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El Borracho de Oro, Birmingham, West Midlands

El Borracho de Oro

4.3
4.3
88 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Family run Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar. Serving home cooked food and many wines by the glass. Friendly and relaxed environment with regular live music. Families welcome - large parties catered for.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 10pm Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 11pm

  • Phone number

    0121 454 5368

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, food was amazing, would definitely recommend the hake fillet 👌 brilliant service, well done guys 😊
  2. MA

    MARTINMarD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. The Water Gypsy's jazz night made our evening. We will return
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Very poor service. We got put at the back of the restaurant next to the kitchen despite having booked 2 weeks ago and ordered sangria and some bread and cheese on arrival. 15 mins passed and nothing arrived. We then got asked if we were ready to order and said we had ordered drinks and snacks and were ready to order our mains. We then did that and still no drinks arrived. We then got told the red wine sangria had ran out which at 8pm on a Saturday eve for a tapas restaurant is poor. All of our food including the bread and cheese arrived at the same time leaving us overwhelmed with food.
  4. GR

    GeorgeR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly, welcoming staff made up for the disastrous weather outside. A real treat; we shall definitely be returning soon.
  5. RF

    RedFood

    London

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Lovely lunch here. Very quiet but that was fine. Helpful staff and the tapas dishes were good
  6. Y

    Yamyam

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Very disappointing. I booked specially for my bday asked for a quiet 4 table as one of the party has trouble with their hearing. they put us on round table which was meant for 6 so we were far away from each other by the noisy kitchen. We also ordered drinks when we arrived and despite chasing 3 times we only got them after most of our food was eaten! Terrible service and won’t be returning
  7. DJ

    DarrenJ

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again another fabulous evening , with excellent service , food and drink. The band and the atmosphere was pitched at just the right level. Everyone in our party of six commented what a fabulous evening they had. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
  8. b

    battyboo1

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambience and service. We will definitely be re-visiting again soon!
  9. I

    Isabel

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was lovely and authentic except the croquetas which had way too much cheese and chicken skewers which were over cooked. Loved the jumbo prawns, tortilla and pimientos de padrón. Very good service if a bit slow
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love El Borracho de Oro - the food and service is always fantastic and the staff are very helpful and friendly!
  11. m

    mark

    Houston

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. We were met promptly, service was good and the food was excellent. The tapas happy hour was nice because we tried many things.
  12. G

    Groucho

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    There is no car park for customers. We had to park on a side street and cross a busy road. The food was okay, nothing special. The service was very good. The food is a bit pricey for what it is. Overall, a pleasant experience, but I don't think I will return.
  13. JD

    JayasriD

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food we went for the Tapas which were 3 for the price of 2 service wonderful it was a late lunch so only one other table to be served. Wonderful!
  14. M

    Meat5aday

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always lovely here, the tapas are delicious but I will try the order ahead selections to try next time; they sound amazing! The service is cheerful and much appreciated.
  15. ML

    MarkL

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was really impressed with this restaurant. Food came out quick and was really tasty. Staff were attentive without being annoying. The price was also very reasonable. Look forward to returning
  16. NE

    NEILR

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Tapas food, great service. A good find. Worth the travel from other parts of Birmingham for this place.
  17. DR

    DesiR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and creative. Coca con Tomate was awesome. Paella Marisco was devine. Great ambiance. will definitely visit again
  18. LP

    LindaP

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant surprise as not sure what to expect. Good service lovely food nice location
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2018

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    The food was nowhere near the usual standard, and it wasn’t the usual staff, so I’m guessing they had cover in while they were away after Christmas.
  20. HV

    HarryV

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. The chorizo in cider is particularly delightful.
  21. AK

    AineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant. Could not fault the food, ambiance or service. The waiters were very attentive but not overbearing. Having experienced a tapas restaurant last time we were in Birmingham but weren't overly impressed by it we looked on Trip Advisor & found this one. We were not disappointed & would return when next in Birmingham.
  22. B

