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#105 of 1,890 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
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214 N Tryon St Ste 3, Charlotte, NC 28202-1023 (N Tryon & 5th)
+1 704-344-8878
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable dining experience. Lovely friendly and discreet service. Food all beautifully freshly prepared and very tasty. Lovely selection of regional Spanish wines.

Thank GrandpaAlexNZ
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in on the recommendation of a waitress at another place where we had cocktails and told her we just wanted to bounce around and graze. We are so glad we did!! We had the tuna tartar, peppers stuffed with a delicious risotto, and the waiter chose our last dish- the flank steak with chimichurri sauce ( that was... More 

Thank Bonnie P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the manager is almost always there, and I even go in after the lunch crowd before they close lunch. the food is excellent, which is always expected and indeed delivered by the owner (who also owns Luce') it is a small place and and altho cozy, their large windows on all sides aloow people watching uptown and let in sunshine.... More 

Thank Uptown G
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Enjoyed our visit and outdoor seating! Tapas were tasteful, service was prompt, polite and attentive.

Thank mishkanazapade
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Spanish wine, Spanish tapas! So delish! It's swanky, dark and quiet in the middle of a bustling downtown! Churrasco, empanadas and shrimp...yum! Didn't get anything else this time, but will go back soon for paella and more Tempranillo! Make a reservation...its small and gets busy!

Thank Mary Catherine W
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The tapas was good, the paella ok, deserts ok.. I would go back for the tapas but not the paella... a bit lacking in flavor based on my taste. However, there are more than enough tapas options to have a good meal!

Thank bas0921
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious tapas. Considering the location, it's not as pricey as we expected it to be. We dined outside and enjoy the cool night. We will be back.

Thank Cbarcon
Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Nice little cafe on the plaza. Delicious lunch special! We each had the grilled shrimp plate with garlic baby spinach, black bean and veggie mix, and a baby spinach green salad. It all came with ice tea for $10.95. We both thought it was a good value, good service, and a very pleasant meal outside. Will eat there again next... More 

Thank ArtsySue
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Centrally located restaurant, get there early or make a reservation because it seems to fill fast. We split a salad and the Paella for two which was fresh seafood with Sofrito, it was delicious! Tapas look great! Can't wait to return!

Thank meater
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great and attentive service. I have traveled to Spain and can attest that these tapas are the real thing. Can't wait to travel back to try the paella!

Thank wolfpack92y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N Tryon St Ste 3, Charlotte, NC 28202-1023
    (N Tryon & 5th)
  • Public Transportation: You can use the LYNX Light Rail Blue Line and get off on the CTC/Arena station and walk towards 5th street. Walk west on 5th, one block, to the Hearst Tower located on the corner of 5th and College.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-344-8878

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?