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“Relaxed, convivial, tasty...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Al-Andalus Tapas

Al-Andalus Tapas
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Ranked #63 of 625 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Oxford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Relaxed, convivial, tasty...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

When the sun shines it is best to sit outside on the patio at the rear of the restaurant - especially in the evening when it is well-shaded. We had several courses of tapas (tasty if a little oily) and a bottle of red. The service was infrequent but courteous (probably better if you sit inside) and bill seemed reasonable after an evening's merriment. Not a regular haunt, but a refreshing change.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Has not maintained its previously good standard”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

As a family we have eaten here often - but the quality of the food has certainly decrease. We lived in Barcelona for 4 years and you get a range of standards for Tapas but now this restaurant is below what would be considered acceptable. Food arrived soggy & cold such as patatas bravas which should not be - and other dishes had obviously been warmed up and not cooked fresh. All tapas should be cooked at the time and served immediately - what a shame as this used to be a very good tapas 'bar'

  • Visited December 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not the same as it used to be”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

I used to visit this restaurant frequently when I lived in Oxfordshire 2008 onwards and always loved the good value food and service. There was a certain ambience about it then, a family feel very friendly bubbly welcoming and authentic staff and most nights a lovely dancer. The restaurant was always busy especially on friday and saturday nights however it was not busy that saturday evening. The menu hasnt changed and nor have the prices which are good however the standard of the food has. The Calamaras (always a good sign if a tapas restaurant cares!! ) were terrible, dry and rubbery and tasteless. The chicken dish tasted odd..... all I can say. Unfortunately I was ill next day with stomach issues and vomiting , but my partner was ok however I havent hearnt from others I was with so do not wish to confirm that it was the food from there. Such a shame because the place itself and location are ideal. Perhaps new ownership or perhaps just a bad night.

  • Visited December 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Worst Christmas party experience ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Terrible service followed by a night spent vomiting.
Our group of ten had three drinks spilt on them by the waitresses. No appology or offer any compensation was given.Two of the group (who did not drink) were up all night vomitting afterwards! Several others had sore stomachs. I'm glad to say we did not leave the tip which they added on to the bill. I will never be going back again or recommend it as a place to eat.

  • Visited December 2013
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Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Good tapas!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

Visited this restaurant before theatre, only a 5 minute walk away - we had the fixed tapas menu for parties of 6 or more.

Food excellent! Really enjoyed the wide variety and the standard of food was tasty and well cooked accompanied by a nice Rioja!

Only complaint was the service was a bit too 'rapido!' - Highly recommend!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank julie a
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