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Es Balconet

c/Sant Antoni 2, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
972 25 88 14
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Ranked #8 of 86 Restaurants in Cadaques
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Port Fairy, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As we thoroughly enjoyed a meal here in 2014 we booked again. If you want better value, service and quality we always avoid the restaurant along the tourist strip on the foreshore area and select a restaurant a street or so back. The restaurant is on the first floor, overhead fans cool you down on warm evenings. We started with... More

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Another great find of a restaurant off the main strip. We all ordered seafood and weren't disappointed. Every thing offered was very fresh. My teenagers loved their food as well. Very cute restaurant on the second floor on a windy side street accessible by foot. I would say that the food was lovingly prepared and the wait staff was excellent.... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited in July 2014. Staff was incredibly kind and food was very fresh. A nice selection of wine too. I can say we enjoyed the appetizers a bit more than the mains but overall a very good meal.

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've visited Cadaques probably 5 times over the last decade or so. We've eaten at Es Balconet every time and always enjoyed it, but this was the very best ever. They have really ramped up both their service and food. Our waitress brought out a platter showing us all the fresh fish choices of the evening right after we were... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We went without reservations and only had to wait 5 mins and were lucky to get a balcony table...The ambiance was lovely but I have mixed feelings about our lunch here. Firstly, service was friendly and they could speak English. I ordered the daily menu (23euro) with an anchovies salad (great), mixed fish wok (Just OK - got some uncooked... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Amazing restaurant! You can't be disappointed about anything there. The atmosphere is very chilling because of the interior and great music, so you can just enjoy your drink with no rush while waiting for the delicious food. Our waitress spoke Spanish, French and English. Because of the personnel you feel rather like staying at your friend's place than in a... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This restaurant came highly recommended, the ambiance was romantic & we had high hopes, but we were entirely disappointed. It started with a wine glass served to us with a sharp glass edge chipped (our waitress just sat another empty glass down & walked away so we transferred the wine to the new glass ourselves), we were the only table... More

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england
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This restaurant is delightful. We ate lunch there and it was excellent . My partner had a platter of fish from which he could select the one he wanted to be cooked for him. The price was the same as in the restaurants by the sea. I agree you don't get the view but you get wonderful food.

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Menston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We came here twice during our three day stay in Cadaqués and after eating here on the first night we booked straight away then had a long wait till out final evening. We were not disappointed on either occasion! Really fresh food served and cooked with passion, nothing was too much trouble. It's well worth the short climb to leave... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This quaint little restaurant is well worth searching out. The fresh fish cooked to perfection and served at your table adds to your Cadaques cuisine experience. The service was excellent and the staff friendly. Just let the staff advise you what to have - I don't think you can go wrong!

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