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El Pomposo

West Kowloon
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Shop R009 Civic Square, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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852 2196 8123
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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

I was hanging around Union Square and I found this restaurant. I'm always curious about visiting Spanish restaurants when I'm abroad, so I gave it a try. I had that uncomfortable feeling when you enter a supposed 'Spanish place', and you find that they are mixing everything (the cuisine, the drinks, the music, and the atmosphere) with Latin America and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

El Pomposo is a Spanish restaurant in Civic Square in the International Commerce Centre complex on Kowloon where we went to hopefully enjoy a lunch of good tapas. As with other restaurants and bars in Civic Square, there is an outside seating area but because it was a very hot day, we chose to sit indoors, where however the cooling... More 

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

tapas are ordinary but mains are less memorable. we end up always ordering the nachos with melted cheese. chorizo slightly tough. full on friday night of drinkers and smokers standing outside, as are the adjoining bars and restaurants around the area.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

This restaurant serves run of the mill raciones (real tapas is smaller and is free with drinks) in a nice setting just below the ICC on the rooftop of the Elements shopping centre. For Hong Kong at around HK$70-100 for a small plate it's not too expensive and the food is reasonable, if ordinary. The absence of simple dishes like... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

We live above Civic Square and frequent restaurants there. We always enjoy the atmosphere in El Pomposo. The manager is really nice in accommodating our requests. The orange chicken is really nice. This evening, we also tried the paella and it was two thumbs up. They also provide different kinds of good margarita drinks, which are my favorite. We highly... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

I was there last night. My allergies made me feel bad when people sitting outside smoke. But this is a plus for smokers. Food is okay, reasonably priced.

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

A friend and I went for a bite to eat after the movies, and amongst the various options in ICC ended up here. The outside space is quite nice and relaxing, and it was a perfect night for it. We ordered beer and a glass of cava. The cava was flat and old, so we got them to replace it... More 

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

I like the fried manchego cheese and gambas in chili. The grilled chorizo was a bit tough, dry and too fatty. the other similar restaurant in the elements mall is cafe iguana which is more mexican.

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United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Friendly service, tasty food and good happy hour drink specials. We welcomed and enjoyed the quiet respite from very busy Hong Kong at the outdoor seating in this courtyard. We enjoyed the almond crusted fried manchego, salad, and meatballs.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012 via mobile

Below standard food. Below standard service. Bloody horrible!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop R009 Civic Square, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > West Kowloon
  • Neighbourhood: West Kowloon
  • Phone Number: 852 2196 8123
Description
Savour the taste of Spain at El Pomposo, where our dedicated chefs bring you traditional tapas as well as delicatessen cold cuts and cheese platters, ideal for sharing with friends and loved ones. Our drinks menu includes classics such as homemade sangria, as well as an extensive range of wines, beers and cocktails; perfect for complimenting your meal or to unwind as post-work drinks. Whether you decide to bask in the energy of our bustling open kitchen, or relax on our tranquil outdoor patio, El Pomposo delivers the flavour of the Mediterranean to the heart of Hong Kong!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?