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El Pirata of Mayfair

#1,950 of 18,314 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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5-6 Down Street, London W1J 7AQ, England
+44 (0)20 7491 3810
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 13
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, quick service

Stayed at a hotel next door....just what I wanted as dining alone....ate at the bar couple of glasses of red, 4 dishes served quickly ....in and out in 45 mins. Busy and pleasing little place

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Nealma
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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350 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rugby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Stayed at a hotel next door....just what I wanted as dining alone....ate at the bar couple of glasses of red, 4 dishes served quickly ....in and out in 45 mins. Busy and pleasing little place

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Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We came across this Tapas Bar whilst out walking on Saturday morning and returned later that evening to try it out. We weren't disappointed. Although we arrived very late (with no reservation) - about 10pm - we were shown to a table by a very polite smiling waiter and we went on to have a fabulous time. Food was delicious,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant, tucked away up a side street off Piccadilly. The staff are eternally cooperative and amusing, the food produced swiftly, and the tastes exceptional. A great restaurant

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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120 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have been here a few times. It's a small atmospheric tapas bar on two levels, discretely lit so good for couples. The service is friendly and unobtrusive. The food is excellent either from the al a carte or set menus. Wine is decently priced too. We had a meal for two for £73. My gripe is that if they give... More 

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Luanda
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117 reviews 117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

the pros : nice set menus, relatively good pricing, large choice of Spanish wines, nice service and staff The cons : room in the basement can get very noisy in the evening, with poor cellphone reception also

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to try this restaurant for the first time for valentines day. We were given complimentary rose cava on entry which was a nice touch! There was a valentines day set menu but the main menu was also available which was nice to have the choice. We opted to just order tapas from the main menu.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great tapas! Great atmosphere! Great service! Great decor! Love this place! Me and my friends sat in the little cave down stairs so it was private, we had so much fun here, everything was great!! Really good tapas and paella

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very busy, very loud but nice atmosphere , wonderful tapas! The service was very good as well. We had a set introduction to tapas which we liked as we haven't eaten at tapas restaurants before.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We've been going to this restaurant for years now and as always the food never fails in quality! I love this place and will continue to take people here whether for business or pleasure because you always know it's going to be good. Also reasonably priced considering the location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Absolutely brilliant! Great wine selection, great food and amazing place! Staff are great and very welcoming only problem was there where some young children sat by us but that can't really be avoided! an amazing place!!!

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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: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?