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Tapajax - Balham, London, Greater London

Tapajax - Balham

4.4
4.4
8 Reviews
£26 to £40
Spanish
After working in the restaurant industry for over 10 years, we decided to go out on our own and have created Tapajax, a tapas bar and restaurant. Our number one goal is to provide an authentic Spanish dining experience with the best quality food possible. With our fantastic front of house team, we aim to create an atmosphere that people cherish and return to time and time again.

Come dine with us and have a bit of craic.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 17:00–23:00 Wed, Thu 17:00–23:30 Fri 17:00–00:00 Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    020 8772 9555
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 8 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

22 Reviews
  1. Anne

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here and it was absolutely delicious. The service was exceptional. We will definitely come back!

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  2. NeetaI

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 2nd time eating at Tapajax. The food is delicious and good portions. Service was great and very professional.

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  3. JerM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very handy location. Could do with a few more options for vegetarians. The tortilla was really good and the patatas bravas!

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  4. MarionK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the first time last night with a group. Overall it was excellent, food, service was great. Will definitely return

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  5. BenSuar

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to have an authentic tapas restaurant in Balham as it well needed. Food is as good a quality as their sister restaurant in Clapham. Great food, decor and service. Prawns are as a good as you can get anywhere and the suckling pig is divine. Can’t wait to go back

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  6. Ronx

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Would definitely recommend for drinks and small bites

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  7. LeaLea

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Team are new and settling in but doing a great job. Food was very tasty, egg tortilla really good! Lovely attentive service. Maybe add a few more soft furnishings to help noise levels. Wine was a bit on the pricey side but otherwise a lovely evening had. Will revisit 😊

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  8. Tazido

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service and cold beer but an overpriced for what are some slightly elevated bar snacks very distantly related to actual Spanish tapas.

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  9. The reviews below were submitted before 19 February 2024, when this restaurant changed management.

  10. LadyG

    London

    112 reviews

    112 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Took an age to get served, then the food started coming and is was mediocre - nothing wow and different or inventive. We were 6 but squashed onto a table for 4 right near the toilets, we had to keep asking for water and wine.

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  11. Pedro

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Being in Balham for many years, a Tapas Bar like Tapajax was needed. Food was tasty, the wines easy to choose without having extensive wine lists. Service was attentive and friendly. Will be back!

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  12. RyanS

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing food and poor service. Time between courses was far too long.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Only two members of staff great workers but needed more

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Firstly the service was pretty poor. We had to ask each time for service. Additionally when ordering a picante- the drink was made incorrectly. The most disappointing was the food. The padrons were soggy. The prawns lacked any flavour and the sauce may aswell of just been water. The croquettes were extremely stodgy and barely had any ham in. Finally the meatballs came out 25 minutes after all the rest and were so dry we didnt eat them. Such a shame and was so expensive!! Will not be returning.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience, lovely staff, delicious tapas. Highly recommend.

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  16. Clare

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I celebrated my birthday here over the weekend and the staff were so lovely and accommodating. The food was delicious - highly recommend the focaccia & marmite butter and mushroom cannelloni 👌🏻

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  17. ap22

    London

    57 reviews

    vip

    57 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice bar with good vibe. Staff is friendly. Food selection is poor and quality not great. Overpriced. Not going back for sure

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  18. Anna

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a great experience! Lovely food, quick service and good atmosphere.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not cheap for tapas but good quality food and atmosphere

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  20. JCJ93

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Was okay - Decided to give it a second go after a relatively poor first experience - wouldn't say the second time massively changed my mind. A confusing message to customers changing from Heidi to Tapajax as allergen matrix's and receipts all still read Heidi but staff insist they aren't affiliated. I was always a huge fan of Heidi but Tapajax are not doing Heidi justice with the transition. Staff repeatedly get table numbers wrong and offer you plates of food and drink that you haven't ordered, you watch things go round the room and staff looking terribly confused. A shame for Tapajax's takeover...!

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  21. Soph

    London

    15 reviews

    vip

    15 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and service- a great addition to Balham

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  22. RichardB

    London

    5 reviews

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Little disappointing. Prices very high for relatively ordinary tapas.
    Tapajax - BalhamResponded on 16 January 2024
    Morning Richard, We are currently in a transitional phase, having just taken over and using the previous menu. Our proper tapas menu will be in full swing by beginning of February, so we ask that you give us another try then. Many thanks

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  23. BenSuar

    London

    6 reviews

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice setting in the middle of Balham. I have been to the Tapajax in Clapham so knew what to expect with regard to service and ambience. Always top notch! Granted the menu is from the previous owners as told by staff but was delicious still. Look forward to seeing their proper tapas menu in February.

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Tapajax - Balham is rated 4.4 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Tapajax - Balham

1 Balham Station Rd, London, Greater London SW12 9SG

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Balham
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 17:00–23:00 Wed, Thu 17:00–23:30 Fri 17:00–00:00 Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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