In January we went to Tapa the World in Sacramento with our friends George, Brittney, and Jordan. It features food from southern Spain and features a different beer and wine each month. Brittney and I both had sangria while my husband had red wine.
The restaurant clearly has its regulars, who were like family with the staff of the restaurant.
The tapa special was what my husband ordered, which is in the picture below. He didn't realize how small it was before ordering and ended up sharing my meal. The tapa was delicious despite being a small serving. It was perfect crunchy on the outside and mouth-melting in the middle.
Brittney and I both ordered the dinner special which was chicken, shrimp, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. The chicken was a bit dry but the sauce made up for it. The sauce was so good - flavorful, but not overpowering, and the texture was great! It mixed well with the mashed potatoes too, similar to gravy only tastier. The shrimp were teeny but were cooked right. I would have liked to have more than just four to go with the rest of the meal though. The asparagus was grilled perfectly, not too mushy. The mashed potatoes were a close second to the best mashed potatoes ever (my mom's).
The live music was spectacular! The gentleman playing the guitar didn't sing, but he played so well. It wasn't so loud that you couldn't hear yourself think, but wasn't so quiet that you couldn't hear it either. Overall, the restaurant was loud inside. It was packed full and many patrons were drinking, which just increased the overall volume.
George and Jordan both had burgers with mixed reviews. Jordan loved his while George thought it was mediocre at best. I was so full that I didn't try any of the burger.
I would definitely go back to Tapa the World. I'll probably order something different since the chicken wasn't my favorite, but really I'm not a huge chicken fan to begin with so it wasn't the best choice for me. If we do go back I'll probably get soup or salad.