El Borracho de Oro

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82 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
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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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1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

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

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DJ
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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I
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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m
Houston
88 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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G
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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JD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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M
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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ML
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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DR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

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.

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HV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AK
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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B
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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MD
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

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W
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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CB
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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H
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

Great food with friendly service

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TT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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j
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely tapas and great service - would certainly return

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Excellent food and atmosphere. Staff very very helpful.

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K
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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

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C
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

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BB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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JY
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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LS
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great service and recommendations on wine and food!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic, the service is brilliant and the ambience is warm and relaxed!

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RF
London
80 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely tapas food and a good menu with plenty of choice. Was pretty quiet at lunchtime but we went then because they only do whitebait on the menu at lunchtime. It wasn't on the menu for some reason but they were very kind and served it anyway.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Beautiful food but a long wait (1 hour) for a paella.

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A
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a date night here with my wife. Great atmosphere and tasty tapas. The staff are friendly and the live music adds to the ambience of the place. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We went for my son's birthday. My son ordered a sherry and after 10 minutes we were told this was not available. For the second choice of sherry we had the same scenario. The bread ordered only received half way through the meal as the waiter forgot. We ordered two paella and asked how long this would take bearing in mind we booked our table for 1.30pm and at 3pm we were told it would be another 25 minutes. Basically the place was short staffed and it was apparent that staff shortage in kitchen too. People sitting close by also complained and the waiter kept on apologising. We cancelled the paella and asked for our bill. We were very disappointed and will not be visiting again nor recommend to our friends.

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