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“Mouthwatering tasty tapas”

Marco's Spanish Tapas Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 78 Restaurants in Rayleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$51
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We had been in Spain for a month but could not get tapas this good anywhere.
You always get a very warm welcome from Bradley at front of house and Marcus from the kitchen who takes the time to talk to you before cooking the best tapas in Essex.
Garlic bread with cheese to start, followed by coconut prawns, chorizo, spicy chicken, fish cakes, saffron potatoes and vegetables all cooked to perfection. the flavours are amazing.
It goes without saying that we will be back soon.

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1  Thank allan2952
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Marcus S, Manager at Marco's Spanish Tapas Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Welcome back, it’s always good to talk to our customers when we have time as gives the personal touch. Glad I’m cooking you the best tapas in Essex and I will continue to do so for many years to come. Looking forward to your next visit take care

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Tapas.. no. Cant say anymore really. Not good tapas is all i can say. Won't be back to see if its changed.

1  Thank jono1974
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Marcus S, Manager at Marco's Spanish Tapas Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hmmm. What can I write as a response??? Hmmm?? Can’t say much really as you haven’t really left a review. Deeply saddened to read you won’t be back to see if it’s changed :-( The other reviews on here speak volumes compared to this review so 1 bad review won’t stop us doing what we are doing. Bit of advice in future speak out of your disappointment at the restaurant instead of being a keyboard warrior. Hmmm? Think I’m done

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Visited Marco's Saturday night for my daughters birthday, they was 11 of us , great food ,great atmosphere .Staff were really lovely . We all have a brilliant time .

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1  Thank Pauline G
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Marcus S, Manager at Marco's Spanish Tapas Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Glad yourself and your family enjoyed the Marcos experience for your daughters birthday, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

5 of us ranging in age from 3 to 80 years on Mothers day , Lovely food , Lovely staff would highly recommend.
Have the pork from the tapas menu.

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1  Thank Marc A
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Marcus S, Manager at Marco's Spanish Tapas Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Many thanks for the review glad you enjoyed your Mother’s Day tapas meal. The pork is definitely a popular choice on the menu slow cooked, smoked paprika, garlic finished with a touch of sea salt to enhance the flavour. Look forward to seeing you next time

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

This is the first time we had visited this restaurant and wished we had tried it before now as we didn't realise what we had been missing out on. The tapas is fantastic, especially the Pollo con Calabacines (Chicken & Courgettes), Carillera Artesana de Teruel (Free Range Black Pig Cheeks) and the Patatas con Jamon y Queso (Spanish Potatoes), all of which we would both highly recommend. For drinks we had the Red Sangria which was very very tasty and moreish. The staff are nice and friendly and make you feel very welcome. All in all, a great experience with wonderful food and great service. We will definitely be back.

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1  Thank Jay B
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Marcus S, Manager at Marco's Spanish Tapas Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Many thanks for the review, and I’m glad you enjoyed your 1st visit to Marcos. That sounds like you enjoyed 1 of set menus that we have to offer for people who are new to this. You now have experienced 3-7 dishes this visit there’s only another 50 to go, look forward to seeing you again soon with the sangria waiting for you

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