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Tapa the World

$$ - $$$
Spanish, Wine Bar
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2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4738
+1 916-442-4353
11:30 - 00:00
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Davis, California
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118 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Sacramento, California
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158 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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, I will opt for others.

Thank lisan664
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317 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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. Oh chicken strips also good. It was too much for us to eat, and came... More 

Thank Ken A
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155 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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212 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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155 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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

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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$15 - US$30
Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?