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El Bocado

36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
+44 1392 678445
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (57 reviews)
“tapas” (260 reviews)
“sardines” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
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1 - 10 of 640 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Popped in for a beer and Tapas. Beautiful chorizo cooked in white wine and slow roasred Padrón peppers, a delight. Thanks for a lovely experience!

Thank Travel U
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant for the first time in the evening and the owner Don was very attentive and helpful. We chose the 6 tapas and a bottle of wine for £39.95. very good value. we had 3 seafood dishes and chorizo and cheese, patatos...More

Thank deltaman0_0
Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our deal! We hope to have you back soon to enjoy our delicious tapas.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked El Bocado on a Sunday Eve in order to experience the Flamenco and the Tapas. the Flamenco was excellent, however the food was only average. Would not revisit, especially having been charged £1.75 extra for a ball of ice-cream to go with the...More

Thank SuffolkJohanna
Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are a small independent business and we source all our products locally from small businesses. All our puddings are made on the premises a part from our ice cream which we buy in Newton...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So lovely to be back in this fantastic restaurant - the menu has changed to include some new scrummy authentic Spanish dishes and has kept my delicious favourites too!!! Was great to talk with the owner Don and learn so much about the food and...More

1  Thank Fiona H
Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and thank you for the flattering words! Good to hear you liked our new menu! Hopefully see you soon for another real Spanish experience at El Bocado.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always excellent with a good variety and something to suit most people. There is always interesting entertainment which makes it a good evening out.

Thank Louise B
Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Louise! I am happy to hear you enjoyed our freshly cooked tapas. Looking forward to have you back to enjoy one of our Flamenco or Spanish guitar nights!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Exeter to see my daughter at Uni and met here for a meal out. As a family we love spanish food and so we're really looking forward to trying somewhere different. We booked for 8.30pm ordered 5 dishes (2 cold), asked if we...More

Thank 312nickyg
Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I served you personally and I know you had been travelling for 5 hours so I am sad to hear you didn't enjoy your night. On Saturdays our kitchen is open from 11 am to 10 pm constantly working to...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised! Friendly staff and really great food. A nice atmosphere created by a Spanish guitarist. Ideal place to spend an evening sampling the variety of food and drink with a group of friends or partner.

Thank rob21121
Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Rob! We look forward to having you back soon any Friday of the month to listen to some Spanish guitar and enjoy a glass of sangria!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Never been to Exeter. Tried this place. Not great decor/atmosphere inside but the food was spot on. Every single dish was so fresh. Pattaya’s bravas, tortilla, freshly baked bread, padron peppers amazing! Really a big surprise and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank SiestaCat
Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this nice review. I hope you will be back soon to taste some more of our freshly cooked tapas.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

El Bocado was a great find there is a large selection of Tapas to choose from for all tastes. I have to have gluten free diet as I am a celiac and 90% of the menu is GF – perfect! The owner is a pleasant,...More

Thank Julitwo
Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I love my restaurant and try to make sure my customers will love it as well. Look forward to seeing you soon again.

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Large selection of Tapas - very tasty and not expensive. Friendly service. Cosy, relaxed atmosphere when not very busy. Avoid later evenings Friday, Saturday.

Thank Mike A
Don S, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, hope to see you soon again at El Bocado!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 678445
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Description
Independent Tapas Bar and Restaurant serving authentic Spanish food. We are passionate about remaining authentic importing our Spanish ingredients and using local suppliers where possible.
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