Capote y Toros

4.8
60 reviews
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£25 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Casual
  • Authentic
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
AMEX, 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 60 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and came out quickly. The bone marrow toast is especially good. The service is friendly and efficient. I would definitely go back.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go. It's good. (This has to be 50 characters, hence this sentence)

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere in a vibrant, busy tapas bar. Booking is essential if you want to guarantee a table. Friendly staff, authentic tapas, extensive wine list. Loved it

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ES
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

-Excellent tapas
-Extensive Spanish wine & sherry selection
-Friendly & attentive staff
-Lively atmosphere (live music in the evenings ia a nice touch!)

Thoroughly recommended!

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good tapas with great flavours. Nice casual feel and vibrant atmosphere. Food on the pricey side but the quality matches it.

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WG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited with work colleagues after seeing the great reviews, booking a take online. Fantastic Spanish guitar player, friendly and efficient service, great ambience. There was a large party mingling next to their table, which made it noisy but added to the atmosphere. Felt like we were in a Spanish town! The tapas were wonderful, large selection, plenty of food with 3 choices each. No room for dessert but we did try a different sherry each. Definitely recommended - book a table as we saw several turned away.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small restaurant but extraordinary experience. Fantastic food, live music, wine, and charm. It was a quick getaway to Spain in the middle of Kensington. Absolutely brilliant. Highest recommendation.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great food and sherry. One of our favourite spots for a low key date night.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Sadly we were disappointed as the menu was quite over priced

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DF
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NM
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JH
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JH
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great address! Wonderful food and attentive service.

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RP
Edinburgh
33 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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YS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AD
London
94 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

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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AM
London
17 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

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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San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific experience, no complaints at all.

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Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas and amazing wine.

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F
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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YS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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VP
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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JH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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AP
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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R
Warwickshire
9 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
London
24 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2015
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

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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EB
London
25 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2015
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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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