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Plaza del Cabildo, 1, 11540 Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 313
    Excellent
  • 233
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    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
The ultimate tapas bar

We knew the reputation of this place when we went to Sanlucar and were keen to try it but on both the Saturday night and the Sunday afternoon it was absolutely mobbed so we we went to other places in the square as an easier option. However on the Monday it was much quieter so we gave it a try.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Logie88
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Perthshire
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Perthshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We knew the reputation of this place when we went to Sanlucar and were keen to try it but on both the Saturday night and the Sunday afternoon it was absolutely mobbed so we we went to other places in the square as an easier option. However on the Monday it was much quieter so we gave it a try.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

On the main square, eat in our out, the ultimate Sanlucar tapas bar. It's deservedly popular, it's cheap, it's excellent. Staff are busy but still attentive. Salmorejo, tortillas de cameron, try anything, you will not regret it. Don't miss it.

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New York City, New York
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288 reviews 288 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have been here three times over ten years, and Balbino is always on of the best tapas bars around. Nothing newfangled, just well done traditional tapas. One observation from this past visit: I seem to recall that the Tortillas de Camarones, that they are famous for, in the past were smaller, and the portion included around 6 of the... More 

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Roanne, France
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136 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

So far, this has to be the best tapas we’ve had in Spain. The short version – there’s nothing to not like about this place. Later in the evenings and weekends it’s hopping, mostly with locals. It came highly recommended by the sales guys in a local clothes shop and was right on the money. The range and variety of... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Super tapas spot, excellent service, good wine. Generous portions and nice staff. Very clean, close to the action, great atmosphere on Halloween night.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Okay, The overwhelming opinion appears to be one of enormous popularity. Fine if you like your "tapas" in a colourful and atmospheric square. What's not to like? During any kind of holiday or fiesta time you will be lucky to find a table. If you do find one (and it will probably be covered with the previous occupants mess) then... More 

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Seville, Spain
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

In my opinion the best bar in Sanlucar if you want to try authentic tapas,with great quality,great price and very good service. Try everything !

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Luxembourg
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

For a delicious gastronomic experience, go to Casa Balbino. Everything they prepare is top taste, top quality. Enjoy!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

this is (rightly) the busiest bar in town. Its terrace is patrolled by prospective customers looking for tables! Inside its standing room only, and the huge staff are serving 10 at a time, while keeping all theo rders in their heads (and on the bar top)! Renowned for its huge variety of seafood - especially the tortita de camarones!

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Munich, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A top location for a real Spanish tapas experience. They offer a huge variety of tapas or raciones and all come in a good quality. On top the atmosphere is noisy and busy like on a food market.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza del Cabildo, 1, 11540 Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Sanlucar de Barrameda

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?