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$$ Covent Garden Tapas Fodor's Choice

One of London's favorite Spanish tapas bars, modeled after the famed Cal Pep tapas spot in Barcelona, has only a few raised bar stools within the open-counter kitchen just off Trafalgar Square. Lunchtime lines form from noon daily for a top-quality succession of impeccably sourced small plates, ranging from giant Spanish carabineros red prawns and Iberian pork cheeks to black squid ink risotto with cuttlefish. There's a neat selection of Spanish reds, whites, sherries, and sparkling white Cava, and be sure to leave room for noted desserts like the almond-based Santiago tart.

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Quick Facts

10 Adelaide St.
London, Greater London  WC2N 4HZ, England

No phone

Known For:
  • Long lines starting at noon
  • Notable offal dishes like milk-fed lamb kidneys
  • Great Cava and Spanish sherry selection
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential, Closed Sun.

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