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Mas Tapas

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501 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA
434-979-0990
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5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved the food and Sangria

We were lucky to both find a parking space and a table (inside - which gave us an appreciation for the busy kitchen). The Sangria was terrific. Our table ordered 6 Tapas; our favorites included the bacon wrapped dates ( surprisingly tasty), yukon gold potatoes with an incredibly tasty sauce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
janicepk
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Annapolis, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charlottesville
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Had a good meal there. The tuna and roasted vegetables were outstanding but it was way too noisy. We sat downstairs and you still couldn't hear other people at the table. Wouldn't have stayed if had to sit in the bar area. When the weather gets better you can sit outside which is best. They don't take reservations so you... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We travel to Charlottesville a few times a year and keep coming back to Mas. This is a MUST go to place if you're visiting and if you live in Charlottesville, you probably eat here regularly. It's better to be able to eat at the outside patio because the inside seating area is small and you can feel crowded. Mas... More 

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Staunton, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Some of the best tapas to taste, in a great outdoor patio space. Service was great. Be sure to get there early for a table.

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Naperville, IL
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

In town with an evening to celebrate. Had a later reservation at another place, but it was a Saturday and tough to find reservations. Everyone wanted to eat earlier so we popped over to the historic district where Mas Tapas is located. They don't take reservations and are close to Tavola (another recommended place that does not take reservations). Checked... More 

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Richmond, VA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The food was great. We loved the ambience too. It was busy with an eclectic mix of people - great people watching - but not so loud we couldn't talk. The service was great that night and even better afterwards. I left my sweater there. I left a message asking if they had it and someone called me back, communicated... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The food was OK, but I think it is way overpriced for what you get. One of the servers was also incredibly rude to us, which I think contributed to our bad experience. Personally I prefer Bang! to Mas any day of the week. For what it's worth, some people rave about Mas. However, they don't take reservations, and it's... More 

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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The tapas are excellent. The wine is reasonably priced. This place offers an authentic dining experience. Something peculiar we observed was that someone was allowed to bring their little dog inside the restaurant to sit at the table. Nonetheless, our only caution is that this place fills up fast, so there can be hour(s) long wait on some nights during... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've lived in C'ville for over 10 years and my husband over 25 years and we both love this place! Our go-to restaurant. It is easier to find a table, though over the summer when the students are out of town. Otherwise, go early and it helps if you're willing to eat at the bar on a busy night. Their... More 

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Lyndhurst, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Ok, there are a few must haves when you go to MAS - sangria, bacon wrapped dates, boquerones, octopus, manchego & Apple bread. Can't say there is any bad dish. Careful, the octopus is a bit spicy but very tasty. The dates are highly addictive. We also tried the shrimp, clam chowder, artichoke dip, serrono ham sandwich. It's all very... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were lucky to both find a parking space and a table (inside - which gave us an appreciation for the busy kitchen). The Sangria was terrific. Our table ordered 6 Tapas; our favorites included the bacon wrapped dates ( surprisingly tasty), yukon gold potatoes with an incredibly tasty sauce, shrimp and the tenderloin. We shared all dishes and were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-979-0990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am

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