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Spanish tapas. Best spanish food in town. Enjoy our popular paella, sangría, and amazing tapas Galician styile.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan, Gastropub
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love la Taperia. It became one of my favorites spots for hanging our with friends and teammates. Every time I can, I go to La Taperia. I love Vino de Verano as well as the Galician Tapas mix and of course Rabo de Toro...rice, which is basically Bull tail rice. it is so delicious. I think that's my favorite main course at la Taperia. being inside la Taperia feels like you're somewhere in Spain but in Cartagena. I love the spot. If you come to Cartagena, please come and visit la Taperia by vault# 16, Cindy and the waitresses will take care of you. Ole!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has the best food ever. Good music. My favorite food in this place is rabo de toro, spanish tortillas and the vino de verano.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheaper than most places in town, but way more delicious!! We were in Cartagena for less than a week and had dinner 3 times at this place! Great restaurant!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022

We loved it so much here we came back 3 times and we only stayed for 4 days in Cartagena! The menu is a little confusing as they have a small selection yet all the dishes are lovely! The price is fantastic too. We had...the tapas mix which had great chorizo, manchego cheese and octopus. The staff and owner is lovely and the house red wine very tasty!! Lovely atmosphere inside the restaurant too with a very authentic Spanish feel. Love the barrels used a table! Couldn’t recommend it enough!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022 via mobile

Fabulous experience. Owner Sindy was super friendly and hospitable. Food choices were amazing. My advice is to order a variety of tapas while sipping the refreshing sangria while you wait. I would definitely recommend this place!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022

Great food, service and atmosphere. Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or have a quiet dinner. From beginning to end, you shouldn't miss this experience.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022 via mobile

Great place for a date night. Glad they have finally re-opened post COVID and now they are in a new location at the BOVEDAS. The sangria is great and the food even better. Small place so reservations are helpful. We ordered the tapas mixta (...seafood empanada torta espanola and 4 bread toasts with toppings) it was perfect for 2!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022 via mobile

AWESOME PLACE. We have lived in Cartagena for 3 years and this is our absolute favorite restaurant!! They have a new location in the Bóvedas (Boveda #16) in El Centro - the Walled City. The service is great and the tapas are outstanding!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

I went with my girlfriend on a beautiful and romantic night. The owners are very friendly. The food is delicious. This is a MUST to go.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

Who doesn’t love tapas? The whole concept is wonderful. You can enjoy a drink and a small appetizer without spending a fortune while you taste different dishes. Sadly, when you aren't in Europe, it is hard to find a place where you can eat good...Spanish food. I went out with my husband for a romantic dinner and we had a blast! The staff were excellent, the drinks were great, and the food was authentic-spanish, fresh, sophisticated, and not over priced for what you got. While I highly recommend the paella, I also recommend the seafood, cheese and delicatessen platter. We enjoyed our time in Cartagena and ate great food, but this place was by far our favorite.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

I dont get whats the fuss about this place, its a below average restaurant. They didnt have a menu, they only offered two options: tapas (and they choose if for you) or paella. I went for the paella but its not even close to a...paella. Its serves in a bowl, lots of rice and two uncooked shrimps on top. They dont have any spanish beers or whatsoever. They only had 2 colombian beers as a matter of fact. The only good thing was that it was cheap. Ps: there wasnt any paper or air dryer at the bathroomMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 13, 2022 via mobile

Long serving time. Wrong music, not a single Spanish related. Ummm quality ok. Very dark inside. A few tapas options. Won’t come again

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 29, 2022

Thanks to the amazing Carolina we had,without a doubt,the best meal we’ve had in all of South America. Food was fantastic, service was excellent, ambience was wonderful, we really enjoyed the food and Sangria and all for a great price, we will return before the...end of the week for sure.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 27, 2021 via mobile

Great restaurant and prices. The food was great and drunks as should be. Decorations as Spanish way. You can take great pictures.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed June 13, 2020

This is located in a street which is close to some nice restaurants but it's a little bit hidden. But this only add to the nice experience. The food is amazing. The place is run by a couple, the cook/wife is Spanish and her husband...is Colombian, who's hosting the place. We had a really nice time there.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from novarrojr | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did speak English a little broken but you will be able to communicate with them in English
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Response from Michael O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the owner takes credit cards. The owner and his wife are from Venezuela. They make the most delicious food. The place is small. Don't be taken aback. The owner even gave my family and I a ride back to our hotel... More
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5