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Spanish Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 pm – 3:00 am
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2500 W Azeele St Tampa, FL 33609, United States
2500 West Azeele StreetUSFloridaTampa33609
$$Spanish Restaurant, Bar
Spanish Restaurant
European Restaurant
Today 5:00 pm – 3:00 am
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amThursday 5:00 pm – 3:00 amFriday 5:00 pm – 3:00 amSaturday 5:00 pm – 3:00 amSunday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
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Lively pick specializing in Spanish tapas & sangria, with a cozy patio & flamenco too.- Google
"My favorite Tapas restaurant in Tampa."
"A very intimate setting with the dim lights and comfy feel in the bar area."
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Shirley Ann Stroud
a month ago
This is the second time I go to Ceviche. The first time I had an awful experience where the waiter forgot about us and never brought us our food. When he did, he only brought us the rice and no meat. I went this past Saturday with a group of my friends to give it a second chance. I went with an open mind as last time could have just been a human error. However, as soon as we sat our server had an awful attitude. One of my friends described having that server last time she was there and he had an attitude as well. He spoke to us in a sarcastic and condescending tone and even walked away from us in the middle of us ordering. We were talking to him and asking questions when he proceeded to say we "were not ready" and left. We did not appreciate his attitude as we were cordial and never sought to offend him. We just wanted our food and drinks! The food was okay, not all of it was brought at the same time. When we asked for the rest of our food our server said "Well, uh, they have to BAKE IT!" all he was missing was the "duh" after it. The only reason I gave it two stars is because the food was okay and the environment is nice for a girls night out (excluding the server of course). At the end of our meal one of us went up to the manager and explained our experience. He was very apologetic to my friend. However, he did not do anything to try to right the wrong and never physically came to our table to apologize to the rest of us. We were not seeking "freebies" and were there on the intent of having a nice evening, but when a customer is unsatisfied, you guys should do something. Anyway, I am personally not ever going back. I prefer to give my money to Chick Fil A than to a "top restaurant" that does not train their staff in customer service.
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Petty Lou
9 months ago
Best tapas ever. Food has lots of flavor yumyum so tast...thumbs up to the chef. Been going here for years not one bad experience or dish.
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Andrew McCoy
a year ago
This place was great from the atmosphere, the service and the food. Yes, the paella takes 45 minutes, but that is why they have an amazimg menu of hot and cold tapas to order while you wait. Some of the negative reviews strike me as not knowing what a Spanish tapas place is supposed to be like. The service was prompt and polite. I kept scanning the restaurant to guage other people's experiences and didn't see anyone who wasn't having a good time. The manager even came up to our table twice to check on things. There is no doubt that this place will continue to do very well in South Tampa. I will be back.
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Abigail Sawin
a year ago
This is now my new favorite restaurant! I just wish we lived here so i could come every week! Food was excellent. Service was wonderful! Price was very reasonable! (Nancy was our server!...wonderful)
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Todd Hughes
6 months ago
Amazing!!! That is all I have to say about that. But, I will say more. Great Sangria and amazing tapas. I always go at a time to enjoy the food, great drinks and to listen to the live music. The ambiance is perfect for a first date or for any date. A very intimate setting with the dim lights and comfy feel in the bar area. Always great to order and share the the wide variety of tapas. Highly recommended!!!
Erica Kim
7 months ago
Delicious! Can't beat their $4 Tapas. Whenever I order seafood, it is always delicious, but whenever I order chicken it comes out a little dry/bland.
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Gringo Lopez
a year ago
Went on a Monday night. No A/C inside, no background music even. Nothing like trying to go for a drink and having to sweat your b8lls off in hostile silence. Sheesh, I thought this was yuppie South Tampa not freakin Jersey. The bartender was rude and asked me "are you even old enough to drink" – sorry my genetics rule bro. He then made my partner and I feel like an inconvenience to even be there. Sorry you have to do your job? How can I drink my 10$ martini in good spirits when this guy is preemptively trying to kill my buzz. The Ceviche in St. Pete is way better as far as waitstaff and atmosphere goes. Food n/a Service 2.5 Drinks 4 Atmosphere 1
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Hi Mr. Lopez, I am sorry to hear about your poor experience at Ceviche Tampa. Our AC handler did fail and it took several hours to get it back up and running. Would you be able to email me the name or a physical description of the bartender who served you? I would like to investigate this further. Thank you.
Jill inWC
a year ago
My mom and I went to Ceviche for Tapas Tuesday and a few cocktails. We were seated but then ignored completely for 20 minutes! I went up to the hostess stand to let them know and they nodded. But no one came over. So I went back up to them AGAIN.This time several servers and the hostesses were hanging out there and in a few minutes a waiter came up to the table. He put some bread down that we SAW him take from another table (their leftover bread) and explained to us that the waiter who had our table was not there yet so no one was assigned to us. He elaborated for quite a while, no apologies, no sense of urgency. He seemed irritated that we were there. He got a drink for us( they do not have any white zin or other blush wine. "It's not Spanish", we were told! ) and then left again. He returned quite some time later.He never explained the menu, told us the specials, offered any conversation at all. He wrote nothing down either. After a LOOOOOONG time he came back with only 3 of our 5 tapas. Then he left before we could inquire about the others. So we figured the food was coming in shifts. WRONG! He forgot! He said, "ok, I will see that your others are cooking. It will be awhile". The food was mediocre at best and the chicken was so late that we finished all the other food before he came back to check on us. We cancelled that chicken.The hostesses glared at us as we were obviously perturbed at the service. But no one came over to address the problems. My mom finally went to a manager who was now hanging out with the servers at the hostess station. He made NO APOLOGIES, made NO offer to fix the problem. He shrugged! We watched as people who came in long after us were greeted happily, served quickly, and had a seemingly great experience. We did not. But what bothered us the most was that NO ONE, not even MANAGEMENT, made ANY attempt to remedy the situation! Instead, they let two patrons walk out the door unhappy and still hungry. We will NEVER return! BTW..they still left the chicken, that we did NOT EVEN RECEIVE, on the bill, and it took another HALF HOUR, to get that corrected!! Even much less expensive restaurants would have at least attempted to fix this situation. But Ceviche seemed like they wanted to blame US for the situation. Excellent decor and location will NOT help this kind of TERRIBLE SERVICE!
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