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Jose Ramon Melida, 46, 06800 Merida, Spain
924315859
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good tapas and fantastic value

Nicely situated near the Roman theatre. We were the only foreigners there. Nice seating outside and service was good despite the place being packed. There is the normal range of tapas, many with a local flavour. Local cheese and ham was good, as was the migas, solomillo and boletus croquetas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Simon B
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Spain
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Spain
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Nicely situated near the Roman theatre. We were the only foreigners there. Nice seating outside and service was good despite the place being packed. There is the normal range of tapas, many with a local flavour. Local cheese and ham was good, as was the migas, solomillo and boletus croquetas. Enough to feed four adults and with a few drinks... More 

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Chain Valley Bay NSW
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wow i looked up reviews before visit.What a great place to spend time.Great tapas great friendly service and prices to match.Thank you to all for your friendship.Director you should be proud of your staff.Excellent Chef.

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JOSE ANTONIO L, Propietario at Via de la Tapa, responded to this review

Good Morning: Thank you to use your time to present an opinion about us, his words help us improve. More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Came based on TA reviews but expected it to be a tourist trap as it is right outside the Teatro & Anfiteatro. It was packed with locals (a good sign), whilst the other taperias on the strip were struggling for custom. A simple menu of traditional tapas (no gourmet reinventions here). Food was very good, and well priced. We paid... More 

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Buenos días: Gracias al utilizar su tiempo en presentar una opinión sobre nosotros, sus palabras nos ayudan a mejorar. Un... More 

Madrid
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stop here for lunch, it was crowded but we waited for a table since tapas look great. We were right, very good tapas, we had Migas, Lengua al limon (cow tongue), some tostas ( toasted bread with goat cheese and jam, and another one with pork, really good), a salad and Croquetas de Boletus, these last ones were awesome,... More 

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Good Morning: Thank you for using their time to provide an opinion about us, it helps us improve and correct our mistakes. A greeting More 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Great spot to park for a while between the various nearby attractions. The food selection and quality is good; especially given the modest prices. Most tapas run 2€ and beer/wine 1 - 3€ per glass. It looks like a newish establishment, déco is basic/modern. Service was efficient, not overly friendly.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The staff were really helpful especially considering we can't speak Spanish. They brought us the English menu ad tried to make suggestions. We enjoyed the couple of tapas we had but I think we made a mistake by ordering raciones instead of sticking with tapas. It's a busy place with people always queuing for tables. Overall a good night but... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I cannot fault this place. Even though it's busy, it has enough waiters that you don't notice. They attend to your every need. Ask any question, get a genuinely helpful answer, no matter how busy they are. I asked for a recommendation of a local wine, they gave me Basangus 2008 Crianza...it was spectacular, I could drink it by the... More 

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Cheltenham
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We were in Merida to see the magnificent Roman ruins and went into this tapas bar with a bit of trepidation as it was very near the museum and you always worry they are a bit touristy and pricey. We couldn't have been more wrong. First of all it was hooching, packed to the gills and they were all locals.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We had just left the Museum when we saw this place and recognized it from the reviews here. Decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed. Tapas are the best in this restaurant. On this day there was a promotion where for 1€ you could get a slice of bread with a delicious prosciutto and a glass... More 

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Cambridge MA
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236 reviews 236 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The pour of wine was nice and the tapas ample.. but the staff wasn't particularly helpful ("yes we have wifi but I don't know the password").. We moved up the street to Castuo (who also doesn't have wifi, but were otherwise more helpful!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jose Ramon Melida, 46, 06800 Merida, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Extremadura  >  Province of Badajoz  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: 924315859

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 13
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?