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El Bocado

36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
+44 1392 678445
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Ranked #31 of 414 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I'd never had tapas before but after seeing good reviews on here I was very keen to try El Bocado and i'm glad we did. It was good to see they had a proper Spanish beer on draught that went down a treat. Between the 3 of us we ordered about 12 dishes and all of them were delicious. The... More

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely food with a good selection to choose from, staff were charming and service was good, lovely quiet and romantic atmosphere, really enjoyed the trio of mini puddings to share, would recommend this place highly!

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Would visit again the selections of the Tapas and quality of food good service friendly resonably priced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I visited over the weekend. What an amazing atmosphere only to be topped by the fabulous food. I would highly recommend everyone to visit. Should have a Michelin star or 4. Surprised to find a restaurant like this out side of London or Madrid.

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Wakefield, UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lovely restaurant, great service and excellent food, not cheap but good value for the quality of cuisine. We called for the early bird menu, but we're tempted by the great choice of interesting tapas dishes, tempura aubergine with honey, Cornish sardines, vegetable stew and the usual suspects were all excellent. Draft Estrella was also a welcome treat, with a nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I came here with a friend for a paella and some tapas and I have to say the food was fantastic and authentically spanish! The staff was very accommodating and I definitely plan on visiting again!

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Scotland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We chose this restaurant for convenience - it was right across the road from our hotel. What a stroke of luck. The food was exceptional - we chose the tapas menu and every dish was delicious and the service was very good. Only one downside - the seating is not couple friendly. While the tables for four occupy the perimeter... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I called to visit the restaurant and frankly the staff was quite rude on the phone. They told me that they were accessible and have big doorways to accommodate my wheelchair but there were two steps to enter the restaurant, then when I asked if they had a ramp they said no. When I asked if they had plans on... More

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Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you did not receive the information you required during your call with El Bocado. We do have a number of disabled visitors that use the restaurant, and yes the door is wide enough to allow entry, tables can be moved to accommodate wheelchairs, and we currently lift the wheelchair across the 2 steps into the... More

Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

intimate atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable staff and a menu full of choice th food was delicious too. We went for a family birthday and again for a couples night with friends both nights were really good.

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Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. I am glad that you found our food to be "delicious". Good food, made with good authentic Spanish ingredients and local produce is delicious, and we think represents excellent value for money. We hope that to see you again soon at El Bocado. More

Wetherby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Fabulous Spanish tapas in Exeter. Will have to go back to sample more! The aubergines are terrific. Great sangria too.

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Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this review

The aubergines again!! A fabulous tapas which is not only a best seller but a great talking point as it tastes nothing like expected. Thank you for leaving a lovely review and we hope to see you again soon. More

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Additional Information about El Bocado

Address: 36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
Phone Number: +44 1392 678445
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
Cuisine: Tapas

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