El Cafe - Shipston on Stour

6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4EN
$$ Spanish Recommended New Editor's Pick Outdoor Seating

El Cafe is a spanish cafe bar in the heart of Shipston On Stour. Come down for an authentic Spanish coffee, a selection of Tapas or a few glasses of wine!

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4EN
  • Cross Street: West Street
  • Cuisine: Italian | Spanish | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot | Private Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | PayPal | UnionPay | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01608 238494
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Prix Fixe Menu, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dinner 17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
Dinner 17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
Dinner 17:30 - 23:00
Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner 17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner 17:30 - 23:00
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 1313 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2022
George F.
Fabulous food. Very helpful and friendly staff. Never less than a great experience every time

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2022
Alison S.
Staff were friendly and efficient Food delicious Cosy and relaxing Will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2022
Mary L.
Excellent evening to celebrate my partner's 80th birthday, sharing the evening with family from overseas made special by the fantastic staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2022
Susan M.
A lovely evening eating beautiful food in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 11, 2022
Anita B.
Lovely evening and atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2022
JENNIFER f.
My friend and I love coming to the cafe. The food is always very good. We have the tapas. We try to vary them, this time we had the lemon chicken, mushrooms, and the calamari which were excellent. The service as always was very good. We always come to you at lunch time as my friend works full time it is convenient for us. Hopefully in the future you will be able to find more staff and open on more lunch times.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2022
Steve A.
The nearest thing to being in Seville that we have found in the UK.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2022
Carl B.
Excellent food with great service. We have 10 tapa’s and all were delicious . Staff and management were very friendly and welcoming.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2022
Amanda K.
Friendly staff with great food. Went above and beyond for our daughter's birthday. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2022
Louise W.
Attentive staff, wonderful food, a lovely place to eat, will be going again , we also had a complementary treat for my husbands birthday, very happy with everything ❤
Business Response:
Hi Louise, and thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your lunchtime with us, and we hope that your husband enjoyed the rest of his birthday! Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 14, 2022
Suzanne J.
Absolutely love this place - visit as often as I can, great staff, food outstanding.
Business Response:
Hi Suzanne, and thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us! It is always a pleasure to see you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2022
Brenda P.
Lovely evening, fabulous in everyway.
Business Response:
Hi Brenda, and thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2022
Claire C.
Food was excellent - best tapas we have ever eaten anyway!
Business Response:
Hi Claire, and thank you for your lovely feedback. We take a great deal of pride in our food and our service, so we are very glad that you enjoyed your evening with us! We look forward to seeing you at El Cafe again soon! Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 01, 2022
Denver H.
It’s just great . Informal dining . £28 for 5 tapas is more than we could eat although we had to order extra garlic prawns because they were so Good . All washed down with sangria .Brilliant
Business Response:
Hi Denver, and thank you for your lovely feedback. The garlic prawns are one of my favourites, I must be honest, and the sangria does wash it down very nicely, doesn't it. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 25, 2022
Michael M.
Brilliant food and service. Also great for coeliacs
Business Response:
Hi Michael, and thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us! We have spent a lot of time working on our menu to make sure that it is as inclusive as possible for those with dietary requirements, so we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2022
Sarah-Jayne G.
Family table of 5, selected the group chef menu - it was fabulous. We all enjoyed the wonderful food, served by the excellent team, super helpful and great atmosphere. Great night, we will be back
Business Response:
Hi Sarah-Jayne, and thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 20, 2022
Margaret M.
Fantastic meal as always ! Lovely tapas and lasagne. Well looked after by Dave , Alicia and the team . Highly recommend
Business Response:
Hi Margaret, and thank you for your lovely feedback! It is always a pleasure to see you both, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2022
Rebecca C.
Amazing as always
Business Response:
Hi Rebecca! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to the next one. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 02, 2022
gill c.
We gave this place a try, having experienced tapas in Seville, didn't think anything could match it. We have tried a few places around Warks, el cafe is without doubt the best ! Great service, lovely food, great value! We will definitely return!
Business Response:
Hi Gill, and thank you so much for your lovely review!! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our little bit of Spain in the Cotswolds (if only the weather would complete the look), and we look forward to seeing you again soon!! Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2022
Richard W.
Fantastic. We will return!
Business Response:
Hi Richard, and thank you so much for your lovely feedback!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to the return visit! Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 21, 2022
Alyson S.
As always super food, good portions and staff bright , able and witty. Good place for friends to eat and meet
Business Response:
Hi Alyson, and thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so glad that, as always, you have enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to the next one! Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 17, 2022
Sarah N.
