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El Tufo

630 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2307
+1 253-426-1347
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good51%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (6 reviews)
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Soups, American, Wine Bar
630 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2307
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy, some fun wines. Unfortunately Chef decided not to make tapas. Disappointing as was reason we went there. Enjoy a decent Spanish rose. Triple cream Brie with roasted garlic and candied pecans was nice.

Thank kikirob
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We stopped in prior to heading to see a film nearby, and were delighted by the ambience, the careful wine selection, and the delicious small plates that were available. The charcuterie selections were especially pleasing.

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We went for lunch and when we entered the resturant it felt right. The food was fresh, inventive and well presented. Service was fun and attentive. Great Food. Will have to try tappas on an evening run.

Thank TLC002
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It wasn't like I expected: 2 small rooms, most tables having stools or boxes to sit on, a few chairs. We were there for something before going to the Pantages theatre which is close to it. They have sandwiches and small plates,which is is what...More

Thank Kathleen2cats
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Went to El Tufo Wine Bar last evening and what a tremendous find! Some of the best tapas outside of Spain in Tacoma, Washington? The Chef, Bruce was trying out his new menu and it was delicious. Great variety of tapas. We tried the Patatas...More

Thank marinertacoma
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

It was a new place for both of us. We heard good things and we did have a nice lunch. The soup of the day caught our eye; Carrot Coconut Curry. They were kind enough to bring us a little sampling and it was quite...More

Thank clehua
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Everything about our visit was absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend stopping in during the morning, lunch, or dinnertime! Food and wine are like fine dining with non-fine dining prices. YUM!

Thank torijoy
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband and I stopped into El Tufo last night (around 8 pm). The ambience was nice, the music playing was completely excellent, the wine was perfect, the three tapas we ordered were DELICIOUS and gorgeously presented, our service was sublime. In short, the whole...More

Thank torijoy
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Today's supper at STINK upheld their reputation for fun, different meal options. My friend and I had bowls of the 5 Star Mushroom Soup, split the Antipasti ($16) and had an order of Albondigas ($7). Everything was super tasty. They have an interesting and varied...More

1  Thank jay s
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Used to love coming here when i lived in tacoma, and i still do when i return to visit. Their happy hour is my favorite because its everyday from 3-5pm, but Tuesday and Wednesday its ALL DAY!! $4 glasses of house wine which is always...More

Thank Stacey H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Soups, American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-426-1347
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