From the moment we step inside we feel at home, as its environment transports us directly to Spain. Full review..

El Ibérico, the UK’s only Spanish newspaper

Fred Sirieix’s Favourite Romantic Restaurants: “Quite simply, one of my favourite restaurants….Consistently very good food, great value for money and top service. The team at El Pirata are so friendly and accommodating and nothing is too much for them. Full review..


Featured in this month’s Mayfair Times Magazine – Fred Sirieix is interviewed at the restaurant and states El Pirata is his favourite restaurant; I eat out here more than anywhere else…They’re always thinking of the customer first. Read more..

Mayfair Times Magazine

Lively style and good-value tapas makes for a lot of fun at very reasonable prices for such an expensive area.

Harden’s 2016

Tapas Menus Best Spanish Tapas Bar in London El Pirata of Mayfair


El Pirata successfully couples the comforting appeal of a central London grand dame with the energetic dynamism of a new opening.

London Evening Standard

Tucked away in the heart of Mayfair, El Pirata is one of London’s finest Spanish restaurants serving food fit for a celebrity without breaking the bank.

OK Magazine

This cosy eatery is tucked down a quiet street in London’s posh Mayfair, a stone’s throw from The Ritz and Park Lane. But despite its swanky London location, the vibe here is decidedly down to earth, with super friendly staff, rustic wooden interiors and homely tapas classics that won’t break the bank Read more..

Star Magazine


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This casual, crowded Spanish gem is a winner thanks to terrific tapas that won’t break the bank, great sangria and smiling waiters who work as a seamless team; and if it would be unremarkable in Andalusia, it hits the spot as far as Londoners are concerned.


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El Pirata is a neat little tapas bar off the leafy streets of Green Park. Classics including croquetas, calamares and jamón sit alongside less expected offerings of bean stew from northern Spain, grilled lamb cutlets, or kidneys in sherry wine.. Full review..

This Madrileno-esque gem might be in Mayfair but prices are far from it – two tapas dishes, bread, alioli and a glass of wine or beer costs £11.95 between midday and 6pm and ten tapas dishes in the evening ring in at just £23.50 per person. Hands sticky from gambas al pil-pil and lips rouged with sangria, El Pirata is enough to make you book your next Spanish fiesta… Full review..