The only slight mark down on service was because we appeared to be forgotten outside for desserts, as the inside got busier. We were both ready to order but the moment was lost due to time taken to catch up with us. Would like to stress how very much we enjoyed everything else about our first time, food, ambience, fun, the welcome, all marvellous!! But you lost a further £15 by leaving us too long (pudding and cheeseboard) . Suffice to say that upon paying our £50 bill for supper for two, we were happy enough to leave a cash tip of 20% (£10) so all was very much mainly fantastic x
Business Response:
Hi Sarah, and thank you so much for your feedback! We are so sorry that nobody came to take your dessert order, that should not have happened, and we sincerely apologise. This has been raised with the team that were on duty that night. We are so pleased that apart from that, you enjoyed your evening with us, and we would love to see you at El Cafe again soon! Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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May 09, 2022
Paul W.
Always assured of a warm welcome and with that and excellent food makes for a fun night out.
Business Response:
Hi Paul, and thank you for your lovely feedback!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 01, 2022
Maria H.
Love this place highly recommended
Business Response:
Hi Maria, and thank you for your lovely review!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 01, 2022
Paul M.
Absolutely lovey meal, we really enjoyed our evening there. Our relatives visit Shipston regularly and they always put a request in to eat at El Cafe.
Business Response:
Hi Paul, and thank you for your lovely feedback!! It is always a pleasure to see you and Margaret, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!! Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 28, 2022
Angie W.
Brilliant experience, as usual.
Business Response:
Hi Angie, and thank you for your lovely comment. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we, as always, look forward to seeing you again soon Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 13, 2022
Gill P.
More fish dishes please
Business Response:
Hi Gill, and thank you for your feedback. We are always looking at new dishes to bring in, so keep an eye out for any special fish dishes on offer on your next visit. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2022
Barry W.
My wife and I had a great night with my two sons and their partners, great food, great service and many thanks to the chef and staff for accommodating my daughter-in-law's somewhat complex food allergies.
Business Response:
Hi Barry, and thank you so much for your lovely feedback!! We will always try and accommodate food allergies as best we can, and we are so glad that we were able to do this for your daughter in law on your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to El Cafe again soon! Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 10, 2022
Clare H.
We had a very enjoyable meal as always, but there were a couple of things that weren’t quite right. When we ordered the pizza garlic bread we asked for it to be baked slightly longer as we preferred it crispier. When it came out it was still doughy in places so we sent it back. When it did return we had to pour the excess oil away as there was just too much on there. The food didn’t come out all at the same time either so there was a little delay. When we did get everything though it was delicious! My hubby had I ordered a lemon posset and cheese and biscuits for dessert mine came out quite quickly but after 10 mins we had to ask for his. Think they forgot and were very apologetic when it did arrive. Apart from these small errors we had a fabulous meal as always, we enjoy coming to El Cafe and will continue to do so, it’s still the best place to eat in Shipston!!
Business Response:
Hi Clare, and thank you for your feedback! As always, it was an absolute pleasure to see you, and David has said that he will make sure that next time you come in, your Garlic Pizza Bread with be "David assured" crispy!! We have changed the way the food comes out recently, as we had many comments that the food all coming out together was a bit overwhelming, hence the reason it now comes out in stages, but if you would rather have yours all together, just let us know, and we will sort it for you with no problem at all! We are so glad that you enjoy coming to see us, as we always enjoy seeing you both, and we hope to do so again soon! Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 07, 2022
Barry W.
Great evening with great food and service.
Business Response:
Hi Barry, and thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2022
Jo B.
Great good and great service.
Business Response:
Hi Jo, and thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to seeing you at El Cafe again soon. Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 04, 2022
Sara B.
We had a lovely evening, food and service were really good. We took visitors we had staying with us and they loved it as well. It is always good to have somewhere to take visitors were you can rely on good quality food and service. The only down side was that it was quite cold - we were sat at the table ahead of the front door
Business Response:
Hi Sara, and thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and that your visitors enjoyed it too. We look forward to seeing you again soon, and hopefully, some nicer weather will be along soon. Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 28, 2022
john a.
Great to see Dave back!
Business Response:
Hi John!! It is always such a pleasure to see you all! David is just as glad to be seeing all of the customers again, as the customers are to see him :) Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 20, 2022
Nina C.
This was our first time at El Cafe. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant we were greeted with such warmth and friendliness. The food was wonderful (and there was plenty of it) and the staff, just the best! We will definitely be retuning soon.
