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5.4 /6 Excellent 55 Reviews

Tapeo Cafe & Tapas

Beckenham Spanish, Tapas £££ +100
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About Tapeo Cafe & Tapas

What’s that I hear tap, tap, tapping at my door down in Beckenham? It’s Tapeo Cafe & Tapas, that’s what, a Spanish tapas bar to rival any that central London might be touting. At Tapeo’s premises up on the bustling High Street, minutes from Beckenham Junction station and many landmarks, what’s on offer is, as the proprietor’s simply state, ‘magic on a plate’. Conjuring up a mix of traditional and contemporary tapas from a careful balance of imported Spanish ingredients and locally-sourced British produce, head chef Enric Castello and dynamic trio Jose Luis Gil, Carlos David, and Marcos Machado Mora – all highly-acclaimed – are set to wow the discerning palates of gourmets from Barcelona to Beckenham.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:00
Tapeo Cafe & Tapas, 142 High Street Beckenham, BR3 1EA Kent

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CHEF'S CHOICE

55 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 55 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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Jules A.
1 review so far 6
12.01.2017 01:18

Great new restaurant serving lovely tapas. This is my second visit and the food was lovely maybe a little heavy with the garlic mayo but the meatballs are to do die for. Fab choice of vino and the cocktails are lovely too.

Andrew D.
1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 22:59

Lovely atmosphere with lovely, helpful and informative staff. The food was absolutely great, and i cannot recommend this place highly enough. I'm now looking forward to a return visit.

John B.
1 review so far 6
21.12.2016 19:49

Excellent food, great service, nice atmosphere. Our dining choice in Beckenham (although we haven't tried Chai Naasto yet). Went for lunch once mid-week and we were the only one there for a while.

Jackie B.
1 review so far 6
09.12.2016 18:57

Delicious tapas, great service, hospitable environment. Couldn't fault it. Three dishes each plus dessert and drinks worked out around £32 each. In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger (not very Spanish), we'll be back!

Sonia H.
1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 18:17

Consistently good food and great service. It's a step above a standard tapas bar with tratitional tapas and Spanish staples, many with a modern twist. I particularly recommend the pulpo frito which is so tender and their tortilla espanola is freshly made and also delicious. Their take on an ajo blanco is also delicious. The staff are very friendly and are very tolerant of our 14 month old who is very messy!

Jason S.
1 review so far 5
15.12.2016 21:34

Very nice little dining room, and extremely friendly and attentive staff. Nearly all the tapas dishes were spot on -- good portion sizes and flavours. The only error was some albondigas that were not hot in the centre -- they took them back and made some fresh ones from scratch (rather than just shoving them in a microwave like some places do!). Overall a great little place with a huge choice on the menu that should feature something for everyone. Highly recommended.

Carn W.
1 review so far 4
18.09.2016 17:11

We have known this restaurant pretty much since it opened. Both food and service are usually exquisite. Whilst the food is still good, for the first time, we found that something was n't quite the same. I wonder if they have had some changes with kitchen staff. Some of the dishes ordered did not have the same edge as they normally do Presentation and portion size of the black ink risotto, octopus and paths bravas in particular. Do not get me wrong, this is this worth a visit but owners must not let the standards slip.

Beata G.
1 review so far 6
24.05.2016 22:37

Very nice place, good food and staff is very attentive. There were two of us pregnant in the group and the waitress warned us about there being raw egg in the aioli sauce, which was very thoughtful as we never enquired. Will definitely return, had a fantastic time!

Mark B.
1 review so far 4
16.02.2017 01:22

Tapeo is a nice place, and the staff are very friendly, but the food was hit and miss. Some bits like the pork belly and lamb were amazing, and other simple dishes like fig panna cotta and even the olives they serve were not good. I'd certainly go back, it just needs a bit more attention to detail and focus on food quality to make it great

Sanni V.
1 review so far 5
17.10.2016 05:17

Had a lovely evening at Tapeo, the food is always amazing and the wine list is good. It's often busy so we booked, it would have been nice to have a normal table (not the tall table with the bar stools) but overall good experience.

