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Wander into Copita and, unless you're a first-time tapas eater, you won't be surprised by the bustling crowds, hurrying waitresses with their palms spread under a tray rocking with crockery, and people leaning on the bar with an elbow or perched precariously on high stools with other eaters' elbows in their faces. This, though, is how it's done in Spain and the same atmosphere has been replicated to a tee in another of Soho's frantic tapas joints.
Come here earlier in the week if you don't want to share a communal bench around one of the restaurant's chunky brick pillars. Instead you can enjoy their quality Iberico meat in relative calm with whomever you bring along. Or you can nibble on seabass, razor clams, venison or quail's eggs and grapes for a real refreshing treat.
To wash all these mini dishes down, why not sample some of the classic Spanish sherry, Pedro Ximénez. They also serve wine on tap and the drinks don't tend to amount to as much cash as the food does. However, for the quality and proper Spanish feel of the place, this shouldn't factor into any negativity for Copita.
Monday - Friday: 11:00 - 23:00 (kitchen from 12:00 - 16:00 & 17:30 - 22:30)
Saturday: 13:00 - 16:00 & 17:30 - 22:30 (kitchen open 13:00 - 22:30)