Tapas & Vino is located in Redondo Beach, California, and is a rare culinary delight serving healthy food, fresh ingredients and old North African spices. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner and, occasionally, brunch. The outdoor patio is sometimes the scene for live music. The extensive beer and wine list at Tapas & Vino offers examples from around the globe.
The menu at Tapas & Vino offers many tempting new tastes to try. Some recommended dishes include baked pear salad, assorted meat and cheese plates, crispy calamari and oyster mushrooms, curried shrimp, grilled polenta, 6-oz. filet mignon, sliced duck breast, Cobb salad and herb-crusted rack of lamb.
If have got to give Tapas y Vinos PROPs for an authentic Paella that I had the other night. After i waxed poetically to my Dad about a Paella I once had in Spain he asked to try it. Seaching Yelp for a Spanish restaurant in the South Bay found 1/2 dozen hits. But only Tapas y Vinos actualy had this most authentic of Spanish dishes. And it was! They also had an excelent Rio Tinto by the glass. We might as well have been on the beach in Valencia (Spain, that is!). A couple of the Tapas' looked pretty good too.
When I called to change the reservation from 4 to 5 people and to let them know that one would be in a motorized wheelchair, the response was " no problem!" That's how everything is here. We were seated outside by a fire pit and immediately made to feel welcome. Wines are offered by the glass or half glass, as well as by the bottle, which gives great options. The tapas are varied and quite good. A golden beet salad special was excellent, as were the lamb "lollipops." Scallops were quite good, although a tiny portion. We sat and talked for quite a while with no hassle at all, and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
I went there with my husband and his sister. They serve varieties of small dishes. They are shareable. We had scallops, calamari, seafood linguini, baked grilled polenta and their special salad. They were all delicious. People sat next to us have been coming to the restaurant and recommended curried shrimps, lamb lollipops and slider trio. We will try those next time. Bread pudding for desert was excellent. Friendly staff. We had a great time.
I enjoyed brunch. We ordered breakfast and off the tapas menu. The only drawback was their liquor license limits them to serving beer and wine no hard spirits.
Had a confirmed reservation - manager stated he did not Receive anything from Open Table. I showed him Proof - he stated he has meetings w open tableManagement next week as he is experiencing multipleProblems with "them"Waited at bar 1 hour for table No recognition of inconvenienceOtherwise , like the restaurant and food
The tapas continue to be outstanding. We shared a salad which came with an amazing duck in filo dough (reminded us of bastilla), then a shrimp on eggplant purée. Lamb meatballs were good, if not great, and the wine list is quite good, if a little overpriced, with a large number of very good wines available by the glass. The staff are warm and welcoming, and they don't mind helping at each others' tables. The owner made sure to come to our table and introduce himself.
All in all, a terrific experience.
The portions are small for the prices--just not as much value for the price, relative to other similar restaurants.
They did not honor the Opentable reservation.
Really cool looking place, outdoor patio with firepits....the girl (Jennifer) that helped us was so awesome. But empty tables on Valentine's day? You know something is amiss.
Starting with the $1 champagne special..(Comon guys just give it away for free) Then the menus are xeroxed at Kinko's, The food was saddeningly mediocre...they are trying to take bar food and glorify it into a Tapas. I couldve made the charcouterie plate out of a 7-11 cooler. We were recommended a linguisa sausage, which tasted like farmer john. The house favorite "Goat Cheese Balls" were just fried grease balls.
Id go back to sit on the patio with a group of friends, but not on "date night"
Our choices of food were outstanding- from appetizers, wine , to main course! Desserts were delicious! We'll be back!