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US$9 - US$25
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently held a birthday party at The Sanpa for 38 people. The service was really friendly and efficient and the food on the group menu was outstanding. It consisted of four tapas choices and a paella and they cater specially for the two vegetarians...in our group. There was so much food that they provided doggy bags to take the excess food home. We had a house in Spain for fifteen years and I can honestly say that this was the most authentic Spanish meal that I have ever had in the UK and it was just like going back there.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of five had a really excellent set of tapas. All dishes were well cooked, tasty and arrived in stages as they were ready. The only real negative was the lack of knowledge in terms of food and wine by our waitress who was...very pleasant and efficient but just couldnt provide any advice. Best dish was the Portuguese dish which was sublime. Great meal just needs a bit more staff training.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been looking forward to have the seafood Paella. It was the worst I ever had outside Spain. The owner should address this. Don't call this a Spanish restaurant because its not. Best thing of the restaurant was the waitrose service. You want to...charge 40 pounds for the horrible rice with some prawns on top!!! Food is cooked in the rush without carer or love. People giving positive feedback clearly has no eaten Spanish food before.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

We’ve been to this Restaurant before lockdown and were pleased with the service and quality. I’ve lived in Spain and my wife’s Spanish, we were looking forward to treating our family to authentic Spanish cuisine. The waitress was pleasant, unfortunately the food was not up...to standard. Small portions (they,been reduced in size) and poor quality..If this restaurant was anywhere in Spain in wouldn’t last five minutes. We asked for the tapas to be brought out in stages (like they do in Spain) they were all bought out within minutes of each other. We felt very rushed but to be honest we couldn’t wait to leave! Won’t be returning and I certainly wouldn’t recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 13 April 2022 via mobile

We went here as a family, 3 generations. Food was very tasty and service was good, one dish missed but they apologised and got it to us quickly. Good atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Unfortunately not as described on their website! Cold, stark and staff look scruffy and unprofessional. Would have been nice for someone to advise of menu and asked if we had been here before etc Food and Presentation very average with a lack of flavour. Would...not rcommendMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

Came here for lunch with a couple of friends, food was great, service a little slow but they were all lovely, sat outside in the sun, I’d definitely come back

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 25 February 2022 via mobile

I have been coming to Emilio’s Spanish haven for years. I remember when it was a deli plus some free paella on a Friday lunchtime. It was and remains an outstanding place to relax and eat. Just had tapas (bacalhau, chorizo, Gambas, pastas bravas etc)....Every dish was freshly prepared by people who love food and know how to deliver. Emilio and his team, kitchen and front of house, are brilliant. I have read a couple of poor other reviews and cannot agree. We love the place, come several times a year and will continue to do so!! Excellent value, freshly cooked food and Emilio. He’s just a sensation in Wokingham. Long may Sampa thrive!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 9 February 2022

Fabulous place to spend a while enjoying a cool beer, selection of tapas or just pop in for a delicious coffee

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 14 November 2021

I’ve been to Sanpa many times previous to Covid. This was my first time back since everything has reopened and took two family members that had never been before. When I phoned to book I was told that our table had a time limit, which...was not a problem. When we arrived at sanpa the waiter who seated us seemed disinterested, all he had to say was that they needed the table back by 8. Again not an issue. Within minutes the waiter returned to ask us for drinks orders, I’d barely even got my coat off. When he returned again we ordered drinks but said we needed longer to decide on food. We were rushed to pick and the waiter stood just staring blankly at us with a pad until we chose our order. Very off putting. When they bought our tapas to the table barely a word was uttered they didn’t name the dishes as they set them down, just simply threw them on the table and walked off. The service was rude and honestly disappointing. Some of our tapas plates were removed before we had even finished them so clearly we were being rushed (but we still had plenty of time.) Then once the table was cleared they bought the bill over before we had even asked for it and told us we had precisely 8 minutes to pay. Overall we were reminded of time limits 4 times throughout the night so it was not enjoyable. Additionally food was not the standard it previously has been. We also ordered lamb cutlets and one cutlet was purely bone and fat, no meat on there at all. We gave feedback to the waitress (who hadn’t been our server that night) whilst we were making payment. She apologised but we watched her walk over to the kitchen and not pass the feedback onto management. A very disappointing night and I wish I had taken my guests elsewhere. Luckily we found humour in how dire the experience was and went on to enjoy our night elsewhere.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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25 November 2016|
Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
they are very helpful for gf my wife is coeliac and we have eaten there many times
20 September 2016|
Response from Emili02014 | Property representative |
Yes, we are moving. Our plan, at the moment, is to have our last day to the public on Saturday the 1st of October. The move will take place over the course of 4 days, and we will be back open on 37 Denmark Street by the... More
29 April 2016|
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Response from Emili02014 | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Madam, We, at Sanpa, as an independent business, take a great deal of pride in embracing freedom and liberties. English Laws and regulations on this subject are very clear: There is no impediment for costumers and... More
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Sanpa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4