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“Only good thing was the beer and outside space” 2 of 5 stars
Review of El Pomposo

El Pomposo
Shop R009 Civic Square, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China (West Kowloon)
852 2196 8123
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Ranked #3,155 of 4,650 Restaurants in Hong Kong
2.5 of 5 stars 10 Reviews
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: West Kowloon
Description: Savour the taste of Spain at El Pomposo, where our dedicated chefs bring you traditional tapas as well as delicatessen cold cuts and cheese platters, ideal for sharing with friends and loved ones. Our drinks menu includes classics such as homemade sangria, as well as an extensive range of wines, beers and cocktails; perfect for complimenting your meal or to unwind as post-work drinks. Whether you decide to bask in the energy of our bustling open kitchen, or relax on our tranquil outdoor patio, El Pomposo delivers the flavour of the Mediterranean to the heart of Hong Kong!
Hong Kong, China
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84 restaurant reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Only good thing was the beer and outside space”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

A friend and I went for a bite to eat after the movies, and amongst the various options in ICC ended up here.

The outside space is quite nice and relaxing, and it was a perfect night for it. We ordered beer and a glass of cava. The cava was flat and old, so we got them to replace it - staff were very helpful in spite of it being almost closing time.

We ordered the food. Some fried cheese, anchovies, gazpacho and a tortilla. The cheese looked like something from MacDo's, The gazpacho had so much garlic we had to speak to communicate via text thereafter. The anchovies were sad looking things and the tortilla dry and burnt, looked like it had been reheated in a microwave. And not a slice of bread....

It's not cheap either. Each tapas is about hk$70+ which may seem like not much, however portions are small and quality dubious.

For the $400 we spent for nibbles, def not worth it. Best to head into Central to Tapeo.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hong Kong
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“decent tapas”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I like the fried manchego cheese and gambas in chili. The grilled chorizo was a bit tough, dry and too fatty. the other similar restaurant in the elements mall is cafe iguana which is more mexican.

Visited May 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
“Quiet courtyard overlooking other restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Friendly service, tasty food and good happy hour drink specials. We welcomed and enjoyed the quiet respite from very busy Hong Kong at the outdoor seating in this courtyard. We enjoyed the almond crusted fried manchego, salad, and meatballs.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Will never go back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

Below standard food. Below standard service. Bloody horrible!

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