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Capote y Toros

4.7
52 reviews
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£25 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Capote Y Toros is our third place in Old Brompton Road, South Kensington- Chelsea,and it is located two doors away from Cambio De Tercio and opposite to Tendido Cero.

This is our little treasure and instant success since its opening in March, 2011.

We are a Tapas bar serving mostly tapas from “South Spain” and offering the largest “Sherry List” in EUROPE, which makes this place a very unique and rare “Spanish Bar”.

Live Flamenco music is played every night and a truly authentic and rich Andalucían décor will transport you to any of the back street tavernas of Cadiz or Seville.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 6pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
020 7373 0567
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Luis Navacerrada
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Catering
Please for further queries contact us directly.
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Parking Details
Paid parking is available in the street
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Public Transit
Gloucester Road station ( 5-7 mins walk)
South Kensington Station (10 mins walk)
Earls Court Station (10 mins walk)
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Entertainment
Live Flamenco music is played every night and a truly authentic and rich Andalucían décor will transport you to any of the back street tavernas of Cadiz or Seville
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 52 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Sadly we were disappointed as the menu was quite over priced

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Good simple food, great wine list and nice atmosphere with live music

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Lovely food, good service and a relaxed atmosphere (the acoustic guitar was a nice touch). Would recommend!

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Incredible!!! I would highly recommend it for a special occasion. Incredible food, excellent guitar musician, very good and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

A very well-run establishment with the most engaged, kind and professionsal staff. We enjoy always the Spanish guitarist. The food is excellent and served at a perfect tempo.

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Had an extremely enjoyable dinner with very good tapas (although options are a little limited) and live Spanish guitar music. Excellent value for money and highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 20 October 2017

Always a great address! Wonderful food and attentive service.

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5.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Wonderful and authentic tapas! Everything about this place reminded me of my trip to Spain - the food, the wine, the live guitar music. It was a fun place for a group of friends to catch up over good food in drinks. Will go back!

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5.0Dined on 23 September 2017

The food and service were both wonderful. We had a great experience and would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 9 September 2017

An absolutely amazing guitar player entertained us during the evening : a stunning experience
Great service
Even the Londoners from Spain are coming to that restaurant

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2.0Dined on 1 August 2017

6 of us went there for dinner on a Tuesday night. The place serves tapas. The decor is lovely, staff very friendly and guitarist great. The food was ok but not as good as I remembered it to be from previous visits. Maybe the standard has slipped a little. What was really annoying was that we ended up way over ordering because the waiter told us we should order between 3-4 dishes per person. Given there were 6 of us, that would be 18-24 dishes so I ordered 2 x 11 dishes =22 which is somewhere in between. I had asked the waiter whether 1 dish would be enough to share between 6 and was told that I should order 2, hence I ordered 2 of everything. When the dishes arrived, I was surprised that they weren't normal tapas size dishes but were very large in portion. The meat dishes were main course sizes. We were very badly advised and definitely did not need to order 2 of everything. I would say that you would want to order 2 1/2 dishes per person. We ordered the Iberico jammon which was tasty but too thickly cut. It was not cheap, the bill came to £341 with 2 bottles of wine. The restaurant should train their staff to better advise customers on the number of dishes/person. We are big eaters and we didn't manage to finish everything as there was a ridiculously huge amount of food.

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3.0Dined on 27 July 2017

We enjoyed our evening at Capote Y Toros, the food was very good and the service friendly and helpful. One issue though, was the wine list, it was laid out in a different way to most restaurant wine lists which made it difficult to navigate, the main problem with it though was that there were hardly any wines at the lower price range, we found two under £30 a bottle, one red and one white. I think that makes this an expensive evening out for a few plates of excellent tapas in fairly casual surroundings, hence my low rating for value for money.

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5.0Dined on 15 July 2017

Terrific experience, no complaints at all.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2017

Great tapas and amazing wine.

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4.0Dined on 1 July 2017

I enjoyed the fantastic paletilla and the rest of the charcuterie.Also great choice of wines.

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4.0Dined on 27 June 2017

Generally great experience. Food was a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Very tasty! The staff was very friendly as well. Suggested spot. Though, it's pricey.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2017

Fantastic food and a fantastic guitar player
The tortilla with chorizo is an absolute must

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2017

Warm, helpful service. Food delicious. Great atmosphere. Manager Camilo is a real gentleman. He couldn't have been more helpful. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2017

Great food in a lovely, authentic restaurant. The menu isn't big but that means everything on it is lovely. Live music as well!

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2017

Came here early on a Saturday. Was quiet to start off with, more diners arrived later in the evening. Good wine list and knowledge from our waiter. Food is high quality and priced appropriately. Service was brisk throughout. Nice ambience, some live music towards the end also. Good location for a date/ meal with your SO. We were sat by the window, the only downside of which related to witnessing the unusual procession of waiters and occasionally kitchen staff going in and out of the front door, at times carrying items on trays, to and from somewhere up the road. Not a problem per se but one does wonder what they were up to.

