Tapas Papa Frita - Scottsdale

4.5
57 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Authentic Spanish Tapas and Cuisine are the highlight of this view restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale. Live Flamenco shows and Spanish Guitar add to the ambiance of Tapas Papa Frita with Award Winning Chef Joseph Gutierrez creating Catalonian, Basque and Andalusian cuisine along with the largest selection of Tapas in the Valley. A full bar and a large selection of Spanish wines round out your dining experience. Patio seating available year round.
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manda
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I met a couple friends who we haven't seen in almost a year for dinner. It was the perfect setting to catch up. Not too loud. Food was delicious. and They have plenty of vegan options for my friends. Overall 10 out of 10!!

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vipluvdsun
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Barcelona during the summers but due to COVID we not able to do so this year. We celebrated our anniversary at Tapas Papa Frita enjoying some of our Catalan and Spanish favorites. Great selection, great portions, lovely setting and excellent service. Thank you for making our day so special!!

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Aivi
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The live music is very nice & the ambiance is wonderful. The service is so prompt and the servers hustle when you ask them for things. It was a wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends birthdays

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NatalieL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great flamenco show, but underwhelming food, which was a surprise, given that it was one of our go-to places in the past

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SueD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always special and very taste. Love the music.

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vipkaterinak
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!! The tapas, paella and sangria were exceptional!!! We concluded the meal with churros which were perfect!!

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vipDianeM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and the service. paella Was too salty though.

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LauraA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! Everything about the experience was perfect. We will definitely be back.

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CherylE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite Scottsdale restaurants. We sat outside along the canal and walkway. The weather was perfect, the food excellent, as was my martini. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive but not overly so.

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PaulS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Chef’s choice special with the Valencia Paella. Everything was very tasty. It was served a tad briskly until we asked them to slow down a little. Would definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

My wife and I ate here on a Saturday night. We made a reservation for patio seating. We have eaten on the patio at several other area restaurants over the last week. This patio has great potential but seems to be in a neglected state currently. They have a bunch of lighting on the patio that wasn’t working which made it impossible to see the menu or your food without turning on the flashlight of our cell phones. Some tables had table cloths and some did not which isn’t a big deal but is a very nice touch if they all had it.

Service was good and very attentive. The food was good but not great. We shared the bacon wrapped dates and Valenciana paella. We had spent 3 weeks traveling Spain a couple years ago so are very familiar with what we like and don’t like of Spanish cuisine.

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vipLuvit
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and music were great. A good night out.

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & fantastic service for my wedding anniversary dinner. I would highly recommend trying Tapas Papa Frita for some delicious Spanish food and great live music on the weekends.

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DaveP
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience and our waiter was great. The food was extraordinary- we will be going back to enjoy the music after 7:30pm

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Eileen
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was fantastic. My family and I enjoy it immensely

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good Tapas and desserts, but entrees are lacking

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jimh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find--We found them on The Arizona Restaurant Week
Nice to hear live music again

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DawnA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice place with reasonable prices. Really like the small plates. All were good except the shrimp was kind of mushy and I didn't like having the big digestive vein still in it.
Good music when we went Saturday night

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great and outside area very cute!

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TOdd
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is a must-do if you've never experienced amazing tapas food. The live Flamenco dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings are what make this a great place for a first date, special occasions, or for a large group. The outside dining along the Scottsdale canal is open and plenty of room between table as to not hear each-others conversations, yet quaint enough to be romantic. The food is excellent, the service is even better, and you should definitely put this place on your to-do list of restaurants in the Valley!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my daughter’s birthday.

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RosaH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice atmosphere but the service was not that great. The server was in a hurry all the time he seemed agitated didn’t take the time to provide great service.

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vipVLW2020
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic restaurant! The Cuban band that plays on Sunday evenings is absolutely outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great every time! Unique dining experience with food and atmosphere you really can’t get anywhere else.

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jlvlaw
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to return to this restaurant. The food and service were on point. Our server even remembered us despite not having dined here in a while. Just a great evening.

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RyanR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The server made mistakes all night and blamed it on us. He overcharged us for several things and our food came out cold and slow all night. Not a great experience and probably will never be back.

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CherylE
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorites restaurants in the Old Town area. We had planned to sit outside due to COVID but it was just too darn hot, so we sat inside. It was early. The restaurant had more than adequate space for social distancing. All of the servers wore masks and were so helpful with menu suggestions. Their martinis are excellent, too! This is my favorite spot for celebrating something special or just for celebrating the end of the day. If you can and it's not too hot, sit outside on their balcony that runs along the canal. It's lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and staff.
The food is spectacular,
Great cusine! Paella is my Favorite in town. Thank you

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vipRobinM
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun gathering for a group. Definitely a place to repeat!

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JonathanM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was mediocre. The dishes ordered were simple and could be made at home. The rice was overcooked

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Sandyh
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and delicious food. We celebrated our anniversary.

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JeffD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was an anniversary dinner with my wife. We had the chef special tapas, a shrimp, a mushroom, beef tenderloin, bacon wrapped date w/ goat cheese and crab stuffed pepper. Our entree was the lobster and shrimp paella. The flavors were incredible and everything was cooked to perfection. This was one of the most amazing meals we have ever had.

As this was an anniversary dinner we were surprised with a flute of excellent Moscato and an after dinner liquor called Licor 43, that was served with a dollop of heavy cream on top and served in a tiny beer mug. The waiter said it is called a Mini-Beer. Is was fantastic. After dinner we immediately bought a bottle for home.

I've been to TPF several time and already love it but as a special occasion this was absolutely astounding. A meal we will never forget.

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MountainMan
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arturo was the greatest server and the food was superb! We had the Chef's Choice and a bowl of Gazpacho.

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Mark
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came for the live entertainment and we were not disappointed. We ordered the jamón ibérico and it was delicious and even ordered a second dish of the same. Had a nice Tempranillo. Service was good, too.

We will definitely go back again and try more of the menu.

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joejoe
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Tasty. Some live entertainment to top it off .

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Reinoko
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Perfect for date night. However some of the tapas are seriously overpriced for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and ambiance! Also great complimentary bday dessert too :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cool vibes, great food, good service. I’ll definitely be back to enjoy something else on this menu!

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Tapas Papa Frita - Scottsdale is rated 4.5 stars by 57 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.