We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Comida looks set to become an institution” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Comida

Comida
59 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
Improve this listing
Ranked #75 of 236 Restaurants in Tauranga
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Hell, Norway
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Comida looks set to become an institution”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We visited on a Friday night and it was fantastic - we nabbed an outdoor table with a view to the harbour through the reclamation palm trees as the sun set...

The service staff are friendly, obliging and attentive and a real asset to Comida. Drinks from their extensive list came out quickly, and we spent the next 90 min sampling tapas as they came...

The chorizo in port is fantastic: the sausage is complimented by the honey-sweetness of the port. The cheese stuffed capsicum was a great too, as were the meatballs. The mussels in tomato sauce were ok, but the other dishes (tortilla with salmon, wedges with sauces) were good, and filling too.

We had 6 dishes between two of us and walked away more than full, so maybe 5 will be enough next time. Can't wait to return - what a great addition to casual dining in Tauranga Comida is...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

60 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    19
    6
    5
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We visited Comida for lunch based on TripAdvisor reviews and so glad we did. It was very quiet so service was prompt and friendly. We tried the paella, chorizo in port sauce (our favourite) and the meatballs - wish we could have fitted more in as all dishes were fantastic. Will go back next time we are in Tauranga.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tauranga
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Such a busy place!
All table were full the whole time we were there, its quickly becoming a new fav with locals. Great food, quick friendly service, neat atmosphere. The sangria is lovely, there is a large variety of tapas to suit everyone.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

not quite on the strand but tucked away behind a pub next to a nice open park/walkway. great service from the manager and owner (I think he also owns an Italian restaurant up the road), tapas were quick and tasty....we had to order more. it was a Sunday late afternoon walk up, got a table straight away. couldn't fault this place, will be going back. the desserts looked awesome, we only tried the profiteroles....outstanding.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“oysters and like Valencia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great service, mind blowing chocolate mint dessert cake. Extensive wine list and top manager there too.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Comida also viewed

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Region
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Region
 
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Region
 

Been to Comida? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Comida, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.