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“Very good tapas and wine selection”
Review of Zuzu

Zuzu
Ranked #6 of 288 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Denver, Colorado, USA
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Very good tapas and wine selection”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Like many of the other funky eateries in Napa, this place is low-lit, vibrant, and gives you a feeling that you are going to have fun the minute you walk in the door. Warning: there is no hard liquor sold here, only wine. No worries - get to your table, order a bottle, and dive into the most scrumptious of tapas in the valley. I won't even bother listing what we had..go to their website, read, and drool. You won't believe the flavors. Impecable. 4 stars instead of 5 only for service - waitress had her mind somewhere else, but still highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Atlanta, GA
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Unbelievably good food”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

no reservations so we sat at the bar. Order the marinated olives, lamb chops, vegetable spaghetti, and the paella was to die for!!!! ORDER IT! It takes about 30 minutes so order it first. I have eaten paella all over America and this may have been the best. The service was exceptional, even though you are in Napa, try some Spanish red...

  • Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“wonderful tapas”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

This restaurant is very good! We went here on our first night in Napa. They don't take reservations, but we showed up and put our names down and just took a stroll around downtown for a half hour or so. When we were seated we ordered a bottle of wine. Surprisingly, the wine list didn't have many local wines, but I suppose that's because it's a Spanish tapas restaurant and their focus was on Spanish wines. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu. We ended up ordering two plates, which doesn't sound like much, but the paella we ordered was a huge portion suitable for two entrees. We started off with some kind of breaded and fried cheese and then moved on to the paella. We didn't order the regular paella off the menu, but a squid-ink paella that was on special for the night. It was SO good! It looked kind of frightening because it was completely black from the ink, but it ended up being great. We had an amazing chocolate custard for dessert.

In addition to good food, the atmosphere was very nice. I'm from Chicago, and it really reminded me of a restaurant that could be found in one of Chicago's trendy neighborhoods.

Recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
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Canada
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great spot!”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

You can tell this is a popular restaurant in Napa. While other restaurants in the area are dead, this one is jammed packed. Had a great time. We ate here 2 yrs ago when we were last in Napa. It was as good as we remembered. I would recommend reservations or go early to avoid being disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice Tapas In Napa”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Nice atmosphere, good food and a great selection of local wine. We would recommend making a reservation as it is very busy in the evening

Visited October 2012
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