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“Authentic Spanish” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al-Andalus Tapas

Al-Andalus Tapas
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Ranked #58 of 622 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Oxford, UK
Level Contributor
187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Authentic Spanish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Large portions, good value for money and attentive staff. Sit by the window and watch the world go by!

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Ate here on Saturday evening 6.30 sitting. Note on Friday's and Saturday's they do 2 sittings either 6.30 or 9pm. We turned up at @ 6,30pm and ordered a jug of Sangria and when that arrived we ordered the food. The food arrived very quickly because although the restaurant was now filling up only a few people were there for 6.30pm. So we were finished too quickly while most tables had no food when we left at 7.20pm. The tip is don't be as naive as we were turn up 6.45 - 7 pm or later if you want a leisurely meal or 6.30 if you want to eat reasonably quickly or delay ordering, we'll know next time. The food was fine, the portion size is bigger than chains like La Tasca but the the price is higher per portion, the service was good and we'll give it another go.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank PhilS495
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

I visited Al-Aldalus with a friend on Saturday evening and had a really lovely meal. The atmosphere was great and there was even a little interval where we had some authentic flamenco dancing too!
The food was delicious and the portions were good. They came out one or two at a time as well which was great because it meant things didn't get cold so quickly while you were working your way through each. The paella looked fantastic too so I think a return trip to try one is definitely in order!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cat H
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Flavoursome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

A very tasty and enjoyable experience. In fact the food is so good I wanted to go back the following evening to try different tapas on the menu. The portions are generous and the staff friendly and helpful. We sat outside in the garden on a warm June evening, very atmospheric!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rollo T
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Woburn Sands, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Wow - a great find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

We love Spanish food and whilst walking past decided to pop in for a mid week lunch. And we were delighted! The tapas were lovely - really well cooked and tasty! And generous portion size as well. Excellent value. All accompanied by ice cold Estrella Damm. The service was also very good. Couldn't fault it and would definitely return if in the area. Also spotted they have tables outside in a small courtyard at the back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank randj06
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