Cafe Espana

 
 
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63 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 6HJ 
 
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Cafe EspanaOne of the best Spanish restaurants in London, as the loyal crowds of Hispanic diners would suggest. This cosy, unpretentious restaurant doesn't take reservations, and it's usually packed and noisy, but the food is worth any wait and there's also a decent wine list.

For sheer value, the 2 person paella will actually feed a family of 4... other Spanish classic dishes are cheap and delicious, and there's an atmosphere of contentment that will have you smiling before the food even arrives.

Highly recommended by readers, Caf? Espana is consistently excellent and among the best moderately priced places in town.

 

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Opening and closing times for Cafe Espana

Today (Thursday) Cafe Espana closes at midnight

Monday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

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12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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Midnight
 
 

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12.00
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Midnight
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Cafe Espana Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Brewer Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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Gerry's
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74 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from Cafe Espana
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54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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8-10 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Cafe Espana
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Cafe Espana
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