"Eat Small, Live Large"

"Eat Small, Live Large"

"Eat Small, Live Large"

"Eat Small, Live Large"

About Us

Laura and Cindy started their first "Laci's" venture in the regional market commons called Laci's Coffee Cafe. It is still going strong under a new name "Bohemian Beans Cafe" but it still has the same spirit and the same $2.00 chairs they bought at an auction!

They moved from there to Laci's at the Palace Theatre, then onto Laci's Burger Joint on James St. to Laci's Tapas Bar. It has been a great journey so far and I think there may still be more yet to come!

We strive to personify 'customer service'. If you are not greeted with a smile and possibly by your first name (if we remember it) then you are probably not at Laci's. Each venture that we go into is a lesson from the last. We love people and we love food...there you have it.

Humble Beginnings



Featured Press


Laura & Cindy are AccessToday Honorees

Check out the clip below:

Posted: 10/02/17

Laci's gets voted as a top 5 bar!

Check out the article here.

Posted: 06/19/17

Laura & Cindy Tedx Talk

Check out Laura and Cindy doing their Tedx Talk at Onondaga Community College:

Posted: 01/27/17

Two Syracuse Women Share A Marriage And A Mission

Laura and Cindy were featured in a great article by NCC News. Have a look: Visit Now

Posted: 12/09/16

Give Back News

Laci's was featured in a great article by Eagles News about their Give Back Party. Have a look: Visit Now

Posted: 08/17/16

Feminist History

Laci's was mentioned as part of feminist history. Have a look: Visit Now

Posted: 03/23/16

Syracuse Innovators of 2015

Laura & Cindy, owners of Laci's tapas bar featured as 1 of 9 people who are redefining CNY creative culture. Visit Now

Posted: 12/28/15

New Website!

We're so excited to announce that our brand new website has been launched! We hope you really enjoy it.

Posted: 12/23/15


Past Press




Join us on August 20, 2015 at 5PM as we celebrate our 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!


CenterState CEO Community Visionary Award



Laci's was feature on Movoto's list of Syracuse Iconic Restaurants: Read More

Learn more about the emerging Hawley Green neighborhood:
CNY Central News
Time Warner News
WAER News

Laura and Cindy are featured in the CNY Business Journal

Laura and Cindy received the 2013 Sparky Mortimer Humanitarian Award!

Woman Breaking Ground Site Feature - Click Here

Syracuse.com Feature - November 2012 - Click Here

CNY Central Feature - February 2013 - Click Here

Syracuse Woman Magazine - April 2012 - Click Here

CNY Magazine - The Good Life - January 2012

Today's CNY Woman - June 2011 - Click Here

Martini Beef Skewers Article from The Post Standard - March 2011 - Click Here

CNY Business Exchange Article - January 2011 - Click Here

Tapas FAQ


What is Tapas?
Tapas are snacks, canapés or finger food that originated in Spain.

How did tapas food first come to be?
According to legend tapas began when King Alfonso X of Castile Spain, recovered froman illness by drinking wine with small dishes between meals… After regaining his health he ordered that taverns would not be allowed to serve wine to customers unless it wasaccompanied by a small snack or “tapa”… Here at Laci’s the serving of tapas is designed to be shared so as to encourage conversations at the table… Enjoy!

How should you order Tapas food to get the best possible experience?
Think like a team. Since tapas are a series of little dishes, they are often shared, family style, among the group. Therefore, it is best if you decide what you would like as a group. Try to get everyone to contribute and don't let one person run the show.

Mix it up. One of the benefits of family style dining is the opportunity to try a little bit of everything. Try a series of dishes that run the range from seafood to salad, from fresh vegetables to finely cooked meat. Give your palate a range of flavors to sample and enjoy.

Be adventurous. Take chances. Order something you've never had before. A tapas dinner can be more than a meal, it can be an adventure.

Draw it out. Order your courses gradually; you don't want all your food to come at once. Begin by ordering fewer dishes than you'll eventually eat. Tapas are not a food that should be hurried. Once you've eaten the first few dishes, decide what else you want to eat. This way, you'll have a better idea of the types of dishes you like and what you'd like to continue with.

Enjoy. Sit around with a group of friends and spend a couple of hours over dinner. Order a couple pitchers of Sangria or a bottle or two of a nice Spanish red wine. A tapas dinner is an event, so enjoy it. Appreciate everything: the food, the drink and above all else, the company.