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La Tapa Guapa

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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Sir John Young Hotel 557 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

For our first Paella here in Sydney , was a good surprise. The restaurant himself is not terrible . But the paella was tasty, rich in seafood and meat for 25 $ each.

Thank Yohan D
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited La Tapa Guapa Spanish Restaurant in the Sir John Young Hotel in Sydney tonight. We had been here several years ago, but tonight was not quite as good. Great tapas, and the Margareta was good, but a shame the bread was your store variety oven baked rolls. Service quick and helpful, albeit noisy, cheap eats... More 

Thank Marg S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2016

We went there on Saturday nifght around 6.45 pm. The place was just beginning to get full. We have been here numerous times and always had a great meal. We had chicarones and omelette for tapas, seafood paella for main and a jug of sangria. All three dishes were perfectly cooked and in generous proportions. The service was fast and... More 

Thank robpall
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

By the power of suggestion we stopped after seeing a gentleman outside with a jug of sangria. We went through the door and were greeted cheerfully by the bar person. She made the sangria and we had a good chat. Loved sitting out side enjoying watching the people while sipping through our jug.

Thank Buckoinchch
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Woolies dinner rolls for bread, that should say it all. Chorizo not authentic, gambas not in olive oil, Russian salad had seafood substitute. I guess that's what happens when you don't have a clue or Spanish or Portuguese cooks. Do yourself a favour and head a few doors down to captain Torres, authentic.

Thank AG P
Darwin, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2016

Surprised at this restaurant. Had the Paella. The 40 minute wait was well worth it. Waitress was very good.

Thank Olga A
Casino, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016

Sat at a table on the street and people watched while we had the Chefs Selection Antipasto plate and a glass of wine. Wait staff were attentive.

Thank Gaynor N
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Had some tapas and a plate of paella. I am not very familiar with spanish food. The tapas was ok but the paella was a let down... The spanish waitress was very pleasant and good service.

Thank Fulatino
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

Ordered the Mixed Anti Pasta Tapas. It was tasteless and is not worth the $25 we paid for it. Ordered the Paella- Chicken and Seafood. It was all rice. Only had 4 prawns on it, 2 drummettes, 2 pippies and a couple of really small octopus pieces you could hardly see. Absolutely no taste and not worth the $30 we... More 

Thank haggy1606
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Reviewed November 11, 2015

We had a work-group dinner here after a function, so arrived about 8pm, ordered a banquet and ate way too much. The food was delicious and the staff really were terrific, nothing was too much trouble and even with a banquet they were very flexible. the sangria wasn't bad either! I'd go there again.

Thank Lizz P

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Restaurant Details

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Mediterranean, Spanish
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sir John Young Hotel 557 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District

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

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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