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Modesto Tapas Bar and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
The Hill
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5257 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3029 (Edwards)
+1 314-772-8272
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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123 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Very disappointing. Thought I'd try the new place on The Hill. They have about 5 Italian pasta dishes, maybe 6 red pizzas and 6 white pizzas. I ordered the smoked chicken. Not sure why it was under the red column - no red pizza sauce. For 12" and very thin- the edges come in burnt and the sparse toppings stop... More 

Thank Mike W
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Modesto offers a nice atmosphere, with a great selection of small plate offerings! Great for couples as well as small group (6-8) gatherings.

Thank Todd B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love coming to this place and trying at least 5-6 different dishes each time. We have enjoyed almost everything some more than others. A few plates to try are the croquetas de champinones, empanadillas marlloquinas, salchichas de conejo, papas con queso, and paella mixta. These do not include the dishes we have yet to try. Above... More 

Thank Everlidis R
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I appreciate the vast variety of food to be chosen from, and not feeling too full afterwards! The plates are reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is a perfect ambiance for a date night. Would definitely return for dinner or appetizers before a night out.

Thank JDuchon
Saint Louis, Missouri
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

They specialize in Tapas and Wine. We have been several times and are always impressed with the selections and the quality of the food. Love this place for a friend get together.

1 Thank lisahrrt
O'Fallon, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Had a really nice dinner here with my wife. The server was outstanding about being attentive, informed, and just overall friendly. The atmosphere is also really nice with lots of windows to look out on a busy street. We liked the parking lot next door because this early can get very crowded and parking can be tricking. I don't have... More 

Thank Indierocker7
Grand Rapids
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We have been to a few tapas restaurants throughout the country and the food and atmosphere here tops them all. Lots of good choices, but of all the good tapas, the dessert and the bread pudding was second to none. I ordered two it was so tasty. Enjoy!

Thank Newkie
Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Ate here last night and won't be going back. I have been to just about all the tapas restaurants in St. Louis and this one had the worst tasting food. The atmosphere is nice, hence the 2 stars. The food was not terrible, just terribly disappointing. The Tocino con Pina was the tastiest menu item we tried, but barely two... More 

Thank eridon2002
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

For four of us including an alcohol a piece, it was a bit over $100. Everything was well seasoned/cooked. Service was very attentive. If you want to experiment with food that's a bit outside the norm, this is a good place to go.

Thank blake-n-amanda
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting, beautifully prepared food, and definitely ask for wine recommendation, and the servers will most certainly treat you right! I went here with a friend who lives in the area, and this is his favorite restaurant in St Louis. Couldn't believe such wonderfully prepared dishes, with exquisite wine. Love the rice dishes, but the best was the duck... Oh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5257 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3029
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > The Hill
  • Neighbourhood: The Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 314-772-8272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?