Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of tapas and more at Vizcaya Restaurante & Tapas Bar. Owner and chef Felix Piedra is proud to present customers with authentic Iberian-inspired cuisine that embodies years of research and refinement. Stop in for lunch or dinner to indulge in a steamy, full-sized serving of paella or fresh seafood, or round up some pals to sample sundry gourmet tapas. Brightly colored walls, paintings, and large windows form Vizcaya's festive interior, which acts as an ideal backdrop for sipping house-made sangria, reconnecting with old friends, and engaging in respectful debates about the "right" way to groom a Wookiee.
Florida Trend magazine named Vizcaya Restaurante & Tapas Bar one of Florida's 500 Best Places to Dine, and the St. Petersburg Times listed it in its Best of 2006 awards. Eighty-three percent of more than 180 Urbanspooners like it:
- Felix Piedras brings us the taste of San Sebastian's grand resorts, the jewel of the Basque country, and the colorful mosaics of Barcelona. – St. Petersburg Times
- The operation is very professional and the food was fantastic. Ceviche de Corbina - delicious, limey and tender. I could eat ceviche all day long! – Cubes, Urbanspoon
Vizcaya Restaurante and Tapas Bar
Inspired by the unique tastes and recipes of the Iberian peninsula, Chef Felix Piedra crafts a menu of inventive tapas and entrees to complement the spicy atmosphere of his Vizcaya Restaurante and Tapas Bar. There, he cooks up hot and cold tapas—dishes designed for sharing—featuring exotic seafood and béchamel sauce and infuses entrees such as Black Angus filet and paella with Spanish touches such as piquillo peppers.
Piedra's sommeliers curate an extensive wine list that includes varietals from Spain, Argentina, and Australia, though patrons sometimes eschew international bottles for glasses of sangria, made in-house from caramelized fruit and muscatel and Rioja wines. Occasionally during dinner hours, flamenco dancers perform their passionate dance moves on the restaurant's stage, spinning majestically to traditional Spanish music while stomping out the text of Don Quixote in Morse code.