Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar

4.4
437 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

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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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entrées where great. Appetizers not so much had rhe ceviche it was fresh but bland had the Bacalao croquettes amd it was too salty. Sangria was amazingly overall I give this place an 8 out of 10

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gracielam
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and location, and the live music was awesome!

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vipAirborne377
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is an absolute gem! Amazing food, wonderful service and the live music was incredible. I look forward to returning time and time again. A Tampa must!

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We celebrated our 25th anniversary here. The food, ambiance and music was all superb. The food above all was wonderful. Would recommend to anyone to visit and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Authentic spanish food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was flavorless

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time and delicious sangrias.

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vipVndoc
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed the tapas very much. The octopus was great. The scallops were excellent as well. Chorizo to me was somewhat oily. My date had arrow con pollo which was somehow lacking in spice.
Service was friendly. Corks he was only$15

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Liam
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

20 minutes to get a hostess to acknowledge us. 20 minutes to get water. And not many more minutes to decide to leave with no service.

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JCVAZ76
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and knowledgeable staff with helping select tapas!

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JennG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there early, which helped the noise level; I don't know what it would be like if it was at full capacity. The food was delicious! The service was prompt, professional, and friendly.

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PaolinaS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is just a wonderful place with wonderful food !

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vipEllieC
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food and the prices were reasonable.

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vipBruceW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Worst Tapa’s we have ever had

Food had terrible presentation and no flavor

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Spanish tapas. Like being in Spain!

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Tasha
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Fiance has been wanting to try this restaurant since we walked by it a few months ago and stopped in for a drink. They had live music (guitar) and the ambiance as a whole was great. Our server Daniela was awesome and gave great recommendations. We had a great night! We plan to return for Flamenco show the next time we go

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Leopardlady
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

You should check out this little gem of a restaurant. Great food& entertainment. You may never notice it on block but very nice place. Good size portions. Wish they had more outdoor space otherwise great spot

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DavidM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a little taste of Spain in Tampa Bay area. The Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar is the place to good. Service is great and live music is awesome.

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DarrinD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long interested menu with tiny type. Bring your glasses! I would go again.

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vipNoBSFromMe
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is good. Nothing spectacular. Most of what we ordered did not come out hot, and probably would have been more enjoyable if it were hot when we got it.
All of the items were mostly flavorless, but the garlic aioli that was served with a couple of items was too overwhelming to use.
Maybe just an off-night, but not worth another visit for me and my guestsl.

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Mininna33
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Everything g was good however the tables were so small and so close together that the person next to us leaned back gabbing his hair and his hair was on top of our table therefore on top of our food. There’s no 6ft distance between tables because of covid, no social distancing at all.

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MICHAL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Should have been a romantic and special evening and it turn-in to a unprofessional, rude and disappointing dinner. From plastic chairs to in untrained staff there was nothing special about that venue other than extremely expensive food.

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LuisantonioS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice date atmosphere, service was great, and seafood dishes were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food with many choices. Beautiful Spanish guitar created a wonderful romantic dinner.

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MelvinS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The atmosphere and staff were fine and Jorge was exceptional. But the food was not what we expected, maybe our standards are to high after living in San Sebastián Spain for 2 years but nothing was not prepared well at all. We started with pimentos del piqullio that was supposed to hot and it was cold and there was more croqueta (flour) and no seafood at all with no flavor. Our main dishes were just as bad my Mariscada was flavorless, and my wife’s Pescado al Limón was the same and it was stuffed with flour instead of seafood, I think she found a piece of shrimp mixed in with the flour. I guess if you never had authentic Spanish (European) food I guess this place would be ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food was terrible but live music was great

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vipTonyD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere super friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went there for her Birthday and we could not stop talking about how great it all was. The Food was great, the service was great, and the drink were great! We will definitely be going back! Thank you to the chef for the perfect food, and thank you to madeline our server for the wonderful service!

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vipRobertL
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, live music, food was good, service was good.

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vipKDad
Tampa
128 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Live Spanish guitar plus delicious food. We had different tapas and learned it is best to order one or two dishes at a time. Otherwise, you end up taking a lot of food home. All of the dishes we had were superb and tasty. We also had one of the greatest desserts ever: a crepe filled with a vanilla cream apparently toasted in Grand Marnier. It was so good, we ordered a second. Definitely a restaurant to try.

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ArleneS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared fresh and timely. The Sangría is very good and the Garbanzo bean soup took me back to Spain. Oh, and the live guitarist on Saturdays puts this place above any other trendy place around! Truly spectacular!

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Fixmylawn
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have our 2nd annual Christmas dinner this year at Spain Restaurant and it was nothing short of spectacular! What seemed like endless delicious tapas, a few paellas and their signature wine and sangria satisfied our guests and then some! We're very happy with our experience! A special thank you to John and Freddy they treat their guests like family.
p.s. don't leave without trying their delicias del mar and their scallops!

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kuckla89
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Live music on Friday nights.

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vipEvelyn
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real treat for Tapas lovers! The selections are excellent and the food is superb. We not able to travel to Spain yet, but Spain Restaurant and Toma Bar let us feel like we're there. I enthusiastically recommend this Tampa gem.

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Andrew
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints.

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Freebird
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Flamenco show was excellent!!!!!!! Musicians and dancers are great! The restaurant is pretty, well located and the servers super nice!!!!! BUT drinks and food not good at all!!!!!! super disappointed when I got the garbanzos soup, I have never seen a soup that is clear, unless you open a can of garbanzos and add some chorizo and seasoning. Caipirinha, mojito , and white sangria didn’t work at all, so we decided to drink wine instead. Rest of the food was normal until we got our final disappointment “the churros with hot chocolate” bad color, bad taste, bad texture! It looks more like a café con leche than hot chocolate. Finally, if you want to enjoy a flamenco show that’s the place, just don’t expect good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Authentic cuisine and outstanding service.

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vipedwardc
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Everyone was very nice.
Appetizers were very good.
Paella was not what I was expecting as I spend many years in Spain.

The decoration is too cold without any soul. I was expecting a lot of warmth with colors and patterns.

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Jose
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not bad, but it was not to the level of a restaurant from Spain. We ask for Estrella de Galicia draft and they brought twice 1906 because they did not know the difference. The Spanish jam was too salted. Ask for jam croquetas and they brought the fish ones. Octopus was quite good.

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 4.4 stars by 437 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.