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4.0Dined on 22 December 2016

Nice little tapas and sherry bar, was quite quiet when we went for some reason though. Patatas bravas, chorizo, squid and croquettes were particular highlights!

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5.0Dined on 10 December 2016

Really impressive, the food was outstanding. One of the best restaurants I've visited this year and certainly the best tapas I've found in London so far. Charming venue and a truly authentic feel.

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2016

One of my favourite places in London. You won't find better service anywhere. The staff there are trained to a much higher level than most restaurants.

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2.0Dined on 29 June 2016

service no good. i book a table and when arrive they said i need to leave the table in about 1 hour.
im a customer and i paid so i can stay 1b hour or 2 hour in the restaurant.
terrible
the food nothing special and expensive for the quality

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5.0Dined on 18 June 2016

Very friendly and competent service. Best G&Ts in town. Outstanding food. Guitar beautiful without being overbearing. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2016

Great food, very friendly staff and great service. Truly a great find.

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3.0Dined on 25 May 2016

Great meal but the staff did not respond in any way when I pointed out that I had been served the wrong dish. A simple apology would have been nice

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2016

Great food, great service, knowledgable staff made for a lovely date. And who would of thought sherry could be so dry.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2016

Just fantastic tapas and great service!! Love it!!

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2016

Really enjoyed the food and great service. We arrived very late and the restaurant was very accommodating. Loved the food, probably preferred it to the sister tapas restaurant! Great neighbourhood gem and will definitely return!

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1.0Dined on 11 December 2015

I normally like this restaurant quite a lot. I like the food and the lively ambiance. But on this instance, the whole experience was pretty bad. We had a booking for 2 on a Friday at 19:30 (we were called ahead to be told that we can have the table for exaclty 1:30, which is fine).

We arrive and get given a small table at the very back (the only table by the counter, I never had even noticed its existence). There was also a very large noisy group standing at the bar, so really standing above our heads. We had to shout and could barely hear each others, and we were really squeezed between all these people standing up around us.

So we just decided to leave before ordering food, and went to the Korean restaurant facing it, Gaon, which was a very good surprise and ended up having a good dinner and evening there.

The waiters were vaguely apologetic, and did not really try to find a solution when we told them it was not possible to eat at this table.

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2.0Dined on 5 December 2015

We were really quite disappointed - the first thing we were told on arrival is that be booking was only for 90mins - not made clear when we booked and whilst not an issue given tapas the fact they needed to say it generated the wrong tone. Then the service was overly fussy - every 3 mins or so there was some topping up glasses. Two final straws were so discovering cheapest red wine by the glass was £9 and then having the waitress knock into my husband ! You may have gathered we won't be going back!

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3.0Dined on 5 December 2015

Nice small place, easy to get to between Earl's Court and South Ken. Good if you like Spanish tapas tupe food, quick service, good selection and some really very tastey. Friebdly and helpful staff, very Spanish ambience with live flamenco guitar in background and Spainsh speaking staff. Would go back for a fun and energised place to eat. Had rose wine was ok, not great, but then again probably mot a Spanish speciality........

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5.0Dined on 23 October 2015

All the food was excellent and the staff friendly, helpful and welcoming. We will return

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2.0Dined on 21 October 2015

Food still good ,but re-theming with fake hams hanging in the window and amplified music has spoiled the ambiance

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5.0Dined on 17 October 2015

Great Atmosphere ..great food.. great staff
Cant fault it really.

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3.0Dined on 23 June 2015

The restaurant had many good points; the service was great, it was clean, it had a good atmosphere. But the music was so loud we had to shout across the table, the acoustic guitar later in the evening was a lovely touch, but also too loud in such a small space. As it became busy it was no longer relaxed and were jostled at our table. The food was great but really overpriced for tapas. And the gins were utterly delicious but also too expensive. It nearly worked but it didn't have the special atmosphere you might want for a special occasion meal that the price tags demanded. It felt like an upmarket street cafe - perfect for Spanish tapas. Just bring a big wallet!

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4.0Dined on 27 May 2015

We had dinner at Capote Y Toros with some friends over from Australia. The restaurant is quite small and intimate - staff were very helpful and the music made it a memorable exerience (especially when some of the diners joined in). Food was very good - the tapas arrived in dribs and drabs with all the cold salad dishes coming first, which was a bit annoying. However, it spaced the meal out nicely and we had lost count of what we had ordered/eaten/ were still to eat! Sherry to start was lovely and well recommended. Churros for dessert were delicious. overall a good experience and would recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2015

The tapas are very good. The waiter very friendly and there was also a guitarist playing very good music which we thoroughly enjoyed. Would most definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on 18 April 2015

It's easy to spend a fortune here as the food is all delicious. Whilst each dish is fairly reasonably priced, it's hard to stick at just two or three. Stand out dishes were the calamari, padron peppers, bone marrow and croquettes. Excellent selection of wines and sherries, and friendly service. It's a very popular place so be warned that the staff will ask you to leave once your two hours is up!

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