Tapelia

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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Monday Funday drinks specials

Enjoy $5 Sangrias and beers, $8 Mojitos and margaritas from our signature beverage list

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 21, 2018

Ends: August 22, 2117

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00PM-6:00PM

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estamos dos semanas de vacaciones por la zona y queríamos que los niños comieran algo distinto a pasta, pizza y burguers. Siempre dudas de un restaurante español fuera de España pero tengo que reconocer que la paella de pollo estaba muy bien. Pedimos mientras esperábamos el arroz unos calamares y pan con alioli y estaban estupendos. Además cerveza española con lo que no se puede pedir más. Muy recomendable y muy buen servicio y atención de los camareros.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

good experience and good food

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never been to such a poor quality restaurant. The paella tasted gross. I can’t believe this is the most famous dish in this place.

NS
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lugar agradable especialmente el Mánager Raúl, no dejen de ir está en una ubicación céntrica de Lincoln road

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I
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was fine, nothing to write home about, another South Beach overpriced place with not a lot of options.

NY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the key lime cake dessert and outdoor seating.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We find this restaurant from Chinese social media. Everything looks good, the food was good but I prefer go back to eat at Chicago City last year. After we finished our meal, I am asking for the bill. The waitress give me a folder which the waitress normally did. I find the bill tote shows $120. 96 something, no more than $121, can I give the money for total $135. And the waitress ask me “ do you need change?” And then i check the receipt again. The lady add 18% on top of the bill. Next time for sure to check the receipt before I pay the bill. And I am thinking the waitress think our Asians, so they add the service charge on it. I don’t fell comfortable. And when we go another to continue shopping, we found other restaurant’s meal’s price was cheaper than this restaurant. And the boss push the next restaurant’s customers to eat at his restaurant. Anyway, I won’t eat this restaurant again! If you want to add lobster, half LB small lobster you have to pay$30 plus tax and 18% service charge. We are coming from Toronto, Okay?

G
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Tapas were terrific and the paella is spot on authentic . Service was great . Host knew it was a date and gave us a complimentary dessert which was such a nice surprise :) totally recommend going there .

OT
New England
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food with great company in the heart of Lincoln Rd.

VS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Valentine’s Day. Sangria was not good and flatbread was bread only.

KB
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Went to watch Super Bowl there. They advertised about it too. No sound on tv. Only music playing. Game channel didn’t start until halfway thru 1st quarter. Very disappointing. Food was just ok.

s
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Great location but the food is not what you go for.

CL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Paella was the best part of our meal. Appetizers could be better.
Was a bit pricey for the meal. Don’t forget that the tip/service charge (18%) is usually included in your bill.

RA
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been here twice before and remains consistent in food quality and attentive service. Savory paellas with the Jamon Jabugo de Bellota with Manchego cheese is our favorite with a pitcher of Sangria, ole!

b
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice Miami Beach restaurant on popular Lincoln Road. Great service and smiling face of our waitress, Laura Morales, made the whole difference. Thank you Laura :)

MR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, except for some street performers break dancing with loud music. This drowned out the flamenco show.

RA
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Paella was really delicious and authentic Spanish cuisine all around

c
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente ambiente
Servicio superior
Comida excelente

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A
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location
Will be there again
We enjoyed the meal

KM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food here was very good. The service was okay...we had to ask multiple times for water refills. Since we weren't a table of drinkers we felt that the service was a bit lacking.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Quality of dishes was very good. We were offered a complimentary starter and also received free dessert after ordering our mains. Service was very good with staff being friendly but not overbearing. A very nice meal and experience overall. Highly recommended.

VZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great paella and sangria. Super delicious tapas and dessert.
The manager and all the staff are very kind and professional.
The atmosphere outside is cozy and lovely.
We've appreciated everything.
Prices medium/high.

I
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had an amazing time there. The manager and the waitress who took care of us were very friendly and very nice!! It was my third time there and for sure I’ll be back soon.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excelente ambiente em domingo con show en vivo

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O
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Host was very accommodating! Good paella!

SV
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful- beyond amazing!

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J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were hesitant to visit Tapelia because of some reviews we read on Open Table. The reviews are not fair at all. The food extremely good (I lived in Spain so I know) and the service and ambiance is excellent. The prices are fair since the quantity of the food is very good. We were ready to give them an Excellent 5 star rating...but the beers were $9 each! Wow. That really hit us. 4 beers for $40 is too much. I hope they fix this, because Tapelia is really good!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

This place is a tourist trap. The Paella is about as authentic as a Lean Cuisine. Because it takes 30 mins for them to cook it, they aggressively push the tapas menu while you wait. To top it all off, adding 'chorizo' results in a 10 dollar upcharge and slices of SlimJim. The wait staff was rude & to add insult to injury there's a mandatory 18% service charge on your bill. After that, they'll still give you another receipt to add more gratuity, likely to scam the euro tourists out of a little more money.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They seemed thrown when we arrived for our reservation and had apparently not kept us a table outside. They were saved by a couple leaving 5 minutes later. Food was nice. Our server was great. However, They added an 18% service fee to the bill and then gave me a credit card slip prompting me to tip up to 20% more on top. I suspect this trick catches out some foreign visitors. Food was fine for a tourist trap but it comes with service downsides.

V
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great and I really enjoyed it. We enjoyed the food and the Lincoln Road atmosphere. It is situated in a great location. The service was good as well. Definitely recommend it.

MC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

They were incapable of delivering the first course of cold soup and tapas in 45 minutes. Then asked if they could serve the second course (salads) first which they did.
I ordered a Russian salad but couldn't tell if this dry and limp salad had potato or tuna on it.
After almost 90 mins the first course had not arrived so we paid out check and left.
Among the generally poor restaurants on Lincoln Road, this is the worst. Stay away!

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

As a Spaniard living in the US I feel embarrassed by this "Spanish" restaurant. Very poor ambassador of the cuisine and culture of my country. Worst Spanish Restaurant in Miami.

B
Key West
27 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Cheap wine. Great meat platter. Huge platters. Service so so. Kitchen sent out wrong order though it server ordered it wrong. Server never came back to check. Finally sent it back. Urgh. It's a slow night. Let's try and get it right. :(

H
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This restaurant is great for pre-New World Symphony concert dining. It is conveniently located only a short block away from the New World Center. The food was good and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the staff was very amenable to our timetable of having dinner and making it to the concert on time. I would definitely return to try other items on the menu but we both enjoyed our choices of assorted tapas and garlic pork loin and grilled veggies flatbread.