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Capitan Torres Spanish Restaurant

73 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Chinatown)
9264-5574
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Ranked #1,965 of 5,382 Restaurants in Sydney
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Brisbane, Australia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Our group of five was looking for a Spanish restaurant on a busy Friday night which served vegetarian for my partner. We looked at another Spanish restaurant but no vegetarian meals on the menu so decided to try this restaurant. Two of us had the special fish of the day which we enjoyed, my partner the vegetarian paella, another the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I visited this restaurant quite a few years ago and really enjoyed it. We were back today and I was very disappointed. Having been in Spain for 7 weeks 4 months ago may have spoiled me a bit, but rolls cut in half with soggy oil and garlic slighty overgrilled did not cut it for me. The Spanish Garlic prawns... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have to agree with other reviewers, this is very average Spanish food and I would not recommend it. The seafood combo dish for two was ok but the Potatas Bravas was a poor imitation, as was the garlic bread. The highlight was the sangria which was excellent.

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Patong, Thailand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Anyone who rates this restaurant higher than terrible truly doesn't go out much. The food is bland & the service is awful,, they do not try to please you. The matrade / owner was rude & unpleasant. We were there for lunch in a large group, they took our booking for 2.45pm (late lunch) and then almost denied us dessert... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My partner's father (who is Spanish) wanted to dine out in the Spanish Quarter (completely misnamed now, considering the Spanish Club is now a Chinese restaurant, and there most of the other places have closed down), and we ended up here. It was absolutely dreadful. We were served by no less than four different waitpersons throughout the night, and none... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Been visiting this place for 20 years and always sit at the bar. Love the banter with the staff, simple good tasty food, large portion sizes.

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Large meals quite expensive abit bland - could be related to our choices, service awas great. the Spanish wine was wonderful

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The reviews on TripAdvisor are quite different to Google reviews on this restaurant. I went with my partner. We ordered chorizo, garlic prawns, Jamon Serrano, scallops and patatas bravas with some house red. The prawns were awful, frozen and cooked with vegetable oil not olive oil and served in a watery thawed ice soup. Gross! The house red was nice... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant several times throughout the years but this last visit was a disappointment. The potatoes were obviously over boiled and floury before being tossed in a bottled like tomatoe sauce. The meatballs were ok but lacked real flavour. The calamari was rubbery and chewy. The egg omelette was cold and flavourless. The best part? The garlic... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have been going to Capitan Torres since the late eighties, when I used to work just around the corner in Sussex St. Its two signature dishes (if you can have two) are the garlic prawns that come sizzling in an earthenware bowl with crusty bread and washed down with excellent Spanish beer, and the suckling pig. The decor has... More 

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Additional Information about Capitan Torres Spanish Restaurant

Address: 73 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 9264-5574
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Spanish

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