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Modesto

5257 Shaw Ave St. Louis, MO 63110 | St. Louis - The Hill | 314-772-8272

Location Description:

In a neighborhood where Italian cuisine is king, Spain somehow manages to reign supreme at Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant. For more than a decade, the Hill neighborhood restaurant has served an extensive Spanish wine list alongside small plates and vibrant entrees that reflect the finer side of the country's cuisine. The restaurant's color palette featuring brick and bright reds, browns and oranges creates a perfect setting for a relaxing siesta. Choose from traditional paella or opt for modern plates including fried lobster tail topped with chimichurri. Stop in for happy hour on a weeknight for artfully skewered finger foods to enjoy with a glass of house sangria.


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  • Cuisine(s): Spanish
  • Hours: Mon-Thu, 5-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 5-11 p.m.
  • Price: $, $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Snack Food
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Business-casual attire
  • Features: Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party

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