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About Tapas Papa Frita

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 ambience 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.

Outdoor misted patio seating available.

7114 E. Stetson Dr. Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 3pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday 3pm to 11pm

Cross Street:
Scottsdale Rd & Camelback

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 699-5004

Website:
http://www.tapaspapafrita.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment: Live Flamenco shows and Spanish guitar on Friday and Saturday Nights from 7pm to 10pm.

Catering:
Off premise catering for 20 - 200 people.

Parking Details:
We Offer Valet, Free Underground parking , as well as street-side parking.

Public Transit:
Scottsdale Trolley.

Executive Chef:
Joseph Gutierrez

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private dining for parties up to 70 people. Pre-set menu for parties over 16.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tapas Papa Frita Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (24)
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Romantic (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Waterfront (12)
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Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
People Watching (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Scenic View (10)
Cozy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
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Bar Seating (8)
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Good Vegetarian Options (6)
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

We sat outside but wished we had moved in at some point to see the band and flamenco dancer. Food was fantastic. It’s a rare combination of great food and great atmosphere/entertainment.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food, service, and evening
Having traveled to Spain several times, this is authentic

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, music, atmosphere. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

We had dinner at Tapas Papas Frita this past Friday night, it was our first time here. It is located along the canal waterfront in downtown Scottsdale and it's a very happening area for night life. The restaurant is vibrant, beautifully decorated, and full of life. They have live music and flamenco dancing. The service was excellent and the food was delicious and very authentic Spanish food. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Fun
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was AMAZING!!! Chef Pepe and his staff are phenomenal! The flamenco show was beautiful and the entire evening for all 15 of us was extraordinary! We will return again soon!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great flamenco show with great food: gambas al ajillo, mushrooms in sherry sauce, patatas alioli verdi, house salad, beef skewers, lamb chops, churros con chocolate, wine and sangria by the glass. Our friends brought their 3-year-old, who was mesmerized by the flamenco dance; she was trying to copy it before the night was over.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been to Tapas Papa Fritas several times and always enjoy the live Flamenco dancers and musicians, they are amazing! We sat outside with a great view of the dancer and other festivities going on around the Downtown area. Highly recommend for good tapas and fun vibe!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We sat on the patio along the canal and it was delightful. The tapas we had were very good. The wine was on the expensive side, but it was very good. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good location and views, food wasn’t the best and menu looks bigger than it is.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great place for authentic Tapas. Almost like being in Barcelona.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food is outstanding and the outdoor seating is nxt to the canal and jogging path. No tap beers, but otherwise a full bar. The best bet is the chef special with tapas and a big paella.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I went there for my birthday and the server was nothing but horrible, his service pretty much ruined my family time. The time between a plate an another was ridiculous! I ended up having dinner alone because the server kept bringing out one plate at time. It took him forever to get us refills, we literally had to ask him for a refill 20 mintues after our cups were empty. I regret the moment in which I decided to celebrate my birthday at this restaurant. Will never go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This my second time and both times the food has been very good. The menu has a great selection of tapas and meant for sharing; however some of the tapas may be too small and if sharing; you may need to order a few plates, if you are sharing with more than two people. The paellas are very good. On my second visit the restaurant was busier than the first so the service was a bit slower and the waitress seem to be a bit overwhelmed with the tables that she was managing. This definitely will not push me away from the restaurant I will definitely be back as the first time I had a great experience and I know that because it was busier she may have been overwhelmed so I'm not going to go hold it against the restaurant. Be prepare to wait a bit longer for your food if you order Paella. Hint, hint. Order a few tapas before the paella and rhe wait will not be noticeable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Chef Joseph is astounding. His food, drinks, and band/flamenco dancer truly bring Spain to the desert. From tapas to paella to churros and flan, everything was flawless!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had an excellent evening with friends. We sat outside (away from band as they are great for background but are reasonably loud) We shared lots of Tapas dishes which were excellent and 2 Paella’s (Valencia - traditional, Diablo - V hot and spicy)

Wine is reasonably priced and a good selection. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Liked it very much. Waiter was a little slow and did not know the menu very well, but otherwise very nice.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic food. Authentic. Service is very good and unhurried. Outdoor sitting is good for people watching. Indoor dining offers live band and can get a bit noisy. Would definitely return for more!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went here as a group of friends and had a great time! The staff was very friendly and the live music provided a fun environment. The food was delicious as well!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely fall evening on the patio of Tapas Papa Frita. It is a great place to share tapas and also has wonderful paella choices to share. The wine list rightly leans to Spain with a few continental choices thrown in. The service is friendly and helpful in translating the menu and offering suggestions. The bacon wrapped dates are always an excellent choice. The meatballs were a bit bland and the sauce did not do anything for them. The lamb was tasty but overdone. The dessert churros are a must eat.
Tapas Papa Frita allows you to dine leisurely while enjoying the patio. They have live music on Fridays and Flamenco on Saturday.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I loved the outdoor seating. It was really cute one the patio. I am not really picky when it comes to food, but for the prices, the food was not that great. One of the dishes we ordered due to seeing others on Open Table suggesting it were the Lamb Chops. They were over cooked. The little sausages had a really strange and strong taste. The food just was nothing to talk about. I was a little disappointing since this was our night out in Scottsdale while on vacation.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The staff was superb and enjoyed the food! Great location and a lot was going on in the area to people watch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing food and service. Love to eat tapas, and this may be the best I've had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This restaurant is one of the best outdoor tables in Scottsdale. The white twinkle lights in the trees make it very festive. We were celebrating a birthday and our server surprised us with a dessert after she found out. Very friendly and accommodating to any of our requests. Food is always good here and there are choices for every type of appetite.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Awesome service, food was very good, awesome view sitting outside, great for dates, groups, families. Loved the tasting menu

