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El Sabio Tapas Bar & Restaurant

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60 Eastgate Street, Winchester SO23 8DZ, England
+44 1962 820233
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place that we thought would be even better sat out on the river in the summer. Tapas were great, the feel was great, the staff were great and the wine was great. A great night with visiting friends from London who eat Espana all the time, they loved it too. Defo returning to this gem :-))

Thank lizzyrowley
Andover, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is very consistent in it's quality of food and friendly waiting staff. The tapas is great with a good choice and the paella is large so you need to have a good appetite. Each time we return we are never disappointed so this is a good restaurant to remember in Winchester.

Thank 528jean
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used a Groupon voucher for lunch here - six dishes - and the waiter was very helpful suggesting which ones to try. All the dishes were tasty and my favourites were the calamari and the Trumpet vegetable one. There was plenty to eat for 2 with 6 dishes. Service was reasonably quick and the place was busy on a... More 

Thank FoodyBoody
Amesbury, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Probably the best place to park for a visit here is the Chesil Multi-Storey in Barfield Close - SO23 0HU - although there are car parks nearer but they tend to fill up. We had a Saturday lunch here using a Groupon voucher and had an excellent lunch - 6 different tapas and soft drinks, although I upgraded to a... More 

Thank John_The_Miner
Plymouth, England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The best paella I have ever had, it took 3/4 of an hour to be cooked but was well worth the wait. Friendly welcoming staff and great value.

Thank XamSelwol
Southampton, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I ate hear on news year Eve with my wife and young son and the food was excellent again. The abondigas are just so tasty and a must for anyone having tapas there. The staff are just so friendly and they take time to speak to my son and engage with him, which most restaurants don't do. I would certainly... More 

Thank Capt_tuBBymAN
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The food was lovely and the staff were OK. What let it down was the experience. It is tapas - so ordering more dishes later on is not that uncommon. However we asked for some more bread and were advised the kitchen was closed so they could not carve up a few slices more for us. The 10 minutes later... More 

Thank Wezzia
Alresford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

What a totally FABEROONY evening at El Sabios in Winchester tonight.  How this place is NOT sold out every night is beyond me. The food is SUPERB, service is brilliant, and - when the flamenco is on - the entertainment is also a million percent .... I am a very picky critic. El Sabios is wonderful!!  Get yourselves there!!!

Thank chrisbridgwater42
Warrington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Food was nice . Must admit could of been little more on the plates , buy was nice. Staff very friendly helpful . Nice small place but downfall was the price of the beer. £5 for a pint is very expensive . So I wouldn't be going again as I think it's bit of a top off for the booze.

Thank lisa t
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I booked this restaurant after finding it online and reading a little about it. We have honestly never had such good tapas. I would recommend the cold sharing platter for 2 people and the fish terrine. Having said that, everything was really tasty, lots of flavours and well prepared. Good service too, friendly with recommendations. We ate a sumptuous meal... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Eastgate Street, Winchester SO23 8DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 820233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?