Fodor's Expert Review José

$$ South of the Thames Spanish

Renowned chef José Pizarro has managed to re-create an authentic, slightly rustic Spanish tapas-and-sherry bar. With just 30 seats and no reservations, it's always packed after 6 pm, but it's worth the wait for remarkably fresh, perfectly prepared classic tapas plates like patatas bravas, croquetas, flash-fried prawns with chili and garlic, and razor clams with chorizo. Everything's impeccably sourced, from the peppery Marqués de Valdueza olive oil to the top-flight acorn-fed Ibérico ham.

Spanish Tapas Casual Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $$

Quick Facts

104 Bermondsey St.
London, Greater London  SE1 3UB, England

020-7403–4902

www.josepizarro.com/jose-tapas-bar

Known For:
  • Notoriously long waits and large crowds
  • Wondrous green padron peppers and Ibérico pork fillet
  • Unique sherry menu
  • Daily changing menu of authentic tapas

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