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El Cortador Tapas Bar

41 The Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RL, England
+44 1303 243974
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (108 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (18 reviews)
“paella” (18 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 The Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were served by a young lady who gave us a explanation of what foods would go together and how many dishes to order. She was a excellent Guide for two people who did not no there way round this menu. All...More

1  Thank jackiebizzle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to have lunch here, he has been here before and loved it so I was eager to try it too. It didn’t disappoint, friendly staff, quick and efficient service and the food we had was lovely (calamari, whitebait, paella, prawns...More

1  Thank patty72600
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went today for a rare meal without the children! The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Looking forward to visiting again.

1  Thank sarahvg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited tapas bar for birthday lunch and they didn't disappoint .The food was delicious had a few dishes prawns ,potatoes ,meatballs ,paella the list goes on .The staff were fantastic the owner very welcoming .My favourite place to eat in Folkestone .Will be back soon

1  Thank 2014winston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great selection of tasty fresh tapas served by friendly staff. No wonder you have to book here well in advance Nice atmosphere but would have preferred Spanish music Excellent house wine. Will definitely be back!

1  Thank Dweezil28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is VERY obvious why you can never get a table here without booking because the food is super excellent and the service is even better. A wonderful friendly vibe all around. I cannot recommend the place enough and look forward to my next visit...More

1  Thank helen123lee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table to coincide with the xmas lights being switched on. We made wise tapas choices not too many for once when dining at this lovely restaurant. Our waiter Daniel was great as usual the food delicious. We had a nice bottle of...More

1  Thank ABEONAS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’d highly recommend going to El Cortador if you love or want to try tapas. Went there with my work colleagues for lunch and I must say the food and service was incredible! I will certainly be going there again!

1  Thank Rob F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, service and good food in the old town. Reasonably priced and nice range of choices. Traditional tapas style menu, good wine. Excellent chocolate orange mousse pudding to end the meal.

2  Thank TOSAC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on off chance for lunch. Pleasantly surprised! Great tapas, wine and service. Will definitely return.

2  Thank paulinegX1562LU
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Nearby Attractions
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222 reviews
.10 miles away
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.11 miles away
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Questions & Answers
August 5, 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from ElCortador | Property representative |
Yes of course, you can have as little or as much as you like. Just come along and enjoy.
Lynda K
January 26, 2017|
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Response from ElCortador | Property representative |
Hello Yes we do a variety of vegetarian dishes. Visit the elcortadorfolkestone website to see our menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $13
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 The Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 243974
  • E-mail
Our dishes are made from traditional, classic recipes and many of our ingredients are sourced from Spain. The menu will change with the availability of seasonal produce and daily specials from £2 to £7. Tapas are a wonderfully sociable way to eat, food like life, is best shared with friends and loved ones, so with that in mind we have tried to create a traditional relaxed atmosphere for you all to come and enjoy a taste of Spain. So whether you're looking for a coffee or a snack at lunchtime, a quick drink or bite to eat before hitting the town - El Cortador is the place to come. Booking is recommended.
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