Sayola Restaurant Tapas Bar

4.5
215 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 215 people are saying
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cdennett1018
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great first time experience... good music on sundays

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vipQuasheedaF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations at a near by Greek restaurant but decided to come to Sayola and we were glad we did. The food was absolutely delicious and the servers too great care of us. We sat in the bar area at a high top. Wasn’t noisy at all and perfect for two. I can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Service felt a bit slow at times but overall enjoyed our meal here at Sayola. All dishes were fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and the restaurant is beautiful.

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DexterW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service in this restaurant is always excellent. Food is always superb. Came here for valentines dinner, and with all the new protocols and distancing- we felt safe.

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Ismael
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and ambience. Good food and even better service.

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christineg
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was great and the staff was very attentive. Would def go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Excellent service, subpar food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant & excellent food. The service was exceptional & Gustavo & Ramon were a pair of gems.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, magic atmosphere and great service!!!

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vipTonyM
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waited an hour and a half for entrees
Never brought my sons chicken fingers and fries asked for with the appetizers

Sayola Restaurant Tapas Bar
Responded on January 2, 2021

Hello Mr Tony, First of all I thank you for your patronage and perspective, as we are always looking to improve , I am sorry that your experience wasn’t 100 % satisfactory, we will like for you to give us another chance, I invite you to join us for dinner at your convenience, ask for the manager on duty, I will personally be taking care of you. We will be giving all the training in the best of our ability to our staff members , so it doesn’t happens again. Best regards!! Atte Management

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LouisD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. The manager/bartender Gustavo couldn’t be more accommodating. It would be a shame if this restaurant goes out of business due to the pandemic. They take all the necessary Covid precautions and was as clean as any restaurant that I have ever been in. The Sangria was amazing

Sayola Restaurant Tapas Bar
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you so much for you patronage and support to our restaurant Mr Louis , we will be honored to have you dinning with us again soon . Best Regards!! Atte Management

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CarinaA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Food was amazingly delicious! Our server/bartender was great! Definitely will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sangria was excellent

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vipChick
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great ambience, service was spot on but... the empanadas, octopus etc that we ordered were horrible !i really was hoping that this lace would be a go to restaurant for us. But we couldn’t even eat one of the appetizers!
I am not one to leave food on my plate but wow!

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YvetteS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is my 5th visit & it never disappoints. Good food, great service.

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Faithlr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time to Sayola and the food was absolutely delicious . My husband and I loved our experience at Sayola and we highly recommend . We are planning to take my mom there for her birthday . If you are looking for delicious food and excellent service Sayola will not disappoint!!

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BrianS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very friendly atmosphere. owners & staff very attentive. will be back again with friends

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was also great! However, sitting at the high tops by the bar earned us slow service considering the bartender was the waiter for the high tops and was behind the bar! Next time would just sit at a table.

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Kris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner so they had a prefix menu. Food was great, and the service was fantastic. The atmosphere was very nice as well. I’ll definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful shrimp & garlic and paella!

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GrannyHil
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Good sized portions. Waitress and staff were attentive and helpful. Very attractive restaurant. A bit noisy as it became more crowded. Will go back.

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RobertN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a late lunch. Grilled octopus was excellent as was the red bean soup and paella. Waiters were very attentive and professional.

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Tony
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. We started with a pitcher of white Sangria and Aguacate Relleno con Mariscos which was incredibly tasty. We shared an order of Mariscada Salsa Verde which was more than enough for 2, special thanks to a recommendation from our server. Dessert was crepe brûlée. Everything was perfect.

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vipboothbay
New York Area
315 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch special. Very good pea soup and ham croquettes.

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vipEmma
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious dinner with friends. Service was excellent. Our waiter recommended an excellent Spanish wine that was reasonably priced. All the food was perfectly prepared. We had tapas..lamp chops, stuffed clams and even the jamon with cheese was excellent. They even filleted the branzino for me at the table.

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ReneG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Dinner!

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LoriB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We enjoyed a very nice evening. Friendly services and nice ambiance. Will give it another try.

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HonestAbe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place, and I recommend her delicious dishes, I went to celebrate my birthday with my husband and I loved it!

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vipJCruz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Paella!!! Great place for a date or family dining.

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KatherineB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WAS A GREAT PLACE TO EAT. FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING,SERVICE WAS GREAT. WOULD DEFINITLY RETURN . WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE TAPAS.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here. Friday night at 6:30 and wasn’t too crowded of loud.
We did a tapas dinner and everything was great. Waiter was attentive without making me feel like he was mothering me.
Only gripe was about parking - a nice, normal parking lot would have been better than the valet or parking on the street options. But a small issue for such a great experience.

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JamelH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I would recommend to my friends but I will say that my fiancee and I had to overcome a pretty big hurdle right from the start. We had reservations for Saturday at 7:30pm. We arrived on time and our table wasn't ready yet so we sat at the bar. That was fine and we had Martini's which were amazing. The problem came when were seated. It took about 20 MINS for our table to be ready and then it took another 30 MINS before our waiter greeted us. We weren't even offered water during that time. And different wait staff passed us frequently. The whole time, the female manager stood watching all of this happen and did NOTHING. Finally a bus boy came by and asked if we had been helped and then he turned out to be our server for the evening. He was great! From then on we enjoyed ourselves but the problem with management here is that they handle the big tables and their regulars better than other tables. It wasn't until the manager saw that we ordered the most expensive dish on the menu that we got any attention at all. Food was great though but I wish the staff treated every table the same! You never know who you're serving!

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TJRC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sayola has become our go to restaurants from business lunches, to dinners to celebrate big events, to casual family brunches. Why?

First and foremost the food is awesome. Ever meal that I have had at Sayola has been outstanding...not just good. The tapas selection covers all the bases and works to start off the meal or as the meal in it's entirety. The entrees are delicious, generous is size and have a home cooked quality to them.

The servers are attentive but don't hover over you. They strike a great balance and seem to enjoy their job.

I recommend Sayola to all my friends in the area because it is an exemplary restaurant.

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vipLindaB1kanobie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

48th wedding anniversary

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vipLindaB1kanobie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Sayola in Tenafly. We had been to Sayola in Montclair, this restaurant is better by far. Great food, exceptional sangria, amazing flan, great service, a warm and inviting vibe. We will be back!

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ANGELG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit to Sayola and I have to say how incredible the food is. I had the Tapas with grilled Octopus and Lamb ribs. It was so flavorful that I ordered seconds. The wait staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. I’m gonna make my third visit very soon!

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vipMickey
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience.

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Sayola Restaurant Tapas Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sayola Restaurant Tapas Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 871-2182.

Sayola Restaurant Tapas Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 215 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.