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Carretas

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary
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C/ Carretas, 21, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
+34 981 56 31 11
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We expected more!

The restaurant and staff were correct, but we expected more. The cuisine could be more genuine and fresh. The quality/price ratio was not very favorable.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
Mabedui
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Lisboa
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lisboa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The restaurant and staff were correct, but we expected more. The cuisine could be more genuine and fresh. The quality/price ratio was not very favorable.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After doing the Camino we got married in La Corticela, we had 24 guests come from Ireland for the wedding. We had the meal in this restaurant. The standard of service we received was top class. They rearranged the restaurant seating plan, took no other bookings for the night, arranged to have their English speaking staff brought up from their... More 

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Surrey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We have had this evening the most wonderful dinner at Carretas restaurant. The food was exquisite and very fresh. The lady looking after us learnt English at Salamanca Univeristy and was fluent, a delightful person with a lovely smile. Having had a very dreary October day weather wise, this restaurant brightened up our evening and we will remember this visit... More 

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Ireland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We decided to eat at this restaurant following a recommendation from a local rather than dining at the busy places nearer to the cathedral. In a word the food was excellent. I had the seafood platter that was beautifully presented and contained a large quantity of various shellfish. My fellow travellers had paella which took 20 mins to prepare but... More 

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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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83 reviews 83 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
Top Contributor
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
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Carretas, 21, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  A Coruna Province  >  Santiago de Compostela
  • Phone Number: +34 981 56 31 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 56
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am

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