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El Picador

80 boulevard des Batignolles, 75017 Paris, France
+33 1 43 87 28 87
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
19 Oct 2017
“Average food, overpriced”
19 Nov 2016
“Dépaysant/exotic getaway ”
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Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
80 boulevard des Batignolles, 75017 Paris, France
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I was very excited to eat here because it's very cute inside and was packed with fun people. However, the sangria was average, we shared paella which was very overcooked and almost 50 euros! Way too much for such a place. Wouldn't return or recommend.

Thank BeachesandBrunello
alexrilax, Gérant at El Picador, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

I am sorry that you were disappointed, but please note that the sangria is home made, and same for the paella, that is probably why you had the feeling that it was too expensive...

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Un petit air d'Espagne en plein Paris. Service au top, serveur au petit soin et plat très goûteux If you are looking for a slice of Spain, here is the place to be with a very kind attitude from the waiters and the food is...More

Thank JHI76
Management response:Responded 21 December 2016

Thanks a lot, always a pleasure for us ;-)

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The place is nicely decoarted and cozy. The service is timely and the people are friendly; you feel it's family business. The food is good the portions are generous and the wine is simply amazing. The value for money is fair.

Thank Elsa2288
Management response:Responded 21 December 2016

You felt it was family business, that is because it is, since 1958 ! Always a pleasur for us !

Reviewed 18 September 2016

Located next to the Hebertot theatre, this is convenient for a quick meal. Limited selections bistro style spanish food. Fast service. Prices are reasonable. Decor very "busy " but pleasant. Limited wine selections of run of the mill wines including spans roses.

Thank willy m
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

We took 2 menus El Picador with the promotion "tousaurestaurant". The chorizo entrée was great and the mussels too. Then we had paella for 2! So huge! Was difficult to finish and finally desert! Kind of creme brulee and ice cream. We came out happy...More

Thank Apha C
Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

Ended up as we neglected to be organised and book a proper restaurant for out anniversary! Very rushed service, didn't feel very special! Although the regulars obviously have a close relationship with the owners, everyone else is left on the outside looking in. The food...More

1  Thank sticky2308
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Very rude and not welcome stuff, cuisine is nothing about spanish, nothing about good quality food, everything we got there was with the taste of burned oil, which was in use already million of times, no one of us ate disgusting fish soup and the...More

1  Thank Marianne R
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Having very often been traveling to Spain we chosen this restaurant to have a convivial dinner with Friends. We had been more than dissappointed. We all did choose the Tapas Menue which was served on a plate - doen't Tapas mean small dished... the quality...More

2  Thank AM75016Paris
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Attention was close to rude. Dish, a paella, was greasy and rice uncooked. very expensive in Euros, not to mention dollars. Will not recomend. No a/c, a small fan in a corner, was hot inside.

2  Thank Primo D
Reviewed 23 April 2011

I've lived in Paris for several years, but had never been to this place. As my wife is Spanish, and thus a regular traveller to Spain, I decide to try it. What a mistake! The lunchtime formula offered a selection of 4 tapas or 11...More

3  Thank simonjharrow
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 boulevard des Batignolles, 75017 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 87 28 87
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