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Tapas Papa Frita

1383 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 3pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday 3pm to 11pm
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Phone number
(480) 699-5004
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Gutierrez
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Private party facilities
Semi-private dining for parties up to 70 people. Pre-set menu for parties over 16.
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Off premise catering for 20 - 200 people.
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Cross street
Scottsdale Rd & Camelback
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Parking details
We Offer Valet, Free Underground parking , as well as street-side parking.
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Public transit
Scottsdale Trolley.
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Entertainment: Live Flamenco shows and Spanish guitar on Friday and Saturday Nights from 7pm to 10pm.
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
What 1383 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Usually, we have a great time here. But something went wrong this time. Service was so slow, we were there for almost 3 hours, sitting on the most uncomfortable new chairs. We waited about 20 minutes for water initially, and then 10-15 minutes with empty glasses each time after. There was a hair in my first water. The food was overly salted, they forgot 3 of our tapas and ended up taking those off the bill. Our waiter would just disappear and other waiters had to help us. It was pretty bad. If this had been my first experience, I would never go back.

Carlos (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was packed, so one might expect the kitchen and the waitstaff to be overwhelmed; yet, our waiter was attentive, the food was fabulous, and the tapas and paella came out without undue delay, nicely spaced out during the top-notch flamenco show. Bravo!

1.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was good, but service terrible-waiter disappeared for long periods (20 minute wait for water refill). Our table was between 3 large parties and the noise level made it hard to hear the music. Do not recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Second time here. Loved everything. As last time, we let the waiter select our food and wine. Worked great. Dined outside.

NYCMoses (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional food. Great selection of tapas. Order one paella for the table for the hungry. **Don't go if they are playing live flamenco - you will not be able to carry on a conversation.

vipgridr (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This place is over price for small portions and fair service .

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was delicious & the red sangrias were very tasty!

vipCcesario (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food and sangria. Nice ambiance with the band. The service was excellent!

vipJohnFrank (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I went there for Valentine's with my special someone and unfortunately been had nothing eat. We've gone there before and enjoyed the menu but they had a limited menu this night with only two vegetarian options. The waiter seemed annoyed with our questions and the chef would not make any modifications to accommodate us being vegetarian... So we left without eating a single bite. It was not the night I was hoping for.

ChrisV (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Loved the fire pit while dining outside. All the tapas were perfectly portioned. Favorite was the egg potato and sausage one. And loved the pork and the chicken ones we picked out.

Tinhow (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was great - I have an allergy to garlic and the waiter insured that I got food without garlic. Great sangria

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food and TONS of it. Kind of hidden but great atmosphere. Outside seating was comfortable and enjoyable.

Marial (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fun place, friendly service, great food, friendly employees, nicely decorated, besutiful and central location, easy and free parking, reasonably priced for quality of food and entertainment, great ambiance. No negatives. Chef is from Spain so everything is very authentic. I will be going back and would definately recommend the place.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I felt I was back home. Great service and ambiance. Variety of Spanish food from the different areas. Suggestion for wine was perfect

ElizabethM (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall we had a nice experience, the food, the ambiance and entertainment was great but our service was horrible... It took forever for our server to take our orders, most of the time the he was no where to be found, our food took forever and some of us had food and the other part of our group was waiting....
It’s really a shame because it is a very nice place...

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Drinks were crappy at the bar. Food was just so so

NickInFountainHills (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Friendly service, nice location, fire tables provide warmth and ambiance, wide selection of tapas, good place for 2-4 people...gets a bit tricky trying to share the small quantity that’s in each bowl/plate if you’re ordering lots of variety, good bread and garlic cream dip.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We highly recommend this restaurant!! The wine, tapas, and desserts were spectacular! I'm still dreaming about the braised oxtail in a wine-paprika sauce and the bacon wrapped dates stuffed with rosemary queso! Heavenly! We were afforded ample time to dine, converse, and enjoy the entire experience. It felt like a trip to Spain!

Patty (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We had another great experience here. We sat on the patio which offers a lovely ambiance next to the canal and the vibrant restaurant area. Our only recommendation is to slow down the pace of bringing the tapas. We were not in a hurry and would have preferred a little more leisurely pace. But the food and wine were very good and our server was delightful.

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I've been here before and loved it. This time, the food was cold and not up to the previous standard visits. If this happens again, I will seek other tapas restaurants.