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El Candil

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$$$$
Centro
Spanish, Basque
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Numa Gilhou 1, 33206 Gijon, Spain
+34 985 35 30 38
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1:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A special find with a wonderful owner!

While searching for a well known restaurant, this restaurant was recommended by a local woman for Spanish cuisine made with love! Having a reservation at #1, we went there first. The #1 restaurant was empty at 10 pm and the staff was unimpressive and the prices were unreasonable even for a New... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2010
mema1223
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Manhasset, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have returned to El Candil every time we are in Gijon. It just gets better everytime! Started with an amazing smoked salmon with capers (smoked in house). Then moved to a Salpicon which is a cold seafood salad with crab, prawns, lobster (similar to Ceviche). The next dish was an outstanding Lubina (Sea bass) followed by an amazing Rey... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had a small romantic celebratory dinner in this restaurant. We pre-purchased a multi-course voucher from the Gijon travel office on the marina, very good value. The dishes were fresh and delicious, try the local seafood and squid ink rice. The staff were polite, efficient and friendly. White table clothes and a rustic old-school feel made it a great evening... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The definitive spot to have fish. Truly haute cuisine.... Delicious!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Great culmination of culinary expertise and customer service. Owner Camacho makes you feel like royalty. The fish dishes change daily depending on the fresh catch, which the owner gets every morning at 4:00am down by port where the fishermen arrive form sea. wine selection is great. A must!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Firstly, before I review the resturant, let me say thank you to Senor Camacho and his staff for a meal that will live long in the memory. I urge anyone who is looking for a top quality restaurant in Gijon to look no further than the excellent and unassuming El Candil. This place is a must for anyone who enjoys... More 

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Manhasset, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

While searching for a well known restaurant, this restaurant was recommended by a local woman for Spanish cuisine made with love! Having a reservation at #1, we went there first. The #1 restaurant was empty at 10 pm and the staff was unimpressive and the prices were unreasonable even for a New Yorker! At that point, we decided to try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Numa Gilhou 1, 33206 Gijon, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Asturias  >  Gijon>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 985 35 30 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
1:30 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?