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Balandro

Alameda Apodaca, 22, 11004 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956220992
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Ranked #6 of 289 restaurants in Cadiz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $27
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our hotel in Sevilla recommended we visit Balandro while in Cadiz and glad we took his advice. Nice modern upmarket atmosphere over looking the sea at Cadiz. We sat at the bar and tried Rolled smoked salmon with cheese and dried fruits, bacaloa with hummus and fish roe AND fried Sea Anemones. All excellent and the fried foods are so... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Slightly embarrassingly I ate here all three nights I was in Cadiz, but it does demonstrate that the food was great. The restaurant is nicely decorated in a modern glamour style with wallpaper, plastic seats and chandeliers. I sat at the bar and had tapas as opposed to the restaurant dining area. Portions were a decent size and everything was... More

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Cardiff
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a meal in the restaurant as opposed to the bar. Food was excellent although portions a bit big. We had cheese and leek crisps in sherry and an Iberian salad to start which were delicious, then shared a main of lobster, shrimps and crab with rice when was excellent and more than enough for two. Only criticism was... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had a really good tapas dinner here. The intention had been to do a 'tape' around a few places, but this was good enough that we didn't move. Bustling and full of a range of ages, locals and tourists. We couldn't believe the bill when we got it - much lower than other places we'd be to in Andalucia.

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Cadiz
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

31 May. Reservation made based on hotel recommendation. Waiter was dreadful. No knowledge of wine or food. Not remotely interested in making recommendations or suggesting local specialities. Slapped food on the table. Spilt soy sauce that came with Sashimi starter on the table. No effort to clean it up! Cold starters brought out before wine even chosen! Tried to take... More

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Fuengirola, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Having eaten in Balandro last year, we were really looking forward to going there again!! How a year can change an opinion!!! Cold indifferent service by a very unfriendly lady set the tone for the evening.... We asked for her recommendations from the Bar Menu (tapas) and were told that she "didn't know' half the dishes we ordered were unavailable... More

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London
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We sat at a table - the bar eating experience may be different. Food was good - with lots of fish choices - but portions ridiculously large and therefore the bill was much bigger than we expected. Price per kilo is probably fine but we couldn't finish what we ordered. So I'd recommend one starter per two people and one... More

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Kildare
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Booked a table here during Semana Santa.Food was good but the service was cold and frosty and far too quick .Our main courses arrived and were just plonked on the table while my wife was in the middle of her starter!!Staff seemed to be more concerned with clearing and reselling tables than in the diners' comfort.

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Sligo, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Amazing tapas, with a great selection of wines. You can have the choice of eating at the bar or sitting down at the restaurant part. Sitting up at the bar and at the high tables seems the best for sociability and quick service. Though the restaurant part is large and always has space for a big party. All the food... More

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Berkshire
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We sat at the bar and had an excellent lunch of chicken salads accompanied by draught beers. The service was friendly and efficient. The whole restaurant was buzzing as locals ate their lunch and we were lucky to get a place at the bar. Wi-Fi works too !

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