Business Response:
Hi Nina, and thank you so much for your lovely feedback!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your first evening with us, which we hope will be the first of many! Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Stephen R.
Excellent Evening of Tapas with a varied menu of cold & hot dishes served in amazing ambient setting. Staff were friendly warm, knowledgeable and had great customer service. I would recommend this to anyone for all occasions.
Business Response:
Hi Stephen, and thank you so much for your feedback!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to us, and we look forward to welcoming you to El Cafe again soon, Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 02, 2022
Rosie N.
Wonderful food, great atmosphere, could not recommend more highly.
Business Response:
Good afternoon Rosie, and thank you so much for your glowing feedback!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to us, and we look forward to welcoming you to El Cafe again soon, Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 17, 2022
Julie M.
Great atmosphere and great food
Business Response:
Good afternoon Julie, and thank you for your amazing feedback!! It is always a pleasure to see you both, and your incredibly well behaved dog! We look forward to seeing you all again soon!! Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Feb 12, 2022
Suzanne W.
Very attentive service without being OTT, Lovely food and a much appreciated gesture of complimentary pudding due to it being a birthday meal. Thank you
Business Response:
Good afternoon Suzanne, and thank you for your wonderful feedback!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday meal with us, and we hope that you had a wonderful birthday!! We look forward to welcoming you to El Cafe again soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 07, 2022
Simon H.
This place is always excellent!
Business Response:
Good afternoon Simon, and thank you for your glowing feedback!! We look forward to seeing you at El Cafe again soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 07, 2022
Nina L.
Great service. Amazing food, fresh and fantastic flavours, and great value. Thank you so much, we will definitely be returning
Business Response:
Good afternoon Nina, and thank you for your glowing review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday lunch with us, and we look forward to seeing you at El Cafe again soon! Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 04, 2022
Anona v.
10/10 all the way through from covid flexibility with booking to an incredible night! Way too much delicious food and brilliant value. Your staff are an absolute asset, we’re brilliant from start to finish and we could not have asked for more from El Cafe. Thank you xxx
Business Response:
Hi Anona, and thank you for your lovely review!! What can we say, except we like to make sure that everyone is well fed, no point going out for dinner and then going home hungry :) We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to us, and the team are made up with your comments. We look forward to welcoming you to El Cafe again very soon, for another incredible night. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 03, 2022
Lisa P.
Lovely to back. Service, food and ambience all excellent.
Business Response:
Hi Lisa, and what a pleasure it was to see you both after so long!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us! Say hello to Bella for us, and we must also congratulate Bella on a very well written post on your facebook page earlier on this week :) We look forward to seeing you again at El Cafe very soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Feb 03, 2022
David B.
Great atmosphere with friendly staff and excellent food. What more could you want! Plus bonus of FREE bread, salad, nuts and olives!!!
Business Response:
Hi David, and thank you so much for your lovely feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to welcoming you through the doors at El Cafe again very soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 01, 2022
Susan D.
Wonderful fun warm welcome. Very good value. Perhaps I over indulged ! ? Definitely recommend a visit and returning !
Business Response:
Hi Susan and thank you for your lovely feedback!! We hope Tom had a lovely birthday, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, even with a little bit of over indulgence (nothing wrong with over indulging once in a while). We look forward to seeing you at El Cafe again very soon, Muchas Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2022
Benita J.
Friendly welcoming staff. Fresh delicious tapas.
Business Response:
Hi Benita, and thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and I must say, you definitely made some good choices on the tapas! The chorizo and the calamari are 2 of my personal favourites! We look forward to seeing you at El Cafe again very soon! Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 25, 2022
Jeremy P.
Lovely food, great service and value. Definitely recommend
Business Response:
Hi Jeremy and thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to welcoming you to El Cafe again soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 22, 2022
Barbara E.
Back to the good service that we expect from El Cafe, wonderful
Business Response:
Hi Barbara, and thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your lunch visit to El Cafe, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 21, 2022
John W.
Absolutely wonderful experience. We will be back.
Business Response:
Hi John, and thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to seeing you at El Cafe again soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 08, 2021
Jo H.
Great service and amazing food. Best paella I’ve ever had. Really enjoyable evening meal
Business Response:
Hi Jo, and thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday meal with us, and that the paella went down well! We look forward to seeing yu at El Cafe soon. Muchas Gracias!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 08, 2021
Sam S.
We had a lovely time and the Service was absolutely first class. The staff are a rare find and made our evening very pleasant.
Business Response:
Hi Sam, and thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we look forward to welcoming you to El Cafe again soon. Muchas Gracias!