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“Good tapas” 4 of 5 stars
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El Vino
Calderwood Rd | East Village, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 4369844
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Ranked #167 of 456 Restaurants in Cork
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Ate here twice in dec and tapas were very good, in particular the chorizo and black pudding dishes. The desert baked alaska was very disappointing-the ice cream was completely melted-3 at the table ordered this dish and only 1 got solid ice cream in d middle

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“This place was good, but no longer”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Summary - never again.
A lot of food is pre-packaged.
I didn't think you could burn coffee.
Toilets could do with cleaning.
Service awful (is it really that hard to remember 4 things).
Asked for the bill as dessert didn't arrive. It then arrived when we leaving.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cork, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Nice but needs a really good cleaning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Very good Meatballs and Lasagne. Fish cakes poor - appeared and tasted processed rather than fresh. The floor under our table had lots of food on it from previous customers and when we asked the waitress if she would brush it up she only used a napkin as she didn't have a brush - a situation I found strange. The sun seemed to be catching the door to the kitchen and it was covered in what looked like dirty hand prints. The toilet area needed to be cleaned thoroughly and again the door was badly stained - a new paint job here would do the trick. Nonetheless we enjoyed the ambience.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Cozy restaurant friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

The place is quite small and intimate. Very busy spot the tapas with an Irish twist were really good . The service is excellent very friendly down to earth staff who couldn't do enough for you. Would highly recommend try the chicken salad best in Cork

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Really good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Went as a party of 4. Had a deal voucher. Everything was fantastic, lovely ambience, friendly staff and the food was superb. Really good portion size especially for starters. 2nd time ere and is on my top list of places to eat in Cork.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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