Mariposa Tapas Bar - Wilmington
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Amazing brunch menu. Food was top notch as was the service. Only complaint is the Horchata is pre-made with the brandy already in it.
We had an amazing day at this location. We were fortunately one of the only guess there it was a really rainy night we got to sit outside and everything was absolutely perfect.
I have lived in Wilmington for 14 years and this was the best meal I have eaten here. I cannot say enough good things about how delicious the food was. A must try!
Playground for foodies! High quality dishes prepared and presented with flair. Nice outdoor area but some mosquitoes. Excellent and attentive service.
Kat is an incredible employee and she treated us like we were family! Gazpacho was out of this world good!
Exceptional as always! This is quickly becoming my new fav place!!
The food was wonderful! Highly recommend the meatballs and pork cheeks! Our service was wonderful and attentive.
Great food and great service. Lovely porch for outdoor dining!
A Quint restaurant serving small dishes great service and very good food
Small menu but has a good variety
Beautiful night...ate outside on the porch. Extremely loud traffic noise. Not at all relaxing. Parking or lack thereof is a BIG problem. They suggest you park in a gravel lot a block away and walk! What about those with a handicap? Red sangria was too tart and tasted watered down. Had to wait a very long time between tapas and the main course. The server had to check on the status. Food was just OK. This was a "one and done" restaurant. We will not be back. Not worth the inconvenience.
Hello Tom, we apologize that your experience was not enjoyable. We understand that the hustle and bustle of the downtown area can be distracting, that our parking situation is not ideal. As a result, we have a golf cart specifically for our guests that picks up/drops off guests from the gravel lot. We strive for exceptional experiences and want to do what we can to make that happen. Please contact us at the email privately messages to you to discuss this further as we are happy to do so.
Everything was a perfect from the atmosphere to the wait staff to the food and beverages!
Mariposa has quickly become one of our favorite spots in town. We have never been disappointed by the food or the drinks! It was a great evening spent with friends and delicious food. Our friend was visiting from Spain and he was also impressed with the offering and quality.
Food was delicious and service was perfect. Can’t wait to go back
Food was delicious. Friendly service. Great place.
Meatballs were excellent as was asparagus plate. Great service!
Street noise gets a bit loud at times so sitting inside would be best.
Mariposa offers what I consider to be an "eclectic" menu of tapas running the gamut from simple cheese, sausage and ham boards to a fish board consisting of sardines, tuna and razor clams!
The food selections were delicious and offered a variety of options depending on your palate!
One of the best spots I’ve tried in Wilmington!
We love Mariposa. It's our new favorite date night place. The Spanish food is authentic and amazing. We prefer to sit on the porch even in rainy weather. The creme brûlée is outstanding. Great staff also!
we enjoyed a variety of tapas dishes and all were exceptionally delicious. We will definitely be dining there again. Staff was knowledgeable and upbeat.
The wide range of food here is great for sharing. We really enjoyed the flavors and our server did a nice job keeping the food paced. Good wine, beer and cocktails. Easy parking and an affordable night with friends. Try it for yourself and enjoy.
Quality of food was outstanding. Service was attentive. Composition of plates needs focus. The potato bravas is a great example. The tots were cooked nicely. However, instead of dressing them with appropriate sauces, the aioli and romesco were left for dipping. It was disjointed.
The real issue was what we found out to be the walk-in cooler. Throughout the entire meal we heard an incredibly loud thud over and over as if bodies were being dragged and dropped. It was the perpetual opening and slamming shut of the walk-in cooler. Honestly, it absolutely killed the ambiance. This should be addressed ASAP. That noise was impossible to ignore and really took over the mood. I love the framework of this restaurant and support it. However, the details need to be ironed out.
We have enjoyed tapas in Barcelona, and this experience was as close as Wilmington could possibly come, minus the need for a passport.
Knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff, relaxed atmosphere, phenomenal food
We really did love everything. The only thing that stuck out at us was paying $3 extra to add cheese to the meatballs and for them to not come out covered in cheese was a little disappointing. But I'm sure it's a very nice cheese, just not something we will add to anything again.
Dinner last night was great! Our waitress Daisy took xare of our every need and offered ideas as to what we would like. Overall a great night with some good sangria!
The pulpo, pork cheek and tomato bread was excellent.
I love this place but will ask for a table in the bar area where it’s less noisy
This place is amazing!! The food was wonderful, the staff was amazing, the setting is adorable!! Def will be back!
Excellent food! Especially loved the grilled asparagus and the pork cheeks. Good service. We will definitely be going back.
Absolutely wonderful food, service and atmosphere!
We will go here again! You need to understand this is authentic Spanish tapas -- delicious. Don't expect American or Mexican. Enjoy!
So good. The food delicious and fast. Unique and delicious cocktails.
Tapas were delicious, flavorful and reasonably priced. Very authentic tasting! Sangria was very well priced and delicious & refreshing! ($10 for half a carafe). Definitely recommend the pork cheek tapas and the pan con tomato with manchego added! Server was also very attentive and sweet. Pro tip: you can get free tap water.
The food tasted excellent. The service was great. My only complaint is that there were not a lot of choices. I wasn't surprised to see a small menu but several ingredients were repeated in multiple dishes taking away some of the overall variety.
Mariposa's tapas brought memories of our trip to Spain in 2017 as we enjoyed the large charcuterie board and fabulous grilled octopus. I can't wait to return with a group of people to try more dishes.
Amazing tapas!! Some of my favorite Spanish food that I’ve had outside of Spain!
Yummy snacks and delicious cocktails! What more could you want!?
Very good food including white gazpacho. Service also great.
Great food. Their brunch menu is delicious.
Mariposa Tapas Bar - Wilmington is rated 4.7 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.