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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 #2,164 of 18,140 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
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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179 reviews 179 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had a range of tapas - noteworthy were the gambas al ajillo and the jamon iberico. Gets very busy but worth waiting for a table or go early!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Visited on Saturday night and had expected Mayfair prices. Marvellous value set menus with great choice for meat eaters, seafood lovers and vegetarians. We struggled to finish all the dishes / there were so many. Great wine selection. Super Spanish hardworking, multi tasking, efficiency and friendly waiting staff. Really enjoyed it and will go back.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
473 helpful votes 473 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Been going for 20 years ,popular & therefore busy - not expensive for Mayfair although wine mark ups are probably closer to 400% than 3 and its ....... OK Tapas has moved on in Spain & in England. We had one dish that was just poor & everything else was ......... OK and extremely unimaginative . The set meals are... More 

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Stans, Schweiz
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Superbe spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar. Very authentic cuisine and friendly spanish Staff. We will come back for sure!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The wine selection is very wide, however the people there lacked knowledge and the first bottle that was served is sour. They changed it with a new bottle with no hesistance, which was good. The 2nd bottle tasted okay. The service is great, the food can be improved, the atmosphere is fantastic. i would definately come back again, for the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was our second visit to El Pirata ( our first visit was in October), and enjoyed this restaurant so came back when we visited London in a couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed it just as much the second time, the staff are friendly, happy and very efficient, the food is good as I love lots of small portions,... More 

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195 reviews 195 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

El Pirata is a relic. A fun relic with a loud atmosphere but a relic nonetheless. The slightly Manuel-like waiters, the awful toilets but above all the food. We came a couple of years ago and didn't think the food was great but it has somehow deteriorated. We ordered about 15 dishes and they were uniformly terrible. Horrible mushy vegetable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stumbled on El Pirata of Mayfair back in 2003 and were so happy with the experience that we booked a table for our first night back in London in 2014 (11 years later). Still wonderful. Definately sit downstairs if you can. Reasonably priced food and wine that were both high quality and served with a smile. Good food + good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been going to El pirata for coming on 9 years and it's still an amazing place, and one of the best tapas restaurants in West London. Prices are really reasonable given its Mayfair location. Food quality is great and a really good atmosphere. Make sure you book to avoid disappointment.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I have been to this restaurant many times and have always had good food and service, Until Saturday 13th December, arrived and ordered 2 set meals and a paella, food was rushed out and there did not seem to be as much food as usual I asked the waiter where the rest of our dishes were and was told that... More 

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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 / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Average Prices: USD 65 - 65
Cuisine: Spanish

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