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Reviewed April 13, 2024 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening around 7 pm with no reservation. Had I needed a table I'd have been out of luck, but solo I was able to get a spot at the bar. I ordered a lavender cocktail - it was floral and yet...not sweet - and served as a perfect palate cleanser for the tapas. I ordered morcilla - which was tasty though slightly too salty - but I'd eat it again - then sardines - which impressively were flown fresh from Portugal. They are notoriously difficult to keep well, and these tasted great. I finished with their flourless almond cake which was great in every way. Being alone, I was able to observe the goings on in the kitchen (visible from the bar). They were busy but measured, and the place was orderly. All the staff seemed to know their jobs and the bartender was excellent. Food arrived at a pace which was pleasing, and looking around, customers were happily eating and enjoying conversation. My bill - including mandatory 20% gratuity, came to $57. I'd definitely eat here again if I was in Midtown Detroit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed July 30, 2023 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by friends. We ordered many of their dishes. The food was OK, portions even for a Tapas meal were very small. The menus are nice with some nice assortment of dishes, but you will have to order way more...than what you think. Service was very good and accommodating. Our server approached us before we were done with our food , did not get to the sweets yet and told us” the owner is telling you that you are over your time” !!! Couple minutes later server came to apologize. This was a bad act of the owner!! We ordered couple Cappuccino and desserts, The desserts were very good and very tasty, both Cappuccinos were cold! We left couple of hundreds of dollars at this restaurant and we left with a unhappy experience.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 20, 2023

We enjoyed a selection of tapas with Spanish wines. A cozy, neighborhood place with dining in, takeout and wines and cheeses for retail sale. Service is personal and friendly. Food is excellent.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 27, 2023

This is one of my fav Spanish places, and I have eaten Spanish food IN Spain! This is a great place for a nice round of snacks with friends before a concert, or just in general. I can safely recommend most things on the menu...;)More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 8, 2023

My husband and I went here right before we saw Hamilton. We sat to the left, in the wine area. The server was ...there...that was about it. They add a COST OF LIVING, which is a 20% tip to your bill. They also add a...4% cost if you are using a credit card. NEITHER of these extra costs are printed on the menu or told to you in advance!! I also examined more of our bill, and the server had put another person's bottle of wine on our tab. This was spotted after we paid with our credit card. When I presented it to the bartender to have removed, no apology was made. This was our experience. No opinion was added, just facts. IMO: If you can't pay your workers the cost of living, don't leave it up to customers. Will not be returning.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 27, 2022

The food, service, and atmosphere until the bill came were great. But I write this to give future customers a heads-up that there's a 3% "processing fee" that's not on the menu or anywhere else I could see. And the (otherwise excellent) waitstaff was not...prepared to handle this -- management's fault. There's actually another larger charge the restaurant doesn't mention up front: a 20% "living wage charge" in place of a tip. But I find tipping a terrible system so this concerns me less; I have worked as a waiter! (I was only a party of two; I was not with a large party where a required gratuity is normal.) When I asked what the processing fee was, the waiter wrongly said it was was on the menu. He then said that rather than ask the general manager to remove the fee, he'd just pay it himself. He added that I wouldn't be able to avoid the fee in the future. I Googled later and confirmed that Michigan law doesn't allow restaurants to charge undisclosed credit-card processing fees. Also businesses can't charge fees for debit-card payments in any state. I had a debit card and cash, although unfortunately I didn't think of this and the waiter didn't suggest it.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 20, 2022

Some foods were delicious like the shrimp, and some were average like the Patatas. Pricey but the added 23% for non food charges made tipping confusing. Considering the fact it is "small Plates" not sure why all of it cost more than a "normal Meal"...and a 23% tip/service charge/ processing fee is added. I guess it is a Detroit thing. If a "Living Wage" is automatically added, why is the food so expensive? Doesn't food pricing already include the cost of labor? I was not happy!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022

Went to La Feria yesterday for some wine and Spanish Tapas. I was more than impressed with both! The Tapas were amazing - AMAZING. I don't even know where to start with how amazing the food was, but here goes. First thing I noticed is...the freshness - the food was piping hot, and I could tell it came directly off the grill/griddle/stove to the table as it was being prepared. PIPING HOT - and not that fake, uneven microwave hot, either. Second, QUALITY. Everything was quality in terms of the ingredients. We ate about $80 worth of Tapas - the grilled calamari, the sardines, the chicken skewers, the mixed olives, the patatas bravas, the bacon wrapped dates, and some cabernet sauvignon. The quality of the food was impeccable. Just outstanding. The grilled calamari was the best calamari I've EVER eaten in life - you must try it grilled. Third - ATTENTIVE SERVICE and CLEAN bathrooms. It was just an amazing experience and I have nothing but praise for La Ferria. This was my second time to Spanish-style tapas (previously ate at Aventura in Ann Arbor). La Feria cannot be beaten!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2021

