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el fogon

45 quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
00 33 (0)1 43 54 31 33
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Price range: $37 - $147
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Louvre / Place Vendôme
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135 reviews from our community

59% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Blue Bell, Pa USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant on our last night in Paris expecting to have delicious Paella. Instead, we were served stale bread in a bag that was basically thrown at us and a version of Paella that we had never eaten before. We ordered Paella with shrimp, cuddlefish and vegetables. What we got was a shallow, dry pan of flat,... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with friends after reading a positive review in the newspaper. The restaurant is situated close to Notre Dame and is easy to find. The service was friendly and there was a nice, busy atmosphere. The food was no more than average .... Yet the prices were top end ... For four people we had a starter... More

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We especially went there for the Paella because there was an extensive article in Le Monde about the chef Alberto Herraiz who was supposed to have re-invented the Paella. We had reserved on the internet as this restaurant seems to be very "à la mode" these days, and the staff made sure that we really would come by sending an... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

An outstanding restaurant in Paris. I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The chef is really friendly and recommends the must-haves on the menu. Definitely try the Pallella a l'encre de seiche. Unforgettable culinary experience! We got the cookbook as well, highly recommended

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McKinney, Texas
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We chose Fogon for dinner for URL last evening in Paris. It was delicious. We did not do the recommended tapas menu because my husband does not eat seafood, but we had two wonderful entrees (which are starters on French menus) and a main course designed for two. Our waiter recommended a lovely bottle if wine. The atmosphere was very... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Lovely restaurant, with great service, the paellas are still good but the tapas need a lot of work in order to live up to its reputation and to do this lovely restaurant justice. Although not pleased with the food will come back because we love Fogon and hope that the food will return to its old standards that made it... More

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Paris, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I live in Paris and as he's a chef, we like to eat out a lot! We decided to opt for some Spanish cuisine and found favorable reviews of Fogon on our trusted source parisbymouth.com. Living in Paris means you often crave cuisine other than traditional French. So we were very excited to try this place. We... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Fogon has some very creative dishes using amazing ingredients and flavors. Great paella and wine list. Decor is a bit outdated but this place is all about the food.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

My wife and I went to this former michelin starred restaurant. This place was meant to be the nearest thing to a Spanish eating experience in Paris. We were very disappointed. First of all the inside of the restaurant looked a bit like a McDonalds. Really no character at all. The meal consisted of three courses. An anti tapas, the... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Tired of the french cuisine, me and my lovely wife decided to try El Fogon. The experience was extraordinary. The service was perfect, and the paellas match with the gretatest spanish wines avaiable on site. Try the "riz au langoustines", which is a nice paella with some small lobsters (lagoustines) on top. in the end, go straight to the "tapas... More

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