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“Very welcoming, food good.”
Review of 43 Tapas Bar

43 Tapas Bar
Ranked #54 of 524 Restaurants in Ibiza Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 June 2014

First of all, compliments to the very attentive and friendly service! Well done!

The food, if you expect an amazing culinary experience of authentic Spanish tapas, then you might want to go elsewhere. The food is still tasty, don't get me wrong, but the menu displays a wide variety of tapas dishes, and involves non-Spanish dishes too.

As for myself, having lived in Spain, and still eating tapas regularly I set the standards pretty high. So if I expect eating Spanish tapas, I don't set for a menu which has other things like spring rolls on it, and the tapas should to be very good.
On the other hand, if you are interested in some tapas complemented with other non-Spanish tapas (finger foods) then 43 Tapas is the place to be. The menu will definitely meet your expectations, adding to that the very welcoming and warm service and the decent prices, and you'll have a good night out. This explains why some are disappointed, while others are raving about the restaurant, it's all about the expectations you have.

Despite that to me the food was average (I expected more/better Spanish), the prices and the outstanding service have lifted the rating to very good.

So to summarize: Truly authentic Spanish tapas? Go elsewhere.
All kinds of tapas / finger foods, decent prices, and welcoming service? 43 Tapas Bar.

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Thank Timothy W
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

If you never tasted great tapas you might be satisfied by the staff who are friendly and welcoming but this is a place where the menu depends on the lowest price microwave and fryer and a well stocked freezer.
If you like food don't bother

2  Thank buddhatim
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Food was absolutely amazing and very reasonable priced - we had the bread and Allioli (I am officially obsessed with the stuff now), and 4 tapas dishes with drinks and it came to EUR 35 which is very cheap compared to the other restaurants in Ibiza town. We are going back to Ibiza in September and Tapas 43 is definitely our first port of call!!

1  Thank laural0vesh0lidays
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I visited 43 Tapas after reading the other reviews. they're not wrong and this place deserves its high TA ranking.
Its a good place to start if you are new to tapas, the owner is friendly and informative happy to advise on what the dishes are, what goes well together, and importantly how much to have!

all the dishes are prepared during the day and cooked fresh, and very reasonably prices
(most dishes were around 4 or 5 euros, wine and drinks prices are reasonable too a small beer 1.70e, and house red wine a Rioja 12.50e a bottle).

unlike other tapas bars they do take your whole order at the start rather than a dish at a time, which is fair enough as place can get busy with just the host & his partner (working hard in the kitchen),the dishes are then served a few at time, as they are cooked, so that you can enjoy them & don't feel too rushed.

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Thank M S
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

The tapas were very nice and the owners are very friendly. Would definitely visit again if I ever go back to Ibiza!

Thank Julia Vieira
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