El Torero brings tapas to Doncaster. Its name refers to the group involved in a bullfight, of which the matador is the leader. The decor and signage reflects this, as well as also emulating a traditional Spanish bar.
The range of tapas is broad and goes beyond Spanish cuisine. Vegetarian options include pan de ajo (also available with cheese), vegetable paella, avocado salad and jalapeno bites. There’s also four deep-fried potato dishes: with cheese and bravas sauce, just with bravas sauce, with aioli and on their own.
Meateaters can choose from the likes of berenjes rellenes (aubergine stuffed with minced chicken and beef), albondigas (beef meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce), estofado de ternera con cerveza (slow-cooked beef served with fried potatoes). In addition, there’s chuletas de cordero (lamb cutlets) and taba lamb (slow-cooked on the bone with spices). Chicken dishes also feature heavily. Options here include pollo Marbella (creamy sauce with peppers and paprika), croquetas de pollo and brochetas de pollo (chicken skewers served with onions and peppers).
Seafood tapas take six forms. As well as calamares fritos, there’s prawns (battered or grilled), pescado blanco frito (deep-fried white fish), zarzuela de marisco (deep-fried white fish, squid and prawns) and deep-fried crab claws.
El Torero also offers all you can eat tapas. Depending on the time of day, prices range from £21.95-23.95 per person for adults and £14.95 for children. The whole party has to be opting for all you can eat and then choose three dishes each to start. Once finished, you can order two more, and then one at a time after that.