Ben W.
1 review so far 6
30.08.2016 01:37

At Tapeo, you can always expect great service, superb food, lovely ambiance, and a warm welcome. Their dishes are authentic and very tasty, they've got excellent wines, and dining there is always a super-fun experience!

Damon H.
1 review so far 5
28.09.2016 02:02

Really enjoyed my first visit. Staff excellent, friendly and helpful. Food excellent - and ambience fantastic. No real surprises on the menu which cost one rating point but evrything experienced has encouraged me to go back. I look forward to it!

Christina P.
1 review so far 5
18.09.2016 23:07

Friendly staff, lovely food and drink. Good service food came out very quickly. Did take awhile for staff to ask if we wanted another drink after finishing ours but other than that really nice place and will be definitely returning. Thanks.

Gerri S.
1 review so far 6
05.06.2016 18:56

We had a great evening at Tapeo - delicious tapas, particularly the chorizo, octopus and omelette. The grilled bread and oil was great too. Service was efficient and friendly. We highly recommend Tapeo.

penny r.
1 review so far 5
09.08.2016 21:11

Good was lovely but 1 dish that took longer to cook arrived once we'd finished. They should have planned the other food to come at the same time. Wouldn't stop me returning, I just wouldn't order the tortilla again

James W.
1 review so far 6
07.09.2016 17:20

The food was great, there was a nice atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and keen to help. Would definitely return. One of, if not, the best restaurant in Beckenham

Anthony F.
1 review so far 6
25.09.2016 19:25

Amazing little restaurant would definitely recommend it. Food was sensational and probably the best tapas I've had in south east London. Staff were very attentive without being overbearing great night out

Joanne L.
2 reviews so far 4
17.10.2016 01:07

Very nice restaurant. I am gluten free & found quite a few dishes to suit me. Tables a little too close together for my liking & it does get a bit too loud in there so you find yourself shouting - not very romantic lol

Jeff sharkey 0.
1 review so far 6
12.09.2016 01:33

Excellent food, the squid ink risotto was amazing along with the black pudding, in fact everything we ate in this restaurant was, in my opinion the best tapas I've eaten.

Lizzy D.
1 review so far 5
14.01.2017 18:52

Really good vibe in the restaurant. Lovely food and attentive staff. Good value. The restaurant was packed when we went but the staff still managed to serve us quickly and efficiently. Would definitely visit again

Mark B.
1 review so far 6
22.08.2016 18:49

Really nice little place, all the dishes were executed well and the menu is well ranged. Service was great, attentive when necessary without being overbearing. Really enjoyed our meal.

Basil d.
1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 17:27

We went there for the first time with our two children and were very impressed with the authentic food and atmosphere. The service was also friendly and efficient. We will be visiting again soon.

Wayne S.
1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 16:52

Excellent food, great service. Authentic dishes, well presented. This is seriously good Spanish food. The ambience is excellent, we felt we were in Madrid, Barcelona or San Sebastian.

JO M.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 19:21

Booked last minute and was pleased they had an available table. Great service and very reasonable prices, we really enjoyed the food especially the tortilla which was delicious.

Sara C.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 04:19

A brilliant addition to Beckenham. Fantastic food and attentive service. Highly recommend the croquettes and the pork belly. During the day it is also very child friendly.

Liz W.
1 review so far 6
20.08.2016 16:26

Beautiful food. Every dish perfect, friendly unobtrusive service. Buzzy Friday evening. A varied menu. Some 'tapas' restaurants serve greasy, tasteless plates but not here. Would highly recommend.

Antonia g.
1 review so far 6
30.09.2016 05:59

I can't think of one bad thing. Location great, food great, staff great, interiors great, atmosphere great. Thank you Tapeo, Everything great, will be back! Yum yum!!

Pippa H.
1 review so far 6
04.07.2016 17:38

Lovely atmosphere, great service, friendly staff and most importantly the food was amazing! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back again, this is my second time

Rachel W.
1 review so far 6
02.06.2016 18:41

Lovely atmosphere and food was stunning. Good value for money considering the quality of the produce. Far better than any other tapas I have been to previously.

