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Braised Chorizito w/ piquillo pepper salsa - Tapavino - Circular Quay, Sydney, AU-NSW

Tapavino - Circular Quay

4.6
4.6
200 Reviews
$41 to $100
Spanish
A celebration of Sherry, Wine, Tapas, & Friends. Influenced by the culture of sip-a-little-bit-of-this-and-eat-a-little-bit-of-that, Tapavino began in August 2012 as Australia’s first Sherry Bar in Sydney, in a little lane-way not unlike something you would find in the cobblestoned alleyways of Spain. Helped by the beautiful warm vibe that greets you as you step inside and take a seat among floor-to-ceiling wine bottles, Tapavino was named runner-up in Sydney Morning Herald's 'Best New Bar' Awards within 4-months of opening. 12-months later we were named 'Best Bar with Food'.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Tue, Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 9247 3221
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Happy hour

    Multiple dates available
    House Beer $7 House wines $7 Espresso martini $13 Margerita $13 Sangrias $13 Aperol spritz $13 Tapas - Boquerones tostada $7 Beef tostada $7 Silvia anchovies $16 White bean and chorizo dip $16 Duck liver pate $16 Charcuterie section - Jamon Serano $15 Jamon burrata $22 Cheese section - Mahon $12 Manchego $12 Full menu available
  • Deluxe Set Menu

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Deluxe Set Menu $85 'Kikones' Empanada Del dia White Asparagus Ajo Blanco Jamon Serrano Pinxtos Del dia Yellowfin Tuna Crudo Green Beans Roast Chicken Thighs Patatas Brava Dessert of the Day
  • Set Menu

    $70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Set Menu 70pp (3ppl or more) Kikones Jamon Croqueta (1) Beef Tartare Tostada (1) White Bean & Chorizo Dip Jamon Serrano, Burrata, Pickled Onions Baked Scallop (1) ‘Albondigas’ Spanish Meatballs Patatas Bravas Dessert Del Dia Dulce De Leche Tart

What 200 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Sydney City

    Best Service

  • Sydney City

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Sydney City

    Great for fine wines

  • Sydney City

    Most Booked

200 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and vibrant atmosphere coupled with friendly, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Very busy which is a good sign but the food arrived quickly and was presented beautifully.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible, intimate setting, fun music, fantastic service and delicious food. Highly recommend, we can’t wait to go back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitstaff gave excellent advice on how to order and the food and drinks were excellent

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An exceptional dining experience at Tapa Vino with Joao and his fantastic team! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warmth and hospitality that set the tone for the entire evening. Joao and his team went above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of our dining experience was impeccable. The service was not just attentive but also personalized, making us feel like valued guests throughout the evening. The best mushroom tart, a masterpiece! From the first bite, it was evident that every element was carefully crafted with precision. The flavors danced on the palate, and the presentation was a work of art. Tapa Vino is not just a restaurant; it's a destination for those seeking extraordinary service, exquisite cuisine, and unforgettable memories. Thanks Joao and your team!

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  5. Peter

    Oklahoma City

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food (tapas) with an excellent wine list. Service was incredible very attentive and knowledgeable.

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  6. RobynE

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vibe, goid food, attentive service. Enjoyable night out!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely authentic vibe, busy atmosphere and happy staff. Our server was happy to make recommendations and answer any questions. Loved the upstairs dining area but everyone is seated pretty close together. Food was divine, Spanish house red was delicious, and will certainly return again.

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  8. KayeH

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Five of us had a banquet menue and it was plenty of food and value for money.

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  9. CarolineH

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    About our 5th visit to Tapavino. Food is always well prepared ,tasty and served promptly. Service always good. My only criticism is the very high mark up on wines served there

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Spanish restaurant in Sydney! The Service was outstanding, they could not do enough for us❤️ the food was excellent and the atmosphere was unbeatable. Thank you so much!

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  11. JosieB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great hidden laneway CBD restaurant. Small and cosy with the perfect amount of noise and chatter for ambience. Efficient and knowledgable waitstaff who immediately acknowledged our commitments for a theatre show afterwards and made sure our meal was served promptly. Delicious food, great size portions and a superb wine list to match. Must try the special of the day, roasted figs with goat cheese, honey and walnuts - incredible!!!

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  12. JillH70

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the best tapas I’ve had since Spain! Topped with great energetic service with a smile! Busy little place and deserves to be it’s a winner!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable regarding what to order and how much to order. The food was delicious, although the chicken skewers were on the hot side. Overall we had an amazing time.

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  14. Happyfeet

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    To label this food Spanish is an insult to Spanish cuisine. Each tapas we ordered was as tasteless as the next. The Jamon de Iberica looked good but was devoid of flavour. The service was the best part of this restaurant. I feel sorry for the Spanish staff that they have to serve this food which does not represent their country.

