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Permanently Closed - Tapas Restaurant Flavors of Spain

259 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Bienvenidos! Welcome to Tapas Flavors of Spain. Tapas opened in Newport Beach in 1992 and offers you authentic Spanish Cuisine and our famous Flamenco shows. With a great history of entertainment, we offer Flamenco shows every Friday and Saturday and Tango on Wednesdays. For late night dining, try some of our traditional Spanish Paella, Baked Empanada's, Churro's con Chocolate or patio Taco Bar. You can come and have some of our famous homemade Sangria or Mojitos while you dance to Salsa DJ's and Bands in our nightclub, Fri - Sun. We are located near the Orange County Airport.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(949) 756-8194
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Full catering menu available on website at We can bring the restaurant to you, with food, servers and entertainers.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Parking on Site for over 500 cars.
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Flamenco Dinner Shows every Friday and Saturday at 8PM. Open menu with show charge. Salsa dance lessons every Friday and Saturday at aprox 9PM, with fee. Parties over 15p require set menu. Bachata lessons every Sunday at 9PM, with fee. Salsa DJ Dancing on Friday, fee for entrance. Salsa Bands on Saturday, fee for entrance. Bachata DJ dancing on Sundays. Tango lessons with Dance Milonga every Wednesday. Fee for lessons and entrance.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
Dined on July 15, 2017

We liked the entertainment a lot and the food was overall good, the service was good, however the manager was extremely rude and for this reason our experience was below expectations.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on July 9, 2017

I had a really bad experience this time I came to have dinner with my wife.
The service was good but the food was very expensive and the taste not good at all for what I paid, I had the seafood paella and I did not like it at all.
Then dancing time came and the air conditioning was not working, they had a couple of fans running but just circulating the really hot and humid air inside the restaurant, once music started and people started dancing, it just got worse, I was soaking wet from perspiration and was not able to enjoy my dinner with my wife or the salsa dancing which my wife an I love doing every Saturday night for the last 10 years, this was one dancing night that we won't forget and not for the good reasons, I was so disappointed.

xVerkzZ (Orange County)
Dined on July 2, 2017

I would give this place a better review but we got kicked out around 10 PM because we looked below the 21 age mark not very happy about that .

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
Dined on June 17, 2017

Our waitress went out of her way to attend to our every need; and the food was outstanding!!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
Dined on June 16, 2017

Great place for dancing and socializing, the music was very good.

Islandgirl (Washington DC)
Dined on June 3, 2017

We had a delightful meal of cold and hot TAPAs, delicious Sangria. We liked the small tables, candlelight, music, and , of course, the Flaminco dancers!! We sat right at the edge of the dance floor and could see and hear all the entertainment. We ordered the pitcher of Sangria, which was very large and full of fruit! I think I liked the crab and Spanish sausage balls best -- but they were all large helpings and my husband and I shared 7 different ones throughout the evening. My only disappointment was that they did not recognize our wedding anniversary- the reason for our visit-- but they did call out all the birthday celebrations by name-- there were a lot of them! Good place for a group birthday dinner!!

vipRoberto (San Francisco)
Dined on May 27, 2017

Went for the Flamenco show, dance lessons, and dancing. All was excellent except the instructor did not show up in time to provide the lessons, he showed up as the band was getting ready to play and dancing had already started. The lesson was the main reason my date wanted me to take her there since she is a beginner at salsa. We still had a fun time.

BillK (San Francisco)
Dined on May 12, 2017

It wasn't tapas, it wasn't Spanish, and it wasn't good. In fact, it wasn't edible. The Sangria tasted like off brand grape juice. The glass of wine came from a bottle that had been open for at least two weeks. The cheese and charcuterie plate looked like it came out of one of the packages from Costco, but had been left on the plate in the refrigerator a couple of days. The Spanish tortilla seemed ok, but with the observations of the other food coming out of the kitchen we did not want take a chance. The guitarist was great, but he didn't stay long either. STAY AWAY!

JustMeinCalifornia (Orange County)
Dined on May 6, 2017

The place is a dump - the tablecloth had food stains all over (we had reservation at 7-30, place opened at 6 and it was mostly empty), there was food on the floor under the chairs and a table. The food would be OK if it would be cooked according to the menu: poached salmon (stuffed roasted piquillo peppers) wasn't pouched, it was overcooked. My husband got skirt stake medium rare - it came out as a rock, although it was very flavorful. The waitress forgot one testing wine order (which could happen) - but after 15 minutes of waiting in an empty restaurant for the order to finally arrive I went to the bar and asked for it. The excuse was "they (?) were looking for the bottle" (?!). Salsa dancing instructor did not show-up (Saturday night). Waitress could not split the bill and charged us partially for the other party - I had to use my calculator to give her a correct number. Otherwise it was fun - if you like salsa dancing and do not need a lesson.

Rsy7324 (Orange County)
Dined on May 5, 2017

It was ny first time there and I have to say I was a little skeptical about keepig my reservation after reading many negative reviews.
But I have to say that my experience was completely the opposite. I had a awesome time the food was great and the service was outstanding.
I would definitely go there again..