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El Coto

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17 Hallgarth Street, Durham DH1 3AT, England
0191 384 4007
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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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
Good for groups

There's always a nice atmosphere and although I find the dishes are often a little bland for my taste, the sharing experience generally makes up for it. I'm not sure I'd go as a couple though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
JohnR888
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Durham, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Durham, United Kingdom
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239 reviews 239 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There's always a nice atmosphere and although I find the dishes are often a little bland for my taste, the sharing experience generally makes up for it. I'm not sure I'd go as a couple though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lovely Spanish restaurant We had 5 dishes off the tapas menu & the beautiful olive bread Nice atmosphere & friendly staff Would definitely recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

a very good place to eat , often have deals on and great value for money. the tapas is fantastic,a good range ,and very pleasant. i would recommend this place to all.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went here on Valentines evening. There were set menus available but we just used the standard menu which was plentiful. The food was absolutely lovely, nearly all the staff spoke Spanish which is a nice touch, service was great and everything was reasonable priced. If you like tapas you will not be disappointed.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I visit El coto often. Visted last night for Valentine's Day. Another beautiful mean. Great service. Never let down when I visit El Coto. Great value for money. Can't wait to return.

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Arriving in Durham the night before our wedding anniversary we needed somewhere with a good gluten free selection to get dinner. This place filled the bill perfectly. Plenty of friendly staff and a wide range of tapas on the gluten free menu made it the perfect place to eat.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had the set tapas menu. £17 per head. The food was ok but you certainly didn't get much. 1 prawn ,1 meat ball , 1 bacon wrapped fig ,1 piece of pork ,tomato , saucy potatoes and bread each. It hardly filled a hole. However food was nice but it's costly. Waiter seemed to struggle with English. Asked for more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited El Coto in Durham last night with friends visiting from London, have been in the Newcastle Restaurant a few times but have always preferred the Durham restaurant as the the food, staff and atmosphere is better. Just wanted to say, last night lived up to expections, my friends visiting the area agreed. Only very minor critism is that the... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Went to El coto for my daughters birthday...atmosphere fab...staff lovely...food amazing..first time eating here but would deffinatly recommend it, 5 star

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Durham, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

There was some initial trepidation regarding expectations. However we thoroughly enjoyed our first visit and will certainly return again. The decor and ambience seemed authentic which was helped by the majority of staff being Spanish. We chose the set menu, and the dishes just kept coming... The service was pleasant, courteous, and efficient although a little rushed - that could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Hallgarth Street, Durham DH1 3AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 0191 384 4007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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