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“Friendly and tasty, as always!”
Review of El Bocado

El Bocado
Ranked #58 of 548 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 27, 2011

Visited El Bocado again recently, this time with some friends. It was on a quietish weekday night and we were made to feel so comfortable and welcome by the staff! Free and delicious complementary soup was great and the owner was brilliant in helping us choose a bottle of wine we would like from the big list! Food was, as always, really fresh tasting and inventive too actually (not typical slightly boring anglicised idea of tapas, phew!), can't fault it to be honest! Got a range of tapas between us and ended up a very reasonable price, will continue visiting!

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Thank Rosie S
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

I went to El Bocado with family for a treat, and had a great evening! The staff were so warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them.
The food was delicious! We had a selection of tapas and paella- best tapas I've ever had!
I've been to other tapas restaurants in Exeter, and El Bocado beat them by a mile.
We also had desserts which were very good.
The menu was great as there was a lot of choice and all the food was freshly cooked which was very impressive.
There was also a great selection of drinks and some very tasty cocktails!
The staff were so smiley and friendly, made us feel like our visit was really important to them... I'll definitely be returning!

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Thank Dilys P
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

We visited el Bocado for the first time in October, at lunchtime. For a modest fixed price they give you a mixed plate of tapas and a small glass of wine. The tapas was good, including a nice variety, and very fresh. We supplemented ours with a patatas bravas, although strictly that wasn't needed.

It was a shame it was so quiet. There was only one other customer when we went.

We must visit again in the evening to try it a la carte. Some nights they have entertainment, which might also be worth a try.

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Thank Exetergourmets
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

I love the tapas in this place, it's so creative and tasty! Made me want to visit Spain.
Definitely would go again
Thanks Don!

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Thank Amelia B
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

The service here was brilliant - we were made to feel very welcome by the owner. The food was of a really high quality, with a huge variety to choose from, and all made fresh to order. Yummy! We shared the trio of desserts for pudding and they were scrumptious too. I would also really recommend the cocktails, mine were delicious! Great spanish atmosphere with ambient lighting and music, really romantic night out in exeter!

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Thank Fiona H
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