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Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$2 - $28
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Bar, International, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 9, 2020

We sat outside, which was very nice (even though it was on a parking lot). The staff were all great and wore masks, the food was delicious, and there were many gluten-free options. We liked it so much we went back the next night. $5...wine on Wednesdays and $5 martinis on Thursday were a bonus!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2020

Thank you so much!

Reviewed September 2, 2020

Enjoyed the sangria. Tasty and loaded with fruit. Rustic Bruschetta was delicious. Seared tuna done right. Pork dumplings were pleasing. Cream Brulee was outstanding. Turtle cheesecake a winner. Good service. So many places in this area have staff not wearing masks. They were here and...felt comfortable there for dinner. Will return.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

We got take out through Door Dash, and we absolutely loved it! We got the pot stickers, shrimp and grits, lamb chops and raspberry cheesecake.

Date of visit: August 2020
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Thank you!

Reviewed July 17, 2020 via mobile

We loved this place so much we came back the next night! Shawn and Kiera were our servers, they were fantastic. Everything was super clean, quick service, excellent food. Did I mention excellent food? Pork belly and grits, a big cheese plate. Get the half...size. Very nice wine 🍷 menu!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2020

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 19, 2020 via mobile

We so enjoyed our dinner at this quaint restaurant. Friendly and funny staff. The food was amazing. We wish we lived closer so we could frequent this wonderful restaurant

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed April 10, 2020

Great food and curbside service in this time of corona virus THANKS! Had lamb chops and salmon-very good and key lime pie was excellent

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

We were looking for a place to eat on a night when most restaurants were closed. Someone suggested Circa 81 and we tried it. It was fabulous. Locally sourced ingredients, very knowledgable staff, good dishes.

Date of visit: February 2020
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Thank you so much!

Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

Dinner time seemed so far away so we had to stop and grab a bite to tide us over. Circa 81 was the place we stopped at. A lucky decision it was. We didn’t realize how hungry we were until we saw the menu -...a beauty. After orders of tomato basil soup, house salad, steamed mussels, duck breast and charred brussel sprouts, we were in heaven - and no longer hungry! This great food was paired with some wine and some bourbon from the great bar. Circa 81 was a surprise and delight! We had no reservations and no plans - but we hit the jackpot!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2020

Thanks so much, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

The food is fantastic. We frequent here a lot, the service has been sloppy lately but the food is what stands out.

Date of visit: January 2020
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2020

Hi Amanda, so sorry to hear you have not been satisfied with your service. We would be happy to address any concerns at any time directly, please email Clarke@circa81.com or let us know how we can improve. Thank you for your time!

Reviewed January 7, 2020

I took a group of 7 women to Circa 81 for dinner. We had a great time. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, the food was very good, and they were totally willing and able to accommodate all of our special dietary requests (vegetarian,...gluten-free, no this and no that).More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MNCMom, Owner at Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

Thank you!

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