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Tapa the World

2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4738
+1 916-442-4353
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (44 reviews)
“empanadas” (7 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
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Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4738
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We spent a couple hours shopping in downtown Sacramento and needed a snack. We stopped in here around 3 pm and ordered the pork tenderloin tapa to share . . . excellent!! They only had Spanish wines but the waiter did a good job recommending...More

Thank 2Klecks
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious and reminded me of our trip to Spain, especially the tortilla espanola. The service was superb.

Thank Ginny A
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, mood lighting, straight ahead jazz , great service and fab food. Had the Marco pollo chicken with perfect garlic mashed potatoes snd and a garlic olive and tom sauce over the chicken breast. Rather quiet on a Monday but was a perfect evening....More

Thank UrbanKittenTravel
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing time! Despite it being a busy/steady crowd, we were greater warmly by the owner and promptly seated. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Dinner was fantastic! Empanadas, monkfish tapas: perfectly seasoned and cooked. Paired beautifully with a bottle of wine recommend...More

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve eaten dinner at this mid-town Spanish restaurant three times, and are more impressed each time. They have a great variety if Mediterranean tapas (we especially like the roasted, salted green peppers and the croquettes) but the entrees are also exquisite. The regular menus are...More

Thank Glen G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Tapa the world has good daily lunch specials. I really enjoy the pollo salad, it is a hearty lunch. Another good option is a variety of tapas if you have a couple people. The service is good and you will enjoy the food.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 10 September 2017 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 31 August 2017 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 13 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 11 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
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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