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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
All hours
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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Alresford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner with friends. All food decent quality - nothing standout or mind blowing but good quality for the prices. Attentive staff - Overall enjoyable evening.

Thank SVeats
Winchester Hampshire UK
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had decided to go out for tapas from work to celebrate a colleague leaving, this is not the first time we have been to El Sabio over the years. Sadly a few of our team were sick and couldn't make it and we were told that we had to fit the bill for the people who did not attend... More 

Thank JulieP790
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here. Beautifully situated by the river. Friendly staff. Absolutely delicious food!!! Excellent choice if you're a vegan.

Thank JaredSteadman
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I booked to enjoy a nice tapas meal as our local Tapas restaurant closed. Staff member that served us was so rude and condescending that we finished our drinks and went elsewhere. Massive attitude problem. Go elsewhere....

Thank JNicholas232
Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

So disappointed with my recent visit to el sabio winchester . Have been visiting this restaurant for the last 6 years at least quarterly both with friends and work colleagues and although the food is still good , the new management has changed and really does dampen your visit ! The atmosphere has changed and we felt once they'd had... More 

5 Thank Bex39
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I thought twice about putting this review on but after receiving an email from the owner following an email to express our disappointment following an evening at El Sabio last Friday I felt I had no option. We are a group of 2 sets of sisters who have been visiting El Sabio for the past 4 years, 3-4 times a... More 

4 Thank Lynne R
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had a selection of tapas pre ordered that was ready on our arrival. All food cooked exceptionally well and very tasty. Great service. Will visit again and try a paella.

Thank John T

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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, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?