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El Mono, Romford, Greater London

El Mono

4.2
4.2
42 Reviews
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates

Our menu combines modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques, offering seasonally-influenced dishes based on quality Spanish ingredients. Signature small plates are served alongside some of Spain’s best wines.

We are located In the heart of Collier Row with both indoor and outdoor seating.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Traditional Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    07862 045200

  • Payment options

    Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • East London

    Late Night Find

  • East London

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. GT

    GaynorT

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Would have been good if they hadn’t phoned 2 hrs before booking to say that they didn’t have any food, delivery never arrived! Has been good in the past.

  2. LD

    LesleyD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very disappointed that I had a booking for 2 people at 7pm and was notified at 6pm that they hadn't received their food delivery..I was offered a free drink which I declined as we wanted to eat so I cancelled the booking and went elsewhere.

  3. N

    Nikki

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friendly staff and service loverly food but still no paella which is a shame

  4. SM

    SueM

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Second time here at ElMono. This time there was only one lady running around, taking orders, serving drinks, and taking the bill. She was run off her feet, but did try to accommodate us. Sadly the one thing we wanted was off the menu, paella. Which was disapointing. Aslo the bar man wasnt there so had quite a wait for drinks, as mentioned above she was on her own. I guess its hard to know how many staff to have in, but one was not enough. Food was ok. We sat outside which was lovely on a summers evening. Will probably go back but will check that the paella is on the menu!.

  5. W

    Wobblymummy

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Was nice lunch - everyone’s favourite Tapas - tasty but nothing special. It’s a shame about the traffic noise but inside it’s ok. Nothing irritating than a wonky table though and the back table near the toilets is really wonky!! Wasn’t busy but had to ask twice about bill, once to get it and again to pay it. Staff friendly enough. I guess it’s more of a place to go on a summer evening for a stroll up to have a glass of wine. I would go back.

  6. DS

    DemiSmith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing! Could not fault this place in any way. The staff, Gemma and Lisa, are so friendly and welcoming. They went above and beyond for my friend and I. 100% would recommend and can’t wait to go back!

  7. D

    Dean

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our first time here, everything was lovely and great to have this on our doorstep. Only disappointment was the potatoes weren't cooked to crisp, and very garlicky so I felt a but sick after a few mouthfuls. The prawns and chicken however were gorgeous! Please work on having crispy patatas bravas and ill be back!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and staff. Cocktails to die for, especially the pink pina colada!

  9. e

    evemarie

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Had a great time and loved the food and evening. But the dj was soooo loud from too earlier we had a table at 730pm and was hard to talk as music loud. Loved havi g the music but just needs to not so loud at the start of the evening and more when people are just drinki g say from 930/10pm.....

  10. R

    Robc

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3

    Nice place as a bar, food was bar food should not be advertised as a tapas restaurant, the young lady that served us was excellent couldn't have done more for us. Not authentic spanish tapas at all !!

  11. DD

    DianeD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, a great evening with friends

  12. E

    Emma

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    We had high hopes for this local restaurant as it has an outside area and music at the weekend. I wouldn’t go back for food and I’d only go back if I couldn’t get a table at RM5 lounge across the road. No paella. No coconut cream for pina colada. Cocktails served without ice. Crispy chicken wasn’t crispy. Bar staff didn’t seem bothered. Very unimpressed

  13. MG

    MargaretG

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    9 dishes not available and all Main. Chicken, two dishes, prawns three dishes, chorizo, fish tacos, paella, and tortilla Not mentioned for give minutes and did not recurve a call or e mail to let us know. Walked out disgusted. Was told there would be a delivery next day!!!!!!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The cutlery and glasses weren't very clean. Half of the menu wasn't even available. The food was too expensive for the small portions given, even if it were nice.

  15. CL

    CarlyLee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great nite on saturday nite great food and ambience and the staff was so lovely would defo recomend be back soon

  16. a

    angelaw

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I went to El mono to celebrate my birthday with family. The lovely ladies could not do enough for us, the service was excellent. Loved the decor and the music vibe in there. Cocktails were very nice. My only negative comment would be that I think the menu needs a few more meat choices. I would definitely recommend this place for a great night out with friends.

  17. SG

    SteffG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We were a party of 5 booked in on Saturday night and we were told after we’d had our 1st drink that there was no chicken, which we all wanted. So we left and went across the road.

