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5.3 /6 Excellent 136 Reviews

La Fabrica - Crouch End

Crouch End Spanish, Tapas £££ +100
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About La Fabrica - Crouch End

North Londoners, rejoice! It’s easier than ever now to visit Spain, cloaked in a warm and welcoming restaurant named Sabor. This eatery on Crouch End’s Broadway Parade scores big with everyone who likes their authentic Spanish food at a reasonable price. If that sounds good to you, you’ll definitely fall in love with Sabor. Featuring a superb selection of wines, diners are welcome to get their drink on while enjoying fantastic eats at this London hotspot.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:30 - 22:30
La Fabrica - Crouch End, 31 Broadway Parade, N8 9DB London

Further Information

With nearly as much Spanish flavour as a city tour through Madrid, Sabor on Crouch End’s Broadway Parade is North London’s go-to locale when it comes to excellent food and drinks from southern Europe. Enjoy great hospitality as well as a wonderful selection of freshly prepared food and seasonal delicacies. An assortment of homemade tapas are waiting for you to be tried and tasted, and a fine selection of meats, fish and vegetarian options add to the selection in an impressive manner.

Indulge in a tasty and hearty Spanish lunch, quickly prepared and specially priced. Whether you opt for a healthy salad, like the beetroot and goat cheese salad, or you’d rather split a big paella with friends, you’ll taste the authenticity in every heaping bite. You won’t find another place in London’s Crouch End offering such a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere – Sabor is simply the perfect place to meet up with friends and loved ones after work or on the weekends.


136 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 136 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
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3 reviews so far 6
22.09.2017 16:00

My wife and I have been regulars at Sabor and la Bota, as it was before its refurbishment. We were not completely happy with the changes made, notably to the menu, and the move away from tapas, but were delighted to find that the new pre-cinema tapas menu consisted of beautifully prepared dishes and was great value for money -even better than our memories of la Bota.

8 reviews so far 6
15.09.2017 08:33

Th refurbished interior is an improvement, feeling more spacious. Don't worry about the changes of name - now La Fabrica - the food and service remains second to none.

1 review so far 6
29.08.2017 09:25

Staff were very attentive and it was a lovely evening, we stayed till it closed, very romantic and the food was perfect! Thanks guys. we would come again.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 08:22

Excellent food and staff; lovely atmosphere. Portions are generous. Particularly like the chick pea and spinach stew. My local tapas restaurant and I'll continue to go....one of my favourites!

1 review so far 4
01.02.2017 10:01

This was our second visit to La Bota. There has always been a good friendly welcome here and the food and selection is great. It was just unfortunate that we didn't receive all the dishes we ordered. There was some confusion, they gave us the wrong dish and when we advised we hadn't ordered it, it should have been something else with the same main ingredient it somehow removed another dish from our order...as it turned out we had plenty to eat with the 5 dishes between us and didn't need the 6th. We had ordered water but received none. We never ordered olives but were given some, this had happened on a previous visit so we never thought anything of it but there was a £2.50 charge on the bill for it which is even more expensive that they charge for olives, according to their website it should be £1.95! The charge for the Sangria on the bill was higher than the price in the menu, the menu price was £13 something and the charge was £14.50. There were just too many small things that weren't right for us to completely relax and enjoy our evening...I say evening but somehow, and I still don't quite know how, we were in and out in 30 minutes! Sadly just not the relaxing Saturday night meal out we'd been expecting.

3 reviews so far 5
24.05.2017 08:56

Sabor is a rebooted La Bota. We used to love La Bota, so were a bit worried it had changed. However, it was a pleasant surprise. A bit more expensive (admittedly, La Bota was quite low budget), but we thought it was worth it. Some old favourites were still on the menu, with some new and imaginative additions. We always stick to the tapas, so can't speak for main courses. We particularly liked the tartare of tuna with avocado cream and sesame seeds. We thought it was sensational. We wanted to order another one, but we'd already eaten the last one available that night. We intend to go again.

