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Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar, Tampa, FL

Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar

4.5
4.5
474 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Enjoy Mediterranean atmosphere in Tampa’s most unique, modern, urban setting complimented by excellent authentic Spanish (tapas) cuisine at affordable prices. Just blocks around the corner from Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the Tampa Theater, the Spain Restaurant and Toma Tapas Bar is the perfect place to be before or after a show.

We offer Live Music every Friday and Saturday nights.

Authentic Flamenco Dinners show is at 8pm the last Saturday of each month.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Seafood, Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 223-2831

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Maria Castro

  • Catering

    Spain Restaurant has catering for every style and size event. No party is to big or to small and will also deliver it for free. See our menus for selections.

  • Private party facilities

    Small, intimate setting can be booked for all kinds of private events.

  • Private party contact

    John Sansone: (646) 339-4662

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    E Twiggs Street / Madison Street

  • Parking details

    Meter parking on street available and 3 public parking lots in our vicinity.

  • Public transit

    The Downtowner<br />Downtown Trolly available

  • Entertainment

    The Spain Restaurant offer Live Music every Friday and Saturday nights. We also have a monthly Flamenco Show, which is the last Saturday of each month.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Good for Groups

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Hot Spot

  • Tampa

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tampa

    Good for Groups

  • Tampa

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  1. SK

    StephanieK

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place for a low key date night with outstanding food and drinks. Highlights tonight were the Spanish tortilla and the fillet tips. Incredible.
  2. LC

    LifeCoachLulu

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our waiter was patient and friendly and knew the menu well. He was from Spain and could speak to the authenticity of the items which was cool. The music and lighting lend to a romantic evening and my boyfriend and I certainly felt that. It was loud but not too loud to have a conversation. The food was so flavorful and generously proportioned. Would go back in a heartbeat. ❤️
  3. BZ

    BobbyZ

    Tampa

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    For variety and quality of food we (8) were very pleased. Our waitress and wine steward were friendly, attentive and courteous. The house sangria is not likely to please most American tastes as it is virtually just wine. There are many excellent Spanish wines available by the glass & bottle (try a tempernillo from Rioja!). Will definitely be going back and bringing other friends to sample more of the extensive menu.
  4. KL

    KristineL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Highly recommend the sangria and the octopus!
  5. A

    Anthony

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was sooo delicious and our server was awesome. They have live flamenco style music in the evening. We will be going back soon!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    It was our first time there and we’re looking forward to the live music. Because we were a party of two they sat us behind a column where we could barely see the guitar player. The ceviche was not tasty and paella small. Won’t return.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Birthday party
  8. IR

    IsabelR

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food itself was ok. The tapas were good. The paella valenciana while ok, it resembled more an arroz con pollo style, rather than a traditional paella. The crema catalana was definitely not what it was meant to be. It resembled mashed potato’s and the taste was terrible. Looked like a mix that may have come from a box. The music was supposed to be flamenco but it was a guitarist trying to turn American music into flamenco. We had to ask multiple times to have our table cleared, some of the meals came with options for rice, salad and none of those were offered or brought to the table. For a small space the music was extremely loud. We were there for a celebration and nothing special was done to even commemorate such an occasion. While the server was kind and talkative, service was not great. Unfortunately not a place we will return to.
  9. SK

    StephanieK

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, as always. Tapas are our favorite style of eating and Spain never disappoints. This time we got the pan con tomate (my personal favorite), scallops, stuffed peppers, paella valencia, ham croquettes, and the INCREDIBLE steak tips. White and red sangria are both delicious. Our favorite date night spot!
  10. A

    Amonte101

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent. The service was superb. The prices reasonable and the food wonderful. The music was exceptional. Next time we are in Tampa, we will be back.
  11. JA

    JoshA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing flavors at a steep price, but worth it for a special night. We plan on going back for the live flamenco.
  12. D

    Desiree

    Philadelphia

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but a bit overpriced. My dinner choice was not on their limited entree list but was an appetizer so everything was a la carte & added up quickly. Plus it was a small portion for the price paid. Our server Anna was very friendly & efficient so she saved the night. The sangria was ok; had no fruit in it, but was only $5 as we dined during Happy Hour. I’m going again to hear my favorite guitarist but I would find a different place just to eat maybe.
  13. BP

    BradP

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very flavorful. Great mojitos on the happy hour menu. Be sure to order the dinner portion if you want a full meal. Very close to the Straz.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were going to see a show at the Straz and picked this restaurant based on availability from OpenTable and it being walking distance to the theater. Wonderful food and service. Restaurant is very clean. They have live music. We ordered tapas based on the waiter’s recommendations and they were spot-on!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and the Happy Hour was awesome.
  16. M

