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Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar

#239 of 1,890 Restaurants in Tampa
#254 of 2,084 Places to Eat in Tampa
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513 N Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602 (E Twiggs Street / Madison Street)
Downtown Trolly available
+1 813-223-2831
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Enjoy Mediterranean atmosphere in Tampa's most unique, modern, urban...
Enjoy Mediterranean atmosphere in Tampa's most unique, modern, urban setting complimented by excellent authentic Spanish cuisine at affordable prices. Just blocks around the corner from Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the Tampa Theater, the Spain Restaurant and Toma Tapas Bar is the perfect place to be before or after a show. We offer "Live Music" every Friday & Saturday nights and a Monthly Authentic Flamenco Dinner Show the last Saturday of each month.
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  • 27
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Graduation dinner party

Everything was EXCELLENT!! The food, the wait staff, the restaurant location (great parking garage very near! ) the salad was so good it could be a main course But the rest of the meal was the same delicious pulled pork,yellow rice yummy vegetables (with chicken) I don't do black beans but must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Mary S
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Trinity, Florida, United States
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English first
Trinity, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Everything was EXCELLENT!! The food, the wait staff, the restaurant location (great parking garage very near! ) the salad was so good it could be a main course But the rest of the meal was the same delicious pulled pork,yellow rice yummy vegetables (with chicken) I don't do black beans but must have been good as everyone had them on... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to a wedding reception here and the food was fantastic! It was decorated beautifully and the staff were kind an helpful. I didn't even know this place existed but I would definitely go back for dinner. The sangria was as equally good as in the country of Spain

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent all the way around. I loved the sangria and the live entertainment! The atmosphere was perfect and the service was fantastic.

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our engagement dinner party was a complete dream come true thanks to your professionalism and hospitality. We experienced the most beautiful attention from everyone in your restaurant. The food, entertainment, drinks, service.... every detail was greatly appreciated!!! Special Thanks to Fred, John and Dillon for going above and beyond! You were truly amazing! We highly recommend this experience for anyone... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were very excited to try this tapas restaurant on our first night in the Tampa area after looking at the reviews and menu. It is a super clean very stylish restaurant and the Spanish guitar entertainment was top notch! It had a mainly full restaurant, we asked our server for tapas suggestions as well as entrees. She suggested we... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We got married on a Friday in November 2014 and my wife-to-be wanted to have our reception at Spain Restaurant because we just love the place (see previous review). We decided we would do all the planning ourselves (thus no wedding coordinator). We talked to Fred Castro, owner of Spain Rest, and he graciously agreed to host our reception. Before... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

While I am not expert in Tapas I found the experience forgettable . The setting was a decent attempt at the Mediterranean experience however the food was average & service indifferent.

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Our dinner group truly enjoyed our dinner before we saw the Book of Mormon at the Straz Center tonight. The drinks, food and service were all superb. While I enjoyed a full sized Kettle One vodka martini, most of our group had the red sangria....didn't even realize it came in white! The paella was a big hit!

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Durham, North Carolina
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108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I will start with the only negative of our dinner: The bartender did not have the foggiest notion as to making a bloody Mary. House salads were very good. Three of us ordered the Tapas tasting..... Select four tapas. Excellent choice. I had the octopus, paella, mushroom extravaganza, and the Serrano ham charcuterie tapas. Great choices. Another one in our... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was in Tampa for business, so I walked over to Spain for dinner. On a Thursday at 6pm, it was empty, but I thought I'd sit at the bar and grab a quick bite. The service was good, but the food tasted like airplane food. I ordered two tapas plates. The beef tenderloin with mushrooms was overly salty and... More 

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Additional Information about Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar

Address: 513 N Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: +1 813-223-2831
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 513 N Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602
    (E Twiggs Street / Madison Street)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Trolly available
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-223-2831

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Enjoy Mediterranean atmosphere in Tampa's most unique, modern, urban setting complimented by excellent authentic Spanish cuisine at affordable prices. Just blocks around the corner from Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the Tampa Theater, the Spain Restaurant and Toma Tapas Bar is the perfect place to be before or after a show. We offer "Live Music" every Friday & Saturday nights and a Monthly Authentic Flamenco Dinner Show the last Saturday of each month.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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