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Carretas

$$$
Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary
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C/ Carretas, 21, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
+34 981 56 31 11
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    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
Joni and nicole

During our visit to santiago we went to dine out to this restaurant, which was highly recommended not only by TripAdvisor but also by one of the waiters in another restaurant we had vidited the day before. i didnt expect the restaurante to be of such high quality. The service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
joniandnicole
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

During our visit to santiago we went to dine out to this restaurant, which was highly recommended not only by TripAdvisor but also by one of the waiters in another restaurant we had vidited the day before. i didnt expect the restaurante to be of such high quality. The service was excellent and the food top quality. If i were... More 

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Castellar del Valles, Spain
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I used to ne there and remember a a good restaurant. Now the proce is still high but quality is much poorer. Arroz con bogavante was less than normal and meat was not excellent.

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Lisboa
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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106 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?