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El Giraldillo

C/ Pelegri Ballester 19-21, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
93 815 62 02
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A little away from the centre but good bar in which you get a free tapas with your first drink. You can also purchase food which is always well presented and at a reasonable price. Popular with locals.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

The fish is great, in fact all dishes were good until I was served the meatballs - unfortunately, although the sauce was piping hot, my meatballs were cold and I found a hair in the dish which spoiled my dinner. Overall, service is quick and friendly, it's great value for money and despite the hair incident I could be persuaded... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great tapas restaurant and amazing value given the quality of the ingredients. Definately nothing fancy in terms of location or decoration but the food is great. Try and reserve in advance otherwise you could wait for more than 1 hr. Never tried desserts here as always have been too full after the amazing tapas. Enjoy!

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I live abroad but I am originally from the neighbouring town (Sitges), which has a long time rivalry... but everytime I go home, I MUST go to el Giraldillo. You must reserve, as is always busy, and they take reservations just on the same day. I think I may have tried all of their tapas, but my favourite of all... More

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Enjoyed my visits to this bar. The waiter will give you a menu in English if you ask. The prices were reasonable and they always give you a free tapas with your first drink. Very nice!!!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

for me the best pace in town. Definitely the best tapas place. No idea how a sushi place can be number one in Vilanova!? We are in Spain afterall. Service is not like in a five star restaurant, but that's not what you want either. The guys remember all you eain there heads and are just having fun. Also super... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

El Giraldillo is long established and very popular with the locals, and on Monday evening well over half full. The range and quality of the tapas is first class - a high turnover ensures freshness. The service is friendly and quick. Seven plates for the four of us, together with a crisp house white from the Penedes, and a spicy... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

El Giraldillo can be very busy so you might need to wait a bit but it's worthwhile the wait, so don't leave when you see there are people waiting. On top of the long bar you will find a big collection of all kinds of tapas from which you can select what you want in the quantity you want and... More

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Paris
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Nices and not excessive tapas and a lot fo choice. we go there with my in law family each summer and it is always a success ! You'd better to book your place before to go !

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Vilanova i la Geltru
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

I love the food and large choice BUT the serviceand needs improving. The attitude is macho They need to learn to accept what the customers want and when they want it. To give you an example: I order 4 tapas (for 4 people) then wait to order 4 more...because, if I order 8, they all come at the same time... More

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