Blog & News

Blog & News
Tapas Bar celebrates International Chocolate Day

Chocolate in Spain

Did you know that Saturday 13th September is International Chocolate Day? You might not think that we know that much about chocolate here at El Pirata, but chocolate has been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. You might know Spain for its’ Tapas, Paella and Jamon- but did you know that it’s also the… Read more »

El Pirata wins Best Spanish Tapas London Mayfair restaurant awards

El Pirata wins ‘Best Spanish Tapas- London.’

We were delighted to open our inbox several weeks ago to find out that we had been nominated for an SME News award, and even happier when we found out last week that we had won ‘Best Spanish Tapas- London‘ and it seems as if you, our wonderful customers, are just as happy as we… Read more »

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Coinga cheese

We take great pride in our suppliers, and this week we celebrate regional cheesemakers, Coinga cheese, who supply us with our specialist Mahon cheese from Mernorca. The coinga cooperative was founded in 1966 on the initiative of a group of small-scale dairy farmers who joined forces to produce Mahón-Menorca cheese under a single brand: COINGA… Read more »

Spanish Wines in London

Bodegas Muga Vineyard

Despite the unprecedented circumstances and the postponement of the spectacular Caballeros annual dinner every March, the decision has been taken to announce the investiture of three well-known members of the Spanish and British wines trade in to the Gran Orden. One of the celebrated wine-makers is Manuel Mugas, third generation Mugas family, who supply El… Read more »

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Affordable Pricing in Mayfair

Critically acclaimed Spanish tapas restaurant El Pirata opened its doors in 1994. Tucked away in the corner of Mayfair next to Hyde Park, El Pirata has become a firm favourite for those wanting an authentic Spanish experience. A large part of the restaurant’s appeal is its affordable pricing, in spite of its exclusive Mayfair postcode…. Read more »

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Spain’s Finest Wines

El Pirata was a Regional Winner in the Spanish Wine Lists Competition and our wine list is made up of some of Spain’s finest wines… Spain has diverse soil types and climate and together with its range of grape varieties makes it’s a paradise for wine lovers. As you would expect at El Pirata, we… Read more »

Chef Rosendo Simbana

Head chef at El Pirata Mayfair

An exceptional cook My mother was an exceptional cook. Thinking about it now brings back fond memories. In fact, she was the one who inspired me to become a chef. I enjoyed watching her in our kitchen – she was a confident cook, and putting meals together seemed so effortless to her. My uncles, cousins… Read more »

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Win a trip to sunny San Sebastian, the home of pintxos

Spain’s most beautiful cities San Sebastian is not only one of Spain’s most beautiful and fascinating cities. It’s also a sheer heaven for foodies, packed with top restaurants and with a rich culinary culture that includes the Basque region’s delicious take on tapas: pintxos. Enter our competition and you could be experiencing the laid-back lifestyle… Read more »

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Our 1994 menu – £12.50 per person!

Come to El Pirata during September and we’ll take you back in time to 1994, the year we opened. To mark our 20th anniversary, we’re recreating our very first menu. What’s more, we’re charging exactly the same price as it was way back then. For just £12.50 per person, enjoy a selection of cold meats… Read more »

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Gastronomic Week, Valencia – 4th to 9th August

The south-western Spanish province of Valencia is most famous for its rice dishes, including the ever-popular paella. With a wealth of produce grown in the fertile fields around the eponymous capital, not to mention abundant fish and seafood from the Mediterranean, Valencia’s cuisine makes the most of fresh ingredients to create wonderful, flavoursome fare. From… Read more »

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Two decades and still counting…

This September, critically acclaimed Spanish restaurant El Pirata will celebrate its 20th Anniversary after first opening its doors in 1994. Tucked away in the corner of Mayfair, El Pirata has become a firm favourite for those wanting an authentic Spanish experience. A large part of the restaurant’s appeal is its affordable pricing, in spite of… Read more »