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La Espanola

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Pâquis-Temple
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Rue de Zurich 34, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ok, could be better

Restaurant had a dull atmosphere, food was ok, service a little poor. Size of the pizza is good. perhaps off the fresh desserts in the fridge not just the menu, only noticed on the way out. Waitress a bit stroppy

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Restaurant had a dull atmosphere, food was ok, service a little poor. Size of the pizza is good. perhaps off the fresh desserts in the fridge not just the menu, only noticed on the way out. Waitress a bit stroppy

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Ferney-Voltaire, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was there yesterday evening, never went there bevor. And let me tell you,I will never go there again! I spent a horrible night in the bathroom after eating there! What was surprising, because the seafood tasted frozen, which was not what I was expecting or wanting! So if you don't want to spent a long time in the bathroom,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have planned to go there for the gambas with a Groupon Voucher. We called one day before and on the phone we have been told that we did not have to reserve and could just come. When we arrived at 19:00 the manager told us that he could not give us a table because everything was booked. I was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I came here twice with my wife for the gambas a go go. The staff were very friendly to us and got our drink orders in pretty quickly. The first time we went on a weekday evening and the restaurant was pretty empty and our food came very quickly. The second time, we went on a weekend evening and the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Restaurant need a hand, Service really to wish for:one men about 45-50 who doesn t say thank you for your visit!!!??? Prawns were tasty but we felt little respect from grandpa. Just dont hesitate to ask for more prawns because after 2 dish, they ''FORGET '' even if you pay A GOGO

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

The gambas were delicious, a little spicy, with garlic and tasty gravy mmmm... French fries were ok, I mean, it's French fries. The service was good. Lots of people, full on Friday evening and they did their best! I've read many not very nice opinions on this place and was a little worried about that as we invited some friends...... More 

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Wasn't amazing but was ok, service was rather poor, atmosphere a little stale. My food as sub standard for the price

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Geneva, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Good all-you-can-eat prawns (gambas) forumla and typical spanish food. Good location 2 minutes from Geneva's train station. Place is not fancy, so not the place to take your important business contact. But recommended for an outing with friends / family.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The restaurant is famous for it’s Prawns. Purchased a voucher for four persons for Prawns and Kir. The Garlic prawns were literally without Garlic and there was no arrangement at all to keep them hot. The taste of the prawn was as if those were not fresh and frozen ones were used instead. We couldn't even finish and also were... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Fish and seafood were not fresh at all (had to return some of it that was really bad), overcooked and dry. Did not digest well at all and felt bad part of next day. Not an isolated issue in my opinion and the lack of clients on this day where many other restaurants of the area were full may be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue de Zurich 34, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Pâquis-Temple
  • Neighborhood: Pâquis-Temple

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Spanish

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?