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“Very bad quality of food and expensive” 1 of 5 stars
Review of tapeo

tapeo
G/F Au's Building, 15-19 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, China (Central)
+852 3171 1989
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Ranked #333 of 4,807 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central
1 review
“Very bad quality of food and expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Food is bad except the classic tortilla which is quite good. It is super expensive And the service is not even nice.
I would not recommend it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Hong Kong's Primary Tapas Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Small and cosy with loads of atmosphere, this bistro is a must for Spanish tapas. A great variety that is served efficiently by attentive staff and in portions that are ample but more-ish.

Sitting around the counter, one can indulge in the international vibe, buzzing culinary preparations or discuss global destinations with the well travelled staff. A lovely and ample wine list complements the menu prices are pitched at the right level for quality and type. I won't recommend anything in particular because of the 7 dishes we tasted, all were delicious so I'm confident that everything else is too.

Granted, there isn't Spanish music or decor to confirm that it's indeed a Spanish tapas bar but hey, see for yourself! It's definitely not needed. This is a venue in Hong Kong's Soho area that warrants a visit before venturing elsewhere for the night.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice and easy tapas bar. Good wine list.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

First of all - it is a bar. There are perhaps 15-20 bar stools and that's it. You can see how you food gets prepared, have a chat with a person next to you and a staff and enjoy a glass or two of wine. Tapeo team has managed to recreate the atmosphere of European tapas bar with its easiness and good wine list.

We actually pitched in with kids (a bit ambitious I know) but staff was very helpfull accommodating us. By 830pm the place was full and busy. We had selection of tapas (cold and hot), couple of specials (try tuna tartar and pork with broadbeans). Everything was cooked very nicely - anchovy were juicy, meat balls spicy, manchego cheese and cold cuts fragrant. All in all a very pleasant experience (helped by honest Spanish wine)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Doha, Qatar
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132 reviews 132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“On the improve and back to being one of my favourite restaurants in Hong Kong”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

On our last visit to Hong Kong last October, we were disappointed with our Tapeo experience. But they are back on track and today's food was fantastic- morcilla (black pudding) and prawns was rich and ver tasty and the scallops with sticky pork was just as good. If you like grazing, drop by and enjoy a Spanish wine with your tapas. Bookings are essential.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Has gone downhill!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

When my husband and I first came here, we were blown away by the quality ingredients, buzzy-atmosphere and knowledgeable staff... we have been back a few times too... so last week when we popped in, we were left incredibly disappointed!

The produce was significantly lower quality to begin with: over-ripe veggies, fatty end-cuts of meat... and overcooked to lose the flavours even further. Staff were disinterested, playing on iPhones, etc.

The artistry and magic of last time seems well and truly gone ... we maybe went on a day when the 'B-team' staff were playing ... and will be wary about going back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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