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“Excellent food”
Review of El Toro Contento

El Toro Contento
Ranked #16 of 66 Restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$33
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We visited this restaurant whilst on holiday on Isle of Wight for my daughters Twelth Birthday. Fantastic food at very reasonable prices. The staff were lovely and it had a great quirky, and cosy atmosphere where we were seated downstairs. I would thoroughly recommend it.

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Thank Tracy O
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stumbled upon this gem of an authentic tapas bar run by a Spanish family in the heart of Ventnor. Food and service were both superb and it ranks as some of the best food we have ever tasted.

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Thank mike w
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

What a find! Quaint, authentic tapas bar serving top notch, tasty dishes! Family friendly - we arrived with 3 kids in tow - and and very welcoming staff, would highly recommend! Every dish we had was amazing, but have to mention how heavenly the wild boar stew was! Ice-cream and torte for dessert wrapped up a perfect meal!

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We visit Ventnor often and have always tried to reserve a table in this small Spanish Tapas Bar without success. Last Thursday we were successful. The service and food were excellent. Very tasty Spanish food cooked perfectly. The house red was delicious and very reasonably priced.
Don't go to Ventnor without trying it you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Dot S
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

On one of our nights in Ventnor it was getting late and we hadn't booked any where to eat , no one could fit us in until we came upon this little Jem of a Restaurant . They were very abusy but found us a table downstairs . We had an amazing meal mainly from the specials board , the desert was a delicious rice pudding which was just so creamy . The Staff are so friendly and helpful , the so deserve to be busy . Can't wait to return and everyone should try it .

Thank LHHair
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