Sayola Restaurant Tapas Bar

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157 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
At Sayola Restaurant we offer more than just good food. We also bring a celebration of Spanish culture. Here, families come together to indulge on our tempting paella and create long lasting friendships. From the moment you enter Sayola, you are submerged into Spanish ambiance. The authentic bricks, distinctive tiles, and elegant fabrics make you feel as though you are in Spain and create a warm hospitable atmosphere to enjoy some of Spain’s finest cuisine.
A feast of flavors, a celebration of culture, and a hospitable atmosphere—there are plenty of reasons for you to come and visit us at Sayola today!
What 157 People Are Saying
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E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The skirt steak was delicious as always. And your waitress was extremely attentive.

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KE
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is very nicely decorated inside, and the food was very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. All of the tapas we ate were great, the dinner entree wasn't that great to be honest (stuffed chicken). The kitchen seemed to be backed up as it took some time to get out one of the appetizers (was cold) and the entree was delayed as well, likely because it was a Saturday night. Would go back and would recommend to others, I'd just mix together a bunch of tapas and eat as dinner!

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HD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our family of 5 enjoyed a delicious and very large pitcher of white Sangria. The filet mignon was a large extremely tender cut, cooked to perfection wrapped in bacon with a mushroom sauce! The Red Snapper was large and well seasoned and delicious. We sat down at 6:30 on a Saturday night and left at 9:00. There was no rush and the waiters were attentive and very pleasant.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friends we invited loved it. We travel 50mi to get there

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Seafood was not fresh at all. Mussels smelled so bad and I had to spit it out.

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DM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente !!!

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o
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Eight of us ordered something different and we were all very happy with the result. The wait staff is accommodating and attentive but never intrusive.We plan to return some evening for "Flamenco night." Should be fun.

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f
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great tapas, sangria and service. Will be returning to try some of their main dishes.

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OT
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was attentive but rushed. This was unnecessary as our table was clearly not needed

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

Lacking ambience and too much lighting. Foods great, servers need to smile more, very dry service.

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RR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent in quality and food. Excellent and attentive service every time we have been here. We have dined on tapas only and full meals and have never been disappointed.

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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very yummy food. We had paella, escargot, skirt steak, surf and turf, porterhouse, calamari, chorizo, and pitchers of white sangria! everything was delicious and timed perfectly.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was salty. Service was good. Prices were high considering the salty food.

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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sayola is amazing!! Gustavo, our waiter, was extremely attentive, knowledgeable, friendly & very helpful. The grilled octopus tapas & langostines were outstanding. Portions are very substantial & reasonable.

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PO
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was such a pleasant surprise as far as food, atmosphere and service goes. We were greeted at the door and immediately led to our table where we enjoyed some of the most delicious food I have had in years. The atmosphere was doubly inviting. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. We will certainly come back again and again.

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TM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday great everything

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, very attentive. Food was delicious, from appetizers to dinner. The portions are huge, and the prices are very reasonable. A must try place

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly & efficient wait staff . Very accommodating on menu changes . Excellent food .. highly recommend

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GD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Dhrbio and cocktail was good
Coconut flan was good

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CC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, from the valet to the host; she greeted me & gave me a quick glance of the dinning area. She has a great personality, very welcoming. The cocktails/Sangria was yumo. The food was excellent & the live Flamenco show & dancer stole the show. Absolutely loved it.

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N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our group went there for lunch after tennis. Each one of us ordered the 19.95 lunch special which includes Soup or Salad and the Entree. We also ordered the Paella Valenciana to share.Food was good and service is excellent. And good ambiance. I will recommend the place to my friends.

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t
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the third time enjoying the food at Sayola. Each time I never got further than the tapas menu - it is fun to try a lot of different little things, and they have all been good. It is also a plus in the NJ suburbs to find a restaurant with a liquor license - and a nice wine selection and cocktail menu! This most recent visit we were seated near a particularly boisterous (read extremely loud and rude) table - the four of us in our party could not hear each other talk without screaming. Although there was a bit of hesitation they ultimately moved us to a back room where there was a private party. Much better - thanks for asking the party if they minded us taking the table in the corner, we would have left if we could not be moved.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente cocina española y buen ambiente con tremendo servicio

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e
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The staff tries hard but the food is tasteless, the noise level way too high and the lighting awful. No reason to return.

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable dinner starting with a Mojito or Margaritas before eating pork chop, skirt steak and shrimp in a group of 3. The food was generally good although not outstanding. Unfortunately, the pork chop was not very tasty and was a little tough and dry although the sauce and veggies with it and the shrimp and steak skirt were very good. The best was the spanish flan dessert which was excellent, perhaps the best we have had. We will definitely return.

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c
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, the service great and we will definitely take the ride back to Sayola soon!

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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent all around. I'll be back and will tell my friends!

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AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The paella was exquisite!
Our waiter was excellent and knew how to gage our appetite and suggested appetizers accordingly.
Would definitely come back soon

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable and authentic spanish restaurant. A little bit of real Spain in NJ, worthwhile to visit and highly recommended. The food was exquisite!

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CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Really liked the selection of tapas and combination of appetizers hot and cold alike. Beautiful setting and ambiance and polite servesz

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PS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an absolutely wonderful evening....food, service & ambiance, the best! Better than expected.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Good food. Food portions could be larger.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My casino clams appetizer and salmon entree were delicious. The servers helped to make our 27th wedding anniversary memorable.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food is average which is disappointing considering that other aspects of this restaurant are well done (ambiance, service).

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet but easily accessible restaurant off the Piermont and County Roads in Tenafly, with ample street parking. Service was very good and authentic Spanish food, excellent, if perhaps a little pricey. Extensive wine list.

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Love the food here and value is good. This past visit, they were clearly short staffed and although the server was pleasant and capable, the service was extremely slow. Will not stop me from going back, however. Probably, just a one off, as I never experienced this previously.

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AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious!! Went for date night and had a lovely evening

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NR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food we will certainly be going back and recommending this place 100%

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