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“Loved the food and service, but totally disliked their way of serving a meal to a group.”

Cravings Tapas Bistro
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Ranked #8 of 138 Restaurants in Ridgewood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 50
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Last night we and two other couples ate at this busy small plates restaurant. We all loved the food here and the service was very good. The space is quite nice. The restaurant and its outdoor tables were full on the weeknight we were there. Our problem is with the kitchen's propensity to send out food as it becomes ready. This is what we were told, but nevertheless, some food was served quite tepid. This also meant at our table one person got two plates before another got even one. Food got cold waiting for all to be served at least one plate. So those plates we ate while hot were really good, but food eaten cold or too quickly because everyone else has already finished when you got your first plate, can never be good, in my opinion. So I don't think we will be coming back here.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I'm shocked that this is the 7th best-rated restaurant in Ridgewood. Food was terrible and over-priced. The olive tapenade was too salty, the cheese dip terrible, and the spoonful of hummus could have come from the grocery store for 5% of the price. Food was fatty and had too much cheese (if that's what it was) and way too much sauce. An $11 salad had 3 thin slices of beets, two wisps of feta and 6 arugula leaves, doused with way too much dressing. We all left feeling like we could have made a much better meal at home with very little effort (e.g., thawed some ShopRite frozen empanadas) and saved $120.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We were greated at the door and shown to our table immediately . The waitress gave us our menus and asked if we had been there before. We said no and she then proceeded to explain the meaning of Tapas. She was trying to be informative, but she didn't ask if we ever dined at a Tapas restaurant, which we had many times. She suggested we order three Tapas each. We decided to order three for both of us and we could decide to order more later if we were still hungry. The food was excellent! We ordered the trio of humus, the shrimp with garlic and the paella. They were very anxious to remove the garlic sauce from the shrimp, infact , three times. We were enjoying dipping our bread.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This place is aweful my wife and I had a 5:15 dinner reservation we were seated at 5:15 ordered two salads and two dinners. The salads were soggy with old cheese and the beet salad had 3 paper thin slices of beets. We sat there for 35 minutes after the salad waiting on our food? There were only two other tables there at the time. After talking with Starla the manager we decided to take the bill and leave. We went to Tamara in Ramsey awesome place great food great service

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place to come with friends to hang out for some drinks and tasty tapas. Saturdays are very busy. Food is a bit expensive but tasty.

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