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DeSeo Tapas

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34 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Hours of Operations:
Monday - Wednesday 4pm to 11:00pm
Thursday - Sunday 12pm to 11:30pm



*15 min grace period for reservations.*
Please note that there is a time limit of 1.5 hours for 2 guest, and 2 hours for all parties of 3 or more guest.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 34 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.1
service
4.3
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3.8
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAshleyR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A little slow during Covid but delicious and good vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brianna, our waitress was amazing and very helpful and gave great suggestions. Ambience is great! Drinks are really good- passion fruit sangria is the best!

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AdilehR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous date night out .. drinks are a bit expensive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food came out one at a time. It took almost an hour to get 2 cold appetizers to the table. My husbands steak never came out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The service is very well when I came to the door I was seated immediately and they follow CDC guidelines most restaurants don’t inforce wearing a mask walking through the restaurant but when a couple who didn’t have a mask came in they made them either sit closer to the door or leave to go get a mask and I appreciate them following the guidelines during this pandemic
This is a great place to go on a date when you want to have a nice ambience for both you and your partner. The food is very good cooked very well hot one soon to the big plates really are large plates the services very well multiple people came up to ask me if I was OK if I need anything only downside was one of the dishes it just wasn’t as good as I thought it would be it was basically fried calamari it wasn’t very good and I wouldn’t recommend getting it but overall anything else in the menus really good even their drinks are very strong too

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I will go back. Great. Service struggled today. They were having issues. Other than that, it was good. I will recommend

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vipYocastaC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and BYOB!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Sadly, this was possibly the worst meal I’ve ever had. My plate came out 20 min after everyone else’s, the shrimp was overcooked, the food lacked seasoning, etc. And no one finished their meal, we all took 1-2 bites and trashed it including the cocktails!

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steves
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was enjoyable and the food was quite good. We had an entree that came partially under cooked and the restaurant was quick to bring another entree in its place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

* ALERT * Gratuity is Included here* Even if it is 2 People *

It was our first time here at Deseo Tapas, the outside eating was nice and food was good HOWEVER the service was very poor. Our waitress only took our order and never came back. We were trying to get her attention multiple times and she never noticed because she was too busy on her phone. To make things worst, we asked for our check to another waiter because our waitress never check back in with us. Attached is a copy of the check where this Resturant “Deseo Tapas” actually Includes the gratuity on the bill EVEN though we were ONLY 2 people. Not only it was not printed on the menu, as it should, but the server didn’t even bother to her job. I processed to ask for the Manager, and guess what? Another waiter came to our table to represent to manager
Because the Manager didn’t want to come out to speak to us.

I go out to restaurant ALL the time and even worked in the past in this industry and the Gratuity LEGALLY should be included if it is a Party of 6 and up........ The owner should be more involved On how his/ her Restaurant is being run.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good time & dinner & drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post birthday celebration outing. It was a cute setup and enough outdoor protection from unforeseen weather. Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy with someone

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I probably will not visit this restaurant again. We called to see what the wait time was and got an error message from their phone company, even trying to call from two separate phones. Luckily, I was able to make a reservation on the open door app which was convenient. We got seated maybe 10 mins after our reservation, which wasn’t a big deal, but the service was the major disappointment of this visit. the first thing that i noticed was that the music was extremely loud for such a small area. the server, whose name i only learned when i received the receipt, came to take our order after another ten minutes. By the time he came to our table, we were ready to order our food. When we stated that we wanted the shrimp special, he said that it was the most popular item on the menu, so it was going to take a very very long time to come out.So he suggested that we order something else along with the shrimp, so it would come out first. I thought it was odd that he even told us our food was going to take a long time, how long can seafood take to cook? anyways, we both ordered the empanadas. surprisingly, the shrimp came out first, and cold. we finished our shrimp specials, and still no sign of the empanadas. our server literally came over to our table and asked us verbatim if we were waiting for something. we reminded him about the empanadas and asked for another water. he brought the empanadas out that were extremely cold. he didn’t bring our water out for another few minutes. he seemed pretty overwhelmed. i’m sure the experience would’ve been better if my food was warm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had a great experience. My only complaint was the staff wore they’re mask under their nose which made me a little paranoid. Other than that I had a great time and enjoyed the food was delicious.