We visited Detroit for the first time in many years. It is a happening place! Among the many winners we found was La Feria Spanish tapas restaurant (sister to Catavino wine bar next door). Great atmosphere, excellent choice of tapas and beautifully prepared foods. AND...so many Spanish wines for sale by the bottle, it made me really thirsty!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed April 15, 2021

Greeted and served by Emily was the beginning of our anniversary celebration. She was charming and efficient and added to the relaxing evening. Food was outstanding - wine choice was top notch.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

Had a really great quick dinner here. Started with a couple of glasses of Cava to celebrate my wife's birthday and then onto a few food selections. We tried the grilled calamari, octopus and mussels tapas. Each were excellent. Great flavors, nicely presented, reasonably priced...and sufficient quantity. There is also a wide range of other options including veggie, meat and other seafood. You are certain to find something you like, and will very much enjoy. The wait staff, and specifically Joslyn, were excellent as well. We sat on the wine side of the building which shares the same menu from Mon - Thur. Friendly decor and a welcoming atmosphere. We will be happy to come back with friends to show them this place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 27, 2019

We first got to know La Feria through a few excellent visits in 2015-16, but with the renaissance of creative dining in Detroit in the past three years, we've been busy chasing the newcomers in town. Until this past Friday, that is, when we were...back at La Feria for lunch after a morning DSO concert. We LOVE this place! We're tapas fans to start with, and the tapas here are authentically Spanish. They should be, since the owner is from Spain! The couple that joined us here for the first time also came away looking forward to their next visit. Among the four of us we ordered the following (translated to English): -- Ensalada des Espinacas -- (spinach salad, $7) -- "Spinach, Pear, Walnut, Blue Cheese" -- a large serving, easy for two to split -- soup of the day, (chicken, $3.00 cup, $5 bowl)) -- thick and filling -- chorizo -- (pork sausage, $8) -- five good-sized pieces of chorizo sausage, mild -- Mejillones del dia - (mussels of the day, $11) -- good sauce for dipping with bread. -- Pollo al Ajillo (garlic chicken, $8.00) -- "Seared Chicken, Fried Potato, Garlic, Olive Oil, Dried Chili Flakes". -- Sabor de Espana -- (charcuterie, $16, large) - serrano ham, chorizo, manchego, blue cheese, olives, pickled vegetables, salami, grapes -- Flan al Caramelo -- (custard with a light caramel sauce, $6) -- fabulous dessert, best flan since I had it in Spain. To die for!!!!! Two can share this. -- Tarta de Santiago -- (almond cake, $6) -- delicious! Two can share this. La Feria has an excellent wine list with a healthy selection of Spanish wines, as well as others. Accompanying our food was an excellent Rioja wine -- Eguren-Ugarte 2016, a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Grenache, wine listed at $9 per glass or $32/bottle. You can purchase this in the retail shop (see below) for take-home in the $22-24 range. Loved it! Of special note is La Feria's new room, "Cata Vino" (Taste Wine) a wine bar and shop that La Feria has opened, having taken over the space next door. Seating is limited in that space. Be sure to peruse the wines available for retail sale, including those (and more) on the restaurant's wine list. There is also a selection of chorizo, ham, cheeses, and other Spanish goodies. Located just a few blocks from Orchestra Hall, La Feria is an easy-to-get-to spot for lunch or dinner if you're coming downtown for a DSO concert or other event. Bottom line, if you like tapas, don't miss La Feria! We'll be back, and it won't be very long..... Highly Recommended!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

This is a quaint, lovely little Spanish restaurant with amazing food. I loved every dish I got, and the service was great too.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Cute place! Great sangria, but could be better if they add fruit. Great tapas selection and good service. We had a great time!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

The menu changes with the seasons as it is depends on the local farms for their supplies. The food was good and they have a good wine and spirits bar. The food is on the expensive side but good.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Not on weekends-and the seating is limited. Worth the wait!! Enjoy!
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