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Tapas & Beer

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22307 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
9498881896
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Description: Tapas & Beer offers Spanish style tapas along with an excellent full...
Tapas & Beer offers Spanish style tapas along with an excellent full regional menu; served alongside award-winning craft beers, fine wines selected by our in-house sommelier, and handcrafted cocktails and specialty drinks. All this can be enjoyed while watching your favorite team on one of our 11 flat screen HD TVs. We get every game!
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Neighborhood Spot.

I LOVE TAPAS & BEER! This place is the bomb.com and if you live in RSM, it is a must try. I moved into the apartments up the street from Tapas about a month ago and we've been here 3 times already. We like to walk over, watch the game, have some cocktails & eats, then not worry about driving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I LOVE TAPAS & BEER! This place is the bomb.com and if you live in RSM, it is a must try. I moved into the apartments up the street from Tapas about a month ago and we've been here 3 times already. We like to walk over, watch the game, have some cocktails & eats, then not worry about driving... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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153 reviews 153 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Tapas & Beer is truly a hidden gem. Although it's tucked away in a strip mall don't let it dissuade you. The tapas are on par with what you'll find at most U.S. "tapas" restaurants but their prices are better. Flavors and textures are some of the best! I ordered Pan Roasted Calamari ($8) and they were really tender and... More 

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Bedford NH
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great food and good beer selection complimented by friendly staff. My recommendations in order from the choices we made would be: Spanish meatballs, Spanish Kabobs, crab cakes and spicy fish. However one sour note. We went again last Saturday and apparently the pandora music normally played was broken. The waitress improvised with the most appalling Country & Western music she... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Hey this place is small but happening. All adult ages seem to enjoy the place for both food and drinks. I've been twice and both times were great fun with friends.

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OC, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Was at another restaurant enjoying my pizza, but not the drinks or the vibe on a crazy football playoff game and our server gave us the 411 about this place - Tapas & Beer to check it out. Went over and the place is slamming! Love the wood planks that makes the whole room feel like you are in someone's... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

I went here with my girlfriends,i had never heard of it since i live in LA however they insisted it was good. This place definetly surprising as you really dont get this type of quality food at sports bar. I tried the chorizo flatbread and the kabobs which were the best ive ever tasted. Im not much a dessert person... More 

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Swiz7, General Manager at Tapas & Beer, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are overjoyed that you had such a wonderful experience with us. We can't wait to see you again next time you're in town. Thanks again! -Sean More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

This place has such unique and yummy small plates but they are also very filling! If you go with friends I suggest ordering a couple things and sharing since everything is so delicious. Its also got a great atmosphere, everyone from the bar tenders to even the customers were very friendly and helpful. They have a really delicious homemade sangria,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

The tapas are tasty. The beer takes second place to the excellent mixed-drinks. There are plenty of TVs on with every sport being aired. The bartenders are friendly and fun! The new brunch menu is terrific.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22307 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Phone Number: 9498881896

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 16
  • Cuisine: Bar, Spanish, Tapas, Gastropub

Description

Tapas & Beer offers Spanish style tapas along with an excellent full regional menu; served alongside award-winning craft beers, fine wines selected by our in-house sommelier, and handcrafted cocktails and specialty drinks. All this can be enjoyed while watching your favorite team on one of our 11 flat screen HD TVs. We get every game!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?