El Bar de Tapas

4.7
544 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 544 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8
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4.6
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vipluv2dine
Hertfordshire
281 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good tapas and friendly welcoming staff, a regular for us.

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Jose
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always love going there but disappointed for first time as no churros and coffee machine not working

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SimonW
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and great service.
Will definitely be going back

LA
vipLisaA
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant - wonderful staff and delicious food. Delighted to see the introduction of lots of new dishes and specials - all yummy

What more could you ask for

Lisa

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always… warm welcome, great service and amazing big food. We will be back again soon!

BZ
BelitzaZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant has easy access in the old town. The staff is very friendly and polite. The food is delicious and they have a nice variety of cocktails which I enjoyed

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Chesney
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and drinks. Very noisy due to a large party next to us so bit difficult to talk!

AV
AVH2015
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always absolutely wonderful- lovely food and excellent staff.

ED
EmD47543
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with wonderful service. Becoming one of our favourite restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant. Despite other restaurants being available locally, and good ones, we always come here for our date nights. Food is gorgeous, service is great, venue is lovely, and the value is good too. I can't speak highly enough about el tapas. Amazing place. We will be back again and again. Don't ever change!

WB
WaBa
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff who are very attentive but not overly so. The food is just amazing and so scrumptious and an excellent value lunch menu.

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StuartS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a very warm welcome from very friendly staff.
Great Tapas lunch menu with authentic home cooked Spanish dishes.
Lovely tradition Sangria
Great value for money.

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Harry
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight! Fantastic quality tapas in a wonderful authentic setting with brilliant service.

RS
RayS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our first visit to El Bar de Tapas, and I would certainly go back again, the service was first class and the food very good

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Mamacooksalot
London
24 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely tapas with a nice selection.
Service was attentive and friendly.
Only small criticism was that, despite saying we were under no time pressure, the dishes came so quickly one after the other that we were struggling for space on the table and felt we had to eat more quickly to make space or before dishes went cold. Next time we will order 2-3 dishes at a time, as we are ready for them.

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ElliotF
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovey lunch at El Bar de Tapas - the food on the tasting menu was great and very good value for money. Seemed very authentic - I’ve eaten tapas in Spain a reasonable amount and this compared very favourably. Interesting decor, good service, no complaints!

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another fab lunch at El Bar de Tapas. Their lunch money is great value for money.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always had great service, thankyou Maria and Emer! Food tasty and lots of choice. Cocktails are amazing too

DP
DeborahP
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Restaurant- some of our Grandchildren were with us and the staff were very friendly to them. Only criticism we were all a little too cold.

TM
TimothyM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit here and mich appreciated. Lovely table looking over cooking area. Service is outstanding, and the food, tapas style in portions over time, is superb. Much appreciated.

TM
TonyM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good fresh food served promptly. All hot and tasty, will be going again.

JC
JimC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were looking forward to a Spanish Tapas evening and I had advised the restaurant in my booking that it was my wife's birthday but they made no mention of it. From the food that we ordered, the honey glazed chicken strips and the honey glazed pork ribs were very tasty. However the pork cheeks were bland and the Patatas Bravas were very plain. Patatas Bravas should be spicy hence the name Bravas! We got the general impression that all the staff just wanted to go home early and even though they advertise that they are open until 11 pm on a weekday, the Tuesday evening when we were there they turned away a walk in couple at 9 pm!

JW
JohnW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food,polite staff ,friendly ideal for something to eat that's not too filling

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LouiseP
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and beautiful food. Will come back again.

CL
CindyL
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food at good value for money, with very quick and friendly service. Will definitely be back!

WB
WaBa
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and scrumptious food. Great value lunch menu.

LT
LindseyT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely lunch with my bestie! Good value £9.99 3 dishes deal
Good quality food, good service and lovely ambiance

KS
KayleighS
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a love place to eat, the food was delicious. The staff are welcoming and service was great.

LH
LeonieH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and friendly for an impromptu anniversary dinner. Very good Tapas .

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely staff as always

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hannahn
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really quick service, happy staff abs beautiful food!

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MarkF
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very nice and a change and felt authentic. Not restaurants fault but may have been better if we had ordered a couple of dishes at a time rather than they all arrive together. Will certainly go back, nice food, good atmosphere and decor and good value. Website does not currently show the full extent of the interior so where they have expanded, so bigger that you might think from current pictures.

TJ
TJG1
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely service and enjoyed everything. Will return

MD
MattD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic experience. Service friendly and welcoming. Food was served hot and promptly and was great. All reasonably priced.

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Charlotte
London
24 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the second time we've been here, it was great, 3 tapas for £9.99, delicious and unbeatable value.
Friendly staff who all came to sing Happy Birthday to my son.
We'll definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and friendly staff!

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Marzi
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Nice location. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people - spoke Spanish with us which was great! Food was lovely - especially the cheesecake!

SB
StacyB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff

DB
DebbieB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat, great & service. May be nice to have ambient Spanish music playing in the background?

FAQs

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

El Bar de Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 544 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.