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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Pou

El Pou
Sant Pau, 5, 08870 Sitges, Spain
+34 931 28 99 21
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Ranked #9 of 288 Restaurants in Sitges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $28
Cuisines: Tapas
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: El Pou restaurante de tapas ubicado en el centro de Sitges. Especialidad en carne de wagyu.
Moscow
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Excellent tapas restaurant. Take 5 dishes for 2 per dinner. Everything was perfect.
Best dishes: miniburgers, bread with tomato, anchovies.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, UK
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The food here was simply amazing. You could see the chefs in the kitchen working incredibly hard. Each meal was cooked fresh to order and the presentation was incredible. I really can't fault anything, including the slow service. Please don't be put off by the waiter with no personality. Watching him is as amazing as eating the food. He is so focused on getting things right he forgets to say hello, etc.

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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Went here on our last night in sitges and glad we did, the food was delicious, the Waygu burgers, the Yakitori and the little sausages with three sauces were a delight, the only slight moan was the slow service and lack of personality of the waiter although he was rushed off his feet. Will look forward to returning next year!

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“very good and unsual tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Visited El Pou for dinner with our two small children and had a very good meal.

Firstly, it's a little hard to find if you don't know your way around the maze like streets of central Sitges - so don't head off for this place without knowing where you're going!

The tapas was very good and had an unusual modern asian twist. Reminded me a little of Celler de la Ribera (http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187497-d1945818-Reviews-Celler_de_la_Ribera-Barcelona_Catalonia.html) in El Born in Barcelona, but maybe not quite as high as that standard.

Service was very friendly and not too slow given that there was only one person serving. Atmosphere was a little flat though and they had Spanish MTV blaring out of a TV high up in the corner, so probably not the sort of place you want to hang around in too long.

Also it doesn't have an outside and is pretty small, so may be worth booking if there's more than two of you - although that didn't seem to be a problem when we turned up in the early evening. Just make sure you know how to get there!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We discovered El Pou through Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. There are many tapas bars in Sitges, but few have such delicious food. The mini wagyu burgers were wonderful, as were the chicken yakatori and the wagyu carpaccio. The patatas bravas were not what we expected - VERY garlicky - but still terrific. Very good value too.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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