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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (11)
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Scenic View (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Cozy (8)
Casual (7)
People Watching (6)
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Waterfront (5)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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·Dined on February 4, 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...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 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.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were celebrating our daughter’s 18th Birthday and it was our first time there. The hostess nor our waiter acknowledged that it was her birthday until he asked if we wanted dessert and I said yes because it was her birthday. Our table of 5 was shoved in a crowded corner and every time someone walked by they brushed up against my chair and hit my purse that was hanging on the side. There were large parties all around us and it was very noisy between that and the music and flamenco dancer.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Sitting by the fire table, very pleasant service, good white Sangria, excellent mix of flavors in the tapas, nice setting with sunset and canal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was good for the most part although the paella was over salted. Waiter was very good but the hostess was extremely rude and tried to rush us to finish our drinks. She said "I need your table". Wow! Never experienced anything so unprofessional before.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had an early dinner. Food was good and so was the service. We stayed for the Sunday entertainment - a Cuban band. The entertainment was excellent. We danced and had a great time. We’re coming back to experience the Flamenco show. Don’t let the Cuban band go, they were really good!!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went to this place by the reviews. Really wanted to try the paella for the first time, it was alright. Not much flavor. Clams in it were sort of sandy in mouth. Service was good, they brought our food late but made up with free dessert.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Sat outside near the fireplace on a warm winter evening. Bustling and busy in all the right ways. Food was very good. Oxtail was fantastic. Luxuriously rich and delicious. Lamb chops were very good. My wife loved the sofrito. We relaxed for several hours enjoying three rounds of tapas and a bottle of wine. Service was great throughout. Finished off the feast with the Catalan Creme. Delicious! Can’t wait to eat here again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We booked a table near the stage in order to see the performers. Glad we did, as it was busy.
Service a little slow to get going, but expected a leisurely dinner Spanish style. Food was awesome. We ate the Chef's dinner, and only wish the wine came with it, not afterwards. Entertainment was great!

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A very crowded Saturday night was overwhelming for the service staff. We waited 15 minutes after being seated for a waitress to show up --which happened after we asked the hostess if we had an assigned server. Food was delicious but took almost a half hour to get appetizers. 45 minutes after seating we finally had some food! Paella was tasty but just warm which was strange as it is served in a hot pan. Must have sat for a while before served.
I will try this again but not on a busy night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love this place and the live music they have on Saturday’s. Service was a little slow which was unusual but sometimes that just happens. I would still recommend this place to all my friends.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful, lively place. Excellent food and service. Very loud though, so if noise bothers you, you’ve been warned.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very disappointed with the paella. Could be bc had paella in Madrid before so familiar with the taste.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent choice!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We decided to try something new and on Open Tables site. We sat out doors next to a cozy fire pit and they had live Spanish trio performing. Great ambiance. The food and sangria were wonderful and the three of us shared 4 Tapas and the black rice seafood paella which was very flavorful and different from traditional flavor (nutty and Smokey). I would say that it was more pricey than $$, more like $$$; however we will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Live Music, Tapas
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for my hubbys birthday. The tapas we had to start were terrific. Service was good until we ordered our entrees, it took about 45 minutes, had to ask if they forgot us as tables that sat after us were served before us. Having said that, the entrees were really good. Not sure why it took so long to get out meals, it was disappointing since we had company in town. It is a nice place for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our dinner here was a highlight on a recent trip to Phoenix. I’ve traveled extensively in Spain and can verify that the dishes are authentic and representative of what you would find there. The pisto and the solomillo were delicious. If we lived there we would go back many times to explore more of the menu. The dining room was elegant and the flamenco show was a nice touch.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was delicious we enjoyed almost everything we ordered (except the oxtail- big disappointment). The problem with the service is they seem to be understaffed. We waited a very long time to order. Then the dishes came out very sporadically. We didn't get one that we ordered which was ok because we were stuffed. The paella was delicious but a bit pricey for the size and amount of seafood in it. They were nice though and brought a dessert and flute of champagne for my husband's birthday. We will likely return just hope they can work out service issues.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dinner before Christmas Eve mass.

Great ambiance, food and service.

They always have good music. It can be a little loud if you are close to the musicians. Since we wanted to talk, we requested a table away from the music.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Tapas Papa Frita never fails to meet our expectations—it’s fun without being too expensive. The food is dependable and the plates good for sharing. It is lively without being too loud. When you can, enjoy the patio—it’s like a fairyland in the evening.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I love this restaurant! We have been to Spain many times. We are definitely going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing!! Do the red sangria and tasting menu!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great time. entertaining. Music and food was great

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I truly enjoyed this experience for my birthday. It was lovely to watch the Flamenco show and enjoy tapas with my partner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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