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“Listen to the server -- she's Portuguese”
Review of Tapas Y Mas

Tapas Y Mas
Ranked #2,420 of 4,073 Restaurants in Brussels
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Straight up this was a mixed bag so in retrospect we should have just listened to the lady. She was a nice young woman, it's a family owned place it seems and her brother works the kitchen.

When you think Tapas you think Spain; get that out of your head here. I found it to have more of a leaning toward Portugal. But no Portuguese red wine by the bottle just the glass. Odd.

Tortilla was terrible. Not enough potatoes and dry. She didn't recommend it and I see why. I should have listened. On the other hand I love tortilla and measure all tapas places by it. Ribs were dry and chewy. She also did not recommend them. I should have listened.

When we did listen it turned out much better; the lasagne was great as were the croquettes de bacalhou. She recommended the wine from Chile and it was quality. Prices are decent and after stupidly ordering the Spanish wine and finding it ever so slightly effervescent and bad, she happily replaced it with the Chilean. I'll probably go again.

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Reviewed 28 December 2015

The tapas there are good. I don't often go to Spain, but I think that the food there is quiet similar to what we can usually find in Spanish cuisine.
It is not too expensive but beware that tapas are usually synonimous of small dishes. So make sure that it is what you want to eat.

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Reviewed 10 October 2014

Me and my friend went Monday night to enjoy some tapas at Tapas Y Mas. The restaurant atmosphere is quite good and the staff has been ok. The tapas not. We took 8 tapas: The tortilla was dry and little I think it was the worst I ever had. The quality of the Chorizo is more or less like the one that you can find at the carrefour, the Serranoham also. The ribs were overcooked and too sweet. Chili con carne was clearly made days before and there was to much cumin inside, it was really really bad. The only good taps were the Gambas à la plancha however they were just two(one each). Polyp was ok and the Patatas Bravas were ok (since they are roast potatoes I guess that is quite difficult to fail in cooking them). We had also two beers each. We run away paying 50 euro
not recommended!!!!!!!!!

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2  Thank Augusto F
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

Bad food and below par service. We had a group of 8 people and had dinner around 20.30 on a Saturday night. The place was full. The servers were nice but the service was very very slow. These are things you can forgive (specially in Brussels) and we hope that the food would be worth the wait...but it wasn't. The tortilla was probably the worst I ever had; super dry and it seemed they used powdered eggs to make it. The meatballs seemed like they came out of a frozen bag and the ribs were overcooked and chewy. My friends said the chorizo was ok. Overall, I would not go back or recommend. The food is not worth it and there are far better places in town.
Practical info: several vegetarian options; they take credit cards; reservations a good idea; parking at night is a nightmare.

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3  Thank SebastianDelgado
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Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Recomended by friends and i found it Very pleasant for a nice dinner among friends with Very diversed dishes with great taste . The choice of beers was also plenty and the staff was kind to help . I will return .

1  Thank João P
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