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.
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AFFORDABLE PRICES AT EL PIRATA FOR BEST LONDON TAPAS
A large part of the restaurant’s appeal is its affordable pricing, in spite of its exclusive Mayfair postcode. A set-lunch menu offering two tapas and a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink is priced at a mere £10.25 and set-menus start from £17.35. Ideally located, not far from Green Park tube station El Pirata restaurant Mayfair is only a mile from glamorous Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Kensington and fashionable Fitzrovia.
Consistently applauded for its traditional Spanish cuisine, classic tapas and outstanding service, El Pirata has been described as ‘effortlessly authentic’, ‘welcoming’, and the ‘best tapas in London’. With such high praise, it’s no surprise that it is still going strong after more than two decades.
Diners can enjoy an array of tapas dishes from calamares con arroz negro (black rice and squid), to albóndigas (meatballs), as well as croquetas de pollo (chicken croquettes), tortilla (Spanish omelette), pulpo a la gallega (octopus brushed with olive oil and paprika) and gambas al pil-pil (prawns in olive oil, garlic and dried hot chilli peppers). This restaurant in Mayfair only uses the freshest ingredients and key produce including its Jamon Iberico, cheeses, chorizo and charcuterie are all sourced from Spain.
Authentic Spanish experience in London
El Pirata is a true authentic Spanish experience. The split-level restaurant offers a fabulous bar to enjoy a glass of cava or plate of tapas. The lower level dining area is perfect for parties and can also be hired for private or business events. Guests will experience the speed and excitement of a real Spanish tapas bar within a lively and social environment. Perfect dining whether it be with friends, family or work colleagues.
El Pirata’s flavoursome tapas and welcoming atmosphere have made this restaurant one of London’s best haunts and is still going from strength to strength after more than 20 years.
Wonderful Spanish staff, a buzzy atmosphere and arguably the best tapas in London combine to make this tucked-away Mayfair haunt the eatery of choice for many local workers. All the favourites are there – meatballs, kidneys in sherry, deep-fried squid, paella and tortilla – all cooked to order to ensure the results are never less than excellent.