Tapelia

4.5
80 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Tapelia is a Spanish restaurant where each plate is infused with fresh and high quality ingredients from Spain. A cornerstone in the Miami Beach community located on the famous Lincoln Road. Tapelia has been recognized for its outstanding cuisine, excellent service, friendly staff and is known for its modern interpretations of classic dishes. Big screens to show all sporting events along with drink special makes this place the best to soak up the sports atmosphere with fans.
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KristenB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose (our server) was excellent and the food was delicious!!

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vipAmparoG
Miami
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience4

I have to admit that the food is good but the 20% service charge when I paid the bill really shocked me. I live in Miami and I have never seen this unless it is a party of 6 or more.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food on a nice outdoor patio and the service was awesome. We loved it!

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JackieK
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was great! We loved the ambiance and the food. The only thing we were bummed about is that the restaurant advertises tapas but did not actually have any tapas available to order. We loved the mussels and flatbread and even came back for the empanadas.

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vipbcbaldeagle
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good server (Casper). But food was so-so. Didn’t have a full liquor license. Ran out of deserts. I wouldn’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and delicious food!!

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NatashaL
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked for 18 people. It was for my 40th, we all sat together, ate great food and had a amazing time. At the end of the dinner they gave me a rose and a bottle of champagne.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Our server was Andy. She explained the menu. Brought out our drinks fast and we never needed anything. Also extremely personable.

The food was new to us. We tried the paella. Was actually blown away by the flavor and taste. I have nothing to compare it to but we all thought it was delicious and even my 5 year old daughter loved it which was pretty shocking as she’s really picky.

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RichardG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night with friendxoxoxoxoxixoxoxoxoxixox

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time here in this vacation, definitely my new place in South Beach. Is the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Tapelia was average at best. We were in town celebrating my sister and we ate their on our last night. First of all they claim to have “live music” every Sunday which was one of the reasons we picked it. This was definitely not the case. Our waitress maybe came to the table every 20 minutes or so? We had a charcuterie board appetizer which was delicious but tiny for the price. Then me and another guest decided to share the paella which is their specialty. Everyone else food came out 30 minutes before our paella so we didn’t even get to eat together. The paella was good but not 49 dollars good. Even after that it took 4 people asking how we were doing because of the sour looks on our faces to get our check. I would skip for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Excellent service. Staff was very friendly.

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JayK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We ordered the meat paella and the meat was super dry The flatbread is good, though. The ambience is nice, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an unforgettable experience. 5 star food and service, best seafood paella in Miami.❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Daniel and the lady at the front door gave to us grate hosting, the best paella with lobster I ever had, very nice mojitos and the service provided by Rodrigo was excellent, Definitely I’ll come back soon 👏🏻👏🏻.

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CamilaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me encanto este restaurante, la comida tiene mucho sabor, sobre todo la paella con langosta, los alimentos son totalmente frescos y los hacen en el momento. De las bebidas definitivamente mi favorito son los mojitos y la sangria clásica. Si quieren disfrutar de comida española auténtica y deliciosa definitivamente tapelia es el lugar.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Este lugar tiene magia propia. Mesas entre flores y palmeras, el server que nos atendió Orlando muy cálido y servicial. El ceviche y la paella lobster muy buena.

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Andreina
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Lincoln road, the paella with lobster it's amazing, the perfect spain cuisine experience. Our server Agustina so lovely and patient with us. We will come back! Love it

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!! I had the paella 🥘 with the lobster, my friend had an big ribeye steak , also the server was a sweet heart she recommended the sangria ! Everything was delicious, thank u guys and we will be back.

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vipReginaA
Miami
137 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I have dined in this restaurant several times due to their menu and location and attentive service. During Covid-19 they have followed health safety protocols which make us feel safe and comfortable when eating here on our own or with friends. We always enjoy the ballota Jason iberico, calamaris, oysters and paellas the most with their red sangria!

