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El Pirata of Mayfair

5-6 Down Street, London W1J 7AQ, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
+44 (0)20 7491 3810
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Ranked #1,297 of 17,143 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $65 - $65
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

OK - so firstly this place IS in Mayfair so don't expect it to be cheap given the rents I assume they have to pay. GBP116 including two jugs of sangria (GBP28) was pricy but I wouldn't mind paying that if the quality had been really good. Unfortunately, it was no better than average. As my wife said "I can... More

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B/WOOD ENGLAND
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I had a very enjoyable evening at this Restaurant. We had a selection of meats, fish and vegetables. The Squid and the Prawns were first class. However the meat dishes were exceptional. Rounded off with a Rice pudding desert. The wine list was very good. However it was not a set menu, therefore it was not cheap. Great service with... More

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Brighton
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived 45 minutes early for our booking but were given a table and received good service while waiting for our friend. We ordered a range of vegetarian and other tapas over the course of the evening. All was OK but nothing stood out and I have certainly eaten better elsewhere. It was quite expensive but we thought it was... More

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nice wine bar with friendly staff but the Tapas (having just recently got back from Madrid) was unspectacular and having read the reviews, expected better. A bottle of wine, water and set menu cost £89 so it's not inexpensive either!

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texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The main floor was packed and without reservations we (twO) were immediately seated in the basement which was okay but with less atmosphere. Rather than puzzle out what tapas to choose and then being surprised at the total price, we chose to go with set menu 1. An additional advantage of the set menu is that the staff was very... More

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice place crowded. Need a reservation Located in Mayfair. Staff is welcoming and nice We took the set menu 1 which is a tapas set. Delicious except the rice with chicken. When I have shared my disappointment about the rice. They offered me the chorizo in the red wine What a good customer service I would recommend that place to... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Having lived in Spain for a number of years I thought the food was disappointing and ridiculously expensive and very small portions. Ours was £150.00 for four people. The staff were friendly and the restaurant is nice but not worth nearly £40.00 per head.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visite El Pirata of Mayfair on a busy friday night, but dispite that the staff were warm and welcoming and took time to settle us in. I do not like TAPAS well not up until now anyway I did not order the tapas but tasted some on my friends little bits and pieces and they were delicious,I had the steak... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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82 reviews 82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We met an old friend at El Pirata for drinks and decided to have some tapas there before going onto a play. What a very good decision. It's a lovely family restaurant/bar which is great for enjoying a glass of wine but also for the quality of the food, We tried the set menu 1 and wow, these are good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Popped in for lunch just now and had the best tapas in London. Very accommodating friendly staff who were full of suggestions, but the food was exceptional. I had tapas a couple of weeks ago over on the Strand, it paled into insignificance. Shall be taking my good lady here for a bite in the evening next week. Well done.

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