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“Oh god awful awful!!!!”
Review of Tapalocas

Tapalocas
Ranked #451 of 597 Restaurants in Avignon
Price range: US$15 - US$23
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Oh god awful awful!!!!”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Most of the restaurants were closed for a Sunday night in August, so we fell on tapalocas. The atmosphere seemed good so we had high hopes and ordered some tapas plates. It was simply awful... Every single dish tasted stale and old, not even the tortilla was edible. Ended up in McDonald's at 10pm!!!! Avoid at all costs.

  • Visited August 2013
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Shanghai, China
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Don't make a mistake! Don't eat there”
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Food was awful, gazpacho untasty, calamaris were soft and oily, and non existent service: the cooks came outside next to our table to smoke with the waiters while we were eating.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ML2011
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Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tapas not so locas as deliciosas”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Why did I came again and again to tapalocas ? Because the beer and sangria cocktails are cheap, the service is friendly.... but also because the tapas are worth far more than the 3 euros you'll get charged for each serving. I am surprised at the so-so impression the left on many rewiewers. I definitely recommend friture de poisson ( small fry) ; chorizo and bread ; octopus ; patatas - agreed the shrimps are no good. The outdoo terrace is rather small. But the place is so nice, the decor so infused with atmosphere, even with a sens of humor - my kid love to wander upstairs.

  • Visited June 2013
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New Jersey
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not so bad!”
Reviewed 23 March 2013

We were looking for an inexpensive lunch, and found it here at Tapalocas. Their "raw materials" are procured at the Les Halle's market and, yes, some are overcooked. But our lentils and chorizo were very good, the manchego gateau (cake) excellent, and spicy potatoes in tomato sauce were pretty much the same quality as I had in Barcelona not long ago.

The interior is funky and fun; there is an upstairs if you want quieter surroundings. There are also outdoor tables. Tapalocas is well situated just a few steps off (pricey) Place d'Horloge, and is a good bet for cheap, decent food in Avignon.

  • Visited March 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Failed to deliver”
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Don't be tempted to do tapas here as they don't taste great, salty, mushy prawns, off cuts of squid and over cooked chorizo - wish I had read some trip advisor reports before eating. OK it was cheap.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Janine T
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