3 reviews so far 6
01.05.2015 22:56

La Bota is a consistently good restaurant. The service is friendly and efficient and because we use it so much they always recognise us and have a joke. The tapas is great. Try the beetroot salad or boquerones and patatas bravas with the Temtranillo wine. Delicious! There is now a sister restaurant in Stroud Green called La Fabrica which is also fantastic and very trendy. The guy who runs both of these eateries has definitely found a winning formula!

3 reviews so far 6
28.08.2016 19:55

We are regular customers at La Bota, often combining a meal there with a visit to the nearby Arthouse Cinema. We are invariably impressed with the selection and quality of the tapas, the service and value for money at La Bota and highly recommend it.

2 reviews so far 6
20.08.2016 08:06

The food at La Bota is superb, always and the fact that people were turned away because the tables were filled by 8pm is indicative of its popularity. The staff are charming and we love going there. We've also been there on a flamenco evening which was very atmospheric.

1 review so far 5
14.06.2015 08:04

I have lived in crouch end for a quite a long time and really don't know why I hadn't tried La Bota before. The service and food was lovely and the portions were just right. We ordered plenty of food and felt the prices were extremely reasonable. Looking forward to going back soon

2 reviews so far 6
20.11.2016 08:14

We always enjoy our evenings at La Bota. The food, service and ambience are brilliant. We have been going to La Bota for many years.

1 review so far 6
21.09.2016 10:00

This was my first time at La Bota having walked by it many times. I will definitely go back. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The staff were super friendly and made the experience even nicer.

1 review so far 5
16.09.2016 23:20

We've been to La Bota before and always enjoyed it but this time we thought that the food was better than ever. The service was good and efficient, all the dishes we ordered arrived together, were hot and most importantly delicious.

1 review so far 1
05.09.2015 21:56

We had been to La Bota a few years ago and been quite happy with it. When we arrived this evening we were placed at the back of the restaurant and when we asked if this was the only table we were told sorry that's what happens when you book so late. The ordering was fine, but the starters arrived with one of the tapas dishes and then ten mins later some of the other dishes arrived. The first dish was almost cold when the other dishes arrived. We had to ask for bread twice. Some of the dishes were very tasty but for the cost I felt that the quality was poor. For approx £5.50, the asparagus dish was three slices of cheese on top of four sticks of very salty asparagus. The potatoes and salad never arrived. The atmosphere was frenetic and the bill was incorrect. This was supposed to be a special meal with friends and ended up being an ordeal. The service was poor and we were never asked if everything was ok and had to ask for the bill twice. We left swiftly and went to a different restaurant for desert and drinks. A very disappointing evening.

3 reviews so far 6
10.05.2016 22:46

We have eaten there a few times before, and liked it very much; this time it excelled itself. Every dish was so delicious we ended up ordering two more plates. Even the bread and olives were out of the ordinary We ate very well, drank very well, and ended up with a bill of £33 per head, including a decent tip. Very highly recommended.

2 reviews so far 6
07.04.2016 09:01

We went to La Bota on one of the monthly nights when there is flamenco music and dancing and the atmosphere was great, very busy, need to book. The dancing was superb!

2 reviews so far 6
23.02.2015 22:04

Had reviewed before as recently discovered regulars at this restaurant. Have to say though that Sunday they excelled with both food and service. Staff recognised and acknowledged us. The specials menu with steak, lamb cutlets and glorious spicy stuffed mussels was fantastic. A really varied treat, great value for money and fantastical warming experience on a very cold and windy day on the outside!

1 review so far 5
15.07.2017 10:12

I loved La Bota and I'm sorry they've removed a few favourites from the menu but was very pleasantly surprised with Sabor the new layout is more comfortable providing a softer cosier atmosphere will definitely be going back

1 review so far 6
03.03.2016 23:47

The food quality has improved a lot and now is tastier. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is quite relax. A pleasure to eat at La Bota.

1 review so far 5
17.11.2015 09:06

The food at La Bota was absolutely delicious and the staff were friendly and efficient. Really nice atmosphere inside. Food took a while to come but staff were apologetic, and it was worth waiting for