Sydney’s Spots for Tapas Treats

Why have a lot of one thing when you can have a little bit of everything?

TrueLocal - MoVida Sydney: Tapas in Sydney

MoVida Sydney

Surry Hills

All the enticing flavours of Spain converge at once within the welcoming walls of MoVida Sydney. Just like its older brothers over in Melbourne, it specialises in tantalising tapas food served day and night for one and all. Sounds lovely, eh? Read more

I love MoVida Sydney. Great cocktails!!! Amazing tapas. Must try the chorizo slider….. mouth watering…. 🙂 – Lucy Ian

TrueLocal - Tapavino: Tapas in Sydney



“A celebration of Sherry, Wine, Food, & Friends” It can’t get much better than that! Tapavino is a charming, rustically styled restaurant infused with a friendly atmosphere of inviting warmth. How very Spanish indeed!  Read more

Love this place – we often come here for our work team lunch as the food is delicious. The Spanish-inspired tapas are quite authentic and the portions are generous for the prices. I really recommend the jamon, the tuna, the potato and chorizo pizza. The sherries are great to drink alongside. – Bare Essentials

TrueLocal - Bodega Tapas Restaurant & Bar: Tapas in Sydney

If you’ve got a sense of pioneering adventure brewing alongside your tapas cravings, then Bodega can offer a whole new experience that’ll blast your taste buds into next Tuesday. A luscious blend of Spanish and Argentinian flavours, served up amidst funky décor and friendly vibes, makes this place a right proper winner.  Read more

A hidden gem. I really like their tapas menu, such as Scallops Morcilla, braised cabbage (see member pic – mine), or the steamed pork belly. Everything is served to share, and the serving sizes are medium-size, so order up. Cool atmosphere, and funky inside. –beanboy

TrueLocal - La Sangria Tapas: Tapas in Sydney

For a truly authentic taste of Spanish deliciousness, La Sangria Tapas is one of the city’s leading destinations. The head chef hails from Barcelona and brought all the mystical culinary secrets of his homeland with him to dazzle the lucky people of Sydney.  Read more

Absolutely delicious food! Love the garlic prawns and lamb skewers, but everything I’ve tried has been fantastic. – Eloise87

TrueLocal - Afous Restaurant: Tapas in Sydney

Another exciting mix of two rich culinary traditions, Afous combines Spanish tapas with traditional Moroccan delicacies. Expect a warm welcome from owner and master restauranteur Omar Majdi as you step inside this elegant eatery and prepare your stomach for the full-on VIP treatment courtesy of the masterful artisanal cooking team.  Read more

The experience and flavour of the food seemed to combine to make it one of the most intriguing meals I have had out in a very long time without having to spend big $$$. Highly recommended if you want something a little bit different but still delicious and enjoyable! – I’ve Been Here

TrueLocal - Forage Tapas & Wine Bar: Tapas in Sydney

This place started out life as a cutesy café/speciality cakes shop, gaining quite the reputation around the Marrickville area. How did they manage to branch out into a successful evening tapas and wine bar as well, you ask? Well, some people are just good at everything. Once you’re finished at Forage, the word ‘hunger’ will have lost all meaning for you.  Read more

We often eat here for breakfast and a couple of times for tapas and wine. The owner is really into wine, particular from Spain and California. They are good wines and the tapas is not the run-of-the-mill tapas either – I would different recommend dining here – salli-m

TrueLocal - Jah Bar: Tapas in Sydney

Jah Bar


Jah Bar is an absurdly pretty place. In fact, at night when it’s all lit up and sparkly-like, Jah Bar is the very definition of refined swankiness. And the food? Oh god, the food! Oh yeah, and it’s also on a beach. What more could you possibly desire?  Read more

What a hidden gem. Love the place. It’s buzzing. The staff were polite and helpful. The tapas are delicious and wine prices moderate enough that you can order that extra bottle. Wish they would take orders for paella during the week and not just on Sundays. Definitely one of the best-value restaurants in Manly. – Bronnie Pullinger

TrueLocal - Toros Tapas & Bar: Tapas in Sydney

This place is so cool that it’ll freeze your socks off. With beautiful décor and stunning Darling Harbour views, you’re always going to have something gorgeous to look at while you devour the delectable goodies on offer. Whether it’s date night or just a meal out with mates, Toros is the place to go when you’re really looking to impress. Read more

Nice restaurant, high-quality food and cuisine; the servers were very prompt and tactful when I visited. Price was not too bad at the end – I’ll be here again for sure. – Kris_88ers

TrueLocal - Tapeo Cafe and Tapas Wine Bar: Tapas in Sydney

Just in case one tapas/Moroccan fusion place wasn’t enough for you, we’ve gone and found another! After all, we wouldn’t want you getting too complacent now, would we? A vibrantly colourful and eclectic little spot, Tapeo has something to tempt you for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all in between, so zip down there at once to see what’s cooking! Read more

Tapas and poached eggs were amazing. Try them if you have the chance. Me, personally, loved the place. – Charles Crossley

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