We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
AU$15 - AU$77
CUISINES
Dining bars
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (186)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
186 results
Traveller rating
79
62
27
8
10
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
79
62
27
8
10
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tapas coconut prawns duck pancakes barramundi sunday night dinner delicious food dishes esplanade
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 9 October 2023

Was in Hervey Bay for a few nights and was looking for somewhere to have dinner. Always enjoy Tapas so when we saw this place we decided to give it a try. Was extremely surprised when the food was very tasty and well prepared. Cudos...to the chef. Dishes could have been sent out a bit further apart, but not a deal breaker. Wait staff were friendly and courteous. 6 plates, a beer and a cocktail and the bill was only $88. Will definitely go again if I am back in Hervey Bay.More

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

Nice little place on the esplanade that sells little dishes. They are about $11 a plate . Nice food and tasty. Service was quick.Great for those that don’t want to eat much to those that do.

Date of visit: June 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 24 March 2023 via mobile

Tapas choice of 29 exceptional with great flavours. Excellent service and atmosphere. Staff friendly and curious. Definitely coming back again.

Date of visit: March 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

Excellent selection of food and cocktails. You could order individually or share plates amongst family and friends. Staff were friendly, food was served quickly. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Will go back again.

Date of visit: December 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 15 November 2022 via mobile

Loved it! A local suggested it and it was delicious. I was hungry but nothing else along the esplanade was of interest. I ordered three tapas plates and was fully satisfied. No complaints. See I was terrific.. young gal was very attentive and friendly. There...was some confusion in price but they honoured the special price they told me for 3 plates . Apparently they had recently changed prices. I sat outside but they have a fun inside area with bright red little booths. Definitely give this place a try !More

Date of visit: November 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 14 November 2022 via mobile

Delicious food and coffee. I was a little bit hungry after visiting the beach and needed to find something to eat. Decided to explore this Cafe and was not disappointed. Small portions, I ordered the crispy eggplant chips and lamb cutlets. Lamb was just delicious...with cashew pesto. 😋 And eggplant chips... Very tasty. Together with almond latte, which also was very smooth exactly as like. ;) I would recommend it for sure.More

Date of visit: November 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 3 August 2022 via mobile

Quick service and super delicious tapas. Everything was so fresh and tasty. Best tapas we have ever had and can’t wait to go back again.

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

Caught up with a friend after a long time and sat at one of the outside tables. Friendly efficient service and fun and reasonably priced cocktails. Food is not that special but overall the whole experience was a great little start to the evening 👍🏼

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 23 July 2022

The place was rather empty so was seated straight away and the waiter came out right away and took our orders.staff were friendly , we ordered about 12 dishes, food was okay , but I don't think it's filling enough.

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 27 June 2022 via mobile

We had a bottle of Cloudy Bay at reasonable price & 4 tapas - duck pancakes (3) grilled squid, little meatballs & the barramundi bites - which were pedestrian. Wait staff guy was great. We sat outside as we had a little dog but atmosphere...felt unloved - Lighting hospital bright & no music. The Mexican next door nails it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 19 March 2022

We had been here a number of times previously and for a change opted for the seafood selection. It was very, very ordinary, The two oysters and scallops could not have gotten any smaller. Very limited seafood for the price and a large serve of...chips to fill the plate. Not good value and not particularly enjoyable.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 20 February 2022

We ate coconut prawns, and a wrap with good grinders coffee. Very enjoyable. The street tables worked for us but aircon inside is available in a club environment

Date of visit: February 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 22 November 2021 via mobile

We went to the Cafe Tapas in Hervey Bay on Friday 19/11/21. We booked for 7.00 pm and got there a bit early. A few customers but on the quiet side. We asked where our table was and we were told by barman to sit...here, there or wherever you want. Once seated the barman bought water but then the service stopped. From just before 7 pm until 7.20 pm - when I stopped one of the three waitresses - we were ignored totally. There were not enough customers to engulf three waitresses but they managed to find things to do. Finally our order was taken but not read back to us to confirm it was all correct, and we were left alone again. Once more after twenty more minutes, we had to grab another waitress and ask if we could get some drinks. Now I might be old school, but when you pay to eat and have to pay for drinks I would expect some communication between staff and customers to ensure the customer is being serviced adequately. Not at Cafe Tapas in Hervey Bay. Our food order arrived at 7.50 pm some thirty minutes after it was placed. Crowd numbers? About thirty at best and three waitresses remember. We ordered three types of tapas but only two arrived. One was the wrong item completely. The Peking Duck rolls were nice. Our order of pork dumplings were seemingly replaced by fish! (Remember when I said a good waiter reads your order back to confirm) . My third tapas of pork belly did not arrive for quite some time, approx ten minutes after the first two with no communication about why it was late. It was ok but the crackle. Oh dear. It was harder than a brick. I tried to break it with my teeth but gave up. It remained on my plate while we waited for our missing pork dumplings. And we waited. And waited some more. After twenty more excruciating minutes and no more customers- in fact the crowd numbers were now less than when we arrived - we finally decided to leave. I vehemently complained to bar staff why we were leaving and not paying for the missing dumplings when the manager (the barman from the start of this story) came over and spoke to the waitress sorting out our reduced bill but never spoke to us. In fact no one spoke to us about the abhorrent service and no one offered any form of apology. I was so incensed I forgot to tell them about my brick (crackle) still on my plate. I write this so you can choose if you wish to go to this restaurant but this experience of ours is still strong in my mind. Good luck to you if you eat and drink there. I hope you will enjoy it because we certainly didn’t.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 November 2021

The food was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. The service was some of the worst experience I've had. The young bar attendant/hostess did not smile once during our time, barely greeted us on arrival, was very unpleasant to be around and played offensive rap...music quite loud which combined gave our lunch a terrible ambience. Felt very embarrassed and disappointing that this was the venue I picked to shout my family out when dining out is a rare opportunity for them due to illness.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

We opted for 3 dishes (prawns, squid and salad) which were all delicious Service was good and reasonably priced food. Hope to visit again

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
White Crest Apartments, Hervey Bay
228 reviews
.42 km away
Riviera Resort
98 reviews
.69 km away
Delfinos Bay Resort
65 reviews
.71 km away
Tower Court Motel
334 reviews
.98 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Bayaroma Cafe
524 reviews
.25 km away
Planet 72 Icecreamery
123 reviews
.34 km away
Aegean Waters
675 reviews
.40 km away
Nilima Indian Restaurant
109 reviews
.68 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Fraserjet
194 reviews
.07 km away
Ellen Foulds Fine Art Gallery
12 reviews
.22 km away
Ocean Therapies Massage and Wellness Centre
56 reviews
1.56 km away
Best Thai Massage Hervey Bay
11 reviews
.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Tapas staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

CAFE TAPAS, Torquay - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Tapas

Yes, Cafe Tapas offers takeaway services.

Yes, Cafe Tapas offers delivery services.

Cafe Tapas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4