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22307 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-3933
9498881896
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come on an overcast or cloudy day and sit at the bar and look out and you're going to feel like you're at Kimo's in Lahaina. great little local Brewery selection too. tell them Margarita Mike sent you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are regulars here. The beer selection is very good and the food is always awesome. I have tried I think everything on the menu and I have not been disappointed. The service is sometimes a little slow when they are busy but someone will always at least tell you they will be right with you. They... More 

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Thank Lori D
Ely, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I've been here twice (once on a date night with hubby) and once with girlfriends and both times I was impressed. The food is fresh and tasty. The staff are helpful about what to choose. The bar is well-stocked and the (limited) cocktail menu is nice. The last time I went my food was too spicy for me so I... More 

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Thank Jane B
Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Tucked in a small strip mall. Small outdoor seating facing the parking lot. Inside loud with multiple TVs. One nicer, larger table in back corner alcove is quieter. Server was knowledgeable, very pleasant and fast. Beer choices were interesting. A couple wines by the glass available. Tapas menu was more extensive and intriguing than expected. Food was quite good. So... More 

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Thank NLV-E
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I LOVE TAPAS & BEER! This place is the bomb.com and if you live in RSM, it is a must try. I moved into the apartments up the street from Tapas about a month ago and we've been here 3 times already. We like to walk over, watch the game, have some cocktails & eats, then not worry about driving... More 

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Thank gcullrich
Charlotte, North Carolina
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150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Tapas & Beer is truly a hidden gem. Although it's tucked away in a strip mall don't let it dissuade you. The tapas are on par with what you'll find at most U.S. "tapas" restaurants but their prices are better. Flavors and textures are some of the best! I ordered Pan Roasted Calamari ($8) and they were really tender and... More 

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Thank Chef D
Bedford NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Great food and good beer selection complimented by friendly staff. My recommendations in order from the choices we made would be: Spanish meatballs, Spanish Kabobs, crab cakes and spicy fish. However one sour note. We went again last Saturday and apparently the pandora music normally played was broken. The waitress improvised with the most appalling Country & Western music she... More 

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Thank NHstu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Hey this place is small but happening. All adult ages seem to enjoy the place for both food and drinks. I've been twice and both times were great fun with friends.

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Thank Celtickirk
OC, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Was at another restaurant enjoying my pizza, but not the drinks or the vibe on a crazy football playoff game and our server gave us the 411 about this place - Tapas & Beer to check it out. Went over and the place is slamming! Love the wood planks that makes the whole room feel like you are in someone's... More 

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1 Thank LeilaniGirl
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

I went here with my girlfriends,i had never heard of it since i live in LA however they insisted it was good. This place definetly surprising as you really dont get this type of quality food at sports bar. I tried the chorizo flatbread and the kabobs which were the best ive ever tasted. Im not much a dessert person... More 

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Swiz7, General Manager at Tapas & Beer, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are overjoyed that you had such a wonderful experience with us. We can't wait to see you again next time you're in town. Thanks again! -Sean More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $16
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gastropub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22307 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-3933
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Phone Number: 9498881896
Description
Tapas & Beer offers Spanish style tapas along with an excellent full regional menu; served alongside award-winning craft beers, fine wines selected by our in-house sommelier, and handcrafted cocktails and specialty drinks. All this can be enjoyed while watching your favorite team on one of our 11 flat screen HD TVs. We get every game!

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