El Pirata

5-6 Down Street, Mayfair, London

El Pirata
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10/10 from 2 user reviews
Our USP - Unique Selling Proposition
"Authentic Spanish tapas in the heart of Mayfair, London"
- El Pirata
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Address:5-6 Down Street
Mayfair
London
W1J 7AG
Map:Map & nearby
Cuisine:Spanish
Region:Mayfair
Nearest Station:Green Park
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri: 12.00 – 23.30
Sat: 18.00 – 23.30
Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed
Menu:See Menu

Dress Code:Smart Causal

Facilities & Info:
  • Party bookings accepted
  • Disabled access/facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Background music
  • Outdoor space
About: El Pirata has reigned supreme as one of London’s top tapas bars and restaurants since it opened in the heart of Mayfair in 1994 – El Pirata is informal, inexpensive and above all authentic. For fun, quality and value for money, it’s hard to beat!

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El Pirata features and articles

Head back to '94 with El Pirata Mayfair for their 25th Birthday
Full of favourite tapas dishes at their original prices from 25 years ago.
Added on June 7, 2019



The Latest User Reviews of El Pirata


User Rating: 10 / 10
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jerseyfinn
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Member since: Dec 2008
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El Pirata of Mayfair is a top-tier London restaurant for anyone looking to enjoy authentic Spanish tapas.

On our recent December visit, we find the place packed full & abuzz with conversation & excitement. El Pirata has two tapas tasting menus for those unacquainted with tapas. Those who know their tapas can craft their own special tapas menu along with a bottle of wine.

We especially reccomend the pimientos de padron ( green peppers lightly pan fried in butter/garlic ) and the almejas ( muscles cooked in a delicious garlic sauce ). Best to go with the plain bread for dipping in the various sauces as your tapas flow to the table. Mix & match various hot/cold, seafood/meat/veggie tapas to create your own dining journey. Consider the jamon iberico negra ( at £17 it's pricy, but worth it if you crave the best cured ham Spain has to offer ). Basically, just come to Pirata with an appetite & play with the menu on each visit.

Service is prompt, friendly, & always attentive. Upon learning that our desired wine is not in stock, our capable server suggests a bottle of Val Tosca - a perfect choice. Be sure to leave room for dessert & some espresso to wind down after a perfect dining experience.

One can also sit at the rustic bar enjoying a Tio Pepe or glass of wine along with a few tapas snippets before heading off shopping or to the theater. It's a real people place where you become part of the action while the food and drink flows about you.

We can't say enough about the food and the atmosphere at El Pirata on Down Street. It's too bad that we live in the States as we're be regulars at El Pirata.

Barry

User Rating: 10 / 10
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The Rock
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Very enjoyable, friendly staff, whether its lunch/dinner or just nibbles, the price is resonable, went once and now can't keep away

As a diner who has eaten in various establishments in Mayfair its my number one recomendation

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