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El Norte, London, Greater London

El Norte

4.2
4.2
779 Reviews
£26 to £40
Spanish
Bienvenidos a El Norte!

Spanish Restaurant & Bar located in Dover street, the heart of Mayfair. Bringing the most popular dishes from Spain with a modern twist. Signature dishes include truffle tortilla, creamy croquettes, Joselito Iberico Ham, premium "Vaca rubia Gallega" steak... and many more! The wine menu has a selection of Spanish awarded labels carefully selected to accompany our dishes.

A beautiful bar with irresistible Spanish crafted cocktails including a selection of home-made Sangrias with premium Spanish wine or champagne.


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2 people

22:00


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–00:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:30
  • Phone number
    020 3154 8182
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Mayfair
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Dress Code: The dress code at El Norte is smart casual. We request that guests do not wear sportswear, beachwear, ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers (fashion trainers may be permitted). All guests must be over the age of 18 after 9pm. We reserve the right to request proof of age if deemed necessary.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Vegan, Wine

What 779 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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779 Reviews
  1. FionaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service was simply ok, certainly not worth the premium price. Female toilets were out of order but we were not advised of this. They suggested we used the male toilets which were extremely dirty and smelled awful.

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    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food - octopus a standout dish. Good service including preparing an appetiser at the table. Very quiet but perhaps understandable given lunch time during Easter.

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  3. Helen

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food, such as it was, was delicious and arrived promptly - we had ordered a "big plate" seafood paella, which certainly was not a big plate and could not possibly fill two adults, being mostly made up of rice with the odd bit of seafood, in a very shallow dish. For this, we paid £94 with an additional 12.5% service charge on top, following a conversation with the manager to set out our concerns around value for money. Nothing was deducted from the bill. The service was good but nothing special; the value for money was appalling.

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  4. Oscar

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended!! The food, the atmosphere, and over all the service. Don’t miss 🤩🤩

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  5. neelams

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe is good the food is decent. One of the managers is not the most friendliest. Probably won’t go back.

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  6. AdamGold13

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences I've ever had in London. The Maître d' was incredibly attentive, his staff we polite and efficient, the ambiance was perfect and the food was some of the most delicious I've tasted in my life. Could not recommend high enough.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Friendly staff, but food was not good/as advertised. We were the only table in the restaurant at 1 pm on Friday

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Relaxed atmosphere, best paella I’ve had.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Really disappointed restaurant. They claimed offering Spanish food but only use it for calling the dishes. There’s no Spanish flavor at all. Even on the Pata negra Jamón. It was dried and tasteless. There’s not a single Spanish person on the front that even can explain the dishes correctly.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice location and good food, wine list expensive but overall a good evening

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  11. Rodney

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked a table for 8PM. We were seated at 8:30PM. After 30 minutes of wait on the bar, we were not even offered a drink, or any complementary gesture. 30 minutes is a long wait before a business diner, specially when a booking has been made. Food was incredible, it's a shame that service was the worst i have experienced in a while around Mayfair!

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  12. Julie

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very kind service and delicious food - especially the croquettes and the Wagyu Burger

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  13. Michael

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a perfect place to have a discussion over lunch. It is not noisy, the tables are well-spaced, and the atmosphere is pleasant. The service and food are excellent. It is my new go-to restaurant for lunch in Mayfair.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We been here for a wedding reception lunch. Was such a wonderfull experience! Food was super tasty, service lovely. We felt super relaxed amd cosy. We will be back definitely. Octopus amd seafood paella is a must to try.

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  15. ianw

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went Sunday at 5pm and was quiet but picked up just before we left. Food was amazing and Staff very friendly.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good with a couple very good dishes recommended by staff. Generally well decorated restaurants and fairly new. Fried aubergines recommended by staff was amazing! Will come and order again. Nothing to complain everything is good but the value for money is not very high compared to other Spanish restaurants in London. 3 ppl for a light lunch can easily go over £150 and more if order wine or other alcoholic drinks

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  17. Anonymous

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    There was bottomless offers for drinks ( shangria ), and the finish time is restaurant closing time. But at the end, they didn't tell us what time their restaurant close, they don't even warned us before the last order. And the manager on Friday 16th feb 2024 even argued with us, saying that local authority will be involved if we refuse to pay the amounts of the bill. Which unfair payment for the service they promised us

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  18. RW602

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, lovely food, good vibe and top-notch service from our friendly waiter Hakim.

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  19. MatthewL

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very impressed with The Norte, the staff gocut of their way to be friendly, the food is excellent and the decor is great.

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  20. NickL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This was a business dinner and we were looking forward to this but were a little disappointed with the service. They forgot one of our sharing starters. After we complained and whilst we were waiting for it to return, the mains came up, so we had to cancel it. The wine we ordered was out of stock, which is fine as they provided with a similar price alternative, which was very good. One of the desserts was not available, which was told after we ordered it rather than in advance - slightly annoying. The food however was very good and the ambience was perfect for the occasion.

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  21. nidhir

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very poor and be the reason I will not come back. There was no bar tender for the first 20mins when we arrived and drinks service just for bottled beers was terrible.

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  22. ErangaJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    awesome food , perfect atmosphere, great service..

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty food and excellent service. Would visit again

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  24. Hanna

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time, enjoyed the food and staff are good. Wish the menu was bigger as I found it all rather posh.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like Spanish food, I highly recommend this restaurant! Best combination of traditional Spanish recipes and modern upgrades. Mayfair top spot ✅

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  26. RodW

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Spanish menu and wine list at a convenient Mayfair location

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  27. ConA

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was very average. The service extremely poor and it was quite cold because the front door wouldn’t close properly. I would not go back not recommend.

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  28. MBrizzy

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most thoughtful meals I’ve had in a long while. Lovely staff, beautiful atmosphere, great location. Cannot be beat!

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  29. MatteoB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best options in Mayfair. All dishes are top quality and ambience is really nice

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  30. davinan

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow. Had to keep asking for things like bread etc

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Real authentic, quality, Northern Spainish food. Gorgeous! We’ll definitely be back.

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  32. ClarissaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Succulent Spanish food in a beautiful decorated restaurant

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  33. LauraM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were amazing and so accommodating considering we were soo late and stuck in traffic! They still got us seated for our reservation regardless. Food was 10/10 will definitely be back

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite restaurants in London. Very good Mayfair location, and great Spanish food!

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  35. ChrisH

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent, layout of the restuarant meant that we were sat at the back which may please some diners, but meant we weren't offered the same level of service as other diners. Will definitely return.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately, one of my favorites in the world… But quality went downhill

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the resraurant to ourselves restaurant/food and service was 10/10

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  38. BrunaM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, very fun place with music and entertainment! Great food amd wine as well

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very happy with the experience at El Norte. The food was probably the best Spanish food I had in London, and the Friday’s live show is a lot of fun 💃

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  40. NAAAA

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience. However the service was very poor for a Mayfair restaurant. The restaurant was understaffed and as a result the wait times were incredibly long for basic items like cutlery, water and salt.

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FAQs

El Norte does offer delivery in partnership with Supper London.

El Norte is rated 4.2 stars by 779 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Norte

19 Dover St, London, Greater London W1S 4LU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Mayfair
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–00:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Dress Code: The dress code at El Norte is smart casual. We request that guests do not wear sportswear, beachwear, ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers (fashion trainers may be permitted). All guests must be over the age of 18 after 9pm. We reserve the right to request proof of age if deemed necessary.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Vegan, Wine
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