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“Great ambience...”

Sera The Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #146 of 6,640 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great ambience...”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

The crowd was very young...the waiters hear you out and try working with your beverage mixings...overall great place...

Visited November 2012
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4 Thank shortckt
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Narendrasmalhotra, CEO at Sera The Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for visiting us at Zara Tapas Bar and for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and we look forward to serving you soon again.

Warm regards,
Narendra Malhotra
CEO, Oriental Cuisines
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English first
Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Restopub, really!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Perhaps the greatest criticism of Chennai's restopubs, is that they're more 'pub' than 'resto', thus questioning the appropriateness of wearing the 'restopub' tag. Zara, however, begs to differ in that it well and truly lives up to its definition. With an array of treats (a table-mat-styled menu of tapas is replete with photographs of what you're about order), there's no second-guessing that here is a restopub that gives as much importance to food, as it does to alcohol. If you're the kind that doesn't care as much for a beer as a seafood pasta or a breaded chicken breast, Zara is where you should head.

Special mention ought to be given to the pub's weekend brunch. With a table d'hote spread, and unlimited orders to go with it, you can eat all you like for as long as you want. So, be sure to try the spanish omelete, cocktail sausages, delightfully tangy pasta and the pork. They used to serve this epic coconut crepe, only to take it off the brunch menu recently (I wonder why, though; it was absolutely superb). The only downside to the brunch — and this is an increasingly annoying occurence in several restaurants — is the fact that they bring your orders one after another, with a irksome interval between them. For instance, you order the sausages, chicken strips and pork, your waiter brings you the sausages first and tells you the strips are getting ready, only for it to make an appearance a good ten minutes later. Is it just me, or doesn't everyone like eating all their at the same time? Quality, however, is right on top.

An awful lot has been written about the bad attitude of the waiters. However, a recent visit to the joint will prove that the snootiness has gone, which has resulted in better service. Don't miss the weekday lunches. Worth every rupee you pay. With great music, fun crowd, lovely ambience and amazing food, to complement the alcohol, this could well be one of the city's better restopubs around.

  • Visited November 2012
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4 Thank Jude S
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Narendrasmalhotra, CEO at Sera The Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Jude,

Our gratitude for your wonderful review of Zara Tapas Bar. Your appreciation has motivated our service teams and our chefs. It is always our endeavour to provide the best of food and service to our guests. Team Zara looks forward to your continued patronage.

Warm regards
Narendra Malhotra
CEO, Oriental Cuisines
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Chennai
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207 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“The best Tapas Bar in Chennai”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

This Tapas (Short eats ) bar is onbe of the best place to chill out in Chennai. The service is great. The cocktails are amazing and overall a great place.

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Thank oppraveen
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Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not very exciting”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We had a late lunch at Zaras and were excited to try the tapas and linger. Unfortunately the food was very average, especially the set menu for the day. The tapas dishes were also not very large for the price charged. It was pretty noisy, and didn't have a great bar/hang-out vibe, was more just like a restaurant. Probably wouldn't go back again.

  • Visited December 2012
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4 Thank adingoatememango
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Bengaluru, India
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Great place to hang out!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

It's one of the few places in Chennai you will find a good crowd. The food is excellent. Try the Long Island Ice Tea!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Ravi669
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