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Barrafina

54 Frith Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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Ranked #20 of 16,476 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $72 - $72
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Barrafina is an authentic Spanish tapas bar located in London's Soho. It serves a traditional but contemporary, regional a la carte menu and there is a daily blackboard of specials, created by Executive Head Chef, Barragan Mohacho. Barrafina operates a first come first serve queuing system, and does not take reservations for their 23 stools. However, part of the fun of dining there is eating little bites and sipping on something delicious while making the line. The kitchen is open and guests are close to all the action and drama while their food is prepared.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Barrafina is an authentic Spanish tapas bar located in London's Soho. It serves a traditional but contemporary, regional a la carte menu and there is a daily blackboard of specials, created by Executive Head Chef, Barragan Mohacho. Barrafina operates a first come first serve queuing system, and does not take reservations for their 23 stools. However, part of the fun of dining there is eating little bites and sipping on something delicious while making the line. The kitchen is open and guests are close to all the action and drama while their food is prepared.
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great restaurant. It's got an energentic atmosphere and it's quite cozy. There can be a bit of a wait as it's obviously quite popular, but it's worth it. Sitting up at the bar and chatting to the chefs as you eat is a great experience. The food is absolutely top notch, they obviously care greatly about their ingredients.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were in London last week and were lucky enough to eat at Barrafina. It was excellent. We tried to get in on the Saturday night but we arrived late at 7 and were facing a 2 hour wait. It is small and very popular. We decided to try again on the Sunday and be there early so that we... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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63 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Barrafina is wonderful but has limited seating & no reservations. We were lucky in getting a table outside on the street & despite the chilly evening still enjoyed the great food & service. I would definitely go again & hope next time to sit inside!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Barrafina is a perfect place to spend a few hours eating and drinking. Great atmosphere and food, service and wines are all great! Would definitely recommend the Tortilla and croquettes!!

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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Visited this place because of tripadvisor recommendations and loved it. We waited for 1 hour but totally worth it. The best tapas i tried in europe so far.

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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I recently spent 4 nights in London, and was spoiled with good food each night. However, Barrafina was the best - the absolute best. If you appreciate Spanish tapas, you must eat here. Due to it's reputation, and the small space, there tends to be a wait. But it's worth it. If you can get there before 7pm, you will... More

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harrogate
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have been to Barrafina a few times and the food is always outstanding.Clever concept and brilliant menu.I love this place!

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

If you are looking for tapas that actually taste like spannish tapas you should visit barrafina. It is a really small place i walked right past it at first. Had to wait a little bit to get a table. We had maybe 7-8 dishes and all of them were great. It was enough for 2 persons we got full. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Get there when it opens or queue. The tapas are really, really good. Hard to pick one out but the Iberico pork with confit potatoes was outrageously delicious. A great vibe too, not up themselves at all just talented people turning top ingredients into amazing food.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband and i eat at Barrafina regularly and always enjoy a fabulous meal with unfussy professional service. The food is simple but with amazing taste combinations. Highly recommend!

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