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La Gondola

Paseo Portales Carboneria, 13, 23440 Baeza, Spain
+34 953742984
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Ranked #21 of 37 restaurants in Baeza
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nueva York, Nueva York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

When teaching in Baeza I always come to La Gondola for lunch. Reasonable, fast service and the menu is good and less expensive than others in the plaza. Salmorejo is one of the best in Baeza, as are the cocidos and lentejas. I will continue coming in future years.

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N Yorkshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We've visited before - and had problems with the fish then - they never seem to have several items that you ask for. Fortunately I went for pork and it was good but my fellow diners ordered steak, medium - and it almost ran off the plate towards the exit. The soup, however, was delicious, as was the cheesecake. So,... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Be aware of Spanish only: menu, waiters etc. The dining room is next to the bar on the right hand. The food is fine, just try the traditional spanish tapas as a starter, then the salad and the main course. Wine list is good enough for person, familiar with the most well known spanish brands.

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Cordoba, Spain
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Too expensive for what it is! The waitress very unpolite, waiting us to leave with his keys on his hands. At least, I was waiting that the potatoes the Baeza( 12E+VAT) would be cooked with the attraction product "Virgin Olive Oil" and not with a cheap sunflower oil!! Don't visit.

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Caerphilly
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Surprised by the poor reviews here. We went for the menu del dia, at 10 euros with a glass of wine, and all four of us thought it was excellent value for money. The staff were friendly and the service was prompt. Certainly worth a try if you're on a tight budget.

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London
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241 reviews 241 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
1,244 helpful votes 1,244 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had stewed potatoes with lamb for first course, then stewed lamb with potatoes for main . . . our fault the choice was bad! But the meat had not been cleaned and was full of fat and gristle, as well as being cold. Service rather hit-and-miss too.

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Madrid, Spain
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156 reviews 156 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

We liked that all the dishes are huge and relatively cheap and they all taste better than what one would expect from a place with a local feel to it. However, do go early for dinners as this place is a local favorite and without booking there might not be empty tables left.

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Valencia, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011 via mobile

This is an awful restaurant masquerading as a typical roasting house. The service is poor, careless (soup spilling over dish), and quality shameless (grissely meat, tinned mushrooms). I hope you can find something better in Baeza but I have to say the others did not look much better - the town is a tourist trap, until we all tire of... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

During our three-day stay in Baeza we had diner at this place. To sum it up: Food is below average, very costly and the waiters are unfriendly and greedy. We hat potatoes with mushrooms as a starter (food was almost cold and mushrooms came fom a can) and fish as the main dish. The fish was pobably frozen before and... More

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Avellino, Italy
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139 reviews 139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2008

It's a very touristic restaurant, aimed to get profit from the people who come to visit Baeza. If you see it from outside, its like a tapas bar but if you step in and tell the patrons you want to eat, they'll guide you in a inner room. The food is just basic, even the local specialties, and the price... More

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