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MiguelP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me recomendaron este restaurant, y me encanta el sitio, las ostras gratinadas son espectaculares , la paella muy buena y de calidad 100% satisfecho.

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StephenR
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was what you might call an honest and decent effort at Spanish cuisine. Irritating my daughter’s food came out 15 minutes before everyone else’s. Service was good - very nice waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, we really enjoyed the paella! Definitely will recomend this place to my friends and family!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was awesome. We had the seafood paella and added chorizo to it! We started w their house Sangria and empanada which were also delicious. Although server was really nice, it took a long time to cash out.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Este restaurante es muy alegre, la comida fenomenal y la atención de primera . Ya es mi tercera ves que vengo con amigos . La paella de marisco con langosta es LA MEJOR DE MIAMI. Lo recomiendo a todos . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is very recomendable, the seafood tower is amazing then also seafood paella with lobster on top was a unforgettable experience❤️🤤 for sure i will visit this place again👌

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do live here in Miami and this is one of my favorite spots , great place for a date or group of friends, I love the sea food they have its too fresh ! Sea food paella 🥘 with 🦞 lobster is my favorite and the huge ribeye 🥩 steak they got , so I’m not gonna say highly recommend cuz I’m gonna say make ur self a favor and go visit that place , the service is really good as well prices are convenient 🙏🏼👌🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing place. A friend and I visited Tapelia a couple of weeks ago and we enjoy the food and the drinks as well as the service.The place is located in the heart of Lincoln Rd and the environment is pretty nice. We tried as appetizer 12 baked oyster, really good for 2 to share, and as main dish we chose the sea food paella with lobster.We highly recommend the place to get a really nice food when u visit South Beach.😊

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PaoloM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not worth my time describing everything that’s bad

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vipFaustoL
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a great place to go, we had excellent service I think by a blond lady from Cuba (I think her name was Anna) the manager was attentive to all clients, the hamon iberico bellotta was excellent and the garlic shrimp were delicious overall the best restaurant on Lincoln

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was awful. Had to ask for water 3 times. We were missing a place setting. It took asking twice to get it. The food took way too long to be delivered.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ service from a really nice gentleman. Wish I could remember his name. Entrees were excellent and large. Would go again

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best paella in Miami ,very fresh seafood and the rice is real valencian rice.The best choice for authentic Spanish Cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am Spanish and I like to visit places that remind me of my country. This is definitely my favorite place.
The paella is exquisite they have many snacks which make you delight waiting for the paella, such as squid, mussels even super rich oysters !!!
Highly recommended, quality and price the best for the heart of South Beach and very good atmosphere and service.
I will definitely return here to have a delicious sangria very soon !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best paella I have ever eaten in my life. All the food was phenomenal. The attention was incredible. I will definitely return to Tapelia and recommend all my friends. Thank you very much for this beautiful and pleasant night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so awesome and yummy. Everything was cooked perfectly, we got some seafood tower as appetizer, and paella as an entree. The place, food and the service needs a Michelin star.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excelente todo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole experience was amazing from start to finish. I went to Tapelia with my fiancee after doing some tours around South beach, we were seating in the patio enjoying an A1 mojito waiting for our seafood paella with lobster. Waiter said the paella would take around 35 minutes so we placed some baked oyster as appetizer. Oyster were out of this world🤤, my fiancée from Lithuania said she never tried such a thing in Europe 🇱🇹
Our whole experience was amazing, we really enjoyed everything, would highly recommend this restaurant. Don’t leave south beach without stopping by ❤️

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MiguelP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the special paellas

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone please if you live in miami or visiting you should come to this place to eat 👌, they have such of good plates as the Seafood paella🥘 that you can also have it with a full lobster on top 🦞🦐also others great plates as the fried snapper🐟 , grill salmon , octopus ect ... my experience was amazing because beside good food they provide great service . Definitely coming back soon 🙏🏻❤️👍

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Tapelia is rated 4.5 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.