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El Toro Contento - CLOSED

2 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1ST, England
+44 1983 857600
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (49 reviews)
“tapas” (123 reviews)
“chorizo” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Fusion, Spanish
££ - £££
2 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1ST, England
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Shame, this has closed, due to retirement of owners (back to Spain, of course). Here’s hoping they enjoy it as much as we’ve enjoyed having them in town

2  Thank greyonatray
Lorraine C, Owner at El Toro Contento, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thanks, but why give us really bad points?!!!!!! We unfortunately haven't retired, but have gone to work elsewhere, as we just couldn't continue financing our restaurant, which was losing money, due to lack of customers!!!!!!

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

You will have to be quick! They close end of next week and will only reopen if they don’t sell. The tapas was very good . The wine was Spanish and very good. The service was great and it was very good value. Going back...More

1  Thank charliedalgleish
Reviewed 6 October 2017

An excellent find with expressive dishes and quirky atmosphere. Most impressive was the lentil , carrot and almond dish , heavy on the garlic just the way I like it. Excellent and reasonable menu and a smooth house red wine .

Thank graham c
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We saw this restaurant on here and decided to give it ago. We walked past it twice before actually find it. Whilst the menu wasn't extensive they had a good variety of dishes. We had our 5 year old with us and he was made...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious tapas , the specials of the day were all excellent , as was the house red wine . We visit this restaurant every year when camping in Adgestone . Great food and good value for money . Unpretentious but gutsy food from a Spanish...More

Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This appeals as a genuine Italian tapas restaurant, offering good food at fair prices. It was busy on the evening we visited - a Friday in August - and we had prompt initial service with chilled white wine. I was already musing "four stars" as...More

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 12 September 2017

From 12:30 to 14:30 5:00 to 9:00......... MONDAY TO SATURDAY !!!!!! !!!!!!! 12:30 to 2:30 open for lunch too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Andaraz
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This restaurant was superb. Small, discreet, full of atmosphere, staffed by two lovely ladies, Alfonsa and Janet, and some really authentic and delicious tapas. Enjoyed it so much that we came back two days later for a second visit. A very full meal for two...More

Thank Roger285
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This was a brilliant little place to pop in to for some tapas at lunchtime. A really good mix of traditional dishes you expect, with a few interesting variations, served by a very friendly lady. It was pretty much deserted on the Monday lunchtime when...More

Thank ma0nps
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

An absolutely excellent tapas meal - filling and delicious - on a busy carnival night ( we booked in advance) served up by lovely people in a cosy atmospheric restaurant. Couldn't have been better! Especially as they kindly sat us in the window, with our...More

Thank grjod
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$33
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Pier Street, Ventnor PO38 1ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 857600
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Small restaurant striving to give excellent value for money. Plenty of delicious home made dishes from Spain. Constantly changing specials, genuine interest in cooking tasty, healthy and traditional & really authentic dishes. Informal dining in the tiny street level bar or dinner in the "dungeon". Excellent value Spanish wines, beers and cider. Paella available, freshly made to order. Lots of options for vegetarians, vegans & gluten/lactic free.
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