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El Bocado

36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
+44 1392 678445
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“paella” (57 reviews)
“tapas” (258 reviews)
“sardines” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
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1 - 10 of 634 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised! Friendly staff and really great food. A nice atmosphere created by a Spanish guitarist. Ideal place to spend an evening sampling the variety of food and drink with a group of friends or partner.

Thank rob21121
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never been to Exeter. Tried this place. Not great decor/atmosphere inside but the food was spot on. Every single dish was so fresh. Pattaya’s bravas, tortilla, freshly baked bread, padron peppers amazing! Really a big surprise and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank SiestaCat
Reviewed 13 September 2017

El Bocado was a great find there is a large selection of Tapas to choose from for all tastes. I have to have gluten free diet as I am a celiac and 90% of the menu is GF – perfect! The owner is a pleasant,...More

Thank Julitwo
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Large selection of Tapas - very tasty and not expensive. Friendly service. Cosy, relaxed atmosphere when not very busy. Avoid later evenings Friday, Saturday.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Walk in and the owner is dealing with another customer. Points to a table and you sit Dow. 5 mins later someone drifts over and the general feeling is that it is all very laid back. Food is good, though, and worth a short wait,Mohicans...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Apologies for the lengthy Review Title , but there were two outstanding features of the food. Firstly, the £40 deal of 6 tapas + a pitcher of beer is excellent value for two hungry persons or three snackers (as we were). Secondly, I'm no pudding...More

Thank TallTraveller274
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We are not in Exeter very often but returned to eat here again last week. We both enjoy tapas and there is a wide selection on offer at this restaurant. The complementary soup was unexpected, but delicious, as were all the dishes we chose. The...More

Thank Naomi D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We were in Exeter for the day and found El Bocado on the way back to our car park. We decided to eat early and were not disappointed. We had 6 Tapas dishes- all freshly cooked , tasty and innovative. The Restaurant is a little...More

Thank Ross S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Only get to Exeter around twice a year and second visit to this tapas bar in two years. Both times have visited early and it's nice and quiet so no problem getting a table. The food has been great both times and we took advantage...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Had tapas freshly made and delicious. The prices are reasonable for what you get. Friendly, helpful staff who do not rush you in any way. Enjoy.

Thank Mrhilton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-37 South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 678445
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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.
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