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Laci's Tapas Bar

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$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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304 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY 13203-2318
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Large party of 12. We've been coming to Syracuse for the past several years and generally take out a large group like this. We have had some not so good experiences and some pretty good ones but none as good as this. With all of us, I think we tried about 20 dishes and there was not one disappointment. A... More 

1 Thank coopersouthsalem
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation, I don't recommend going without one They have fun and unique variety on their menu. I usually like to try something new.

1 Thank cinor6
Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great, but the food was so-so. I had the vegan tacos, roasted brussel sprouts, and vegan brownie with coconut ice cream. The vegan tacos were decent, the brussel sprouts were pretty good, but I didn't like the vegan brownie.

1 Thank danielle b
Laura S, Owner at Laci's Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. Out of the 3 tapas that you ordered you didn't like the brownie. Did you let us know so that we could remove it from your bill? Not everyone can like everything at Laci's Tapas Bar but we can easily replace a tapas you don't like or happily refund your money, no problem.... More 

Columbia, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

There were 4 in the group visiting from Kentucky. Great menu and Good Food with an Excellent Wine selection. Staff made our dining experience over the top. Would definitely return.

1 Thank SusanLynn01
Laura S, Owner at Laci's Tapas Bar, responded to this review
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Syracuse, New York
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112 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is great and the food is really unique. They have a great drink selection and on the night we went they had half price bottles of wine. The only downside is that the food was very pricey for the incredibly small portions, although that is somewhat to be expected with a tapas restaurant. I left still hungry, but... More 

Thank hlawlor24
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Delicious dinner, fabulous choices and great service to boot from our server Jen! The Sangria was amazing; tried the red and white with their 2 for 1. What better to finish off our meal? 4 amazing desserts!!! We met Cindy before leaving; one of the owners and Chef who could not have been warmer or more friendly! Can't wait to... More 

Thank Susanna475
Laura S, Owner at Laci's Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review! Cindy runs the kitchen and sets the tone for outstanding tapas! Hope to see you soon. More 

San Jose, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to find a place near our hotel and Laci's menu sounded delicious. It is a hidden treasure. Our waiter greeted us with a smile and a cute snack in a shot glass with pretzel sticks and a delicious homemade dipping sauce to die for. We had a yummy salad with seared steak. The atmosphere is very hip. I... More 

Thank Rosalie C
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This is in a beautiful old brick home, the interior has been maintained and beautifully decorated. We were a group of 10 and had one waitress in an upstairs room. She was phenomenal, knowledgeable, and patient with us. Food was outstanding. One of the best restaurant experiences in quite some time.

Thank TLSeymour
Laura S, Owner at Laci's Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Your words are very kind and meaningful! Thank you so much for taking time to stop and tell us about your experience. We sure hope to see you again! Laura & Cindy More 

Syracuse, New York
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Very varied menu with delicious choices. Everything was wonderful. Great cheerful helpful service. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank DJV_10
Laura S, Owner at Laci's Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Thank you please always let us know when you are here if we can ever make your experience here even better!! More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

They make the best side cars in town (alcoholic beverage). Think 1920s vintage cocktail. The tapas are delicious. Some of our favorites are the scallops, roasted Brussel sprouts and strawberry flatbread. They also do a very nice red or white sangria.

Thank Amy T B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $16
Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY 13203-2318
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 13152185903
Laci's Tapas Bar is located in the heart of the Hawley Green District in the City of Syracuse. Having a large parking lot with an extremely hospitable atmosphere creates the need to make reservations ahead of time to ensure your seat to eat! Our motto is "Eat Small, Live Large" which is evident in this Tapas restaurant. Most days the owners Laura Serway and Cindy Seymour are on the floor talking with our guests as they enjoy the only Tapas restaurant in Syracuse, New York! Come see us for some Tapas and experience the best hospitality in Central New York.

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