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved the live music outside on a warm, Sunday night. The service was excellent, as was the food. We opted for tapas in lieu of entrees... it was delicious and satisfying!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Love the Chef's special Valencia Paella. Service was great. Ambiance was nice. Overall great dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I’ve been missing some culture having returned from a few years abroad and came here with my mom to see the flamenco / guitar show - when we walked in the door exhausted from a day of travel we bumped into the chef/owner who was so welcoming and friendly - which makes the experience even better - the food was delicious - the patatas bravas were perfect - and I will definitely be back to see the show again - gives me a place to entertain friends from out of town - and to feel like I’m back in Europe.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

service was a bit slow and the food seems to have deteriorated since we last visited it a year ago

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best Spanish spot in Arizona! Great tapas and friendly staff

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The flamenco nights are great, they are professional flamenco dancers. The food was great. The owner was very pleasant, coming around to talk.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Authentic, Fun, Live Music
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great vibe. Portions are good and menu is varied. I'm a big fan of tapas and eat them everywhere I travel. I feel like they are little lazy with a few dishes but still a fine experience

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Beautiful patio, impeccable services, eight tapas special for $25. Canny to better!!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was great, we ordered the Chef's special $45 pp and you got 10 assorted tapas and Paella, everything was very tasty . We had the Red Sangria and they have a Flamenco show 7-10 on Friday's and Saturdays. The place was busy everyone looked like they were having a fabulous time and singing along. It was great! Will go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Took my mom and elderly aunts there for dinner Saturday to celebrate 80th bday of one of my aunts. We all had a fabulous time. The food was delicious and the entertainment was fantastic. The flamenco dancer was one of the best I've seen in a long time. The service was a little slow at the end but they were incredibly busy by then so they get a pass. The waitress was pleasant made great recommendations and spoke Spanish to the table which everyone enjoyed. A little pricey for the dinners, but when you add the entertainment it was well worth it. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is a very fun place with great food and service

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We read great reviews for their happy hour tapas and went solely for this purpose. Unfortunately, it was AZ Restaurant Week and the restaurant decided not to honor the happy hour listed on their website. Ridiculously frustrating. Since we had traveled 30 minutes just to eat here and had already sat down, so we stayed.
We went with the AZ restaurant week special. Started off with tapas. The portions were really small. Nothing like any other tapas place we have been. Most were a single bite. Not even enough to share. As an example, it listed bacon wrapped dates (plural). It was actually just a single date. The date was by far the most extravagant thing we had. Most of the tapas seemed more like someone chopped up some vegetables and then put them on a plate. Disappointing.
The only highlight of the dinner were entrees (vegetarian pasta and lamb). They were both very good. However, we normally would not have even ordered entrees at a tapas place. They were included with the special.
The dessert was average. Overall this was a frustrating visit and not a good value. Total for two people was $130, with one person ordering water and another ordering a single glass of wine.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Our server was very helpful, informational, professional and friendly. He did tell us his name but I cannot remember it. Our food was excellent! We enjoyed the restaurant week options. The tapas came out very quickly and the service staff were very attentive with our drinks. They had a live Cuban band outside, that was great.
The area is nice, the inside is beautiful. The place was not crowded at all and is perfect for a date, birthday or any event for that matter. I loved that I could talk with my friends and enjoy food all together. It was a great atmosphere!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went for my birthday. We were able to get a table in front of the stage, and the musicians and dancer were fantastic!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Spicy, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The menu is mostly small plates meant for sharing & reasonably priced depending on how you see it. Our total for a meal of four was $131.00 without tip. Service could have been a bit better. Don't get me wrong, we were treated well and our food was great, however, waiters took a bit too long to clear our table. I am not a picky dinner but since this is a Tapas rest. there were many plates on the table and the experience could be nicer if plates are cleared as they are done. Also, i enjoyed the flamenco music and dancing but if there is going to be a flamenco show the night you visit my recommendation is to sit away from the stage as it can get loud. If you are going to see the show is ok to sit close. On our visit, we were meeting with friends and wanted to catch up and with the live music was a bit difficult to talk as we were not aware there will be music when we made the reservation. Overall this was a great place and the location is amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent tapas. Recommend the beef! Salmon was just ok. Cream brûlée!!! This maybe this best I have had. Service was really good. Music and flamenco dancing were outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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