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El Rincon

Eastbank Square | Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NY, England
+44 1704 530002
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (94 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (11 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Eastbank Square | Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NY, England
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped in one evening as we heard music coming up the stairs. There was a saxophonist entertaining so we stayed for a drink and Tapas. Spent a very good hour or so and only dropped a mark because we felt the tapas could have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Stopped in southport for one night and came across this Tapas bar. Very small with maybe room for 30 people. We were seated straight away and had a bottle of wine and 3 tapas dishes. Portions were generous although food did take a while to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Butch316
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Saw this restaurant on line Having lived over in Spain for a bit. I thought I fancy a nice bit of Spanish Food and ambiance. Very disappointed. We went in the restaurant looked nice and comfortable but had loud pop music blaring out. Spoilt the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little Tapas bar, with relaxing live music in the background. A brilliant menu catering to both meat eaters and vegetarians. Highly recommend people give this place the attention it deserves.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank crabby1310
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Didn’t want too much to eat so came here for tapas. We ordered gambas pil pil, calamares, chicken strips in a peppercorn sauce, chicken & black pudding stack, haddock with a dipping sauce, patatas bravas...... delicious, not big portions but we were full, liquor coffees,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank pandora532016
mark A, Owner at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thanks for your great review, glad you enjoyed yourself - hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Me and my two friends went here last night for my birthday. Great service and superb food. Nice comfortable atmosphere . Great place to have good food and a catch up with friends. Great seating area up stairs for that pre meal drink. Looking forward...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank REBECCA01933
mark A, Owner at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Rebecca, Happy birthday, glad you enjoyed your self. Xx

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Early Saturday night after dinner drinks - had several rounds of cocktails, every one expertly made by the friendly and attentive bar staff. This place is a hidden gem, something different about being underground in air conditioned comfort. We were lucky to have The presence...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Eyebrowler
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I recently went for something to eat early on a Saturday evening. I’d been before and had a great experience and was expecting my the same. When we arrived, we were welcomed at the door by a friendly member of staff and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Clare M
mark A, Owner at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Clare, our regular chef is just back from the summer in Spain & I can assure you the quality of our food is back to the usual amazing standard. Sorry you had a bad experience with our temp chef, email us before you book...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Having known this building was for many years an underground toilet, we ventured in with some trepidation. The service was patchy, the food was good and the overall experience was average. The bull fighting posters might be authentic but I don't know many English restaurants...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Graham L
mark A, Owner at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Graham, Sorry you did not enjoy our authentic Spanish experience, unlike the 1000+ visitors we have every month !

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Having spent the morning at a local spa, we decided to find somewhere to have lunch and after one of our party said they’d never tried Tapas before, it was a funny coincidence to find this place especially as we’re not local so didn’t know...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank RuthieD1963
mark A, Owner at El Rincon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Ruth, glad you enjoyed yourselves, hope to see you again soon. X

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Annie M
18 October 2017|
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Response from 536valj | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but quite a few years ago now. It's a great place.
1 March 2017|
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Response from mark A | Property representative |
Click 'refresh' on your PC - you must be on an old browser - the menu on the website is up to date & not the Xmas menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eastbank Square | Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NY, England (Formerly The Wine Cellar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +44 1704 530002
  • E-mail
El Rincon is a lively, authentic subterranean Spanish Tapas bar located on Lord Street in Southport. Serving a wide range of freshly prepared Tapas, all cooked in a traditional open kitchen. If you love Tapas you will love El Rincon.
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