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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 #1,432 of 5,183 restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at Capitan Torres a number of times over the years, as part of a larger group, as a family and as a couple, the service is always great, the staff know their stuff and if they make a recommendation, its because its good, not because they're told to sell it. We ordered a Lechon for my work... More

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This would have to the worst Spanish restaurant I have been to. The only saving grace was the lovely waitress, Patricia, We waited well over an hour to receive any food. The paella tasted dry and the white bait entree was cold and like a cat treat you buy at Coles. We also ordered meatballs but they would have been... More

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Singleton, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have been visiting this Spanish restaurant for quite a few years and always look forward to the tasty tapas, rustic atmosphere and friendly staff. However, our most recent visit (June 2014) was disappointing. The food was okay, although not up to the standard of our past experiences. Although the waitresses were excellent, the Chinese manager was so openly rude... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We arrived for an early dinner, the waitresses were a bit disorganised to start with but became more attentive and obliging as the restaurant filled and were helpful with menu suggestions.The sangria came from the bar to us via the meals order desk while the waitress entered somebody else's order. Not hygenic practice as it should have been delivered directly... More

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Sydney, Australia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were in Sydney for the weekend and to watch the Vivid lights, and after hours at Circular Quay and Martin Place we eventually made our way to Liverpool St and the Spanish quarter, arriving around 10.30pm. The staff were obviously used to late arrivals, particularly when Vivid is on, and were happy to oblige with very quick service and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Came here for Boxing Day dinner. Have been visiting torres for years. The restaurant is great but the staff are what make it a gem! Jose is treasure and always ensures our visit is special. Food was perfect. Dont waste money going elsewhere.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Have been going to Capitan Torres for years. This will be the last time I will ever set foot into the place. The paella was not an authentic dish, the tapas where just terrible. The succulent pig was dry and tasteless. The sangria is way over priced, waiters where ok. Don't get me started with manager he was so rude... More

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Australia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If one doesn't like garlic, this is the wrong place for you! The garlic chilli prawns were cooked perfectly, as were the Tasmanian Scallops, and the sangria is just right. BBQ baby octopus could have had a tad more cooking, but were fine - just missing the 'bbq crunch' that adds to them. Great service & good value.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Restaurant is a little tired. Needs to have some money spent on it. Fast and efficient service. Tasty food. Bit pricy for what it was.

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Perth, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We have returned to Capitan Torres on every visit to Sydney for decades. Never again after our most recent experience. The restaurant has expanded and it has not improved either the atmosphere, or the quality of the food. We ordered John Dory, the fish special of the day. The glutinous, immoveable grey mass with the enormous, cold, horrendously over-cooked potato... More

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