  18. e

    evemarie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and astmosphere. Perfevt girls night out venue

  19. M

    Mari

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    The ambience was good, the food was tasty but the service was diabolical

  20. JP

    JulieP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant service lovely vibe, we only went for drinks it’s not a restaurant as such, more picky bits. Even better when the dj is in but such a nice mixture of people, young and old. Love it here- back in June

  21. TD

    TerrieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Tryed the restaurant with friends the staff were very friendly and attentive The food was delicious and the sangria was lovely maybe a little expensive for the size of jug but we all agreed we would love to rebook congratulations for something new in our area

  22. T

    Tonyw

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Gemma and the staff made our visit all that much better. They went out their way to ensure our visit was very enjoyable, from the recommendations to the advice with drinks, all with a freindly personal touch. El Mono is a great addition to the local area and by far one of the best restaurants locally.

  23. TM

    TonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have passed by El Mono a few times and liked the look of the place and so on Thursday evening we came in originally just to have a drink and a little food before going home. We really appreciated the warm friendly staff who gave us a demonstration of their new Flavour blaster for cocktails which was so much fun to see the flavoured bubble bust to release a Smokey citrus/fruit cloud. We had such a great time talking with Gemma and leyla and meeting the staff and ordering many more drinks and food than we originally intended because we felt so relaxed and welcome and the food was lovely. We had cocktails, beer and shots and all were excellent. I make my own cocktails at home and so was interested in their ingredients and having tasted a fair share of cocktails in my time El Mono does not disappoint at all! We want to thank everyone for turning what was a working day evening into an extra special night. We will definitely be coming back again soon. Well done! We are so glad you are here. X

  24. AH

    AshH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great little restaurant with authentic fresh tapas and a really nice vibe. Will defo be returning.

  25. CO

    ClareO

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You must visit this restaurant, the food was fantastic, the service was excellent. The cocktails were gorgeous. We had such a fantastic night. It’s great that this restaurant is in our local area. Will definitely be visiting again!

  26. LC

    LaurenC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    I had a pleasant evening with my friend. The atmosphere is more if a bar than a restaurant. I feel the menu is quite limited but what we ordered was nice. The young girl that served us was excellent, there when we needed her but didn’t hover. She was very friendly and had a lovely nature ideal girl waitressing. I would return

  27. N

    Nikki

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great food but they had run out of olives and churros

  28. DH

    DanielleH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely evening for my birthday. Our waitress was very well informed and friendly. The food was nice and the atmosphere comfortable and cosy. Nice to have a new bar locally. We will definitely be back! Thanks

  29. C

    Chris

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very attentive staff, even asked our names and made us feel welcome. Food delicious and very nice ambiance. It was a last minute Valentine booking for us but we were well pleased

  30. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Food was lovely, however service was poor. The restaurant was not overly busy but over 2.5 hours for 2 courses. Ordered dessert but paid the bill & left after 35 minutes of waiting. Was hugely disappointed as the paella was outstanding.

  31. PF

    PhillipF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely restaurant great atmosphere and seems really personable. Food was slow coming out but for me that was better than feeling rushed. Nice little gift at the end of the night too as it was valentines night. Defiantly recommend

  32. MG

    MargaretG

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Lovely restaurant and very friendly staff. We were a bit disappointed with the menu as there was little choice of dishes. Also we found that some of the dishes were priced to high for what you get. Will keep checking the web site to see if the menu changes as we would like to come again

  33. h

    hazelb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service a little pricey. Nice atmosphere.

  34. ET

    ElenaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed a night out with a good friend! Great food accompanied by Spanish wine and an amazing atmosphere! Staff are smiling, friendly and happy to accommodate your food choices. I will definitely be going back with more fiends. Highly recommend this place!

  35. JP

    JulieP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last Saturday of the month is DJ night. Danced our legs off amazing staff and food nice. Can’t wait to go back

  36. SF

    SteveF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant highly recommend it. Great addition to the area.

  37. LE

    LEETUCKER

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a brilliant night in Elmono lovely food and selection of drinks. Music was good and staff were amazing we will defiantly be returning!

  38. KW

    KarenW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, staff were really friendly and helpful. The food was great.

  39. SM

    SuzanneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great staff and atmosphere. Food was delicious, only quibble was rather a limited menu. Great to have a modern eatery so local, will definitely be returning

  40. SM

    SueM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely new venue in Collier Row. Tapas menu had a small choice but everything ordered was very nice. Cocktails were delicious! . Staff were friendly attentive and efficient. Tiny teething issues but thats natural being so newly opened. Will definitely go again we had a great time. X

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El Mono is rated 4.2 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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Google Map for El Mono

322 Collier Row Ln Romford, Greater London RM5 3NL

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Romford

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Traditional Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Wine

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