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El Cortador offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for everyone to come and enjoy a taste of Spain in the heart of the Creative Quarter in Folkestone. Our dishes are made from traditional, classic Spanish recipes with ingredients from seasonal local and Spanish produce. You can dine inside or outside in our garden depending on the weather. So, whether you're looking for a coffee, a snack at lunchtime or an evening meal with wine, beer or sangria - El Cortador is the place to come. Booking is recommended.
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited for my birthday and wow what a treat we had. Having been wanting tapas for quite a while we were not disappointed. Delicious, freshly cooked, well priced food. Friendly, happy, kind staff and a great atmosphere! We will most definitely be back!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whole team were really polite and attentive from start to finish. It was a birthday meal and the front of house lead offered to bring out a free dessert with a candle and sing happy birthday in Spanish at the end of the meal. It...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to book here for lunch and we were able to sit outside on a hot day, it was perfect. Firstly I will start with the positives, the food is delicious! My partner lived in Spain for 12 years and he tells me it’s...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Sarah We would like to sincerely apologise for the errors that occurred during your visit with us at the weekend. As you know this is not the normal level of service we aim to provide our customers and we pride ourselves on making sure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly, great atmosphere. Lovely garden setting. Reasonable prices. Delicious food and drinks. Will definitely return

Date of visit: July 2021
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ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your fabulous review! We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, nice variety. Lots of gluten free options. Our food was hot. Service was good. Prices are fair 😊 the outdoor courtyard was cute. We enjoyed our lunch here.

Date of visit: June 2021
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ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your great review about our food and service. Looks like the weather is going to get hotter, which is perfect for a spot of lunch in our garden.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First tapas ever for my wife and she loved it (and so did I). Really tasty dishes, wonderfully cooked, great service, attentive without being too in your face. Would love to know which brandy I had to finish. Will definitely be back, there's plenty on...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey, thanks for your top review. Fantastic to hear we've welcomed another tapas virgin and you enjoyed the food and service. The brandy we serve is a Spanish Soberano, which has been aged in American oak casks where it attains a spicy smooth taste with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice now on weekends away. Food is lovely, with plenty of choices for all. Staff very friendly and accomodating. Will definately be going back, already booked

Date of visit: July 2021
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ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting us on your trips to Folkestone. It's always great to see returning customers. Our team take great pride in making sure everyone has an enjoyable time, so lovely to hear you'll be back to see us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us sat in the lovely courtyard garden, ordered a selection of hot tapas, and then had to order more because the dishes were so delicious. Everything tasted fresh, and a jug of sangria helped to transport us from the UK to Espana. The...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey, great to hear we transported you to a little taster of Spain here in Folkestone, even though the weather may not be as good at the moment! We'll look forward to serving you up the rest of the menu on your next visit. Muchas...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, delicious food, friendly staff. We sat in the garden which was much bigger than i anticipated. They brought water and a little treat out for my dog, which was lovely. Cant wait to return. Thanks for a great lunch!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear you enjoyed lunch in our garden. We've loved seeing customers and their furry friends eating Al fresco style on our outdoor terraces and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 17 June 2021

My wife and I normally have the chorizo in red wine, garlic mushrooms and patatas bravas but today we had the gambas ajillo (garlic prawns), croquetas and calamari served with crusty bread and alioli. The calamari is cooked in a very light batter and is...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. Sounds like you're working your way through the menu on your visits and wonderful to hear you've enjoyed them all so far. We look forward to seeing you again to try some more!

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ionutbudeialexandru
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Hello Maisie, if you send us an email we can answer any questions you have. Best regards El Cortador
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El Cortador Tapas Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5