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El Cortador Tapas Bar

41 The Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RL, England
+44 1303 243974
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (155 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (22 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (20 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
41 The Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RL, England
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1 - 10 of 549 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great lunch at El Cortador on Saturday - they were very busy but managed to fit the two of us in without a reservation. We managed to work our way through quite a few of the tapas dishes and my friend, who spends...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank essjaie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 and we all had a fantastic evening, the waitress jo was very attentive,very friendly as was Maggie, what a wonderful place, we will keep coming back. The espresso martinis are too good! Merry

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jody12342015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cute little place with tasty tapas. Good value for money. Note to self;- don’t have the garlic prawns for lunch next time. 😂 I had to stand a bit further away from people all afternoon 😂 I’ll be back again soon tho 😊

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank 83sophias
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic meal here after reading some of the reviews on Tripadvisor. The service was quick and friendly and the food was plentiful and well cooked. We were going to come back for our wedding anniversary but unfortunately the restaurant...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank TracyH660
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is ok and the food average and quite reasonable. The staff are friendly and the location is good.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Reviewingu2
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post your comments. Sorry we didn't wow you on this occasion. Hope you'll give us another try sometime.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

I have visited El Cortador several times and always come away satisfied. The tapas repertoire is a refreshing change. There is a wide variety of dishes to choose from, well prepared and served by efficient and friendly staff. The ambience is relaxing in this quiet...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Colin M
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your charming review Colin. So lovely to hear such positive feedback from satisfied customers. Always a pleasure to know we are providing that all round experience that makes a visit to El Cortador an enjoyable one. Muchas Gracias Senor!

Reviewed 6 December 2018

I have visited El Cortador several times now, and each time has been a magical experience. The food is delicious, and you always leave full. Wide range of food from meat, fish, rice and vegetarian- all freshly made at the front of the restaurant. It's...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank HungrySimba
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Thank you very much indeed for your flattering review of El Cortador, it is much appreciated. It's hugely satisfying to know we are providing an all round enjoyable experience for our customers. Thanks once again and hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this lovely welcoming little restaurant late in the evening. The staff were exceptionally friendly, nothing was to much bother for them! We didn't have an advanced booking, however they invited us to sit at the bar until a table became free 10mins...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Caroline P
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed your first visit to El Cortador Caroline. Thanks for taking the time to give us a fabulous review. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 19 November 2018

A large group of us girls came in on Friday and a smaller group on Saturday and I can honestly say the service is always great, the staff cant do enough for you, the quality of food is always exceptional and the bill is always...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Joelle A
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Thanks for your top review Joelle. Always great to hear such positive feedback. We're honoured you chose to visit us twice in one weekend, glad you enjoyed your evenings with us. See you again soon.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Lovely local tapas bar with exceptional specials. A little small for larger groups but good on the spot cooking. Good service friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Dayofamily
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed your get together with us at El Cortador. Thanks for taking the time to post a great review.

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maisiefletcher11
7 September 2018|
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Response from ElCortador | Property representative |
Hello Maisie, if you send us an email we can answer any questions you have. Best regards El Cortador
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weesleepy2016
11 June 2018|
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Response from ElCortador | Property representative |
Hello, we have availability. Please call us with your full name and contact details to secure your booking. 01303 243974 Thanks
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Jacqueline S
26 March 2018|
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Response from ElCortador | Property representative |
Hello Jacquelin, sorry we are closed Easter Monday, but we are open Easter Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 The Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 243974
  • E-mail
Description
Our dishes are made from traditional, classic recipes and many of our ingredients are sourced from Spain. The specials will change with the availability of seasonal local and Spanish produce. Prices range from £2 to £8. Tapas are a wonderfully sociable way to eat, food like life, is best shared with friends and loved ones, so with that in mind we have created an authentic relaxed atmosphere for you all to come and enjoy a taste of Spain. 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.
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