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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 good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (42 reviews)
“empanadas” (7 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
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Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4738
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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
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We went for my wife's birthday, on a Saturday night and were happy to be able to be seated right away without reservations. Tapa the World is rather popular so that was already a lucky start to a wonderful evening. Since this was the first...More

2  Thank melyash
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Dropped in here for a late light dinner. We ate from the tapas menu and had the Kobe Beef, the Empanadas del Dia, and the Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp sautéed in olive oil, garlic, parsley, white wine & dried red chili). All were quite delicious.

Thank LindaInSacto
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The place is small and busy. It serves delicious Spanish food. At some nights there's a man with a guitar who sings songs in a corner--but we never really appreciated it because of the bzzz inside to small restaurant filled to the brim with diners....More

Thank Anonymous-Itchy-Feet
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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
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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