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

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  • 64
    Very good
  • 37
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  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great tapas/sea food. Ask for less salt and get the bravas with sauce on the side as they're very spicy!

We go here at least once a month. My husband likes the pulpo a la gallega and chipirones. The tortilla is great, and so are the grilled vegetables. Get the patatas bravas without salt and put your own on, and get the sauce in a saucer as it's very hot. We often have pimientos del padron too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by hotel - it is a little off the beaten track but what a fabulous find ! Lovely staff, fabulous food - so good we went two nights on the trot and may go again before we leave !

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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We go here at least once a month. My husband likes the pulpo a la gallega and chipirones. The tortilla is great, and so are the grilled vegetables. Get the patatas bravas without salt and put your own on, and get the sauce in a saucer as it's very hot. We often have pimientos del padron too, they're fairly salty... More 

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Bloomingdale, NJ
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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
7 helpful votes 7 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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