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El Refugi Alpi

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Avinguda Meritxell, 73, Andorra la Vella AD500, Andorra
00376808100
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The shortest lunch in my life.

We were stupid enough to drop in for lunch in this restaurant despite all the negative comments we had read about it on TriAdvisor. Our encounter with the waiters and the guy who seemed to be in charge was really impressive though very short. The place was totally empty at 2 p.m. but they sent... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Oleg K
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We were stupid enough to drop in for lunch in this restaurant despite all the negative comments we had read about it on TriAdvisor. Our encounter with the waiters and the guy who seemed to be in charge was really impressive though very short. The place was totally empty at 2 p.m. but they sent us to the second floor... More 

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Le contestare para que quede constancia de lo que es un maleducado. Ha entrado usted en el restaurante a gruñido... More 

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

To end an excellent trip in Andorra we had the perfect dinner. The food was excellent, we tried the Raclette Royal, the classic cheese fondue and another type of Raclette. The three were excellent, from another world. It was that good we order another goat cheese fondue. The service was really nice and friendly. The only problem we had is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

I wish we were able to get online and check out the trip adviser reviews before our group of 6 decided to have dinner here. All the negative feedback below is still true. Only four others in the restaurant, but they seated us at an uncomfortable corner, then ignored us. Throughout the meal we had I chase them up for... More 

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No,nos vamos a disculpar por un comentario engañoso;Tiene usted razon nos acordamos de ustedes y los otros clientes tambien se... More 

Stonehouse
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We night stopped in Andorra and after looking hard for a restaurant that was more than a cafe we came upon this restaurant , my husbands rule of thumb being Tablecloths ! This seemed to fit the bill . The food was average just but the service was poor , waiting staff that you got the impression were doing you... More 

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Toulouse, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was a pretty bad choice, the pizzeria next door would have been much safer. I'm saying this because the food was horrible and very fat. Especially avoid pork feet! The service wasn't very nice either, they were acting very preoccupied with anything else than making us feel welcome.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The restaurant looked good from the outside and the menu looked adequate. Our initial waiter was good but we had a different one half way through. I had moules marinere for starter which was very nice and my husband had asparagus which he enjoyed. For the main meal I ordered macaroni cheese. When it arrived there was a dish of... More 

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Ya es lo que nos faltaba por ver en sus comentarios en tripadvisor,a ver si se ponen las pilas y... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It's difficult to have a great evening if you have the feeling that you are not welcomed. We have always had the same problem in this restaurant and eventually we have stopped going despite liking...sorry, loving the food. The problem being that every time we went there the waiter, no natter which waiter, told us that the restaurant was fully-booked,... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A cool evening, so we decided to eat inside. Pleasantly surprised with the open airy, upper floor, dining area with views over the river. Food was generally good but nothing exceptional. Thought about making this a 2 star review because of the very off-hand service. However despite this we still had an enjoyable meal.....

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New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went and had a meal at El refugi Alpi restaurant it was very good food, I had the duck and my partner had the lamb. Really nicely done thank you to the chief . Reasonable price however the service could be done with a smile. waiter Not helpful if you speak only English and needed a bit more help... More 

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Beijing, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

opened in 1959, located in the heart of andorra la vella, the el refugi alpi restaurant offers spanish and french food. the atmosphere is romantic, the food is good, the staff is helpful. like it so much.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avinguda Meritxell, 73, Andorra la Vella AD500, Andorra
  • Location: Europe  >  Andorra  >  Andorra la Vella Parish  >  Andorra la Vella
  • Phone Number: 00376808100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 40
  • Cuisine: Fondue

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