I LOVE this place. Live music, authentic tapas, two flat-screen TVs for World Cup indulging...ROAAAAAAAAAAAR
Specific things that are FLY: Pitchers of delicious (dangerous) sangria, tortillas perfection, the most amazing chorizo....outdoor seating, genuinely friendly staff who do not laugh at my broken Spanish and lastly, the local crazy dude in full linen suit tryin to start some flamenco clapping up in the joint. Wonderous. Highly recommended if you're in the Fulham area, 2 seconds from the station.
Place was ok overall. Having travelled to Spain on a regular basis and thus know the cuisine well, this is not very Spanish. It's however ok. Prices are ok - I could see them being lower for the quality you receive.
House wine is cheap and terrace out front also pleasant.
Firstly, I will start by saying that I am Spanish and the food here really is just a poor imitation of anything Spanish, except for the fabada, which is great and do recommend. However, it tastes just like the tinned fabada that I bring from Spain, so I have always thought that it is the same tinned one that I purchase. Still, it is the only thing that I can recommend from here, and it is quite filling in itself (beans being its main ingredient)
Not that I have tried everything on the menu, but over half of it. Yes, I was persistently trying to find out why everyone recommends this place as a good Spanish tapas place, and I gave up in the end.
Other than that, I can highlight the atmosphere which is very lively with good Spanish/latin music on the background, and the setting, which makes it ideal for a night out as a couple. Also, there is live music some nights of the week, which is quite good.
Finally, the tapas are quite expensive, but there is a 241 offer with tastelondon except Fri and Sat night.
I love finding little gold nuggets of treasure like this just off the high street where so many seem to rarely stray. Just around the corner from Fulham Broadway station, this little Spanish paradise seems a world away.
On a lazy, sunny Sunday afternoon El Metro was a perfect treat. Since the weather was so nice we sat on the patio, though as an added touch they provide lap blankets and a standing heater for the ever unpredictable English weather.
Immediately we noticed that there seemed to be an unending stream of Spanish locals stopping by to chat with the staff. It made for a wonderfully friendly atmosphere.
My husband ordered a few tapas including chorizo, shrimp, chicken and squid. I ordered patatas bravas and chicken con chorizo.
My main didn't come out until after the tapas came out (slight misunderstanding with the waitress...most likely my fault for my obsessive need for special requests) so I was FULL from nibbles off of his plentiful tapas before my dish even came out.
Then when my main came out shortly after, it was gargantuan! It was nearly half a chicken on a big pillow of rice topped with a fresh tomato sauce. There wasn't as much chorizo as I thought but that was actually okay as I'd eaten half of my husband's. I made a good effort of it but in the end they assumed I didn't like it because there was still so much left.
I hate wasting food so next time I'll know and now you have been warned. In fact we were both so stuffed that didn't even eat dinner that night after a having this delicious and hearty meal. In the end our meal cost about £51 for the two of us, but the next time we know not to order nearly as much food.
I can't wait to go back with a bunch of friends to share some sangria (which I didn't have but looked amazing) and savoury dishes!
EL METRO is a real gem of a restaurant in the heart of Fulham which is a must for anyone who visits London. The exterior speaks for itself as it is quaintly decorated in the traditional Spanish style complete with a heated outdoor terrace to delight the intrepid diner.
The staff are very friendly and happy to talk to you in detail about any of the dishes you many want to eat on the menu.
They have tasty Tapas,seafood-like calamari,squid so on and so forth.
Their selection of wines and beers, especially if you like cold beer is excellent. They have live music at the weekends,and with Chelsea Football club around the corner from Fulham Broadway Station it can get a bit rowdy and noisy.
The prices are very reasonable and its worth tipping for the service.
Generally not bad for a London Tapas restaurant. The paella is quite good here and is definately recommended. Most of the tapas dishes are also very tasty. I think its one of the best tapas restaurants in London for the price. Generally its not very expensive.
In the afternoon there is a lunchtime buffet of paella and various dishes. The buffet doesn't have a big variety, and is not as tasty as ordering off the menu, but its still good value for money. Also its easy to get to, being located in the Hammersmith tube station (H&City line).
In the evening its a good place to dance after dinner too, as it becomes quite lively, and the music is quite upbeat. The Sangria is also recommended, its not bad here.
Would recommend if you're in the area.
Great food, great vibe, great atmosphere, very affordable....has a very good looking owner, if only i was single!!
I've only been to the lunch buffet, but it's very rare to find a tapas buffet, even rarer to find one at a reasonable price with a wide range of delicious food on tap. A very good place for lunch
This is a super-cheap tapas bar, with a fab lunch buffet. As some of the other reviewers have said, the buffet is very reasonable: I think it's £6 to eat in and £3 totakeaway, which is a real bargain. There's a great variety of food, including paella , meatballs, lentils, as well as healthy salads to have on the side. Obviously as it's all you can eat, you can go back for as much as you want. It's very handy if you work nearby and want a quick cheap lunch. It's also pretty quiet, so you can read the paper in peace. The staff are friendly too.
This restaurant is great. It's a small hole in the wall, very charming, with a bulls head on the wall right as you enter. I had the chorizo picante which was the best chorizo I've ever had. The owner dope. Super funny, smart and likes to brush his mustache. Everything there is delicious. I will make this place a for sure stop every time I'm in London
This place is one of the best tapas bars I've been to in London. I've spent a lot of time in Madrid, Sevilla, Barca etc. and I know the cuisine well. I had the seafood platter and boy was I impressed! Really authentic flavours. Great atmosphere, always lively and buzzing.
This is a great place to eat to drink and to party in the night time! I was working in Hammersmith 4 years and this became my local restaurant & bar. Great service and fresh cooked tastefull food.Value for money and great atmosphere at all times. Try the Caipirinha at happy hour and you will find out they have one of the best cocktail selection in town!
After dinner you can dance the night away!
El Metro is a nice, well located restaurant just a few steps from the Fulham Broadway station. Decoration, music, language, staff and evironment are a mix of spain and latin. Food is very good, so far I have tasted the hamburguers and they're really one of the best in town. Prices are fair and service is very good. Live soft latin music in weekends makes the place more attractive and a real experience for locals and strangers. It fits perfect for a romantic but non-conventional date.
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