Riverside Restaurants: Tapa That!

October 14, 2012 5 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Cool Comfortable and tasty. Tapa That is located on Lomax Street in Five Points and offers fantastic food. After the Jump, Janice Price tells us the details!

Tapa That
820 Lomax St (across the street from the big lizard mural)
(904) 376-9911

Tapa That serves a rotating menu of dishes that are more fusion cuisine than traditional Spanish tapas. The charming owner, Michael Coutu, is dedicated to using locally produced food as much as possible, so the menu changes daily and is partly determined by what is locally grown and in season.  There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, no HCF, no MSG, no freezer, and no microwave oven. There are locally brewed and national brands of beer, and the vinos are primarily from organic, sustainable wineries.

Tapa That is small, cozy, and casually elegant, with floating candles on the tables at night and fresh flowers during the day. There is free wifi and a small lounge area with sofas for relaxing and hanging out, which is encouraged. The aged brick walls are colorfully decorated with works by local artists, and the art is available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the artists. The decor in the bathrooms is amusingly squee... but more importantly, they were clean. Yes, I have a thing about bathrooms.

Reservations are not required, but are recommended on Friday and Saturday nights, or for parties of ten or more people. Reservations can be made by phone or online at tapathat.com.

Tuesday through Thursday: 11 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11 am until, well, just until.
Closed Sunday and Monday, except brunch on the second Sunday of the month, featuring bottomless mimosas and an art raffle.

text and photos by Janice Price