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5.5 /6 Wonderful 99 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

CHEF'S CHOICE

99 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 99 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
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Kim S.
1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 17:46

Food was excellent, as was the staff. A busy night, food came quickly, maybe a little too quickly so it felt a little rushed, but we'll definitely return again .

Hannah H.
1 review so far 6
04.04.2017 16:28

We had Gorgeous tapas , some came with a twist e.g. Purée with chorizo. Beautifully presented & flavoured food. Lovely decor, helpful staff . Will definitely be back!

Lal B.
1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 22:40

Excellent food and service. Staff very friendly never have to ask as they on the ball. Quality of food is brilliant, authentic tapas. Recommend the Sangria, again authentic.

Lucy D.
2 reviews so far 6
25.03.2017 22:15

Really great restaurant, friendly staff, great service, deliciouss food, buzzy atmosphere and lovely cocktails. Would definitely recommend to friends and will return here. Thank you

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.

Bee W.
1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 19:41

Food was amazing, both presentation and taste-wise. Staff were really friendly and helpful and child-friendly. Took advantage of the 2-for-1 daytime tapas offer. Highly recommend the arroz negro though all other dishes were delicious as well. We had 5 adults so sampled most of the vegetarian and seafood tapas menus. Superb! Planning to go back to work our way down the meat tapas now.

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

Kieran H.
3 reviews so far 6
24.03.2017 21:10

Once again, on my fifth visit, it was excellent. Lots of choice on the menu so have been able to try new things each time. Friendly. If going on Friday or Saturday I would advise booking ahead as it is a popular place.

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.

Francesca P.
1 review so far 5
07.02.2017 19:50

Great food, could not recommend more highly, a lovely evening, great for bigger groups or for 2. Only complaint was our table for 2 was very close to the door, i had booked so expected a better table to have been reserved. We will return though.

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.

Diane T.
1 review so far 6
14.11.2016 20:29

A beutifully decorated place. Excellent service and knowledge of dishes and how many we would require. The food was tasty and well cooked and well presented. Wines reasonably priced and friendly staff. Overall a very pleasurable evening.

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.

Kieran H.
3 reviews so far 6
24.03.2017 03:24

Once again a brilliant time. Had top quality food and good cocktails. Menu choices really varied and great desserts too - which is not that common in a tapas restaurant. Will be going again.

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.

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.

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!

Angela P.
2 reviews so far 6
21.03.2017 20:04

Great food, innovative dishes. Staff friendly and knowledgeable about dishes and helpful too. Great atmosphere, very buzzy. Good value for money. Our only complaint is there was a draft where we were sitting.

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

Alexandra L.
1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 18:25

Amazing food, I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends. We haven't had a great tapas restaurant in Beckenham or Bromley for a long time so this is great. Loved it!

ROBIN L.
1 review so far 6
04.02.2017 19:03

Lovely food wine and friendly service in a busy comfortable restaurant for a reasonable price. Was recommended to me by my father and rarely do I agree with his taste. Very good.

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

mary r.
1 review so far 6
11.12.2016 23:46

Saturday night is buzzing (if a little noisy) but fab menu with excellent quality food. Staff are lovely too. Choc truffles to die for! Looking forward to returning soon 😛

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

gordon m.
1 review so far 5
13.12.2016 18:18

Food was of good standard. The ambience of the resturant was superb and the staff friendly and helpful. Will def come again and happy to reommend to friends. Value for money i would say fair.

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.

Angele B.
1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 19:56

Lovely staff who served with a smile. Great food and very good value. The restaurant is nicely laid out and easy to find on the high street. Recommend it!

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.

Chris T.
1 review so far 5
05.03.2017 20:33

First time we have been, the food was lovely and a very nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Service was good even tho it was a very busy Saturday night. We will be visiting again.

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.

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.

Daniel L.
1 review so far 6
11.03.2017 22:19

Excellent food, very friendly and relaxed enviroment. Good wine list, I was expecting a large bill but again actually very reasonable! I would definetly recommend this tapas restaurant!

Claire P.
1 review so far 6
27.11.2016 20:02

Really yummy tapas with attentive staff and a good atmosphere. It was hard not to over order as we wanted lots of the dishes. Will definitely go again.

Sabrina G.
1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 18:51

Really lovely food - a great selection of Tapas and not to mention the churros which were delicious, the service was brilliant and the atmosphere was great fun.

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.

Gillian F.
1 review so far 6
23.12.2016 05:36

Fantastic food! Great service. I would highly recommend. Each dish and combinations were great - we shared 6 dishes and each was delicious. This is proper authentic tapas.

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.

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.

Tom T.
1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 19:08

This place is really lovely and is highly recommended. Fantastic food very well cooked and presented. Dishes arrived quite quickly. Staff were friendly and helpful. Good atmosphere.

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.

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.

Susan P.
1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 23:50

Unusual, tasty and beautifully presented food. The pulled lamb is delicious. All the staff are friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Great restaurant!