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Elche Restaurante de Tapas is located on Chingford's Station Road and offers a compact selection of affordable dishes.

Ranked #2888 of 5241 restaurants in London

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Elche Restaurante de Tapas reviews

By James H.

I agree with all the poor reviews here. We were unlucky enough to encounter all previously recorded bad points listed but had a nice little surprise when I requested la cuenta.I was only then informed that their card machine hadn't been functioning all day and we had to pay cash. We didn't have enough cash so the waitress pointed me to a cash machine up the street.....classy end to a thoroughly forgettable evening. Another unprofessional touch was the manager arranging an upcoming promotional event over on Chingford Plains- we overheard him explain to staff that they will "Head over to hand out some tapas and drinks...and we'll have a few ourselves". I go to Spain a lot and cook a bit too and I can tell you there is nothing authentically Spanish about this restaurant- the four tapas we had were croqetas- the contents of which weren't easy to determine the ingredients of but were extremely dry and tasteless.Prawns in oil with garlic shavings was their version of gambas pil pil and were definitely not "sizzling" as described.Brochetas- palatable but on mini skewers and looked suspiciously like an Iceland purchase.Tortilla Espanol- I have eaten and cooked very many in my lifetime but never one with a skin on like a rice pudding with edges like shoe leather which smacked of reheated microwave fare. Don't waste time or money going to this restaurant.

By Chanell H.

Beautiful tapas, lovely setting and calm atmosphere. The staff where very friendly but a little too slow or too fast serving, they need to get the balance right in that area and they where quite unnatentive at times even though there was no reasoning as the restuarant wasn't busy. Sangria was really nice and came in a good measure, with lovely fresh fruit! As for the main we shared a traditional paella, it was okay but nothing to scream and shout about and some of the rice was still hard :S. All in all I would go back for the tapas and sangria (I strongly reccomend the octopus) it was beautifully cooked! But the ultimate reason for my low low score of just two tiny stars is because the main gave me and my mum the shits...thats not what you want on a friday night and it was not a cheap main either at £21.95 a pop 'no pun intended'! So literally ended up being money flushed down the pan!

By Marco M.

This restaurant is a joke, i have had microwave spanish meals better than this food. Do yourself a favour and do not go there. Bad service, dirty tables & chairs from whoever ate before us & the boss is not interested in customers coming back(not that they would anyway)

By Natalie G.

I came across this authentic spanish restaurant one friday evening and had the pleasure of listening to a spanish guitarist whilst watching a flamenco dancer strut her stuff, quite wonderfully. The service from start to end was great, the waitress really looked after me and my partner and made sure we were happy with our food etc. The wine list is filled with popular spanish wines, all reasonably priced. The food menu has a range of dishes from chicken livers to traditional spanish meatballs. The selection of cold tapas was better than expected, with fresh cured ham and manchego cheese. The restaurant is touched with class, from its beautiful piantings to its glass walls.

By Massimo M.

This was not a taste ao Spain more like a repeat of Fawlty Towers.The waiter/barman/manager/inn keeper was like Manuel running about doing 4 jobs and only one wairess serving about 10 tables.The food was like Iceland ready meals warmed up,the service was terrible and the Manager was not interested if we were happy or if we would return for another visit just like Manuel. I felt like slapping him across the head like Basil Fawlty used to do to Manuel.The next day i had a stomach ache and felt ill.

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