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36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
+44 1392 678445
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Ranked #33 of 416 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
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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
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English first
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 NEW

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 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Devon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were on a night out for a girly catch up and this was the perfect choice. A jug of cocktail, and three tapas each. We struggled to finish the food as the portions were more than adequate, but it was all delicious. Great veggie choice and a lovely atmosphere. Very good service, too. Highly recommended and worth that extra... More 

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Exminster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I visited here on the off chance for a meal and got the last available table on Saturday night, (must plan ahead more). This place is well worth a visit, the staff were excellent, the service was great and the food was superb. Loads of choice and reasonably priced, I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were only in Exeter for a couple of days, didn't know where to eat and found this via tripadvisor. Absolutely loved the food, we chose 3 tapas each, plus patatas bravas which was just right and left room for dessert. The service was also friendly, it was a Wednesday so not busy, but I'm sure it is at weekends.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Plenty of choice. Food was well cooked and tasty. The staff were welcoming. I had a range of Tapas and finished with a cheese board which had more cheese than I could eat! Mid priced for the area, but worth a visit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Never had a bad word to say about this restaurant. We went for the Flamenco night, and despite the place being completely packed, we had the most attentive service we've ever had in a restaurant, with genuine friendliness from every staff member. Excellent quality food, decently priced (5 tapas is easily enough for 2 at about £5 each), great desserts... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went here after a busy day and were fortunate to get a table with no reservation on a Saturday night, despite it being busy. We were given a free "shot" of warm spiced veg soup which was nice and had a well presented, well cooked and exceptionally tasty selection of tapas. I have to recommend the trio of deserts... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food pretty average and rather expensive. Service was quite good but as we were the only customers that's not surprising

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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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