    Melissa

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was amazing but the service was super slow and often non-existent. We had a large group and the server missed one of our orders. No one checked in with us during the meal and I had to ask the manager to have the tables cleared and to offer coffee and dessert! It was also SUPER loud. Definitely not a place to chat or catch up.
  17. M

    Mommom03

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and friendly. Great location for dinner before a show at the Straz.
  18. t

    tedz

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience. Food and service were both great, and the wait staff was incredibly helpful in helping us understand the tapas portion of the menu.
  19. L

    Luvgoodfood

    Columbus

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Food is amazing !! Once the live music starts the noise level is higher but the music is FANTASTIC! It really adds to the ambiance. Love this place- I will be back.
  20. T

    Theresa

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    good food and good service. tapas portions are larger than normal so be careful when ordering.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the live Flamenco music!
  22. HP

    HowardP

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic. Music was WAY TOO LOUD. Fabulous Spanish guitar player, but the sound level was way too high. Way too loud.
  23. BB

    BillB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We loved the music and our server. Would like to see more vegan options . Will be back.
  24. KD

    KDad

    Tampa

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We love this restaurant. All of the Tapas are perfectly prepared. The octopus, sausage and ceviche are among the stand-outs. The red and white sangria are served in huge pitchers and are a bargain. Best of is the crepe dessert. Just delicious. This time, however, it was an off night and there were not enough servers. They did their best but it was slow going.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great mushroom tapas. Cerviche unique and tasteful. Outstanding plantain.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It is a nice restaurant and friendly service. We are vegetarians and we wanted to try Spain for their vegetarian selections. They were fine. The rest of the menu looked amazing for those that are not vegetarian.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great Sangria and great service!
  28. SK

    SabrinaK

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We just recently visited Spain and was craving some of the dished we had while there. We found this local gem. The food, service and entertainment were perfect. Took us back to Spain. Truly enjoyed it.
  29. DT

    DeannaT

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I wish they had pimientos de padron
  30. BW

    BruceW

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We were somewhat disappointed on our visit to Spain. The best parts were the service (Sophia was outstanding) and the live guitar player. The food was mediocre. The salad was all lettuce with a few small slices of tomato. The ceviche was terrible - mostly lettuce, a few small scallops and a few small shrimp. My Valencia Paella was good but my wife's seafood in a white wine sauce was bland, almost tasteless. The crepe dessert was not available but the donuts with chocolate and the Spanish coffee were good. Having dined at Spain before, we were not impressed. Not sure if we will return.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    I came because I’ve been before and they used to have 3 tapas for $30. Now only ONE tapa is $18-$22 and barely feeds a child
  32. R

    Rodzpm3d

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my 2nd time coming to this restaurant and am already looking forward to our next adventure which will be in July. You guys rock! The experience was phenomenal!
  33. F

    Foodie23

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was pretty good overall. My entree (ropa vieja) was real good, the 2 tapas we got were average. The server we had was pretty bad, had no clue what she was doing....didn't know what gluten free meant/is and didn't know which items were GF, our party asked for straws and we got a weird look, said one of the entrees came with asparagus (actually came with green beans). Might be worth picking up food from/doing carryout but wouldn't eat there again after this experience.
  34. D

    Dawn

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was great for a friends get together or a romantic date! Live music was lively and the food was great.
  35. AC

    AlejandraC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant will be there again. The food was delicious
  36. DF

    DennisF

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food is very enjoyable and authentic. The live Spanish guitar really sets the mood. I do miss the taste of Tapas deal that they used to have.
  37. M

    Margo

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening of yummy tapas, sangria and beautiful guitar music.
  38. KE

    KEAV14

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Shrimp. The paella was disappointing because it wasn’t traditional served with short grain rice and crispy, almost a bit watery.
  39. VW

    ValerieW

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Guitarist was excellent. Turned up a bit loud, was hard to have a conversation.l, would have been perfect as more background music.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent music atmosphere good food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 223-2831.

Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar

513 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E Twiggs Street / Madison Street

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Seafood, Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Meter parking on street available and 3 public parking lots in our vicinity.

  • Public transit

    The DowntownerDowntown Trolly available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Maria Castro

  • Entertainment

    The Spain Restaurant offer Live Music every Friday and Saturday nights. We also have a monthly Flamenco Show, which is the last Saturday of each month.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 223-2831

  • Catering

    Spain Restaurant has catering for every style and size event. No party is to big or to small and will also deliver it for free. See our menus for selections.

  • Private party facilities

    Small, intimate setting can be booked for all kinds of private events.

  • Private party contact

    John Sansone: (646) 339-4662

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