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El Giraldillo

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C/ Pelegri Ballester 19-21, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
93 815 62 02
Today
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the better restaurants in Vilanova

This place is not along the waterfront, which is interesting, considering it is always jammed with locals and a reservation is hard to get. However, we discovered twice, that when turned down for a reservation we simply went, parked and showed up. They took us both times, so try that approach! We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2014
Carolyn B
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Bloomingdale, NJ
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bloomingdale, NJ
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place is not along the waterfront, which is interesting, considering it is always jammed with locals and a reservation is hard to get. However, we discovered twice, that when turned down for a reservation we simply went, parked and showed up. They took us both times, so try that approach! We had a stupendous seafood dinner, never saw a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We had some nice tapas but nothing amazing. The cheese croquettes and mussel mornay had a glue like consistency. Price good service good but would I go there from Sitges again? No

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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I believe this is the worst tapas restaurant I have visited anywhere i Spain (or the world for that matter). I was not discouraged by the cheap cantine interior, as I have learned that this is usually no indication of the food quality. However - the doughy greasy calamaries tasted like something out of the supermarket freezer; the fried shrimp... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Pelegri Ballester 19-21, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Vilanova i la Geltru
  • Phone Number: 93 815 62 02

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm

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