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Mas Tapas

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501 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to try drinks and tapas. Many variety of tapas to try, making it a fun event. Cool, hip vibe with creative photos of all the employees on the wall. Everyone's favorite is right over the bar. Go take a look...You'll see why.

Thank Eileen P
Palm Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local winemaker. Tucked away in a sketchy neighborhood. They have a large, creative menu that changes daily and predominately Spanish wines on their wine list. Staff are friendly and deliver good service. We would return!

Thank Corks-Forks
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dinner....sat outside, the service was outstanding and the food was delicious...loved the sangria!!!

Thank HelenfromFL
Ashburn, Virginia
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to Mas Tapas given the reviews. My problem here is that the restaurant never recovered from a really bad first impression. I guess when you're hip and cool you can treat customers poorly. When we arrived, nobody greeted us and then, when my wife had the audacity to ask a question, a wait staff member... More 

Thank TimTVirginia
Montgomery, Alabama
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were in Charlottesville for just a few nights and found this place based on TripAdvisor reviews. We love tapas, so we thought we'd check it out. I'm so glad we did. They have a great cocktail and wine list, and the tapas was fantastic. They have a wide range of tapas types and at different price points. We tried... More 

Thank Kermit753
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Perhaps it was because of the hype surrounding this place, but after a recent meal at Mas Tapas, my fiancé and I were completely unimpressed. The restaurant itself is fairly plain looking and the surrounding area isn't quite what you'd expect (although I understand that the neighborhood is undergoing a revitalization and construction is to be expected). Our service was... More 

Thank HungryRN
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent. Service not so much. Everything my husband ordered came out first and had to ask when and if mine was coming. Was about to cancel my order when it finally showed up. Bacon wrapped dates and a little cheese on baguette came out last. Would have thought that would be first. Was delish but by that time... More 

Thank Susan Z
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Having visited Charlottesville dozens of times over the past decade, and coming from an area with excellent Spanish food, I find myself consistently delighted and surprised by Mas. The food is incredible, from bread and olive oil to bacon wrapped dates and paella, and the prices are mercifully reasonable for a DC resident. Mas has an excellent selection of loca... More 

Thank Ryan L
Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Four of us stopped by one evening to enjoy a bit of nibbling and sipping - a perfect reason for a tapas restaurant. Mas Tapas had a nice selection and we tried a half dozen plates, all of which were quite enjoyable, as was the pitched of sangria. Unfortunately, with a pitcher of sangria, four glasses and plates that were... More 

Thank Charlotte_Transplant
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This was my first experience at a tapas restaurant. My friend and I ordered many different things off the menu and shared them. I would recommend ordering and trying a variety of different things. The bacon wrapped dates were amazing. Everything we ordered tasted great! Highly recommend.

Thank Lauren P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-979-0990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?