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DanielleB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great vibes! Empanadas are delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

16th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Patio dining had great vibes with lights and plants. Music was upbeat and energetic. Garlic shrimp was my favorite tapa.

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AkilahO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, good food and even better drinks. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio ambience is amazing. Plenty of space to be socially distant from other customers. The staff kept making sure everything was clean, before and after customers were seated.

The food was amazing, very tasteful. The drinks were unique and refreshing. I will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious....drinks were amazing......nice night out!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

They didnt have a good food choice menu at all, they had only 4 regular dishes and almost everything else was appetizers. The drinks were good though. But besides that not worth going at all.

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Love2eat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The passion sangria was extremely refreshing! The paella was so delicious! I can’t wait to come back!

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Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My husband and I went for lunch and ordered a few hot tapas to share. The tapas were room temperature, some even cold, and of the four we ordered we only really liked one of them, the shrimp. We were charged a “service fee” due to covid-19, which isn’t a problem (I understand restaurants are hurting), the problem was that it wasn’t mentioned anywhere and was only told to us when we asked for the check. If the restaurant isn’t transparent with its customers, I don’t really see it lasting long. Our bill was over 100 dollars for lunch, which I thought was pricey given we ordered tapas (small plates) and didn’t have alcohol.

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Robin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Shrimp and crab croquettes were delicious. Sangria was just ok. While the space is beautiful, it felt like something was missing. Possibly the seating wasn’t as warm and romantic as I expected. The tables seemed to be for a more casual restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Drinks too forever. Food took forever and it was cold and missing items and then we received food, but not what we ordered. Overall, nice place, but they neee to get organized and tweak their food a bit, because it is a bit overpriced for what it is.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep up the good work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the customer service was spectacular, the employees are very friendly, especially Sabrina, who was the one who attended us, super friendly. the food is very good, the atmosphere super good, and good music too! we will definitely return :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance.. service was exceptional except toward the end but understandably it was getting busier.. the food was delicious and was bought to us fairly quick.. few things that need tweaking but I’m sure since it’s just the opening stage it will get even better... I would definitely visit again....

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SandraQ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was not good, “hot” tapas were cold, the service was terrible, we were ignored many times.

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albertoc
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was a pretty noisy, we don’t know if we are in a bar or restaurant, the boot are too close for comfort and it is not clear if it is a restaurant or bar

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place!!! The decor it’s amazing, great vibe and the food was outstanding...
The service was very friendly as well. They also turn into a lounge on the weekends after 10pm with live DJs and bands, can’t wait to go back to party this time..
highly recommend!!! 👍🏻👍🏻

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vipAndrew
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was so excited for this place. My wife and I love tapas and we were so excited to give this place a go. We like Casa d' Paco in Newark and were ready for some awesome tapas.

We arrived for our reservation and were seated in the front section in front of the clover wall and in the section right behind the maitre d' stand. We sat and devoured the menu. We had another group of two people right by us. The waitress came and visited their table and didn't look at us. During the 20 minutes we were sitting there, two waiters visited their table about 7 times. There were quite a few waiters that walked past and not one looked at us. We couldn't get their attention. Our menus were on the table and we could not get the attention to get any service. To top it off, there was an incredibly bright light that kept flashing me in the eye.

We usually never walk out, but we felt we had to. Other than being seated, not one person spoke to us as we were sitting or as we were leaving. We went to another restaurant when we left and within 30 second of us sitting down, we were greeted and was told a server would be with us shortly.

I don't know if it is because they are new, but I hope they get their act together and train their servers better. We may try it again in a few months, but we were super disappointed in the service.

FAQs

DeSeo Tapas offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 901-0200.

DeSeo Tapas is rated 4 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.