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25 July 2014
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Cafe Espana

63 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HT

£29.00 Spanish , Tapas Soho

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  • Wine: £9.95
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -11pm)

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Compared to the wave of slinky, sexy tapas bars that has washed around Soho of late, Café Espana is a major throwback. The decor is basic & cramped, the menus not only laminated, but guilty of offering dishes that are more Magaluf than Madrid. Spag bol or chips with your tapas, anyone? Die-hard fans defend the place, saying it’s ‘what it says on the can – a Spanish café’, with ‘no fancy restaurant trimmings’ & ‘ridiculously good value for the West End’. All the regulars (patatas bravas, tortilla, calamari) are here, & though the flavours aren’t always up to scratch, at least portions are generous. Of the larger dishes, ‘try the garlic chicken with a glass of Marqués de Riscal’, counsels one reader. Nostalgia aside, this old-timer’s real strength lies in its staff: all Spanish & ‘exceptionally friendly’.

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  1. Cafe Espana

    63 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HT
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    Sandy W.

    Awful - Another good restaurant gone!

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    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 2

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  2. Cafe Espana

    63 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HT
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    John R.

    Dog Food! Comida de perro!

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    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  3. Cafe Espana

    63 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HT
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    Geir K.

    Avoid

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 3

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  4. Cafe Espana

    63 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HT
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    Rocio F.
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    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 4
    • Value: 1

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  5. Cafe Espana

    63 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HT
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    Robin P.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 10

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  6. Cafe Espana

    63 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HT
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    Emma S.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 10

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    Essential Details for Cafe Espana

    • Address: 63 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HT
    • Telephone: 020 7494 1271
    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -11pm)

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