18:00 - 22:00 Monday to Thursday
18:00 - 23:00 Friday
12:00 - 23:00 Saturday
12:00 - 21:30 Sunday
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Families and Children Welcome at lunch
- Children's Menu available
- Gluten Free Available
About Bar Esteban
Growing up under the shadow of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Pablo had a passion for cooking from a very young age. After attending the Joan Ramon Benapres culinary school in Sitges he moved to London to broaden his experience.
His first role in London was Chef de Partie at Barrafina, where he rotated quickly through all of the stations from pastry to plancha. After a year or so, it was time for a new challenge, which was found at Moro, in Clerkenwell.
When Moro opened Morito, Pablo was at the helm and focused his attention on tapas, mainly from the Andalucian region of Spain.
Pablo joined bar esteban in February 2013 as Head Chef and we are delighted to have him on board.
“I love fresh seafood especially if you have caught it yourself, my favorites are cuttlefish, clams and crab. We’ll have lots of great seafood on the menu as well as other daily specials, mainly from the regions of Catalunya, Pais Vasco and Andalucia. Cooking is my love, I don’t think I could ever be without it – the only other thing that comes close is FC Barcelona!”
So, whether you’re in the mood for razor clams, slow braised ox-tail, or simply a great tortilla bocadillo, we hope you stop by soon.
Such a fantastic restaurant to go with a group. Not phased by 22 of us. Food was delicious, great atmosphere and we had lots of fun.
I was shocked at the very expensive wines - with the recommendation on the table £60 per bottle. There was no wine available under £29. My friend and I paid nearly £90 for about 6 or 7 tapas, plus a bottle of wine. Although I appreciate Esteban tries to be authentically Spanish, and the food was good, I could not in all honesty recommend it, because of the prices.
The food and service were amazing- the best prawns ever! It was my birthday and we had a perfect meal - thank you
Excellent range of tapas, good selection of wines, attentive but discreet service. Our reservation was early (7pm) so not hugely atmospheric. In all, well worth visiting and thoroughly recommended.
Super service, food and ambience!
Have always had a great meal here
Really great night at bar Esteban as always - such a treat to have this as a local restaurant!
Had a lovely evening
Had a lovely evening
Lovely experience, we were impressed with all the food and cocktails we ordered.
Great place, great food, lovely neighbourhood tapas bar
Really good tapas. We had forgotten our glasses (doh!), so asked the waitress to chose a selection for us, which she happily did. Fantastic flavours in all 6 dishes, the aubergine sauce was a tad sweet, but otherwise a perfect lunch. Great wine and desert too. Chef came out to ask us how we wanted the pork prepared at one point (that was the best dish by the way). Wish we’d photographed them all.
Food and drink were excellent as always, and the friendly staff were welcoming and accommodating - as they always are. There was a problem in the kitchen in producing food with a 45 minute interval. That's very Spanish - but it hasn't happened before and we weren't warned. We suggest you put it on the menu so people who are going hell for leather ot have eaten within the two hour slot you allow us on a Saturday night, are not anxious as to whether they will be asked ot leave before they have finished eating! Or take away the "you have to leave at 9.00" frorm the booking so you can relax if you have a long wait.
Exceptional in every way. As a regular customer I don’t know why I get blown away by how consistently amazing the tapas are ... it’s my go to for celebrations, girly cocktail catch ups.. and business lunches .. I love bar Esteban
Your Homage to Jerez evening was very enjoyable and memorable The food was great as was the entertainment.
Nice to know a restaurant serving food this good is only 20 metres from our front door!
As great as ever. That's why we keep coming back!
Had a great night wit friends. little loud and maybe there could be a better range in prices for wines, but otherwise it was a great evening.
My favourite local place! Thank you xx
Love this place, food and service excellent! Acoustics are pretty bad so we were having to shout at each other as very noisy. Might have been worse as we had a corner table.
Great food and a very enjoyable evening.
Great food and service.
Excellent food and cooking. The black rice with crab was amazing. The starter tapas were delightful, especially the stuffed courgette flower, the salt cod croquettes, the heritage tomato salad and the simple tomato on bread. It would be good to have a few more wines nearer to £20. Then I’d drink more and eat more and be able to come more often!
Fantastic local tapas. A Crouch End favourite!