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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
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (139 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (19 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
41 The Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RL, England
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Reviewed today

Had such a lovely evening at El Cortador, we arrived and the restaurant was full. The staff were very helpful and placed us outside until a table became available inside. Staff were really friendly and worked well as a team. Food menu was quite limited...More

Thank Steph2167
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very rarely go to a tapas bar but while in Folkestone thought we would give it a try, the waitress was excellent discussing our order and making good suggestions on food and drink, the service was excellent, the food was delicious and at a reasonable...More

1  Thank christopherjd D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our third visit to El Cortador, situated in the quaint Old High St in Folkestone. Service is always excellent and staff are very friendly. Good choice of tapas on the menu along with daily specials. We started with a bowl of almonds and...More

1  Thank Simmo58KentUK
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Muchas Gracias for taking the time to post a review and lovely to hear you've visited us 3 times now! Always great to get feedback from returning customers. As you say always good to book in advance for the main restaurant, however if the weather...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We needed somewhere that could cater for an early supper, a fussy 6 year old, a coeliac with a dairy intolerance and this place turned up trumps. Wonderful, friendly service and delicious freshly cooked food. Great Rose wine too. Thanks for making our stay in...More

1  Thank Veggie_Coeliac
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your visit and giving us a top rating. So pleased we could accommodate your requirements. Look forward to seeing you next time you're in Folkestone. The El Cortador Team.

Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I have eaten at a lot of tapas restaurants and this was good. I wouldn't put the food down as exceptional but definitely worth a visit if you like tapas.

1  Thank Steve G
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review Steve. Great to hear our food was good compared to your previous experiences. Hope to welcome you again some time. The El Cortador Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked at the menu, when passing on a Friday afternoon and thought it just looked full of the usual suspects for a tapas and not very inspired but following a recommendation from our hotel receptionist we dropped in in the evening. The place was...More

1  Thank Stephen S
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a fabulous review about your visit to El Cortador Stephen. Always a pleasure to hear we surprise our guests. Our ethos is to keep our dishes traditional, fresh and tasty, served in a warm and friendly atmosphere....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last tapas we ate was in Barcelona but El Cortador tapas was far superior. There was a great choice of both cold and hot dishes. We had seven between us and were "stuffed". Very friendly, helpful staff who went the extra mile to make...More

1  Thank johnsondns85
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for giving us such a fabulous review, it's much appreciated. Always a pleasure to hear guests enjoy our food and service. Hope to see you next time you're in Folkestone. The El Cortador Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant at 9.25pm On the door: Last order 9.30pm. On TripAdvisor: Restaurant close at 10pm. The guy at the bar said us “sorry we are closed”. I think you should change the timetable on TripAdvisor and outside the restaurant. ThanksMore

Thank fapitas
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear we were unable to accommodate you. As stated on the door last food orders are at 9.30pm and sorry if we were 5 mins early, but we had a busy day and ran out of most of our hot dishes. So rather...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want proper tapas in superb surroundings, then La Cortado is perfect. Food was ordered and delivered very quickly, staff (In particular Natalia) were great. Great value for money too...very highly recommended

1  Thank Bettyswollocks2012
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review and kind words about our staff, it's lovely to hear. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. The El Cortador Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t fault the food, ordered a few cold tapas to start and 2 hot tapas per person and there was PLENTY of food! Such a reasonable price and the staff were superb, also had some desserts as there were birthdays in our group, everything was...More

1  Thank MillieLS
ElCortador, Owner at El Cortador Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your fabulous review Millie. It's always an honour to receive great feedback from people who have experienced the food in Spain and hearing our dishes are just as authentic, so thank you. Glad you enjoyed birthday celebrations and look forward to seeing you...More

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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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Ranger297
5 August 2017|
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Response from ElCortador | Property representative |
Yes of course, you can have as little or as much as you like. Just come along and enjoy.
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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 menu will change with the availability of seasonal produce and daily specials from £2 to £7. 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 tried to create a traditional relaxed atmosphere for you all to come and enjoy a taste of Spain. So whether you're looking for a coffee or a snack at lunchtime, a quick drink or bite to eat before hitting the town - El Cortador is the place to come. Booking is recommended.
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