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“Lazy Toad sums it up”
Review of El Sapo Perezoso

El Sapo Perezoso
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Droylsden
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 25, 2014

I have always found Tripadvisor reviews pretty accurate so I was surprised to have such a bad experience at this restaurant. Downmarket pubbish interior empty apart from us on a Saturday evening, service surly with repeated pressure to order more drinks but my main problem was the food, nothing like Spanish food in my experience.

Grilled chicken smothered in Thai sweet chilli sauce, baked eggs with spinach came with no spinach and no explanation why not and calamari were those heavily battered rubber bands the standard issue of your local freezer shop. Lucky for me I went to Spain three days later to eat good spanish food

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2  Thank mandymcgee
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have previously submitted a review on this restaurant, some time ago, and my views of it have not changed - it really is so excellent that I felt it was probably time for an up-to-date review. I visit this restaurant probably once every six weeks, mainly with friends or family who are also vegetarian which does make life easier when you are having tapas. There is a great selection of vegetarian dishes, but they make up quite a small proportion of the menu so lots of choice available for non-vegetarians. Also very moreish red wine!

The restaurant has a quite rustic appearance so you can feel equally comfortable whether casually or smartly dressed. The owners are extremely friendly, the food and service cannot be faulted. As noted on another recent review, we are never rushed even though we are usually the last left in the restaurant. Also very reasonably priced

Just to prove that I am not the eternal optimist, if I had find a criticism, it might be the Spanish Omelette, which is not up to the standard of some restaurants in Spain. However, it is still good, and probably the best I have tasted in England.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

I went with my girlfriend for a Valentine's meal. The food was really good; we had approx 8 tapas and they were all excellent. The service was also lovely and very friendly. Definitely recommended and I will be going again.

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2  Thank chris b
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Went last weekend with my partner and another couple. We have already been here in the past and yet again we weren't disappointed. Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Service was really good and although we ended up being the last ones in the restaurant we weren't rushed in the slightest. Would highly recommend this restaurant for great food at great value.

1  Thank MilesFamily67
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Went with family for some drinks and tapas and was completely underwhelmed by the offering. There seems to be a system where you sit at the bar and enjoy some drinks while your orders are taken and you're only shown to the table when the food is ready. That is all well and good but the bar area is quite small, so it felt very cramped and uncomfortable when we were there. We ordered a selection of potato dishes, garlic bread, salad and meat dishes. The meatballs were nice as was the cheesy garlic bread but I wasn't very impressed with the other dishes - the garlic mayo which came with the fried potatoes tasted a bit off and the chicken dishes were just chunks of frozen/ unfresh and tasteless breast meat in different sauces. The desserts also looked shop bought rather than made by the 'chef'. Have definitely had better tapas at more reasonable prices, so won't be returning anytime soon, if ever! I must commend the waitress who was the only person waiting tables and yet she was friendly and efficient and it was never too long a wait for anything.

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Thank doofvfood
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