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Tapa the World

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2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4738
+1 916-442-4353
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A favorite restaurant in Midtown. The atmosphere is inviting, the food is amazing, and the wines (and wine knowledge / advice) are fabulous. The live Spanish guitar music is frosting on the cake. The management is warm and welcoming, remembering guests and greeting them as the old friends that we're likely to become. Love this place.

Thank HorseHound
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have loved this restaurant for a decade and not just for its variety of tapas. I especially love the fish and vegetarian entrees as well as diverse and authentic tapas. From a side of olives just like they do in Spain, to the fabulous Ahi tuna salad with fire roasted asparagus, I can't get enough. The chef's specials go... More 

Thank joecooljb
Sacramento, California
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203 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A tasty selection of Tapas and main courses in a fun casual ambiance. Friendly attentive service. Will definitely return to try more.

Thank Michelelabelle
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87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I don't know why have never been to this restaurant before, it's been here for years, but I won't make that mistake again. Staff is good, food is better than good, but, the tables are small. With a place designed around sharing a number of small plates, this is a problem. They charge for bread, which is nothing special. Other... More 

Thank Ashlin9
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127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Tapa the World is an exceptional restaurant. Offers authentic Spanish meals including tapas and other dishes which make for a wonderful lunch or dinner setting. A wonderful restaurant and must for any visit to Sacramento.

Thank LaAbogadaMelinda
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 day (yes!), Seared Ahi (wish I had tried this at the beginning...it was amazing but... More 

Thank Janice B
Sacramento, California
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 from the oven. Love the rice pudding and the flan for dessert.

Thank robbmadd
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Santa Clara
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148 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. The breaded eggplant (berenjenas), with marinara was prepared to perfection, crunchy outside, tender eggplant inside,... More 

Thank ucdavis_chick3
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 with the couples on either side of us. But otherwise recommend.

Thank bstcal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?