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Kirkkokatu 4, Porvoo, Finland
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Ranked #18 of 36 Restaurants in Porvoo
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The place was totally empty when we arrived. The decor was unobstrusive, some might say plain, I guess it depends on your taste. I felt they would have done well to light the candels on each table, or at least our own, to create atmosphere. I ordered smoked duck as a starter and reindeer steak with potato chantarelle gratin as... More

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Borga (Porvoo), Finland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As local, I have preferred this place for numerous family birthdays and anniversaries. The summer terrace just a few 100 meters off the main tourist streets is a peaceful and nice place. The dishes are enjoyable, but the menu is a bit limited, and may be the same that you saw here last year.

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This tiny, warm restaurant is very, very nice. Risotto was the best i ever had and service was great. Reasonable priced and great location.

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Out on the town in Old Porvoo on Sept.7, 2013, we walked down Church Street intending to have dinner at El Alba. Based on reviews in tripadvisor, it sounded like a restaurant for us. The two friends with me, both long-time Porvoo residents, had eaten at El Alba before, the last time about a year ago, and raved about the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very good lunch! Spicy, tasty, fresh ingredients and reasonable priced. What more can you ask for :)

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Eat where the locals eat, and look for small, seasonal menus. Add to that a warm, cozy atmospere and you have El Alba. Somehow even the heavy, squeaking entrance door added to the experience and made our dinner an all round experience. The food was tasty, well cooked, beautifully presented and the staff were very friendly.

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Mantsala, Finland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This restaurant was tiny. There is only 28 places, so you can get good service. Menu is not very long, but food was good, We were sitting near the oven, so we have warm place to eat in winter time.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I ended here as part of our business trip to Porvoo, in the rainy evening, feet cold and darkness around. This tiny and warm restaurant really melt my heart! And creme brulee melt my mouth, it was the best I have ever had! I totally recommend this place if you want intimacy, something special and still professional. Warm place with... More

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Bangalore, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We where soo glad we decided to have dinner at El Alba despite a 10 Euro entry for the live music. We just loved the ambiance and to add found a lot of locals dining and dancing for the live music. The food was great, The Tiger prawns fried with chili-garlic oil was the best I have tasted, We where... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011 via mobile

Small cosy restaurant, near old town of Porvoo. Tasty food, good service.

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Additional Information about El Alba

Address: Kirkkokatu 4, Porvoo, Finland
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Porvoo
Cuisine: Spanish

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