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El Sabio Tapas Bar & Restaurant

60 Eastgate Street, Winchester SO23 8DZ, England
+44 1962 820233
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“paella” (63 reviews)
“tapas” (154 reviews)
“chorizo” (12 reviews)
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12:00 - 15:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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60 Eastgate Street, Winchester SO23 8DZ, England
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Reviews (414)
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1 - 10 of 414 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked here for my girlfriends birthday. Have been here in the past but not for a long time. We arrived and it was very quite, though outside was busy and there were two other tables inside. We sat down and perused the menu. We...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was uninteresting, mediocre and lacked the flavours I expected. Wouldn't recommend and will not be returning.

Thank Jencarter0
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My wife and I went here for lunch a week or so ago. We used a Groupon voucher which we had purchased but the same deal was available from the menu, 3 tapas for £10. We ordered 7 tapas which was plenty for 2. All...More

Thank squatting-neville
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Won't recommend it to anyone that has tried Spanish food before. Went with a friend for dinner and found out a meal in which the food wanted to resemble Spanish food. For example, the meatballs tasted like a kebab more than like meatballs. The only...More

1  Thank Mirrijakys
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Not the best tapas we've ever had but certainly not the worst. Wines on offer were of a reasonable price and plenty of variety. We can recommend the white Rioja! The dishes were of a good proportion however some lacked flavour that you would expect....More

Thank rosiegt
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely average tapas. Small portions, uninspiring, desserts dry and tasteless, probably made last week. Can't recommend at all which is a shame as Winchester needs a variety of restaurants.

1  Thank Lesley111956
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Hi all went to EL Sabio for Sunday lunch on Mother's Day we were a party of nine,children and adults ,had all sorts of Tapas and Gourmet burgers all the food came out at the same time was very hot and tasty ,staff were very...More

Thank Micheal M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Once again this special evening was a must to attend. The atmosphere, service and the food (except for one blip - the cream in our profiteroles was off) was superb. The Flamenco, especially the dancing, was outstanding. Thank you guys - I'll be there again...More

Thank chrisbridgwater42
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for a while but they have got the formula right now. Great tapas good wine and fantastic paella as well. If your out in winchester it's really worth trying

Thank Zapcatdan
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Three out of the four of us had not had tapas before. One does not share but was very surprised by the tapas experience. Good food Nice place Even better value with a Groupon voucher.

Thank sarah w
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Jacqueline P
Notes say open daily, but we came to Winchester on a recent Wednesday especially for El Sabio but it was closed and appears not to open on any Wednesday. Disappointed.
13 March 2015|
Response from Attila V | Property representative |
In January and February we are closed on lunchtimes Monday until Wednesday.apart from that we are opened everyday except Monday. Thank you
Does El Sabio have its own car park? Or, where is the nearest car park - I thought there was one on Chesil Street, but the map shows it as Closed?! Thanks!
11 February 2015|
Response from Attila V | Property representative |
Hi, We havent but there are several other car parks available. Nearest is at durngate street car park or the Friarsgate car park. Regards,
Is El Sabio child friendly? My baby is 11 months old so would need a high chair and a restaurant that doesn't mind some food getting on the floor. Thanks.
4 February 2015|
Response from Attila V | Property representative |
Hi.Yes,it is.Please ask for a high chair when you are booking a table.Thanks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Eastgate Street, Winchester SO23 8DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 820233
  • E-mail
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