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El Coto - CLOSED

17 Hallgarth Street, Durham DH1 3AT, England
+44 191 384 4007
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (107 reviews)
“chorizo” (17 reviews)
“patatas” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
17 Hallgarth Street, Durham DH1 3AT, England
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Really excellent, authentic tapas which beats chains like La Tasca by miles. Only thing is, I'm not sure if it's still open?!

Thank JadeF93
jobean4, Owner at El Coto, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hello thanks for your kind review Sadly El Coto is now closed and been sold on to a new owner Kindest regards El Coto Manager

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great little Spanish tapas restaurant,we booked fr Saturday night it was very busy most of the dishes we ordered were very good disappointed in the chicken on a skewer which was tasteless and very dry and the pork tenderloins were also tasteless the other dishes...More

1  Thank Kevinno7
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Table for 7 on a Saturday evening whilst visiting our sons - staff were extremely helpful (we were early , boys were late) and no problem to order additional dishes thoroughout the meal in true tapas style. High point - where to start but the...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Lovely place and great service food wasn't bad but the toon place is better. Had a cracking nite and even the drunken lass in the corner couldn't stop our enjoyment! Have to say the staff handled the drunk fantastically well....🙈🙉🙊 Service great, food good, value...More

1  Thank SirHCRockets
Reviewed 13 February 2017

As a group of six dining here we chose a mix of the set menu at £15 each and others chose 3 dishes each which came to roughly the same price. Some of the more complex dishes (chicken and prawns) were apparently very nice, however...More

Thank 1001North
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for a relaxing meal. Lovely choice went for the set tapas selection. Good range of the classics plus some we probably wouldn't have tried otherwise.

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We went to El Coto for the first time this evening and it was fantastic. The atomsphere of the restaurant is very friendly and cozy and the staff are very welcoming. The food came out fast and we couldn't fault any of the dishes, they...More

Thank justin k
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went to El Coto in Durham with a big group of friends to celebrate my husband's birthday and it couldn't have been better. From enquiring about whether I could book to us leaving after our food, the El Coto team were absolutely brilliant. The staff...More

Thank Westa56
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We called into El Coto on a cold Monday night in January. It is directly opposite the Victoria pub in Hallgarth Street - so you guess what I am saying...right? After a couple of lovely local beers in the pub we crossed the street and...More

Thank Skyeline
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of five, first impressions weren't great as our waiter was the grumpiest guy ever. Ordered the mid priced set menu at 17.95pp which involved a LOT of food. My main criticism of the place was the food came staggered, which was...More

Thank Mimsy C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Hallgarth Street, Durham DH1 3AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 4007
  • E-mail
authentic homemade Spanish Tapas served in rustic surroundings
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