El Pirata of Mayfair

4.6
12 reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
El Pirata is a hidden gem serving acclaimed Spanish tapas for over 25 years. Tucked away in the corner of Mayfair, El Pirata ensures that every guest instantly feels at home through their relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, some of whom have been at El Pirata since the very beginning meaning they work as a seamless team. El Pirata couples the comforting appeal of a central London establishment with the energetic dynamism of a new opening. They have an expansive tapas menu featuring classic dishes and recently have added some new dishes to strengthen the experience offered to guests. They boast an equally impressive wine list of over 100 wines at great value particularly for Mayfair.

Whether you are dining in the artistic upstairs with a feature bar, in the atmospheric downstairs Cellar, or sipping rioja al fresco, El Pirata offers true escapism so you feel you’re in Madrid rather than Mayfair and is a firm favourite for those who want an authentic Spanish experience in London.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 2:00PM - 5:00PM

What 12 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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Justwonder
London
30 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a nice enjoyable late lunch. Good ambience

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience all round. Stunning food, welcoming and helpful staff and a lovely atmosphere. Thank you!

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Foodie
London
42 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We took advantage of our Covid bubble to have lunch at La Pirata. Staff were welcoming and efficient, so excellent service. Food was delicious and we particularly loved and strongly recommend the Langostinos and the Iberian pork.
It was good to be away from the madness of Christmas shoppers in a quiet location. It’s a very pleasant venue and yet still so close to Shepherds Market. Will definitely be back. Many thanks

CW
ChrisW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant brilliant food. Have been many times and never lets you down.

NC
vipNikC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, loved it and will go back again and again when in London :)

AB
AlysonB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

A surprise find tucked away off Piccadilly. Food was excellent especially the squid and chorizo in red wine. Staff professional and tentative but could have been a little more welcoming and interactive especially as my husband spoke to them in Spanish. We will definitely go back for the food alone.

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vipAmirag
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best tapas in London

MS
MichaelS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

In difficult times it was a joy to be able to dine in such a relaxed atmosphere.
Would definitely recommend.

HL
vipHevL
London
171 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A very nice meal and the £10 to eat out offer was good to have. The tortilla was perfect and the staff helpful

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, lovely waiters, incredible atmosphere and surrounding area

DR
vipDouglasR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good. Been a few times and always enjoy

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We are regulars at this place. I think they need a change of menu now. The food has now achieved a “normal”. We had the usual prawns pili pili, mussels and chorizo, Padron peppers, batatas bravas etc. Their choice of wine and sherry “by the glass” needs a serious uplift.

FAQs

El Pirata of Mayfair does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. El Pirata of Mayfair also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7491 3810.

El Pirata of Mayfair is rated 4.6 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

El Pirata of Mayfair does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://vouchers.elpirata.co.uk/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.