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Lucia, Tugun, AU-QLD

Lucia

4.4
4.4
62 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 9 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

  • Wednesday Date Night

    A$40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a 3-course chef's selection for your Spanish date night! Wednesday night only.
  • $10 Tapas Plates

    A$10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy your favourite Tapas for just $10 a plate! Thursday nights only!
  • Paella Sunday

    A$15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    $15 Paella + Sangria. Our most iconic duo at half the price!

What 62 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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Gold Coast

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Gold Coast

    Notable Wine List

  • South Gold Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. OW

    OdileW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Kippa

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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 todayHi 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!

  3. M

    aleishaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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 todayHi 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. L

    Lily33

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. E

    Emilyv

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and cocktails and lovely staff!
  19. 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.
  20. JY

    JacquelineY

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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.
  21. KM

    KerryM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

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

    Hambleton21

    Western Australia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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
  23. 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!
  24. 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…..
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

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

    RossW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    sService was friendly and informative. Food was flavoursome but paella for 2 could have been more substantial. Ambience was very pleasant and relaxing
  27. KD

    KimD

    Gold Coast

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    Food was great. But I feel the decor needs help. It didnt make me feel like I was in Spain or Portugal. Pink and green just didnt work. The art work didnt relate to what they do either. Needs to be made more cosy and bar like. Lounge areas and intimate spots created. Service wasnt great. They hardly said anything not even a Ola welcome
  28. k

    ken0

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Spanish Tapas restaurant with good on ambience in back garden courtyard area. Staff were pretty attentive and we enjoyed the evening.
  29. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall the experience was great. Food was amazing and prompt. We had an hour due to commitment and the staff were efficient friendly and helpful. Definitely be back again soon.
  30. AD

    AlyshaD

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice evening, had to wave servers most times to order. Food good, courtyard great at night on a nice evening
  31. D

    Dawny

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday arvo , Loved the live music . Staff were very friendly and accomodating Food and cocktails were great! We will definitely return .
  32. AD

    AlyshaD

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great little spot, especially the courtyard a few dishes disappointing but will still go back
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place! We will definitely be back. The staff were all so lovely. The food was delicious and the cocktails amazing! Great courtyard we felt like we were back in Europe!
  34. PC

    PeterC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Everything was pretty good . There are a lot of good spanish music artists and it would be good to hear some of this music, Musicians like Gypsy Kings, Enrique Iglesias flamenco. Latin American is nice too
  35. PD

    PetaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sangria!! We may have had too many! Food was great, we just had the paella for two, that was our intention for visiting Lucia. We were staying in Tweeds Heads and googled paella, this was the recommendation. So glad we made the trip to Tugun for it!
  36. MD

    MichelleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner. Delicious food, friendly staff and nice ambiance. Diffidently recommend Lucia as a place to go to.
  37. JC

    JustinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great tap beer. Great live music which was not overpowering the place. Staff were awesome and friendly. Definitely passed the vibe check with flying colours.
  38. KM

    KarenM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely environment Good delivery copy’s Highly recommend
  39. MK

    MizueK

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the atmosphere and food very much! I'm glad there's such a lovely spot in my local area. We'll be back for sure.
  40. h

    heycarly

    Gold Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great little spot for a bite to eat. Lovely service and some nice tapas options.

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 62 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 9 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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