El Metro

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El Metro

This Spanish restaurant and tapas bar has been going since 1989. Spanish staples play a lead role on the menu but it's not just paella, pollo and pescado: Italian dishes, British breakfasts and burgers also feature. Keep an eye out for regular live music nights, too.


Venue name: El Metro
Address: 10-12 Effie Road
Fulham Broadway
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4.5 / 5

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Recommend the polpo and the lenetjas, both delicious and very Spanish. This spot has become a regular haunt for me now, can't get enough of their tapas.


Situated in Fulham, this authentic little Spanish place makes you feel like you're on holiday.

There's a wide range of tapas to choose from, so much in fact that we asked the waitress to recommend a few dishes.

We were a group of 4 and we shared 7 dishes between us (plus dessert) which was a perfect amount.

We sent back a squid dish because it was cold in the middle and the flavour wasn't pleasant; then for dessert we ordered a creme brûlée, chocolate soufflé and creme caramel, but the creme brûlée was burnt and bitter, so this was sent back too. The rest of the food was good.

There was no issue when we sent the two dishes back and they were taken off the bill.

While there was nothing amazing about the meal, it's a good option for a small group; the restaurant has a lively vibe (there was a live singer on the Friday night that we went) and the service is very friendly and attentive.

For the second time me and my partner visited El Metro i had pollo con chorizo witch is chicken with with chorizo suce on a bed of rice,steel i feel the taste  my partner had tortilla (spanish omelet) and then she had veggie burger witch was don to perfection,grate and the pleasant service ,looking forward to go back.highly recommend it.

Took my Dad out for dinner last night and we stumbled across this fantastic restaurant. The evening was warm so we sat outside on the terrace, which felt almost like a little private area (the restaurant has surrounded it with little potted trees). This created a very relaxed environment. The owner was hilarious and chatted with my Dad in Spanish for about 20 minutes which was a great opportunity for him to practice. My Dad ordered Bacalao a la Gallega (Galician style cod) and I had a Paella Negra (black paella cooked with squid ink). Both were delicious and very fresh. We will definitely be back soon as I live in the area. The tapas looked amazing!

  • Visited July 2016