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El Pirata

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Express lunch Monday-Friday 12-4pm for £15.95 or enjoy our full à la carte & extensive wine list every day.
- El Pirata

Time Out says

This longstanding Mayfair tapas joint is regularly cited as one of the best in town, and has been championed by the great and the good of the food world – including Fred Siriex (him off the tele). It’s with good reason – we think it’s a cracking spot, and you don’t last this long unless a fair few think along the same lines, too.

It's all about authentic Spanish flavours here, with astute sourcing of products working with some very competent work in the kitchen. We went a little while back but everything we had was good; make sure you try the jamon Iberica (the Iberian ham croquettes are great, too) and the pollo al ajillo – pan-fried chicken with white wine, garlic and olive oil. 

The brunch is also worth a visit, and the set-lunch is great value if you work or live nearby. The wine list is fiercely loyal to the homeland (not necessarily a bad thing), but there is Champagne, because we're in Mayfair etc. Recommended.

El Pirata says
"Best Spanish Tapas- London 2020 AND 2021" SME awards

El Pirata is an authentic, informal, Spanish tapas bar tucked away in the corner of Mayfair a stone’s throw away from Hyde Park, and a short walk away from Green Park station. We have been serving the community for over 25 years through our combination of relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff- and of course delicious tapas. Our menu is based on the principles of Spanish cooking; simple, fresh ingredients cooked with passion and plenty of flavour. Throw in our extensive wine list (choose from over 100 wines from Spain and further afield), and you've got a recipe for a perfect afternoon or evening.

Whether you're dining in our artistic colourful upstairs restaurant, sharing tapas in our Picasso-esque downstairs Cellar, or simply sipping sangria on the terrace, we can promise you one thing: a real taste of Madrid in the heart of Mayfair.

Hasta Pronto!
El Pirata


5-6 Down Street
Tube: Green Park or Hyde Park Corner
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