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“What a difference to Pizarro” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jose Tapas Bar

Jose Tapas Bar
Ranked #214 of 20,692 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Southwark
Royston, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What a difference to Pizarro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Excellent quality tapas, interested staff and great service. Will certainly go back. Up there with Barrafina & Morito.

Visited September 2013
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London
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Must have in the Area now populated with the jumper over the shoulders brigade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Love this spot although there's a wait for a seat sometimes it's worth it top tapas with a ever changing menu great friendly knowledgeable staff good draught beer and wines

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank LondonOcean
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Excellent Service, Fantastic Food and Great Selection of Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Jose Pizarro owns two great restaurants in Bermondsey Street but you have to be early or very lucky to get seats, without queuing, at Jose. If you are lucky enough to get a seat the service is fast, friendly and slick; once you have ordered the food is prepared, cooked and served really rapidly. All the staff are helpful, chatty and smiling; working unstintingly around the packed seating spaces. The days menu is written on the chalk boards; every dish we tried was fresh, full of flavour and perfectly cooked. There is an extensive range of sherry and range of wine to suit all tastes and pockets; the staff are happy to advise and let you have taste before committing yourself to a bottle.
If you want more a less hectic meal, a fuller menu but equally good service wander down the road to Pizarro

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank James B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“My favourite place in London just above ... Pizarro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

A Spanish food journey without leaving London... An explosion of taste. You can die for their PLUMA. The wine is very good and always something new on the board

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Call me Lucky - it's 2 mins from our flat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I live a 5 minute stroll from this fantastic place. Delicious food, great atmosphere. Wish it was a bit bigger but then it would probably lose the buzz...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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