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Tapas Papa Frita

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7114 E. Stetson Dr, Suite 210, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Scottsdale Rd & Camelback)
Scottsdale Trolley.
+1 480-699-5004
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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful dinner, music, entertainment but loud

If you're looking for a quiet place this is not it. This is a great group restaurant where you can share dishes, although they're not huge. We shared mariscota and paella and some small plates. All was delicious, especially the garlic shrimp. A wonderful Spanish band and Flamenco dancer to add... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Virginia
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

If you're looking for a quiet place this is not it. This is a great group restaurant where you can share dishes, although they're not huge. We shared mariscota and paella and some small plates. All was delicious, especially the garlic shrimp. A wonderful Spanish band and Flamenco dancer to add to the ambiance. Great drinks and service. There is... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It is not exactly like having tapas in Madrid but very enjoyable and food is good. The location is fantastic - walking from the old Scottsdale center to the Fashion Square you will stumble upon this place. You will enjoy just a few tapas sampler.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The restaurant is well located and the locale is nicely set. Even the menu looks good, the food, at least the tapas, on the other hand is not up to the expectations the place set. Most tapas are bad imitations of the real thing, but if you have been to any decent Spanish restaurant you'll be left wanting. They have... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food and sangria were great here! Lots of authentic dishes. They also had a Flamenco performance which made the night fun. It did seem a little bit commercialized and I was surprised with the amount of families and kids. Overall great experience though and would definitely go back.

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Kennewick, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Our dinner here was so good. Lots of vegetarian choices of tapas as well as vegetarian paella! So good!!!! Plus the sangria was excellent!

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Most of the food was great: the oxtail, gulf shrimp, mushroom stuffed with goat cheese. The ham and cheese croquettes and calamari should be avoided. Overall, we had a nice experience. Great selection of Spanish wines, a little pricey.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

The food was incredible, we ordered several different tapas and we were not let down. The paella was just as I hoped it would taste delicious, it was very authentic. The only downside was the service was slow and waiter didn't communicate or was attentive. I would return again for the food and hope to get better service.

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Kihei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Ate dinner on the patio with live music about 7pm. Ordered the Valencia paella to share with Gambas Al Ajillo and Pan Boli tapas as an appetizer. Gambas and Pan Boli were very good. The paella was served in a very hot skillet. Looked fabulous. The flavor was great and spiced very well. The quantity perfect for sharing. Was a... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

As we arrived, we were greeted at the door by the Owner and Chef, Joseph Gutierrez. We had additions to our reservations (6 instead of 4), and he immediately accommodated us with a wonderful table on the patio, opening another door to provide us a few of the interior where the Flamenco Dancer was performing. Our server was equally accommodating... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had 3 courses from the Restaurant Week menu starting with wonderful warm rolls with amazing aioli and outstanding tapas. We had Guindilla pepper Shrimp, Garlic mushrooms with cream sherry, Adobo glazed grilled beef tenderloin brochette, Rosemary goat cheese stuffed dates wrapped in apple bacon and Crab Stuffed Piquillo Peppers. Each one was more amazing than the other. We have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7114 E. Stetson Dr, Suite 210, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    (Scottsdale Rd & Camelback)
  • Public Transportation: Scottsdale Trolley.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-699-5004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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