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“Another great meal!”
Review of El Bocado

El Bocado
Ranked #60 of 538 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Independent Tapas Bar and Restaurant serving authentic Spanish food. We are passionate about remaining authentic importing our Spanish ingredients and using local suppliers where possible.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I must have eaten here more than in all of the other Exeter restaurants put together, and will keep coming back!

Food is always great, such wonderful flavours, and always new tapas added to the menu. On a busy night, you could really be fooled into thinking you're somewhere in Madrid!

Keep up the great work!

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Thank ManWithVan
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Don_Sp, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

I am so pleased to read that our food at El Bocado keeps you coming back to visit us!

We make all our own food in our kitchen apart from icecream and bread. As a small team we love Spanish food and try to share the love with our guests.

Thank you for leaving a review. Hope to see you again soon at El Bocado.

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Had a great meal on Friday with a group of girlfriends - lovely food, friendly staff - would definitely return.

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Don_Sp, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

I'm delighted to read that you and your girlfriends enjoyed your enjoyed your meal at El Bocado on Friday evening.

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review and hopefully we will see you again soon for a little more Spanish cafe culture!!

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We were celebrating a birthday and wanted to visit a tapas bar, in the past we have always visited La Tasca in Exeter but it has closed so thought we would give El Bocado a try. The food is very good and well cooked and authentic which is unlike the restaurant chain tapas served by the now defunct La Tasca.
There is a wide selection to choose from and all appear to be cooked when ordered, it was a quiet evening so the atmosphere was a bit lacking but all in all a really nice evening,we will go again.

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Thank davenich85
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Don_Sp, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you for giving El Bocado a try and for leaving us a super review.

All our food is fresh food - made by us in our kitchens. We love Spanish food and want to share that love with our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon to El Bocado and thank you again for your review.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We had a most enjoyable meal here, selecting six of their tapas plus patatas bravas for the two of us. The choice was good and ample portions. Staff were very pleasant and attentive, and the wine excellent. Their triple choice desert made an excellent end to the meal.
Quite busy, this was a Friday night, so I would recommend booking in advance.

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Thank Peter C
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Don_Sp, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you very much for your review and comment re the trio dessert.

The trio is our favourite - no need to choose a pudding when you can have 3 mini puddings! So we're pleased that you enjoyed this too!

Thanks once again for your review and we hope to see you again soon at El Bocado.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Fantastic atmosphere and the best food I have had in a restaurant in a long time
Menu selection was really good
We were part of a large group and all the food came out on time and cooked to perfection.
Service friendly and efficient
Definitely worth a visit
Thank you

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Thank Julia R
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Don_Sp, Owner at El Bocado, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

We welcome group bookings at El Bocado, and I am really please to read that you enjoyed your evening as part of a group.

We make everything on our menu apart from icecream and bread. We don't do fast food, but we do good food well.

Thank you for your review - we appreciate the time taken to do this.

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