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La Gran Tapa

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611 B St, San Diego, CA 92101-4306
+1 619-338-9855
17:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Mon 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Oceanside, California
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Past owner sold it. Went belly up with new management. Now closed. No info as to it's prospects. Too bad as it was a good location if you went to Copley Hall. Try the Video, right next door.

2 Thank JMcEwen
Ventura, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

Fun for an appetizer before our dinner at an Indian place. Had a very strong fruity wine that is their specialty.

Thank cAl55xx
Usa, Japan
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Bad food, very expensive, very bad service (a middle-aged waiter treating me badly), charged extra money, sangria without wine (should I call it sangria?!).

Thank eldag
San Diego
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457 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

We have enjoyed this spot for the last few years to grab a bite to eat before a concert across the street. They have always had great food and fun entertainment. We stopped in last night only to find out that the place is closing very soon. They had a scaled down menu and you had to stand in line... More 

2 Thank DMHappyTravel
Gainesville, Virginia
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

My now wife and I visited this place with my brother and his family, on a visit to San Diego back in Summer of 2012. Fantastic place, old school feel. The meat and seafood tapas were fantastic.

Thank VATravel5000
Palmdale, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Our party of five included my mother of 81, three sisters aged 50-54, and one niece age 20. We are not a crazy bunch in the least so take this into consideration when reading my comment. There is a new owner so don't pay any attention to the web site (it claims free parking but that is incorrect - $20... More 

2 Thank Denise9132
San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

Today my friend and I had the most unpleasant experience I've been able to live and see a long, long, long time. is amazing that there is so much cruelty today in san diego. we were going to see the opera. We handled a very nice waiter, and professional, a native of Seville. food was good. all good. but when... More 

Thank erika b
Bonita, CA
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227 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

It gets very busy before show time so allow a little extra time and arrive early... Two blocks from the Civic Center La Gran Tapa has a really good wine list, reasonable prices, live entertainment, and a wide variety of appetizers. The service gets a little slow before a show so be warned. We found the Caprese to be better... More 

Thank Snorris57
San Diego
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457 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant a few times and so I thought I would chime in with a review, as we have had a good experience with each visit. The front dining room is set up like a club with small bistro tables near the band/entertainment. This is a great spot to dine and listen to some fun music.... More 

Thank DMHappyTravel
San Diego, California, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

This restaurant is despicable. The service is poor. As an example, I waited for over 5 minutes at the door and was not greeted by a single one of the many employees working there. There were only a few tables (less than 5) occupied at the time! Then they add a nearly 20 percent service charge on top of everything... More 

Thank BPS2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 B St, San Diego, CA 92101-4306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-338-9855

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