John R.
1 review so far 6
25.07.2016 00:15

Fantastic food service and atmosphere, the food is so good it borders on a tasting menu rather than a Tapas bar! Highly recommended! Will be going again.

veronica b.
1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 19:41

Excellent tapas bar with great food, great service and a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for sharing delicious platters of ham and cheese and a few glasses of wine.

Fiona H.
2 reviews so far 6
06.08.2016 22:04

Excellent food and service. I would especially recommend the garlic prawns which were amazing. The decor and atmosphere were really good and the price was really reasonable.

Hayley B.
1 review so far 6
22.10.2016 00:16

Best restaurant in Beckenham! Great tapas and great wine selection. Highly recommend! Traditional music also good on weekends and don't leave without having the pork belly!

Lewis B.
1 review so far 6
19.09.2016 17:40

Absolutely fantastic! Amazing food, delicious wine (Goru 2014) and great service. Dinner for 2 with coffees and desert can you under £80. Can't wait to return

Victoria T.
1 review so far 6
15.08.2016 07:34

Excellent evening at this restaurant, authentic tapas, very good service and a brilliant atmosphere. So nice to have another good place in Beckenham. We'll be returning!

Marc F.
1 review so far 6
24.09.2016 18:09

Great food in a lovely atmosphere, Beckenham's best new restaurant in 2016 and now one of our favourites. Great value for money as well. Recommended

Nadine R.
1 review so far 5
01.10.2016 19:41

Food was lovely although comes out at different times not all together. The atmosphere nice and relaxing. Staff all very helpful. I recommend the classic sangria! Will return very soon.

Aleks M.
2 reviews so far 6
02.11.2016 03:59

The fifth time we have been here for dinner and the quality of the food and service remains consistently brilliant! Will definitely come back again.

Matthew H.
1 review so far 6
13.09.2016 18:13

Great food, great service and a really nice, intimate atmosphere. Highly recommend the pork belly and chorizo dishes. A welcome addition to Beckenham High Street.

Lucy W.
1 review so far 6
08.08.2016 18:48

Great food and a really great atmosphere. It was like being in Spain. Service was good as were the cocktails. I would definitely go back!

Aleks M.
2 reviews so far 6
07.08.2016 19:11

Brilliant food make you feel like you are in Spain. All the staff are lovely and the service is fantastic. Would definitely come back again.

Jo K.
1 review so far 5
20.08.2016 17:19

Friendly and attentive service. Food was tasty, and well presented. Good wine list with seasonal specials. Nice ambience. Would happily return either as a couple or with friends.

David P.
1 review so far 5
04.02.2017 02:08

Tasty and well presented tapa, relaxed atmosphere plus attentive and friendly staff. Winning combination. Especially recommend the lamb, jambon croquettes and octopus dishes. We'll be going back soon.

Felicity S.
1 review so far 5
24.12.2016 23:41

Lovely and attentive friendly staff and delicious food (even tho the tapas portions were just a little bit too small for my liking) but overall fab!

Cheryl P.
1 review so far 5
12.01.2017 19:55

Great food and choice of tapas with great service and very cosy ambience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Will definitely go again.

Charles D.
1 review so far 5
26.12.2016 06:34

Not cheap but good Spanish food. I have been a couple of times now and always had good service and good food. Drinks were good too.

Mark M.
1 review so far 5
12.08.2016 16:19

Great service with a fun vibe and very good tapas....especially the bacalao! I would recommend for a dinner for two or a great office night out.

Jo M.
1 review so far 4
22.07.2016 16:57

Good food. Nice surroundings. Staff a little over zealous was asked 3 times if food all right and twice if we wanted dessert. I personally don't like my conversations interrupted that much.

Stephanie B.
1 review so far 5
02.02.2017 04:48

Nice decor, charming waitress, tasty Tapas: 2 dishes for the price of 1 this lunchtime, (Weds) so good value too! Sadly, no draught lager though.

Colin B.
1 review so far 5
17.09.2016 16:55

Friendly,and relaxed with a nice atmosphere, and excellent food. A very pleasant lunch experience. I will definitely return to try a full dinner very soon.