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El Pirata of Mayfair

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5-6 Down Street, London W1J 7AQ, England
+44 (0)20 7491 3810
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our first night in tiwn

Great to have a nice set selection of tapas all ready. Fun place to be and popular with locals. The bill can mount up if you let it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JillConnecticut
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Connecticut
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fabulous Tapas bar hidden in Mayfair Fab food, great value, lovely staff happy to assist and advise on menu and incredible choice of fine wines.For a truly Tapas experience this is the place for you. Make sure you include this on your visit to London.

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Tapas, service and atmosphere in El Pirata is just the BEST! My favourite thing on the menu is the Pimientos de Padron. The waiters are so friendly and answered all the questions I had about the food and wine with a smile. Love it here, highly recommend.

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1 Thank Lizzie C
Richmond, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was really pleased to get a table here at short notice on a busy Friday evening and the experience didn't disappoint. This is a lively restaurant with great food. The menu is clear and makes choosing simple. The service was excellent: friendly and really quick. Our stand out choice was the pepper stuffed with risotto, but everything we had tasted... More 

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1 Thank Diana C
Connecticut
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462 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to have a nice set selection of tapas all ready. Fun place to be and popular with locals. The bill can mount up if you let it.

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Thank JillConnecticut
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and my self were recommended this Tapas and off the cuff I emailed them in the morning to see if a table was free that night.... Wow.... Got a table and we were not disappointed by the greeting, the Ambience and the service we received. The food is amazing, we ordered 8 dishes separately 2 or three at... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to el Pirata a few times in the last couple of years and it just gets better every time. You are made to feel like an old friend every time you walk through the door. The atmosphere is great, loud and bubbly, just like a typical Spanish bar and the food............just wonderful. Can't wait to find a... More 

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Thank Jane G
Ostersund, Sweden
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place has a good atmospehere, guys working are Spanish and friendly. Good variation of Tapas as well as blended menues. Food comes quickly replacement platters are Immediate and price is decent.

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Thank Peje181
World
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I discovered El Pirata when I first moved to London 12 years ago. Over the years, I kept coming back to it (also at the Westbourne Grove location, where, sadly, it no longer exists). My experience has been consistently excellent - in terms of food, atmosphere, and of course - service. I met friends there for dinner last night, and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We read about this place in a magazine so thought we should try it out. Everything was perfect, the food was brilliant and the staff were five star! Will definitely be returning when next in Mayfair.

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Thank Emma C
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Very busy restaurant with nice food. I had the tapas menu for 2 and everything was fine and well cooked but in terms of taste nothing waooo. Nice sangria. Reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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