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Tapas 51

4.4
4.4
124 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
Tapas 51 is a locally inspired Farm to Fork - Modern Hispanic. Chef Aaron Rivera puts his take on cuisines from Mexico, Central America, and South America in a tapas form. Using Local North and South Carolina Farms. Enjoy craft beers, specialty cocktails, and classic rock on the big screens.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin / Spanish, South American, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (803) 548-1612
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Aaron Rivera
  • Private party facilities
    Tapas 51 is the purveyor of modern Hispanic tapas, chef driven creations, craft beers, and fine wine. Chef Aaron puts his take on cuisines from Mexico, South America, and Central America in a tapas form using local North Carolina and South Carolina farms.
  • Private party contact
    Aaron Rivera: (803) 548-1612
  • Neighborhood
    South Charlotte
  • Cross street
    Carowinds Blvd.
  • Parking details
    Full private parking lot attached to restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

124 Reviews
  1. ThomasF

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was completely dissatisfied with this experience and I have Open Table to thank for making for a ruined valentines dinner with my girlfriend. I made reservations about a week ahead of the holiday only to discover in my e-mail on Valentines day that the reservations were cancelled by Open Table because their relationship with Tappa's 51 was cancelled. I called the restaurant at the number provided and got a notice the number was discontinued. I am currently not very happy with Open Table

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    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The location closed and didn't bother canceling reservations until the day they closed when Open Table informed us (day before Valentine's Day.. a little late to be helpful)

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  3. FabiolaM

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food

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  4. SKSK

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food here has been wonderful both times we've dined here. Interesting flavors and flawless execution. We've had great service both times, nicely timing the courses and explaining the dishes. The only negative both times was the noise level. There are lots of hard surfaces and when the place is full it gets very loud. Not a place for a quiet, intimate dinner. The music is turned up loud as well, contributing to the overall level. Their outside space looks fun and we look forward to trying it out in warmer weather.

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  5. KatieL

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our table wasn't available when we arrived. The hostess offered to seat us at the bar and comp us each a glass of wine for our wait. She was very apologetic and we were fine waiting a bit. We had the guacamole appetizer (delicious!), chorizo Brussels sprouts (also delicious!), lamb fried rice (very spicy and yummy), and a skewered chicken dish (sauce on top of chicken wasn't our favorite, but not a bad dish). All of it was spicy and really good. We got an apple dessert that was also very good. Not very sweet which was fine with us. Pretty expensive overall and our waitress didn't seem to be having a great evening, but we had a lovely meal.

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    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and ambiance. Food slightly less impressive than the rest. A little overpriced even for what you get but good food overall.

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  7. GypsyDRB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm annoyed. Tapas 51 has been around for a bit, and I've only just 'discovered' it. It's a bit tucked away, but the food was great, the service was great...why am I just now adding it to my 'staying local, don't want to go Uptown' restaurant rotation which includes only 1-2 other places sadly. Thought of trying it...do it. Haven't been back in a while...go. Thanks to Landis for taking care of us. We will be back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good, but also over priced. Menu was very hard to read because of the color scheme. The acoustics of the building were horrible. Very loud and hard to have conversation. Also, very tight seating. We were so close to our neighbors. They should forego the restaurant and do a food truck.

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  9. pgbg

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious! Brisket tacos were outstanding, glazed carrots were as well. Great meal!

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  10. twofrenchies

    Charlotte

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing tapas with great flavors, delightful sauces and perfect pairings. Greatly enjoyed Tapas 51 and hope to see it grow and succeed. Location is a bit off and it feels more like a bar but wow the food!

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Tapas 51 is rated 4.4 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Tapas 51

3415 Hwy 51, Fort Mill, SC 29715

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Carowinds Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    South Charlotte
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin / Spanish, South American, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Full private parking lot attached to restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Aaron Rivera
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (803) 548-1612
  • Private party facilities
    Tapas 51 is the purveyor of modern Hispanic tapas, chef driven creations, craft beers, and fine wine. Chef Aaron puts his take on cuisines from Mexico, South America, and Central America in a tapas form using local North Carolina and South Carolina farms.
  • Private party contact
    Aaron Rivera: (803) 548-1612
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