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Casa Balbino

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Plaza del Cabildo, 14, 11540 Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
956-36-05-13
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 504
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  • 389
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best tortilla de camaron ever

If you have to eat one tortillita de camaron in your life it has to be in casa balbino. What esle to say a bit crowdy but service and price are good. Don t forget the bottle of barbadillo white wine to go with the dish. Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Alexandre H
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a self service restaurant, so you go inside to the bar then choose what to have by looking at a menu (if you can find one) or looking at the food on display (if you can get close enough to see it) or by what’s on the chalkboard. It was very chaotic at lunch time when we went... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

If you have to eat one tortillita de camaron in your life it has to be in casa balbino. What esle to say a bit crowdy but service and price are good. Don t forget the bottle of barbadillo white wine to go with the dish. Enjoy!

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Thank Alexandre H
Tucson
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

In an over populated planet with increasingly polluted oceans good inexpensive seafood is hard to find. Spain is one of the few places in Europe where it’s still plentiful and relatively inexpensive. And Sanlucar is the place to come for some of the best in the country. While Casa Balbino has a varied selection of tapas seafood is king here,... More 

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Thank Donbas
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Lovely bar, great tapas and fabulous staff. Lovely location and choice of food. Went back twice was so good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Best in town square. Great value and ordering makes you speak the lingo...next time in Sanlucar will be back

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Buzzy and full of locals, the one on main square is not table service so be aware you need to order at the bar. Have a cold beer and the tortillas de camarones (shrimp fritters is about the best translation I can think of) which are the best we tried. Round the corner they have a section with table service.

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Thank Spanishkathryn
Shaw, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Really good bar and tapas with lively atmosphere in main square of sanlucar de barrameda. However wouldn't describe it as outstanding as there are other bars in the square equally as good but not so famous.

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Thank norman m
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

The bar was extra full, we could not get a table outside, but luckily, we could find an empty corner inside. The service was quick and we tasted best tortitas de camarones so far. They were really good. We also had some salmorejo, which was nice and some croquetas, which did not impress us. All in all, really good experiance... More 

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Thank aistoskinas
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Great place for eating. The quality of the food is amazing, the only con is that they do not offer service for the terrace, but that is a minor thing.

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Thank Dhozman
glasgow
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77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

I agree with previous posts that there is a lot of hype about this place. We were lucky to get a table and table service at lunchtime as we went a bit early. The food was tasty enough but prawns expensive. 2 very large ones for 7 euro. We had nicer food and a more relaxing experiences elsewhere in sanlucar.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza del Cabildo, 14, 11540 Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Sanlucar de Barrameda
  • Phone Number: 956-36-05-13

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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