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El Pirata of Mayfair

5-6 Down Street, London W1J 7AQ, England
+44 20 7491 3810
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5-6 Down Street, London W1J 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hidden tapas restaurant between the Sheraton and Hilton at Park Lane. Good service, tasty spanish dishes and excellent wine! Muga! We loved the pata negra!

Thank Freek W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely time in this quite quaint place, located just off Piccadilly. Great food & drinks, that you would expect in a traditional tapas restaurant. The guys serving were running around a bit in "mañana-mode" and we had to ask for some things twice...More

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered a wide variety of food some of which was good and some very average such as the bread. In addition we shared one glass of wine, a tres colores salad, fried potatoes, eggplant, fried squid, and one chicken and sausage plus one flan....More

Thank Love vacation time
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a Saturday evening so the place was very busy. Great atmosphere. Ordered the 2 set menus plus some extras. Highlight for me was the higado - melt in the mouth !! Portions were generous. Wine was reasonable & decent selection. Service was prompt...More

Thank Kathryn6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great buzzy, busy, friendly restaurant and probably the best value in Mayfair, which is generally extremely overpriced

Thank Y189CVdavid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Tapas one of the best I've had Situated in a lovely street in Mayfair Food is very reasonably priced for the quality and area . We had various dishes and they was all lovely with great portions Great service

Thank FineFoodieDani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were two couples went out for tapas at El Pirata and has the two set menus. The food came fast and tasty. Was it like being in Spain? No but it was still very good. Very popular spot. For London, the prices were also...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central London is blessed with plenty of very good tapas restaurants, and having eaten in many of them I thought El Pirata in Mayfair to be pretty average at best. The staff were very welcoming and the place was busy, so had a good buzz....More

Thank Prop19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited London again from our home in East Yorkshire last weekend and could not resist going back to this great Spanish restaurant, My wife and I opted to eat at the end of the Bar, Jose and his staff were as always very friendly...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you never have before Spanish tapas this restaurant could cope with your expectation. But, if you have been in Spain before and you would like to repeat flavors. This place is not really good for that.

Thank Eva B
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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26 April 2017|
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Response from parkerpr | Reviewed this property |
Unless your dining early I would make a booking.
22 February 2016|
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Response from WestLondonDiner | Reviewed this property |
No, there isn't
28 June 2015|
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Response from Ariffin K | Reviewed this property |
Each dish ranges from £5-£8. If you order 5-6 dishes per couple,you would spend approx £40-£50 excluding drink i.e.£20-£25 pp.Better select ala carte than set menu.since there is a god range to select from.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$65 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-6 Down Street, London W1J 7AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7491 3810
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Critically acclaimed Spanish tapas restaurant El Pirata opened its doors in 1994. Tucked away in the corner of Mayfair next to Hyde Park, El Pirata has become a firm favourite for those wanting an authentic Spanish experience. Relax at the superb mirrored bar with a drink or two whilst enjoying the atmosphere of the Spanish influenced decor. Whether upstairs or downstairs, you can enjoy the Tapas menu where each dish is individually priced, or if you’re not too familiar with Tapas, choose from our two fantastic set menus. At lunchtimes enjoy our special lunch menu which offers great value; two tapas dishes, a bread roll and alioli plus a soft drink or a glass of wine for just £10.25 – great value! Downstairs is ideal for parties and gatherings of up to 60 people. If you prefer a private area for either that important business dinner or a more romantic setting for that more intimate meal, you will find our two private alcoves perfect. When the weather’s at its best, our four outside tables are an instant hit, but you’ll have to be early because they are snapped up fast!
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