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El Dropo

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International, Spanish
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PLAZA GRANDE, 16, 06300 Zafra, Spain
+34 657 78 33 01
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: EL DROPO nace con la idea de unir tradicion y vanguardia, aglutinando en...
EL DROPO nace con la idea de unir tradicion y vanguardia, aglutinando en su carta diversas comidas internacionales, propiciando una experiencia que emocione, en la que comer no se vea cenido a un tipo de cocina especifica, en la que lo comensales puedan jugar con combinaciones multiples, haciendo que comer sea abrir la mente a nuevas formas de entender las cocina del mundo, combinarlas, saltarse sus limites. Para ello, creamos un espacio en un entorno unico, donde queremos dar rienda suelta a lo que siempre nos ha movido, una gastronomia que aune culturas y tradiciones, proponiendo recetas arriesgadas e innovadoras, maridando con vinos internacionales que realcen nuestro platos.Y todo ello con una base irrenunciable, comer no debe ser un lujo, excepto para los sentidos. Nos motiva hacer accesible la cocina internacional, que degustar un vino de calidad acertado para cada plato no tiene porque ser elitista, debe ser una experiencia divertida y unica.
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Good for:
Romance
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food in cool place

El Dropo is a nice place, and even though the restaurant was crowded and offered a trendy look but cheap, the food is wonderful. Everything was perfectly cooked and served. I missed a nicer wine though, I had a Ribera del Duero which was to strong for my taste. Nevertheless, the pork was delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
crazyvalleygirl
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Malaga, Spain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Malaga, Spain
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

El Dropo is a nice place, and even though the restaurant was crowded and offered a trendy look but cheap, the food is wonderful. Everything was perfectly cooked and served. I missed a nicer wine though, I had a Ribera del Duero which was to strong for my taste. Nevertheless, the pork was delicious, it melts in your mouth. I... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We love tapas, but we needed a change!! This was our second and last night in Zafra. We had been on the Plaza Grande the previous evening and noticed this non-descript building at the corner of the square, but on a closer look the next day we realised that it was not just another tapas eaterie. We had a really... More 

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London
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

High quality innovative cooking in really pleasant surroundings. The salad with scallops and prawns was impeccable and the slow cooked lamb was outstanding. The desert, a barbarois de fresa was skilfully made and delicious. Short but high quality wine list. The Habla de Silencio was delicious,well priced and served at a prefect temperature. Overall a really high quality and very... More 

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Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

A quiet night, but the food was excellent, service quirky but fast, and the bill was not eye watering. Of course the red wine was served as cold as can be, Spanish style.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This restaurant looks lovely from the outside, is clean and smart inside, and is in a great location. The food and service however is a let down. We enjoyed our complimentary fish pate (after a long wait), and the gazpacho was OK but nothing special. We ordered white wine and (eventually) red turned up which we had to send back... More 

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Restaurante E, Gerente at El Dropo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing us and visit us, also thank you for bothering to waste their time to write a review about us, we firmly believe that it was a badly understood language, take note of your suggestion with the service and the quality of the product to improve, hope that an upcoming visit we are at the... More 

Andalucia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Unfortunately this time, Trip Advisor let us down; we went here about ten days ago on a short trip to Zafra and we went up to the roof terrace which was dirty and not laid out for clients; the tapas were frozen little empanadas and not impressive when deep fried - we can buy them in any supermarket. The meal... More 

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Restaurante E, Gerente at El Dropo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing us and visit us, also thank you for bothering to waste their time in helping us mejorar.en his first and only visit not him seemed well nothing, the terrace was closed to the public we open in the summer but by education we teach it is, demanded us to change all fittings for French... More 

Delmont, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

El Dropo is not easy to find but it is worth the search. Located at the corner between the Plaza Grande and the Plaza Chica, the small tapas bar doesn't look like much, but that is just the ground floor. The restaurant is one flight up and overlooks the plaza. The decor is a pleasant and surprisingly modern twist among... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

What a wonderful surpise is this restaurant! We had initially only planned one night in Zafra but when circumstances had their way we found we had a total of 5 nights in this pretty small place. El Dropo saved the day, the food is modern,clean, inventive, well priced, service excellent. Both dishes we had;The tuna 1/2 grilled with vegetables and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Lovely restaurant in a great location. This is a stylish and beautifully retored restaurant right in the centre of town. The food was excellent and the waiter could not have been more helpful and attentive. We would definitely go when we are in Zafra again.

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Lindau, Deutschland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

+ Very beautiful restaurant, very nice staff, nice food, good wine.....perfect ! ! ! - only a little too fast between the first and secon course... and a little too much oil on the jamon iberico. that's all ! Next week i'm here for another week and then i'm going to try all the other stuff from the menu... BUT...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PLAZA GRANDE, 16, 06300 Zafra, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Extremadura  >  Province of Badajoz  >  Zafra
  • Phone Number: +34 657 78 33 01

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 33
  • Cuisine: International, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Scenic view

Description

EL DROPO nace con la idea de unir tradicion y vanguardia, aglutinando en su carta diversas comidas internacionales, propiciando una experiencia que emocione, en la que comer no se vea cenido a un tipo de cocina especifica, en la que lo comensales puedan jugar con combinaciones multiples, haciendo que comer sea abrir la mente a nuevas formas de entender las cocina del mundo, combinarlas, saltarse sus limites. Para ello, creamos un espacio en un entorno unico, donde queremos dar rienda suelta a lo que siempre nos ha movido, una gastronomia que aune culturas y tradiciones, proponiendo recetas arriesgadas e innovadoras, maridando con vinos internacionales que realcen nuestro platos.Y todo ello con una base irrenunciable, comer no debe ser un lujo, excepto para los sentidos. Nos motiva hacer accesible la cocina internacional, que degustar un vino de calidad acertado para cada plato no tiene porque ser elitista, debe ser una experiencia divertida y unica.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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