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El Parador

#946 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
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245 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BA, England
+44 20 7387 2789
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Booked the private room for a celebration dinner for over 20 people. We chose a selection of tapas and the food was, as always, beautiful. Excellent service and a lovely atmosphere

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Thank chgLondon48
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another of Camden's culinary gems, a long established and unpretentious Spanish restaurant with a tapas oriented menu. We were particularly impressed by the cheese filled croquettes, and the fish dishes of octopus and squid were freshly prepared and delicious. The atmosphere is welcoming, the clientele clearly loyal and regular. Highly recommended.

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Thank Dick P
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and occasionally noisy dining rooms upstairs and down with a large outdoor eating area behind. Wide selection of tapas with sections of Fish and shellfish, meat, vegetables and deserts. The food is cooked when ordered and delicious. The wine list is worldwide but mainly Spanish.

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Thank Andrew P
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming here for over 7 years and in all that time I have only ever had one naff dish.Last week the standard was as high as I can remember.The problem is deciding what not to have as everything is fabulous.If you like fish try the grilled octupus,outstanding.Chicken thighs had been marinated and were pretty spicey.The baked fennel... More 

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Thank eric w
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

El Parador is a little small so you get a bit squeezed in but it's worth it. The tapas dishes are really very good and well priced. The wine is not inexpensive but that's how places make enough to keep going. We had nine tapas dishes between the four of us and each one was delicious. I would happily return.... More 

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Thank Charles J
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

El Parador is not situated in an area of Camden noted for its culinary choice and so had some concerns particularly as I'd chosen!! How wrong could I be! This place is an absolute joy and well worth a visit (approx 300m from Mornington Crescent tube if not local). It is not the biggest or smartest place (big garden which... More 

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Thank PaulArm123
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I'd never been before, even though I live quite locally. From the outside it doesn't look like much, and the interior is simple, though a perfectly pleasant space to sit in (and so much calmer than many of the other restaurants in Camden). Really friendly service. And, best of all, surprisingly delicious food. I mean really good food, and certainly... More 

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Thank amanha1
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Visited several times over the last 7 years and never fails to satisfy - excellent cuisine, speedy friendly and efficient service and good wine list. Cannot fault. Their octopus is divine.

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Thank Roger G
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198 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

First of all the welcoming and friendly service. Then the food. We dined on a total of six Tapas dishes plus a very nice bottle of Malbec. The dishes were all reasonably sized and nicely presented. Together they presented an attractive variety of flavours. And all without breaking the bank.

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Thank Amit M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I've been here twice with friends and been very impressed with the speed that the food comes out and with the quality. Sunday evening is often a quiet time for restaurants but El Parador was about half-full by about 7pm which suggests that this is a well-known place for good food and wine. We started with Pure de Habas -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7387 2789

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