there. Had the Beef Cheeks and tasted like a frozen meal. The bread to start was lovely, enjoyed that. I think you guys can do well as you have the atmosphere and great location, maybe spend sometime really understanding Spanish food and flavours. The Sangria was not traditional had no real fruity flavour. I wish you guys well.

    LuciaResponded on August 30, 2022Hey Jazz, we are so disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your dining experience with us. We have passed all of your helpful feedback onto the relevant people to ensure that we improve for all of our guests. We are committed to providing you with a great experience and do hope to see you again soon!

  27. AC

    AngieC

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice night, from the moment we stepped in the service was very good, the food very good, the drinks very good! We’ll be back.
  28. TL

    TugunLocal

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food we had was delicious. They bought out some little chips in a bowl when we first arrived - they were so stale and soggy they were inedible - they would have been better with nothing. We were worried after that, but then the food we ordered came out and it was really delicious. The only thing I would say is the Jamon croquettes - while delicious and cheesy needed a sauce or relish of some sort on the side. Everything else was great! Staff were pleasant, Great to have somewhere new and nice in Tugun. We will be back to try some of the menu we didn’t get to!
  29. KK

    KylieK

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. We will be back!
  30. BP

    BelleP

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A girlfriend and I celebrated our birthday together at Lucia, the best decision. The food was lovely staff attentive, relaxed enviroment lovely ambience. Live music solist with a guitar was pleasant not too loud. Great cocktail list.Had a great time highly recommend.
  31. TH

    TracyH

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Every menu item tried was delicious, the staff delightful. will definitely b return
  32. SR

    ShereeR

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fresh, tasty food! Great space out the back. Will definitely be back.
  33. E

    Emilyv

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and cocktails and lovely staff!
  34. SJ

    SurJ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing restaurant. Fabulous food and a very relaxed vibe. Staff were amazing! We will be back.
  35. JY

    JacquelineY

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful new venue. Food was amazing and the service was incredible. Wishing the owner success with this fantastic new restaurant.
  36. KM

    KerryM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great place, really friendly and helpful owner and staff, nice ambience
  37. H

    Hambleton21

    Western Austral

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the restaurant. The reason I put 4 for ambience is that it was very cold with the front door open. They did have some blankets for us to use but it was still cold and we didn’t want to stay for long. Food was great and the staff so friendly
  38. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening. The quality of the menu and the ingredients was very thoughtful. The service was also outstanding, we have not experienced this kind of service since the pandemic began. We can’t wait to go back again!
  39. K

    Katskrusades

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience5
    Great place to meet friends for drink…….love what they have done with sun patio at back…..
  40. NC

    NicoleC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very chilled vibe, food was on point. Delish cocktails. Good service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Lucia is rated 4.4 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lucia

01/445 Golden Four Drive, Tugun, AU-QLD 4224

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tugun

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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