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El Candil

Numa Gilhou 1, 33206 Gijon, Spain (Centro)
+34 985 35 30 38
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Ranked #25 of 550 Restaurants in Gijon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $44 - $55
Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Spanish, Basque
Neighborhood: Centro
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

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

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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about El Candil

Address: Numa Gilhou 1, 33206 Gijon, Spain
Phone Number: +34 985 35 30 38
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Asturias  >  Gijon>  > Centro
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
Average Prices: USD 44 - 55
Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

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