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El Sabio Tapas Bar & Restaurant

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60 Eastgate Street, Winchester SO23 8DZ, England
+44 1962 820233
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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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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Plymouth, England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 25 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 14 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 5 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 

Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
16 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 4 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 

1 Thank JulieP790
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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....

1 Thank JNicholas232

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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$39
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?