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93 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, England
+44 20 7729 1147
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“tapas” (37 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
93 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, England
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

The restaurant opens for business at 7pm for a first service lasting from 7pm to 9pm. That's fine, but it does mean that the restaurant needs to be fully operational at 7pm. On an extremely cold Friday night we arrived to find the interior little...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chris d
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Came here for my birthday with 9 other friends. The food was amazing and service was very good. The manager and waitresses were very helpful and quick to respond. The rubia gallega, octopus, pork shoulder, ribs and sangria were particular highlights. Atmosphere was very nice...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank treatyoself2017
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Situated in Columbia Road. Parking readily available outside in the evenings Very friendly staff and management in this 'buzzy', trendy restaurant . A hidden gem. Authentic Spanish tapas, nicely presented and absolutely delicious. Everything we tried was outstanding. It's a long way from N.W. London...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Syd M
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Beautiful place, lovely food, with some great (and some uncommon) dishes, very friendly and helpful staff (with opinions and preferences!) and overall really nice vibe. If there was a sixth star you would have got it for playing 'Roads' (Portishead) while I was eating my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Spyros G
Ed-PR112233, Owner at Laxeiro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi Spyros, thanks for loving our food and an even bigger thanks for having a good taste in music !

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Hubby wanted to try something different for our 19th Wedding Anniversary and sent the links for a few Tapas Bars. Boy am I glad we chose this one. Over an hour away from home this No bells, no whistles restaurant with stunningly good food, great...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Emma B
Ed-PR112233, Manager at Laxeiro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi, We're glad you had a great time and thanks for the lovely review. This is so important to our little business. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Gracias !! Rocio Manager

Reviewed 13 October 2018

A hidden gem, among the narrow streets between Bethnal Green & Hackney sits this cosy little Tapas Bar.. No bells, no whistles, just stunningly good food, great staff which together made the celebration of our 19th wedding anniversary perfect.. From the sparkling wine to greet...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marc T
Ed-PR112233, Owner at Laxeiro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

We are so chuffed about your genuinely lovely review. Thank you so much. Welcome back into the neighbourhood :)

Reviewed 4 October 2018

We wandered in off the street with no booking, but packed as they were they found a place for us. The food looked so great we ordered too much and left stuffed to the gunnels. Things always get off to a good start when bread...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank badddriva
Ed-PR112233, Manager at Laxeiro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hey, Thanks for the review and thanks for coming back, together we all make this little restaurant work. We always have new dishes on the menu, so next time let us know and we will point them out to you. Gracias Rocio

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

It's a proper Spanish restaurant in London (there aren't many). Excellent food, nicely decorated and price. Food is delicious, grandma all over looking after the people. It's the perfect ending after Columbia flower market. All you need is to be there on time, is always...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ciaraa73
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Strolling around the area, we decided to stop off at Laxeiro for Lunch. Tiny friendly restaurant. Delicious fresh Carrot juice. Chilled carafe of water. We Chose the Meatballs and the Tortilla - for lunch. Both were very tasty and freshly cooked in the open kitchen....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 896susanj
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I love this place, and have been coming for years. After living in Spain for a bit, I struggled to find authentic tapas in London, but the food here is proper Galician fare and it’s lovely to know your custom’s supporting a family business not...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 111Laura111
Ed-PR112233, Manager at Laxeiro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Salud (cheers!) !! Oh, and Salud for the second one too !!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7729 1147
Isabel Rios started selling food on this site in 1982. Paris & Rios Delicatessen was the first food outlet of its kind at the time in the East End, turning the community and beyond onto new and exciting foods from Spain and beyond. People would come from all over London to try her food and especially her home cooking. Over time a corner of the deli where people would eat their lunch turned into a table, and this grew to two tables. Eventually Isabel opened Laxeiro along with her son, Eduardo who being brought up in the kitchen shared her passion for good food and wine. The name of the restaurant is taken from ‘El Pintor Laxeiro’ an artist from the same village in Lalin, Galicia as Isabel.
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