Tapa the World - Sacramento

4.6
257 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Tapa The World originally opened in May of 1994 by a brother and sister team. Inspired by their experiences and time spent abroad, their aspiration was to bring their love of Spanish food and entertainment here to share with Sacramento. The atmosphere continues to be relaxed, warm, welcoming and fun, encouraging guests to linger over their conversations, wine and dine with friends and enjoy the pleasure of live Spanish guitar.

Today, this now chef-owned restaurant continues to serve up a large variety of their classic Spanish favorites - tapas and plates, along with his ever-changing daily specials and other culinary creations.

Buen Provecho!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 257 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRrg13
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious. Tapa special was scallops with crab and was beautifully presented (pic below). Kobe beef was a nice portion as was calamari. Cheese with crisps dig ham and almonds was yummy. Empanada dessert was cinnamon apple with ice cream. Sat outside for lunch. Can’t wait to go again!

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NikiK
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally everything on the menu is amazingly delicious. The staff is friendly, engaging, and attentive. Great experiences every time I've been there.

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Christina
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always enjoyable. Love the variety of the tapas. Live music was nice. Servers were very attentive.

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KathyB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation of food was beautiful and it was delicious

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Rupert
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I liked everything about my experience at Tapa the World.

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DavidG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Spanish restaurant in the Sacramento area.

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BeebaP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good Food, Great Service. Great Place for small plates to try different things. My only regret I didn't consider the lounge next door from where I could smell the Tobacco smoke . Think its a Hookah Bar and a Mediterranean restaurant.
I am sensitive to smoke.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing dining experience. The drinks, food, and atmosphere couldn’t have been better. Definitely what we needed now things are opening up!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axing, everything was good

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JerryT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were absolutely great. Everything came in a timely manner and cooked to perfection.

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Kaitlyn
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Unique, delicious food and cute outdoor dining area. Would go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Sacramento.

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vipFredwolf
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome at TTW.

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MarciaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always our favorite. Love Gambas ajia and beef tips in plum ginger sauce. The beautifully delicate flan is also wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Their accomodations during Covid are great-dining both on the patio, courtyard and inside. The food is very good, the staff is friendly, and the chef even came out and chatted with us. Definitely plan to go back!

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MarcelaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

customer service was excellent, wine was great, seating in this pandemic was amazing i just wasn't impressed with the Paella which i was most looking forward too...

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ShelleyR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Found was wonderful and our server went above and beyond. We were celebrating our Anniversary.

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LisamarieS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were treated unfairly and left before eating. We arrived on time checked in however; the tables need to be cleaned so my sister and I went to use the bathroom. When we came back an older white couple where also waiting to be seated. When the server was done cleaning the tables he told us to pick a table and the other couple could have the other one. We sat down the couple complained and we received our menus after the couple. When my sister went in to get the menus that were not brought to us we changed our minds. When my sister took the menus back in the server apologized to her immediately and said “it wasn’t how it seemed”. We chose to spend our money else where.

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JuMP
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was as good as we’ve had in Barcelona, our server was awesome! My only complaint is the street noise. Obnoxiously loud cars very frequently.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered about 10 tapas and wine tasting and had an amazing time!
Favorites were empanadas, scallops, filet tips, mushrooms and ahi . Calamari, croquettes, wagyu, and pork skewers were good also.
We definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st off I would like to give a special shout out to my waitress Maryam. ( that's how google spelled it Lol!! This lady was amazing from the beginning to the end of our lunch. She always came back to check on us, She gave me recommendation on the lentil soup which was amazing!! My boyfriend had the Tri tip & after tasting it he said we are definitely coming back here again and we will be given them a review. So I say to you please visit this place.!!the outdoors heater was warm!!

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MegC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always consistent and delicious! We’ve been coming here for years. Their must-haves are the steamed mussels, Mediterranean salad and of course their house made sangria. You will not be disappointed!
Buen provecho!

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Isan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Tapas are always great, this time we ordered the paella and the seafood was a bit dry, was expecting more rice. Decent, but not sure we'd get again. I can probably make it more to my liking and expectations. Our waiter never came to see if we needed anything, good thing there was a runner that was helping us out or else we never would have gotten refills of water or had empty plates taken away.

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Xhalted1
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Drinks were good. One of my favorite places!

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SuzyS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Tapa, been going for years and it never disappoints.

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vipchaslin
Sacramento
94 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal at Tapa...lots of outdoor seating both covered and uncovered.

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Luv4Travel
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great dining experience here! We love the little bar stools/table outside to have a drink while we waited for our table on the patio. The waitress was super nice and everything we ordered tasted great as always. Love the house sangria! I recommend this spot for all couples.

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vipTamiO
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner and had a great time. Awesome food! Atmosphere was great with the outdoor dining in the alcove between the buildings.

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LindseyW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner on the patio. Service was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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vipSaraJ
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapa the World makes the best out of a difficult situation. We ate in the night of the big storm and even with the wind and rain we were warm enough and comfortable under their airy covered, heated courtyard. Not to mention the food is outstanding! Sauces are tasty and food is well seasoned and cooked perfectly. The service is excellent and they bring the food out right away so it’s still hot!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Had to wait a bit longer for a table in the courtyard but it was not long and they kindly turned on the heaters. All of the staff were truly nice and professional. I will come back here!!

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GFDF
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eggplant was delicious, hamburger was juicy, and the muddled starwberry lemonade was to die for!

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vipSaraJ
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here was excellent and portions just right! My husband and I sat outside it the heated courtyard, so we felt safe yet warm enough to eat without a jacket. The two of us ordered 4 tapas plates, which were all well seasoned, the right amount of food and delicious!

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LeahP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb, organic spanish wine, empanadas, and service...all excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Wonderful Tapas in Sacramento Mid-town. It's on the mid-town fringes (J street and 21st) so the surroundings aren't exactly up-scale. But I'd return there any day.

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SandyF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a very friendly restaurant with a wonderful guitarist on Saturday nights.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Sacramento. Love coming back every time. The sangria is delicious as well as their dishes. Of course my favorite is the mussels in their garlic, butter and spices sauce with a basket of bread. Will go back soon.

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vipJPJP
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Delightful service. Everything I’ve tried on the menu has been great each time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I used to go to this place many years ago and the food was actually some of the best in the city in my opinion. Boy has it gone way downhill. The service was fine and the waitress was friendly, but the tapas in this restaurant are absolutely nothing like the ones you get in Spain, and the food quality was very inferior. Something simple like Gambas al Ajillo or some of the worst I have ever had. They showed up pretty much boiled in a soupy white liquid, nothing like I have ever seen before. Most of the other dishes we had were very disappointing as well. I would never go back.

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Adam
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Sacramento, CA. They have a great outdoor patio, live music on weekends and delicious food. The sangria is a must!

FAQs

Tapa the World - Sacramento does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Tapa the World - Sacramento also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 442-4353.

Tapa the World - Sacramento is rated 4.6 stars by 257 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.

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