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“Not quite up to past experience...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Over The Tapas

Over The Tapas
Ranked #18 of 234 Restaurants in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Over The Tapas is a fun, casually elegant restaurant in historic downtown Bozeman, Montana offering tapas-style, small plate cuisine fusing Spanish ingredients with international and American flavors. Complement your meal with a beverage from the fantastic beer and wine selection (or Sangria!) including an unmatched selection of Spanish and South American varietals. Home-made from scratch food and sauces are sure to delight (and include a large variety of gluten-free options.) Come experience consistently fabulous food and stellar service in the lively, yet intimate environment. Over the Tapas also hosts private parties and provides catering. Happy Hour is Monday through Saturday 3:30 - 6:00.
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“Not quite up to past experience...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

We've been coming to over the tapas for the last few years, every month or so when we make the drive to bozeman. We'd always been impressed with the quality and creativity of the food, enough to take the prices in stride (to get full, be prepared to spend a fair amount). This last experience was not up to those past experiences. Menu has been streamlined noticeably (as the prices have climbed, but that's true everywhere - you just accept that's the way it goes ), and execution was sporadic. Asparagus was tasty, and the bread, but our go-to, favorite bacon wrapped dates came out almost burned, while the plantains were cooked well past tender, very mushy. Service was also not up to past visits ; restaurant was nearly empty, yet we were left waiting with empty water glasses for about fifteen minutes while the waitress chatted with a coworker behind the bar. She eventually noticed and got everyone refills, but nothing like that ever happened on a past visit. Food is still on balance better than average, but more limited options and higher prices mean that even for special occasions I wouldn't consider it as good a value as it used to be. We may return, but where it used to be a priority, there are too many good restaurants in bozeman to do so in the near future.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Corinthe1
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Mark B, Owner at Over The Tapas, responded to this review, 23 August 2013
Thank you for your review, we value your feedback as well as your business. We are sorry that your experience didn't live up to expectations. We pride ourselves on great service so we thank you for sharing this part too. We actually are running our largest menu ever right now, but if there are certain items you would like to see, let us know! Often the items ARE dictated by price and if we can get the highest quality ingredients at a price that is practical to pass on to customers. But we do like to hear what our customers want to see on the menu. Again, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
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Maumee, Ohio
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“Yes, Tapas in Bozeman”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Tapas are not the first thing that comes to mind when in Bozeman. We were visiting for a family event and feeling rather hungry getting off the flight. Enterprise Sales Manager referred us to Over the Tapas when we laid out what we were looking for food wise. He did not steer us wrong.

We were there for lunch and went the tapas route, naturally. Rustic Baguette with olive oil and a roasted garlic spread was a nice starter to keep us from gnawing each others' arms off. We then had bacon wrapped dates, again recommended, and would return for those alone. Grilled asparagus were perfect, followed by lamb sliders. Still a little hungry so we finished with some of the Spanish meatballs.

Would love to return to Bozeman and visit this restaurant for dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ed C
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Mark B, Owner at Over The Tapas, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
So happy a referral steered you our way and you enjoyed yourselves so much. Yes, please visit us for dinner the next time you're in town. We appreciate the wonderful feedback!
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Bozeman, Montana
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“Great gluten free option in Bozeman!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

We enjoyed a great light lunch. The menu is very gluten friendly. Try the BLT salad which includes grilled endives. The roasted tomato soup was excellent as well.

The staff is attentive and friendly

Thanks for a great lunch!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank John K
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Mark B, Owner at Over The Tapas, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Our pleasure. Thank you for your business!
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New York City, New York
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“A Twist on Traditional Tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

We weren't expecting to find tapas in Bozeman but it was a very pleasant surprise. "Over the Tapas" was perfect for a lighter dinner on a trip that we knew would consist of lots of burger and steak only type places as we got a further into our Montana trip. We ate early at around 5:30pm (not having yet adjusted to the change in time zones) and it was great to discover that we were not the only ones in the restaurant. The menu isn't your traditional Spanish tapas, more of a modern twist, but everything we tried was very tasty and nicely presented. We had the lamb sliders (which had lovely/perfect seasoning) the patatas bravas (would've like a bit more spice on these for my taste) the butternut squash ravioli and the pork tacos which were great. The service was attentive and friendly without being overly chatty. My husband was offered a couple of tasters of the local beers before he made his choice, which was nice. The atmosphere had a friendly casual neighborhood feel. We were very happy we dined here and would definitely return if we are in Bozeman again!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank annie_in_nyc
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Mark B, Owner at Over The Tapas, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Thank you for trying us out, we're thrilled you had such a great experience. We look forward to your return next time you visit Bozeman.
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“Nice to share with friends!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

I've been many times and just returned with a group of ladies. We had a ball and enjoyed every bite!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank MardaMT
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Mark B, Owner at Over The Tapas, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with others! We definitely appreciate your repeat business.
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