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El Cafe

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6 Granville Court, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4PP, England
+44 1608 238494
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place to eat in shipston by a million miles. Dave and all the staff are so friendly and efficient. They look after you so well and make sure you have everything you need and more. The food is brilliant, something for everyone and such good value for money, you will never ever go away hungry from... More 

Thank Gracie W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to this little Tapas bar on our recent visit & were so pleased to have spent the evening with such a lovely crowd. The owner David & his staff made us so welcome & they were so passionate about the food they serve which was delicious & plentiful. We had a great night & we wish you... More 

Thank SuzeeAnn
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend El Cafe, amazing food lovely atmosphere, the staff are welcoming and helpful. Prices are very good for portions, All in all great evening!

Thank Alexglover04
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

A lovely way to start a relaxing weekend with a Spanish breakfast. I highly recommend a visit, as well as the food being delicious the waiting staff are very humorous and friendly. We plan to visit frequently.

Thank gizzy2520
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Lovely food here and very helpful friendly staff, really enjoyed our evening here, it's small and cosy even on a very cold day. It's difficult to get in so you need to book. We were told that they were moving to a bigger premises soon so that will make a lot more people happy as hopefully they can get a... More 

Thank Jeni M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

To be honest, El cafe is somewhere you could easily walk past and not bother to go in, but that would be a big mistake. We were recommended to go there by our host at The Old Kiln House B & B. We arrived on time for our booking, at 8pm and shown to our table. The restaurant was full... More 

Thank Paul J
Banbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

What an unexpected find in the heart of Shipston. Delicious tapas with an authentic feel. We were outside on one of the coldest days in Jan but it was still comfortable (kept my coat on!) and looking wistfully at tables with a bottle of red I could have happily extended my stay into the afternoon. Going inside to pay felt... More 

1 Thank Rachel C
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

On Tuesday evening for a works Christmas party we went for a meal at El Cafe... I wasn't sure what to expect as I'd never been before ..... the food was absolutely stunning perfectly cooked delicious tapas !. The staff were lovely and welcoming and they made sure all of us had the best dining experience. Definitely worth a visit... More 

1 Thank jemma r
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A visit to El Cafe is a must in Shipston-on-Stour. Dave, Barbara and their team are amazing hosts and make everyone who steps foot in the place so welcome. I had tapas starter followed by the most delicious paella I've eaten which came accompanied by several side dishes including some very yummy mushrooms. The staff were attentive yet not overly... More 

1 Thank Jennie S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great value for money and it's always a warm welcome. Highly recommend it for a girls get together. The house red is a must.

1 Thank Sarah C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cafe, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Granville Court, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Shipston-on-Stour
  • Phone Number: +44 1608 238494
El Cafe is a spanish cafe bar in the heart of Shipston On Stour. Come down for an authentic Spanish coffee, a selection of Tapas or a few glasses of wine! The times that we advertise are for food orders/bookings, as in true Spanish style we close when we have finished, we like to fiesta in the evening but in the afternoon we close at 3pm for our siesta, this is so we can do fiesta!!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?