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“Very nice ambience”

El Cid Spanish Restaurant TST
Ranked #1,440 of 8,953 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is one of 5 or 6 in this street. They exude a more european flavour and setting. They are more pricey too. I ordered the african prawn and seafood paella - the special of the evening. The paella looked good and did contain a lot of seafood. It was overly dry and crusted in places to the dish. Nevertheless I did enjoy it. The service is attentive but lacks warmth or interest. You cant teach warmth. A pleasant evening made even more enjoyable by a musical duo playing requested favourites.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This cute little resturant packs quite punch. With its busy atmosphere and popularity with tourists, it is a restaurant that will leave you feeling like you have had an amazing evening.

The tapas selection is great (definitely try out the garlic prawns) and the staff are nothing but helpful.

There is also live music played here.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We felt like something different on the last night of our holiday and El CID delivered. Casual informal dining in popular knutsford terrace. A jug of sangria hit the spot to start with some tasty tapas before sharing a seafood paella downed with a bottle of vino. Great service supported by a couple of guitar players and noisy informal dining, just what you would expect. The paella could have done with a little more smoked paprika but still enjoyable.

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Thank Janet S
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

In a setting of latin tables indoor/outdoor this restaurant has survived most of its competitors during the last 20 years. The menu is extensive, and the food noticable. Some claim that this is the best Spanish restuaruant in Hong Kong. I would not argue. Attentive and discreet service makes you feel at ease without being intruded on. Will return

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Even though we did thoroughly enjoy our food we feel that it was overpriced and you are paying for location. We went on a Sat night and didn't have a reservation but they did find a table for us in the corner of the restaurant. We had some Tapas to start which was nice and the seafood Paella was also good and to finish off we had a sweet. The service was a bit slow and we felt we were forgotten about sometimes but all in all we did enjoy the evening

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Thank Rotherhamred
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