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El Pirata of Mayfair

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#1,756 of 18,492 Places to Eat in London
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5-6 Down Street, London W1J 7AQ, England
+44 (0)20 7491 3810
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food in a good location

We went to El Pirata with a group of friends for dinner and drinks. It's in a good location, not too far from green park underground station. We'd booked the table in advance so we were pleasantly surprised when we were shown to a private grotto for 6, it did get a bit warm in there though. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
HarpreetKT
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You could never go wrong at this place. We had their prix fixe menu and everything in the list works. They accommodated for my food allergies and everything was mouth watering. We sat at the bar got to know the bar tender too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went to El Pirata with a group of friends for dinner and drinks. It's in a good location, not too far from green park underground station. We'd booked the table in advance so we were pleasantly surprised when we were shown to a private grotto for 6, it did get a bit warm in there though. We felt a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant with a good ambience and lighting, a nice big bar, and plenty of room between the tables. The tapas menu is wide and varied and should have something for everyone. There is a good and reasonably priced (for Mayfair) wine list. The restaurant is well located for Green Park and Hyde Park Corner tube stations.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Spanish tapas served by spanish staff, to a largely spanish clientele. Food was good and the staff made good recommendations on the tapas and wine. Reasonable value. Fun to sit at the bar or a cozy table for two. Ate there twice with no reservations and little waiting although the place was fairly busy. Patatas bravas, langostine, black ink risotto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Three of us went to El pirata on a recommendation on Friday evening. friendly welcome we sat at the bar had a couple of beers and ordered from there quite extensive menu started of with octopus salted peppers and Serrano ham great service we ordered more all freshly prepared in the kitchen which you can see . We asked if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fantastic location just near Green Park. Great service. An extensive menu and fabulous atmosphere. The Baby Eels and Gambas in chilli are just as I remember from Spain. The Potatoes Bravas sadly were the only let down. The Baby Suckling Pig is better or as good as any I've had in England.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

food is excellent, best you will find, excellent choice, good wine list and plenty of other drinks, eat upstairs if you can..great dining on the pavement, does get busy !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is my favourite Spanish tapas restaurant in the world! The food is unbelievable delicious and the owner and waiters friendly and helpful. We always feel very welcome there. It's always busy and bustling so it's worth booking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Can't decide? No problem. Order tapas size dishes and try several. And I can say every one we tried was excellent. We were lucky enough to snag one of the outside tables on a very pleasant evening. Also service was very good. Also, considering this is London, prices were more than reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It's so good!!!! Amazing! Good service! My date really really liked the bread! :D he never had such a good bread ps I payed!

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Additional Information about El Pirata of Mayfair

Address: 5-6 Down Street, London W1J 7AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7491 3810
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
Average Prices: USD 65 - 65
Cuisine: Spanish

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  • Address: 5-6 Down Street, London W1J 7AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7491 3810

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 65 - 65
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

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