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El Bar de Tapas, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

El Bar de Tapas

4.8
4.8
774 Reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
Welcome to El Bar de Tapas!
We are a family run business in the heart of the historic Stevenage High Street; creating fantastic food by combining the finest imported products with sustainably sourced local produce.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01438 721010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Stevenage

  • Parking details

    There is 3 hour free parking through the high street up to 6:30pm at which point all restrictions finish.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 774 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Overall

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Food

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Service

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Value

  • Hertfordshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hertfordshire

    Good for Groups

  • Hertfordshire

    Romantic

  • Hertfordshire

    Most Booked

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  1. c

    chelsea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I’m a regular to this restaurant. I always enjoy going for food here great service and food. All round a great place to get food
  2. WJ

    WarrenJ

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The staff where very attentive. The portions were massive and the food was very authentic
  3. B

    Beckyb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff. Tried most of the new items on the menu which were excellent. Always a good time.
  4. AF

    AndrewF

    Hertfordshire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have eaten here before and our return experience was just as good as the first time
  5. LP

    LindseyP

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place for light lunch. Three tapas dishes for 9.99. Excellent quality, value and service. Already planning a return visit.
  6. K

    Kelly

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to you! The lunch menu is such good value and the food is just outstanding! Always have to get a jug of the Sangria Blanco to! Mine and my daughters favourite place, thank you!
  7. JB

    JuliaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How have we taken so long to visit here , the food is amazing and the staff are just so lovely - will definately be returning - your Hank you so much for an amazing afternoon.
  8. ED

    EmmaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and authentic food, I would recommend people to visit
  9. SP

    SusePm

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real homemade good quality food. Would highly recommend.
  10. SW

    StephenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booking the date was easy.shown straight to table a few minute wait then waitress took our drink order. Came back about 5 mins later then took food order.did,nt wait long for our portions which were tasty.for dessert had biscoffee cheese cake.yummy Overall another good experience.
  11. CT

    ClaireT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, never disappoints. The food is amazing, staff are great and venue is brilliant. The only thing to point out is the food comes out quick with a few minutes after ordering, which is ok if in a rush but if you want to take your time it can be a pain. That said the staff are accommodating and will give you time before ordering if you let them know.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Probably one of the best restaurants in Stevenage, well worth a visit. Always have decent Tapas here.
  13. DV

    DeborahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, food and service - already booked to go back.
  14. WB

    WaBa

    Hertfordshire

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As per norm… everything was perfect.
  15. A

    Abbi

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just great! We were recommended to come here as we don't know Stevenage very well and it was the perfect recommendation. All the food was delicious, the services was very prompt, very friendly and helpful and the ambience was just what you'd want in a Tapas bar. Really enjoyed the experience and we will definitely go again.
  16. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We never tire of going here for a meal - lovely tasty food, everyone so friendly and can't wait to go again
  17. C

    Cappi

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food with excellent service. Very casual with a broad mixture of customers
  18. DP

    DanielP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food in nice spot on high street anyone in area should check it out
  19. LR

    LaRainbow

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary dinner and WOW, what a magical night. The food was out of this world (we ate far too much, haha) and the wine and cocktails were divine. The atmosphere was so warm and happy and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful. Can’t believe we’re lucky enough to have a restaurant like this so close to our home. We’ll be back very soon!
  20. SH

    SarahH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant- super nice staff - excellent food - good vibes
  21. LW

    LorraineW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice service and food but is very very noisy
  22. TD

    TristanD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food and some great new dishes, was nice to try something different. Love this restaurant.
  23. CH

    CHRISTINEP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This lovely little gem will definitely become a regular for us! Loved everything about it. Staff ALL attentive, decor and ambience very authentic. Food exceeded expectations, great value and excellent quality. So much choice too! Could not recommend enough!
  24. C

    Cupcakequeen

    Hertfordshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We visit this restaurant frequently. Nice to see some changes to the menu, would be nice to have a few more options, especially as we are regulars. Sangria delicious as usual. Staff attentive and friendly.
  25. CW

    CliveW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Spanish food from Spanish chefs, it really felt like we were back on holiday. Helped no doubt by the heatwave but can't wait to go back.
  26. JP

    JP0000000000000000000000

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A little overpriced for dish sizes, dishes are brought to you individually which is just silly. Good quality ingredients used and service was pleasant enough from the girls.
  27. ST

    SueT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent all round, air con was a bonus on the honest day of the year
  28. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Excellent service Will be back in there soon
  29. SA

    StephenA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely food, service and good value for money.
  30. ZN

    ZoeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcoming staff , food was served quickly and all delicious and lovely sangria
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal with friends
  32. T

    Tony316

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal here. Lovely staff and great food.
  33. G

    annetteG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, excellent service. Great atmosphere. First time I’d been but would definitely return
  34. AS

    ASC1

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best tapas I have had outside of Spain. Amazing food and super friendly staff!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service could of been improved. But overall food made it worth it! Ordered items that didnt come and had to flag someone down to order drinks after a wait and again to order food…. But food came quickly but wld of been nicer if closer together.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tapas tasters. Delicious. Staff really pleasant and very attentive thanks for a great meal.
  37. WB

    WaBa

    Hertfordshire

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place and it clearly shows that the managers love the place too as they and their staff give it their all.
  38. GH

    GH08

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh, fast, hot and delicious. Service was fantastic. We love that this is so local to us
  39. JD

    JaneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always guaranteed a pleasant evening with good food. Servers are very efficient and friendly.
  40. SA

    SimonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service. I will definitely be going back in the future

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

El Bar de Tapas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01438 721010.

El Bar de Tapas is rated 4.8 stars by 774 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for El Bar de Tapas

5A Middle Row Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 3AN

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Stevenage

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is 3 hour free parking through the high street up to 6:30pm at which point all restrictions finish.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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