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“Tapas bar”
Review of Jose Tapas Bar

Jose Tapas Bar
Ranked #322 of 23,025 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southwark
london
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Tapas bar”
Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

This is a tapas bar not a restaurant. Find a space and order off the blackboard. I am a big fan of tapas in London and this is the most authentic by a mile. Decent portions (for tapas) of very high quality food. Bit hot as they don't have aircon but superb food and great staff.
Also a big positive, they have the price point spot on. Average £6 a dish - what it should be.

To my mind, best in London

  • Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Really good.”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Jose is a really good restaurant - a bit of a squeeze to get into, and the staff can be moody but in a good way - but they've really capitalised on the fact Brindisa in Borough were becoming shoddy and there was a need for a new Tapas bar.

Visited July 2013
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Food and staff amazing. Wine list a bit short but with a selection of interesting wine, from Spain of course :) the plaice is quite small and you have to wait a bit in a busy day but is really worth it!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Love it”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Would go back here weekly (or alternate with Pizarro down the road). Great food, great wine list, great atmosphere. Love the croquetas and the fact that they change all the time (along with the blackboard menu). It's worth trying all of the wines on the list. Desserts are fantastic too if you have the room (particularly like the rice pudding).

  • Visited April 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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“amazing tapas bar”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

everything tastes so good there i dont even know where to start.
when i go share like 6/8 tapas with a friend, service and fast so you can order more if still hungry. the place is small and crowded, there are no proper tables, but you can sit on stool, no so cosy, but very relaxed atmosphere.
on sunday @ 3pm its more quiet so i like to go at this time.
anyday after work for a drink and some nibbles too - they have a good selection of spanish wines.

very very good place, 5 min from london bridge station.

Visited May 2013
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