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Tapa the World

€€ - €€€Spanish, , Vegetarian Friendly
2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4738
+1 916-442-4353
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (43 reviews)
“empanadas” (7 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
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Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4738
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Went with some friends for a birthday on Saturday afternoon/early evening. Variety and quality of food is excellent. Service was fantastic. Will go again soon. For our meal we did a tapas variety mix: Shrimp, mushrooms, Grilled Vegetables, Tortilla Espanola (my favorite), Empanada of the...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Love tapas as you can sample so many different dishes and flavor. There is a regular menu but we prefer the tapas for the variety. Order the bread it is great but make sure you tell your server to bring it when it is fresh...More

Thank robbmadd
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The scene is phenomenal for a quiet dinner. The beer selection is awesome and often compliments the serving size. I love the steak dish. The Mixed drink selection is also a worthwhile attraction.

Thank Brett C
Reviewed 6 May 2016

First time visiting, and I was not disappointed. The menu features fresh choices and you initially think bland, but everything we tried was super flavorful. Minimal ingredients with super tasty flavors. We had the Ahi tuna which features this slightly spicy aoli which was amazing....More

Thank ucdavis_chick3
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Went on a Sat night. The Ahi Tuna appetizer was great /flavorful. The Pollo bean salad also yummy. I suspect all their food is very good. The only con is that the tables are very very! close together. I felt like we were eating dinner...More

Thank bstcal
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stopped by after a day of antique/junk shopping. The kids really enjoyed their vegetarian pasta and a burger. The adults shared tapas. The bread and cheese plate was very good. The shrimp was blah. The empanadas were over cooked. The service was good and...More

Thank Dellarena
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This place is great in the summer time, sit outside have dinner a drink and some hookah. My only complaint is that they include the tip, but don't tell you so you have to look at the bottom of the receipt to see that they...More

Thank eric F
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Just walked in, while in business on Sacramento, so did not know what to expect. The food is excellent. They have a lot more than tapas on the menu, but we just enjoyed the tapas. Everything was great. Service was good, not great (they really...More

Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Hadn't been here in years, but suggested it for something "light". LOL, we wound up making pigs of ourselves because the food was so good. Had an awesome bottle of wine too. Returned a few weeks later and had entrees. Good, but not as good...More

Thank steveandrews60
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

It's good but serving sizes tend to be small for the price. $1+ for each small slice of cheese. The stew was good but afterwards not do good on digestion. Still it's a neat place to go.

Thank VicCosentino
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4738
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-442-4353
Tapa The World opened in May of 1994 and is owned by brother and sister Paul Ringstrom and Conni Levis. Both owners spent time in Spain during their college years, studying Spanish and taking in as much of the local culture as they were able to on student's budget. Paul's educational background (he earned his bachelor's degree from Cornell's Hotel/Restaurant Management School) coupled with his love of the Spanish life-style brought him back to Spain in 1990, where he opened a Tex-Mex restaurant off the Gran Via in Madrid. Meanwhile, Conni earned an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University and moved to Sacramento in 1992. The concept for the restaurant evolved during many late night conversations between the two owners, until Paul finally returned to the states in 1993, eager to open the first Spanish restaurant in Sacramento. It is our goal to provide the food, wine, music, and dance of Spain in an atmosphere that is warm, welcoming and fun. We encourage our guests to linger over their conversations, to invite their friends, and above all, to feel "bienvenido" each time they visit.
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