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Carretas

C/ Carretas, 21, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
+34 981 56 31 11
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $64
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary
Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Windsor, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We ate here mainly because we couldn't get a table elsewhere but sometimes a restaurant is empty for a reason. It's quite a posh place with very attentive service and a slightly old-fashioned decor and ambience. But the food was really appalling. My husband had grilled gambas which were really gritty and I had cod which was swimming in oil.... More

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Olesa de Montserrat, Spain
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71 reviews 71 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

For the price you pay, you may get much better options. Food and service is average, a bit old fashioned...

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Lakeland, FL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Local fresh seafood simply prepared. Very tasty. I was introduced to something new -- Pecebe, translated to English it is Barnacles, but not the kind found stuck to the bottom of a boat. It is a very delicious shell fish, taste like the ocean. Fresh grilled bay scallops on the half shell was yummy also. The best dish we had... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a really wonderful restaurant with great atmosphere and exquisite food and service, in a dream location. Highly recommended!

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medellin
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127 reviews 127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Attention is almost everything, when entering this restaurant most striking is their attention, apparently typical of the region, not only good care is important, the menu are very good and especially the pulp a la Gallega of course.

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Galiza
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

It´s a centrally place restaurant for tourist who are looking for seafood (not galician most of the times). The meals, in general, are fine, but this restaurant is not my favorit. You can find another much better very near: the Enxebre at Costa do Cristo (this street is just in front of Carretas restaurant).

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Long Island, NY
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152 reviews 152 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

We had our lunch here on July 10th when we were visiting Santiago de Compostela. The restaurant was beautiful. It was located in a narrow street. We had a hard time finding it. The place wasn't crowded and when we got the menu, we found out why. It was bit pricey. A dish of paella was 36 euros ($52) and... More

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