El Toro Contento is the only restaurant on the Isle of Wight that serves authentic tapas, and we should probably start by pointing out that it’s top of the TripAdvisor reviews for restaurants in Ventnor. The paella’s so fresh you’ll need to order the day before to give them time to prepare everything just so, and there’s always a freshly cut serrano home on hand for that authentic Spanish flavour.
Review after review points out the great service from the friendly team of staff, the cosy restaurant complete with flickering log fire for cooler evenings and best of all, the homemade tapas that’s perfect for couples, groups and celebrations .
There’s no need to worry if you have special requirements, every dish is freshly prepared and if you give the kitchen enough notice they’ll prepare a paella especially to suit your needs. Vegetarian, seafood and mixed options are always available so you can enjoy your meal just the way you like it. You’ll also find a wide selection of wines to wash your food down the Spanish way, as well as Spanish cheeses and sausages for an authentic tapas experience.