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Balandro

Alameda Apodaca, 22, 11004 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956220992
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Ranked #8 of 290 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
Groningen, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went 2 times to this restaurant during our week stay in Cadiz (we never go somewhere twice on a holdiday). Location is beautiful, next to the sea and it's also really nice on the inside. We had tapas there (you eat the tapas at the bar) and it was the best food we had during our roadtrip in Spain.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Our first night in Cadiz the hotel recommended this establishment. The staff was pleasant and our server suggested many dishes to try. My prawn salad, in which I expected shrimp and lettuce was a huge plate of potato salad covered in mayo with one prawn sliced and a chuck of artificial crab on top. Yuck. This was in fact listed... More

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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