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"Modern Spanish food is certainly trendy at the moment - but nowhere have I eaten food this good at these prices. Not even in Spain." Bill Knott - Grove Magazine.

Elpirata Detapas has now closed.

The original El Pirata open for more than 20 years is still open in Mayfair.

El Pirata Detapas on Westbourne Grove, London might take its inspiration from well-loved 15 year old Mayfair institution El Pirata but with a delicious modern tapas menu that adds innovative twists to traditional Spanish flavours and ingredients, it well and truly deserves its place as one of ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Best Spanish Restaurants in the UK’.

Superb service, a top notch Spanish wine list and moody authentic setting ensures it also holds its own as one of Notting Hill locals’ favourite Spanish tapas bars.

"El Pirata Detapas’ combination of expertise, value and atmosphere should be a template for others to follow. In fact, it probably already is.” Read more..

"El Pirata Detapas confirms what we already know – Spanish cuisine is the gastronomy world’s Next Big Thing. The restaurant’s focus on high quality ingredients, innovative techniques, and fine wines is exactly what makes Iberian food so popular. Named one of Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Best Spanish Restaurants in the UK’ in 2010, El Pirata Detapas clearly merits its renown. Diners enjoy a classic, romantic ambience and excellent service; and of course, tapas beginners and connoisseurs alike will delight in the unforgettable cuisine” Read more..

"I thoroughly recommend a tasting menu like this but it’s equally a nice setting (as celeb fans including Sienna Miller and Noel Gallagher attest) to drop in for a plate or two. The average tapas plate is around the £6 mark which is a bargain for such delicious and stylishly presented cuisine.”



aa rosette Rosette & Michelin Guide recommendation 2010 - 2014