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“Pleasant experience”

El Sabio Tapas Bar & Restaurant
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Ranked #66 of 207 Restaurants in Winchester
Price range: $16 - $42
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Hampshire
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Pleasant experience”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

First visit to El Sabio and pleasantly surprised. Attentive waiter who advised us on the menu and portion sizes. The dishes are small and pricey but the overall experience makes up for that. Food is very tasty and we will definitely be back!

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Potton, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“So good we came back!”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We've eaten here twice, both times in the evening. This place is so much better than the chain-alternative 'La Tasca'. It's more basic, less frills. The secret of it's success is the quality of the food and the efficient and courteous service.

The food has the appearance of being cooked to order and the flavours testify to this.

Next time we're close to Winchester we'll sure to pop in.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
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UK
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Relaxed evening with shared plate”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Having overdone it at lunchtime and on one of the hottest days of the year my husband I had an excellent shared plate of charcuterie, with Asturian cider. Staff were relaxed and helpful.

Essentially this is a bar and not a restaurant and approached in this manner it is extremely good.

  • Visited July 2013
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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Spanish Sun in Winchester”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Winchester and in my opinion a great lunchtime venue by the river. I cannot comment on evening venue as I have not been to it in the evening, although I have been to the El Sabio in Newbury for the evening. The day my wife and I visited it was very hot and sunny so the plethora of umbrellas was very welcome. Although the front of the restaurant is on the main road the patio at the back is well secluded and very peaceful and quiet.

El Sabio has a very reasonably priced lunch menu three dishes for £8.99 and all we had were very tasty. I have tried some of the others on previous visits and so far I have not found any that were not good. The wines are excellent, very well chosen and the desert menu is a ‘Tapas’, a selection of three deserts presented on a plate and you are able to have one dish for sharing, the main problem is to decide which three to choose.

The service is very professional, friendly and extremely polite: obviously not British.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Nice setting, good food, good value”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went here for the first time over the weekend in the blistering heat.

We dined outside next to the river. A lovely peaceful setting, perfect for an evening meal.

The Sangria was very tastey - perfect for a hot summers day!

The tapas menu itself was delicious, good value for money and a good range of choices.

Coupled with a friendly service I will be returning again.

  • Visited July 2013
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