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“not your ordinary dinner”
Review of Tapas del Mundo - CLOSED

Tapas del Mundo
Price range: USD 10 - USD 15
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We paid plenty for this fun and unique dining experience...the small plates were great for sharing at the bar with our group of six and the food was delicious. However, pay attention to what you're ordering -- food and drink. The total was much higher than we expected and it was impossible to really tell whether all the dishes served were really ordered, as well as the drinks. Bring plenty of cash!

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Thank MIfan49265
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

What fun we had. The food is prepared in from of you and you can pick and choose what you want so it's fresh, fresh, fresh. The owner is thoroughly entertaining. The onion pie and stuffed flowers were amazing, and the roasted garlic was wonderful. Cream brûlée was fabulous and came along with an entertaining blessing. Try it.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This restaurant (on the 2nd floor) is owned and operated but the outrageous Jorge' Kerley. Who looks like the crazy doctor in the movie Back to the Future. Jorge' is a transplant from the USA 40 years ago and with staff is a master chef and truly entertaining. Sounds nutty but Jorge' will decide, after you've made and show for your reservation...on time by the way.....if he'll serve you. He's an incredible man, known by all. He has several children, several of whom circulate in/out of the restaurant. Some will help, some just want daddy's hugs. If only go to a single restaurant while in Mexico.....this experience must not be missed. I don't have the words to say the high praise Jorge's Tapas del Mundo in Bucerias.

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Thank ajmediator
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

After reading the other reviews I have to agree with all of them. The food is delicious and intriguing. It comes in small portions; tapas means 'small dishes'. The point of tapas is to make it a unique dining experience with a variety of selections and Tapas del Mundo does exactly that. Our first visit (2013) was before we understood the process and we arrived late one evening. Jorge scolded us for not making reservations and coming late for food (he can be surly if you're not particularly appreciative of the atmosphere or the process) but he took our reservations for another evening and then prepared some samples for us to whet our appetite. Our next dining evening was a total delight, sitting at the bar and watching each delicious dish we ordered be prepared right in front of us. This year we made sure to make reservations right away at the beginning of our vacation and encouraged some new friends to join us. They too were initially exasperated at the tapas eating style until they realized this is a dining event not just dinner. Set aside your normal expectations and let Jorge guide you through the evening. Yes, he's a little eccentric but he knows what he is doing. You won't be disappointed by the food which is always fresh and delicious, the drinks which are always strong and plentiful, or the conversation which is always interesting and entertaining. If you can, get a seat at the bar rather than the long table so you get the benefit of the full cooking experience as well. We're already looking forward to next year's event. Tapas del Mundo also offers cooking classes.

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Thank ShariT3211
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Let me just say, I am very easy going. Easy to please and know good food and value. I am a New Yorker so I have seen and spoken to all walks of life and can appreciate different. I bumped into someone in a restaurant whom I did not know but thought I would take their suggestion after reading all the reviews. Jorge (owner) weird, rude and especially not funny which he thinks he is. His humor is dry and we personally didn't beleive much of his conversation. We let him decide on which tapas to order and his selection was quite good but consisted of small portions. After our party consumed our strong drinks and finished our meal he handed us our check. My husband paid without question and after we left, we figured out that we were overcharged. Jorge definitely took advantage of us knowing we were tipsy and where and what kind of resort we were staying at. There are too many better and interesting restaurants to visit than this one!

1  Thank enjoysbeach
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