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Tapa the World

2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4738
+1 916-442-4353
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (52 reviews)
“rice pudding” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4738
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Butter and garlic bread was soggy. My wife's spinach and pork empanadas had neither spinach nor pork. My pollo salad was so overly dressed the lettuce was soggy. Dishes being served around us seemed nice, but ours missed the mark. Service was spotty, though pleasant....More

Thank Craggs57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place with an amazing wine list. All the plates were amazing, but the paella was the best I have ever had at a restaurant.

Thank Gkirkish
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We have been to Tapa the World many times and each time, inspite of the tempting spanish dishes, we always order the hamburger! Great meat, fresh heirloom tomato, and topped with manchego cheese....delicious!! IMHO, one of the best in Sacramento. Great happy hour with tasty...More

Thank chaslin19
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great night and great food. The tapas was of a high quality and the staff very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank HannahT1972
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Our family ordered a little bit of everything from the appetizer menu. You'll go through lots of bread, but worth it. Tortilla, mushrooms, dipping sauce, paella and Fritos bravos were great. I'm going back!

Thank AJinDavis
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

They have the best Chicken salad in this City. Lots of greens with roasted chicken and s good dressing. The bread is excellent with a 'dipping' savory sauce made with balsamic vinegar, lots of garlic and olive oil.

Thank Evita_1957
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I have been there for lunch and dinner but not going back. I think the food isn't very good, served too cold and slowly. Some guests really like this but I am not one of them. With so many great restaurants from which to choose,...More

Thank lisan664
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My son and I had some tapas here on a quiet Saturday afternoon. The sherry was good. The olives excellent, but I don't think Spanish. A tortilla (Spanish one with potatoes) was quite nice, the cheese ok, and calamari just a but greasy but good....More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The perfect meal. Not too filling. Wonderful tapas. If you are lucky live music to Sierra de your meal. Breads and oils. Salads and tapas. Mint tea to begin with. A wonderful meal.

Thank LaAbogadaMelinda
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...More

Thank HorseHound
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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