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The Tapa Bar

620 Trounce Alley, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K3, Canada
+1 250-383-0013
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (120 reviews)
“stuffed dates” (27 reviews)
“mussels” (68 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
620 Trounce Alley, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 543 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on Trounce Alley in downtown Victoria, The Tapa Bar is one of several fine restaurants in Victoria. We first discovered this place back in 2010. The food, ambiance and service was superb then, as it is today. There are quite a few items on...More

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 28 February 2018

We heard about this place and decided to try it out...wow where we surprised the food and service was great...tried many different appies as it was happy hour and the bill was very low. Highly recommend you try it out .

Thank Brent T
Reviewed 7 February 2018

fabulous tapas....went two nights but definitely more charming mid week as it is crazy noisy on Saturdays....great food and service

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Four of us looking for a nice place to sit, have a sip and some nibbles to catch up. We ordered a bottle of wine and wondered off into a very nice visit. The appies kept coming and we thoroughly enjoyed the place and the...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We popped in for lunch and shared Calamari fritos, Pollo chipotle marinated chicken wings, and House made Sausage Pizza (fennel sausage). The calamari were very lightly battered, crispy, and cooked just perfectly. (I hate rubber band calamari) We were delightfully surprised by the heat of...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were visiting Victoria from overseas (Vancouver) and were in search of interesting restaurants. There are so many, it was hard to decide. Thanks to TA reviews, we decided to check out the Tapa Bar. Our first visit was for lunch. Lunch was such a...More

Thank Cuteluke
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Too much sauce and not real authentic Spanish Tapas. Bodega next door has much better and more authentic Tapas.

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 1 December 2017

It was very crowded for a Tuesday evening. We asked to move due to our table being near the entrance and getting drafts from people entering. Staff was very accommodating and we got a lovely spot in a quiet, warm corner. As it was a...More

1  Thank renee636
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This was our first trip to Victoria and we stumbled across Trounce Alley and this Tapa Bar. Delightful! Trounce Alley reminded me a lot of Post Alley near Pike Place Market. It was so adorable! It was my boyfriend's birthday so we ordered the Tapa...More

1  Thank Guinnivere W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were new to the tapas experience until we recently went to The Tapas Bar with our nephew and his wife. We enjoyed ourselves immensely! The atmosphere there is very warm and comfortable. The food is varied and really tasty! The service is good and...More

1  Thank Ron M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Trounce Alley, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-0013
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