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36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
+44 1392 678445
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Ranked #32 of 423 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
Oxford
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love EVERYTHING Spanish, and so we deliberately sought El Bocado, and went there with great expectations. We waited over 45 minutes to be served. The pork tenderloin which we ordered was tough. We waited 20 minutes between Starters and Mains. The dessert, when it too finally arrived, was a Crema Catalana, which is usually delicious. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went with 12 of my friends for my birthday! It was absolutely delicious!!! We ordered great tapas and the paella was my favorite. The staff was really friendly and helpful. I want definitely come back

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East Devon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food here was ok but nothing special, was really overpriced for you got especially the drinks. The food was really slow on coming out we ordered 3 drinks and only 2 came out. We then had to ask where the 3rd was. We also ordered bread which never came, When it did arrive it was with our main course... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Spanish tapas restaurant on the outskirts of town. Very reasonable prices. Lovely interesting dishes and good beers and wine. had a great evening, would devinitely recommend.

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Salisbury
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very busy when we arrived and did have to wait to place our order but it was well worth the wait. Fabulous food, well priced and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend as a place to eat

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Exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Me and my friend went for dinner over the weekend. They were extremely busy. The atmosphere was really nice and relaxed. Because there was a large party there was abit of a wait for the food, which we were warned of, and because of this they brought us round a little taster whilst we were waiting for our mains, which... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We just stumbled apon this place for lunch when visiting Exeter at the weekend and I spent the whole meal saying how lovely the food and the resturant was. The selection of tapas is great and the quality of food that we had was really really good too. We had complimentary shot glass of soup which is common in spain... More 

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Teignmouth Devon England
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Smooth atmosphere, beautiful modern décor, good service; never ever rushed, excellent choice and superb food, good choice of wines.Tapas or main meals. What a choice. We went this time for an early meal prior to a Christmas concert. Wonderful. Excellent portions superbly cooked and served. There is no parking outside, but parking is allowed close by and a pay car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife and I visited on a Friday. The restaurant was full with a great atmosphere. The service was excellent, the owner engaged with us and ensured we were happy. The waitresses were extremely helpful. We had 3 tapas each which was perfect. The dessert was delicious. I definitely recommend and will visit again.

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yeovil
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Lots of people having tapas, which looked very good, but me tapas is more for a light lunch, we had a meal and it was excellent, would go again

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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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