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El Sotano - CLOSED

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$4 - $15
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Spanish

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

My previous visit was for lunch and faultless. However this time the service was shocking. Had to wait 20 minutes for drinks to arrive. Asked for desert menu which never did arrive. The were quick at bringing the bill tho! Maybe they can not handle...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank K4447VEjamess
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

I have visited many Spanish restaurants in uk this was the best Spanish food I have tasted in this country. The tapas and paella was fantastic. I would give the food and service 10 out of 10 and will return many times in the future.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank johnmA8994HN
Reviewed January 9, 2018

God selection of tapas and lunchtime menu: good value lunch for £8.99 which includes a beer, wine or soft drink. Red wine not great but ok and we both had the fried fish selection, fries and salad, plus an extra tapas dish of the ox...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank CathySiz
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on a Friday night. We phoned an hour before, they had a cancellation so we're able to fit us in. We were seated in a little cove which was lovely very nice ambience and background music. We had 3...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Thorpe0706
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant in two different occasions. Both my partner and myself are Spanish and sometimes we crave for a bit of home so we decided to try this place. The service was friendly and attentive and the waiter that took our...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 512arianas
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Took a chance and booked a table during a last minute stay over in Chester, and we will definitely visit again!! Had a table booked for 8.30pm, but due to christmas parties running over, we were advised by Dean that our table was running a...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

My husband & I ate here on a very busy Friday night. The food was really good we followed other recommendations on here and had the ox cheeks, which were really good as was the chorizo, we had great prawns & scallops as well. The...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank JaneMcc1965
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Went here with some friends and had the Xmas menu and from the other reviews it seems we should have stuck with the tapas. The pork was very fatty, the risotto far too watery and our comments were met with a rather rude retaliation about...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Pedders901
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Spending a few days in Chester to celebrate a special birthday and liked the look of this place from the outside so decided to book a table. Very glad we did. After being somewhat disappointed with many tapas restaurants in UK this one of s...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank SteveP913
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Have eaten here quite a few times and every single time the food has been just perfect. Will be going again soon, so a big thank you to all the staff for cooking such wonderful food and exceptional service.

Date of visit: November 2017
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