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El Patio

Former French Concession
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110 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6437 5839
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The food was good, but service was poor and the price of about 120eur for 2 persons was way too high for the rather small selection of tapas and one bottle of wine. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Hannes R
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Located in an old mansion in the French concession, this venue provides a fine dining restaurant with amazing Spanish dishes. The attention to detail with the house smoked salmon delivered to your table and pouring of the cool liquid for the gazpacho before your eyes. Enjoyed the chef's modern take on Potatas Bravas, and the rich pork cheek in jus.... More 

Thank Nicole W
Hong Kong, China
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218 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Friends took me to this place. My two years of dining experiences in Shanghai can be summed up as - "nothing on the menu is matched by the food that turns up on the plate". On top of that you can bet that one in three choices are not available. Not the case here as all menu items were tried... More 

Thank Mister8888
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The staff was very friendly at first. The wine and food is pricey. The cheapest bottle of wine was 278RMB. We went to the tapas and wine bar. I thought tapas were nice little nibbles at really good, reasonable prices, but the tapas were not affordable. Decor was great. We just decided to do the cheapest and get out of... More 

Thank douglasq218
Shanghai Region, China
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108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Went for their paella brunch, the WeChat ad said 198 for tapas, paella and wines included. When we ordered it seemed the deal had "changed" ... Friendliness of service was the only good point. The tapas were not good at all (first plate was mixed salad, 1 plate for 3 people), paella was ok. We ordered Sangria which turned out... More 

Thank 19261977
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Sum Up: El Patio delivers good Spanish food on overstretched prices in a nice but not stylish environment. Too pricey for being an recommendation... The bill: 700 RMB / person with wine The food: Croques Jambon - very nice Spicey Potatoes Bravas - nice Cood with bell peppers - surprisingly good Cheeks in red wine sauce - nice Paella Valencia... More 

Thank mustermann_max
Shanghai, China
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I often eat here if I am craving some well-prepared Spanish food and wine. I enjoy the ambience of the restaurant, with low lighting and plenty of windows facing the gardens. I've always found the staff to be very friendly and attentive and mosts of them are multi-lingual. There is a great Spanish wine list. They also let you bring... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This attractively renovated building does indeed have a garden patio, with a ground floor dining room, an upstairs bar, and a rooftop whiskey bar. Serious chef, well-trained service, innovative menu choices include Spanish meat and fish dishes, creative desserts and an excellent wine list make it a pleasant choice. We've been there several times for lunch or dinner and always... More 

Thank Richard S
Hong Kong, China
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141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This is an excellent Spanish steakhouse in the heart of the old French Concession. The restaurant is in a stand alone house hidden amongst beautiful tree lined streets, with whiskey bars on three floors. The tapas are passable. The best food is what can be grilled: Steak, chops, calamari. And did I mention the whiskey bar? A great place to... More 

Thank James W
1 review
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Yesterday went with friends party of 4 .Setting very nice but what a poor service . We had to repeat twice our order . After 10 minutes some starter ( tapas ) arrived but one was wrong . Then after 15 minutes not all tapas were finished that waiter brought one Main platter but not other and still missing one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6437 5839

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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