    Buttonbird1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Second time visited this restaurant, and the food and service were excellent, it was better the first time as we had live music but still lovely atmosphere, the drinks are quite expensive tho. Would definitely go again.
  23. MD

    MrsD

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Had to wait a few minutes to be seated. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Staff friendly. Food not bad - good garlic bread and prawns, hake was small (I know it's tapas!), had to wait 10 minutes for our lamb dish which was given to another table. Couldn't taste the Liqor43 in the Chocolate torte which was just chocolate sauce in a sweet pastry case. Will return at some point to try other dishes.
  24. W

    Wijit1066

    Warwickshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We’ve been three times now and love it! Service was slow but apart from that great - food lovely, good value with an IB card
  25. CB

    CatherineB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2018

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Tables were unfortunately very sticky. 1.30 on Sunday for a family lunch was not right - far too quiet with little atmosphere. Food great though.
  26. JR

    JuliaR

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 of us ate at 3.00pm on a very hot Sunday afternoon, so the restaurant wasn't busy. The service was very good and the food was really, really great. Probably the most authentic tapas I have had outside of Spain with some interesting choices. Portions were absolutely right for tapas - the recommended 3 each plus a couple of nibbles and 2 deserts shared between 3 were more than sufficient. The wine is a little on the pricey side with a slightly limited choice of mostly Spanish wines. We had the fizzy, rose Sangria which was just right for the very hot, humid day. The Sunday offer of three tapas for two made it a very reasonably priced meal indeed, but I would still go at the normal price because it was so delicious. They do a great range of paella and fiduea too. We will definitely be going back and hopefully very soon.
  27. AR

    ARlaw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic meal, nice surroundings. It was quiet on a Saturday afternoon, but it was perfect for a date and chat. Staff very helpful and Didn’t keep us waiting for our meals for too long. It’s a shame that the seating area is so close to the road, if it had a garden area then it would be just perfect.
  28. H

    Harj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, food range and drinks. Really good and friendly service. Food tastes delicious. Very enjoyable time spent here.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with friendly service
  30. TT

    TapasTrevor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The restaurant can be a little noisy some evenings but the food is always great. A fun night out with friends. One of our friends is a frequent visitor to Spain and eats tapas widely there - he is a big fan of this place and rates it really highly. Another works in Canary Wharf and says this place matches some of the best in the capital. I've been 3 times and would happily go again. Highly recommended if you like tapas. You'll find something delicious you've never had before, alongside the usual favourites. Well worth a visit.
  31. PH

    PamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    All round a very enjoyable evening with friends. Fab food and good service.
  32. j

    jenniferj

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely tapas and great service - would certainly return
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Excellent food and atmosphere. Staff very very helpful.
  34. K

    Kamkatcha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2018

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Food ok, service poor. Location attracts the loud and wealthy young professionals . Good for a group dinner, lousy for a date.
  35. C

    Cyndy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Absolutely awful food. I have been before and it was fine. However, for mother’s day the food wait was ridiculous we had to remind our waiter that we were waiting for more food to arrive (prawns arrived 45 minutes late and were cold). Maybe it was busy? But that is not an excuse. On top of this my whole party had extremely upset stomachs in the evening and morning afterwards. Will not go again.
  36. BB

    BeverleyB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A very positive dining experience overall - right from the greeting from 'front of house' down to the creativity of the food, the service and the ambience... Seated promptly and courteously by a lovely lady who explained their approach. The restaurant was packed and there was a live band playing cover tunes - elapsing later into a great (and appropriate) latin vibe. All the dishes were delicious and there were some new tapas dishes (eg dried aubergines) which we'd never eaten before. Wine was fairly priced and overall felt that it represented very good value. Highly recommended.
  37. JY

    JoannaY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal and great cocktails. As it was international woman’s day we received a complimentary dish also which was most unexpected.
  38. LS

    LukeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great service and recommendations on wine and food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere. Big tables for a family get together.
  40. AC

    AlexC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Plenty of room so you do not feel cramped. Food was delicious!!

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El Borracho de Oro is rated 4.3 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Edgbaston

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 10pm Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 11pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Five ways station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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