Right in the heart of Ventnor you'll find our little family restaurant, which has been open since December 2006. 

 Lovely  authentic tapas; tortilla, patatas bravas, chorizo sidra, gambas ajilo, calamares a la romana....among others.   We can also offer you our delicious paella, vegetarian, seafood or meaty, which is made fresh to order,  you can book it in advance, at least one day is required so we have it ready for you. 

We are only small.  Therefore, it's always best to book - we look forward to seeing you!


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5-5 stars based on 206 reviews
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Our Restaurant Features

  • Plenty of homemade options
  • Friendly staff
  • Spanish wine and beer
  • Paella freshly cooked to order, just like in Spain
  • Vegetarian and vegan dishes


What Our Customers are Saying...

  • ''

    By far our favourite restaurant in the world. We've been coming since 2010 and it never fails to fulfill and surpass expectations, either in food or welcome. We so hope to see you again next year. - -Lawrence via tripadvisor

  • ''

    We had an excellent meal here in September. The paella was very good & the whole meal was very sensibly priced. As it was out of season we didn't struggle to get a table but it was still worth a visit even though it was quiet. - -Philippa via tripadvisor

A little more about our restaurant......

We use IOW free range eggs in all our produce and practically everything is cooked in extra virgin olive oil.

 Whenever possible, we use Ventnor Bay crab. 

We do not use industrial, genetically modified "vegetable" oil, nor do we use aluminium pans for cooking.

90% of our menu is gluten free, and most is also lactic free.  However, we do use nuts in our kitchen so make sure you let us know if you have any allergies.   

Above all we strive to provide tasty, natural and healthy dishes at a reasonable price.

Opening Times


El Toro Contento
2 Pier Street
Isle of Wight
PO38 1ST

Opening Times

 5pm to 9pm Monday to  Saturday

Closed Sunday

We look forward to seeing you!