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El Bocado

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36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
+44 1392 678445
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Independent Tapas Bar and Restaurant serving authentic Spanish food. We are...
Independent Tapas Bar and Restaurant serving authentic Spanish food. We are passionate about remaining authentic importing our Spanish ingredients and using local suppliers where possible.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Excellent Tapas ..Friendly staff . Had a lovely meal here . Would thoroughly recommend this Tapas restaurant with its good food and lovely atmosphere .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jane24
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swindon
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swindon
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Tapas ..Friendly staff . Had a lovely meal here . Would thoroughly recommend this Tapas restaurant with its good food and lovely atmosphere .

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Thank jane24
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely marvellous food & staff were very helpful, friendly and passionate about their food. Highly recommend.

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Thank Hannah R
Seaton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been here a couple of times and really enjoyed it but this was the first time we have been to a Flamenco night. A dancer and guitarist and this is free entertainment! and a cultural spectacle. The food was excellent and we each chose 4 or 4 tapas and then shared. Great olives and bread while we looked... More 

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Thank Rich W
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited here once before and had an enjoyable evening so we had reasonable expectations for this visit. We could not have been more wrong! It was a catalogue of disasters from the second we were seated. We had pre booked our table and upon arrival were seated by a waitress, but then we sat there and were completely... More 

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UK
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was all lovely, service I have to say was average at best. The bar service was very slow, we were ordering our next drinks as our current ones arrived. The maître d' also complained that we were early (by 9 minutes i might add) and even though we were booked for 8.30, we were told no food order until... More 

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penzance
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal here food very tasty and great service good location close to other reasturants and pubs

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Thank polventon
Camborne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic Tapas menu. Authentically Spanish. Visited for Sunday lunch whilst in the city. Food choices were excellent and tasted really good. Will recommend and return here for sure.

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Thank Sarah A
Exeter, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked to go for a birthday celebration meal, based on a previous visit some years ago. Looking at some of the very negative, recent reviews on Trip Advisor I was a little concerned before we arrived, but there was no need! The tapas were delightful; an interesting selection, reasonably priced and just the right quantity. The wine list was... More 

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Thank DevonBlueboy
England
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a meal there on Friday evening at 8pm. We chose tapas. The food was absolutely lovely especially the aubergines, and the staff were friendly and helpful. It is hard to get good tapas outside Spain and this restaruant is up there with the best in the UK. We got an extra dish which was delicious too. The trio... More 

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Thank Alicia M
Oakham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a very cold night in the middle of January we found this gem of a restaurant. Great selection of food and drink; just a shame it was so quiet. Loved our mix of tapas and the dessert sharing plate was exceptional. Don't pass the door without checking it out.

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Thank Debbie O

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 678445

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

Independent Tapas Bar and Restaurant serving authentic Spanish food. We are passionate about remaining authentic importing our Spanish ingredients and using local suppliers where possible.

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