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“A Hidden Gem (literally) in Tucson” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tapas Fusion

Tapas Fusion
2968-2970 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ
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Ranked #662 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Tucson
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem (literally) in Tucson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Tapas Fusion is tucked away in a strip mall behind another building on Campbell Ave in Tucson. It's not easily visible from the street, but is well worth seeking out.

For summer, Tapas Fusion is offering all you can eat tapas for $20. There are more than 20 tapas included in this special, and between myself, my wife and another couple we tried almost all of them - several more than once.

While portions are small ( who cares, you can order more of anything you like) the quality is high and the selection varied. The tortilla Espagnol was very good, and the torttilitas (a rice patty with shrimp) was really delicious. The stuffed peppers wrapped in bacon were awesome! There are several seafood items including two takes on mussels and fried calamari, and again all were tasty and creative.

We enjoyed two bottles of wine with our tapas, a white and a red. Both were reasonably priced and very good.

This was my first visit to Tapas Fusion, but it won't be my last. I enjoyed everything about the restaurant, from the food and service, to meeting the owner, who came by to ask if we were enjoying our food.

Taps Fusion has something for everyone. It's fine for families, friends, dates, a business meeting or a solo dining experience. It's truly a hidden gem, and I recommend seeking it out.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Great Potential”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We went for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon after one pm. We were the only ones in the restaurant at that hour. The menu was very interesting with many small plates at reasonable prices. Our waiter said the plates were very small - two might not be enough for a lunch. So based on that, we ordered the Shrimp Ceviche, the Olive plate, Calamari plate and the Lemon/Garlic Mussels. Then we decided we needed something with bread so ordered the vegetable Flat bread. First the Shrimp Ceviche-it didn't taste right (and we eat Ceviche a lot - it wasn't bad but we finally figured out is was overcooked. We returned it and got the Tilapia Ceviche which was better-not great. The Olive plate has a variety of tasty olives and is more then enough for four; it comes with some cheese cubes and crustini. The Flat bread turned out to be like a personal pizza- more then enough for lunch for one. The Mussels - OH those Mussels - large.. meaty.. with a wonderful lemon garlic butter sauce - there were eight and if they had served bread....also enough for a lunch. I did order a portion of their rosemary bread...a little pricey $3.00 for two rolls that were sliced and not too fresh. The Calamari was deep fried with peppers and garlic and was a very large plate - enough for four to share as an appetizer - very tasty too- it didn't even need the sauce it came with (which had too much mayo in it but nice flavor). We will definitely go back and I recommend you do too. There are kinks to be worked out - our waiter could have explained the dishes better - the restaurant wasn't busy and he had the time. We wouldn't have ordered so much...too much to take home. We will go back if for nothing else but the Mussels and Calamari. With time, this restaurant can be outstanding.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Don't bother until there's improvement”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We recently had lunch at Tapas Fusion. The first table we selected hadn't been cleaned, and the menus were also food-stained. The selections of tapas are few but interesting. The service was slow and unenthusiastic, even though there were only a few customers. The "house" glasses of Chardonnay was scant and over-priced. We had to ask for some crostini for our dips. The tapas selections were tasty but nothing special. We wouldn't go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“A Pleasant Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

4 of us went there recently to celebrate a birthday. The owner was there when we arrived and so pleaantly greeted us and explained what tapas were, and made some suggestions. We tried the sampler tapas plate. Everything on that was good. We decided to order dinners instead of more tapas. Everyone really enjoyed what they ordered. I ordered the calamari dish, which was excellent on my taste buds. The chef came to our table to see how everything was. The service was excellent without being overbearing. We liked the ambiance and wished the weather would have been a little nicer to sit outside on the nice patio. To please this group of 4 was not easy, but we all decided we would return.

  • 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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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“Tasty Tapas come to Tucson!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is a delicious addition to Tucson's local restaurant scene. The patio has comfy chairs at big tables and the interior is pretty enough for a date night.
The name "Tapas Fusion" may not fully explain the Peruvian-based menu which has more salads, sandwiches, and appetizers than tiny traditional tapas. But the Peruvian flavors and ingredients are as good or better than their Spanish counterparts.
We loved the fish cevice made with fresh tilapia, served with a small sweet potato and piece of white corn.
The Ochoa was also delicious-- grilled shrimp atop cold potato slices with a peanut sauce.
We loved our lunch and will be back to try dinner. The roast chicken looked great and the wine list small but reasonable.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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