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  15. Didea

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited 40 minutes for a pre-booked table and no complementary glass of wine or anything. Had to ask for menu. Been before for birthday (this question asked at booking) and got small dessert and half glass sherry to celebrate. Not this time.

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  16. MichaelW

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, excellent food and service. We had a terrific evening

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been for dinner several times. Always a great experience. Food is brilliant and combines with a superb wine list. Excellent all round

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  18. Chrisa555

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been a few times & each time TapaVino doesn’t disappoint-food & service was excellent. I’ll be back 🤩

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  19. aosydney

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service is very good. attentive staff which makes up for the so so food. food was lukewarm to room temperature for all the ones we ordered. i am not sure if that is what spanish is meant to be served but i personally felt the dishes should have been warmer. they were mostly delicious.

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  20. CatrinaL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service! knowledgable and attentive. The food and wine was excellent. Could not fault our experience and look forward to dining here again.

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  21. Scot

    Chicago

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and nice atmosphere. Near opera house.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cocktails, very friendly service. With tapas it is hard to know how much to order, and our server was fantastic at working with us to order enough, but not too much. She had a smile on her face the entire time!

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  23. LizM

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food and a great experience, especially if you like tapas.

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  24. DiMsyd

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great server who ensured we were served and out before our show began at the opera house. Quick, efficient service. Good food. Less mayonnaise and it would be better!

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  25. HeyHo

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great night out. Food and service were both great and the staff were friendly. Was very busy, so it was quite noisy. Ordered sangrias, but they arrived only with a lemon wedge, and no other fruit, so it just didn't seem very sangria-like. That was the only negative.

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  26. BetinaN

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and excellent wine- pricey but where isn't in Sydney and reasonable portions, great quality for the money. A bit loud on the bottom level, but such lovely service! We were there for anniversary dinner and got comped a glass of sherry to finish. Really lovely place- been back a few times and always on point. Recommend for date night or night or with friends.

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  27. Dadrock

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at the bar and had a great evening. Really enjoy the bar setting and interaction with staff. Food was really tasty and filling. Ambience was spot on. Staff really friendly. Spicy Marguerita Cocktail was on par with most places. All in all my date and I had a wonderful time and would strongly recommend this place to any tapas loving connoisseurs.

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  28. Naka

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The seafood was not fresh (king prawn). The portion for the main course is small to share. Bread is extra cost. Nice wine selection but is way overpriced. Overall, it is an average Tapas restaurant.
    Tapavino - Circular QuayResponded on 24 February 2024
    Hi Naka, thank you for your feedback. Please note, the prawns are delivered fresh daily. We run that special for 10 prawns portions per night until sold out and last night was the first night the prawn special was on. In addition to that, we don't get the bread for free so yes, we need to charge for bread, I think that's an industry standard.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently great food, knowledgeable service & good value. Always a favourite for a city lunch.

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  30. EllaW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and wine. Incredible staff that were very helpful

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  31. DeborahM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic experience at Tapavino - great food and great service!

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  32. Flossy

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very convenient when going to the Opera House as it opens early for dinner. Different yummy food and pleasant way to share a meal with friends. Good value for quality rather that quantity.

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  33. JoannV

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Only restaurant I have ever been to where we sent our meal back because it was inedible.

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  34. Renate

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, the food, the wine, the service, the space! Can't wait until next time

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The entrees for the Valentine's set menu were fantastic. Dessert was fine, overall it was a good value dinner. I'd probably go again for their standard menu next time.

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  36. Liam

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was very kind to us when we were there. Great food, get the cabbage it’s lit.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really enjoyable overall but slightly marred by how loud the venue was. Difficult to speak because of other large parties. However, service was excellent and quality of food and wine very good.

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  38. MargaretJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The lady who service is very polite and the male attendant was very fast with the food so we can have an early night. The only problem is the stairs asI have walking problem.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great small plates. Excellent service. Amazing wines. Felt like we were in a Spanish tapas bar … in Spain. Highly recommend!

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  40. Flipside

    Canberra

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a bit of a false start on the table booking - booked outside table, but turns out they don’t actually hold outside tables, it’s luck of the draw. Bit weird as they even messaged us as we were on the way to let them know the table was ready - or rather ‘a table’. The person serving us mainly was amazing as she went to a lot of trouble to ensure one of the group knew which meals were gluten free and even marked up the menu. Unfortunately we had a date at the theatre and some of our meals did t come in time. We had asked quite a few times, but didn’t make the deadline by the time we had to go. The food we didn’t get was removed from the bill. Food was certainly very nice and we would go there again.

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Tapavino - Circular Quay is rated 4.6 stars by 200 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tapavino - Circular Quay

6 Bulletin Place, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Area
    Sydney CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Tue, Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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