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“We need more places like this one in Nanjing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seleccion Espanola

Seleccion Espanola
No.57,East Zhongshan Road, Nanjing 210005, China
+86 152 9553 7959
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Ranked #5 of 2,650 Restaurants in Nanjing
4.5 of 5 stars 32 Reviews
Price range: $10 - $16
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Seleccion Espanola is a homemade Spanish food restaurant with traditional Paellas, Sangria, Tortilla de Patata and a large variety of Pinchos. The second floor offers an intimate atmosphere with sofas, music and a big screen projector that plays documentaries and movies. At weekends turns into a bar with the latest electronic music to enjoy the first drink and warm up.
Juan-les-Pins, France
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“We need more places like this one in Nanjing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Authentic Spanish food. A little bit Of home, away from home !
Support this business at the initiative of a young spanish lady who decided to settle down in Nanjing. We need more places like this one in Nanjing. Thanks for the tapas ! A concept that will please Chinese people as much as westerners.

Visited November 2013
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Bertaseleccion, Manager at Seleccion Espanola, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Hello,
Thank you very much for your support! Our goal is to improve constantly.
Best
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Try the paella!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Seleccion Espanola does, hands down, the best paella I've ever had. The sangria is fragrant and flavourful, the tapas are affordable and tasty, and the atmosphere of the place is unique in the city as well.

Visited December 2013
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Bertaseleccion, Manager at Seleccion Espanola, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you very much! We´ll keep on the hard work to improve our Paellas further. Tapas are evolving constantly, there´s is a new Gourmet Imported Tapa with new flavors that will change every month. Hope to see you soon!
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Perfect find in Nanjing when looking for something different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A small group was on business in Nanjing last week and found this small restaurant on TripAdvisor. We thought we would give it a try and to our delight we sure glad we did. We were greeted by a staff who spoke perfect english - Julia was our waitress and she provided excellent service along with the owner who made great suggestions for sharing. The food was excellent and a nice change from the typical Chinese selections we had most of our time in China. Very small restaurant but very comforting. I will be back!

FYI - no credit cards or USD accepted for payment - we strolled down the block to an ATM to get some RMB. We also found it difficult to get a cab so walked back to the Intercontinental - 20 minute walk which we enjoyed.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bertaseleccion, Manager at Seleccion Espanola, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Hello,
thank you for your nice review. We are very glad you enjoyed visiting us. Hope to see you on your next trip to Nanjing!
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Shanghai
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Worth of visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Visited with two families and food was really worth of every yuan.
Best choice is to order table full of tapas dishes and enjoy flavours.

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Bertaseleccion, Manager at Seleccion Espanola, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind comments.
We are very glad you enjoyed the food! Tapas are always a good choice!
Best!
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Jinhua, China
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Love Seleccion Espanola! If I return to Nanjing this will be the top of my list!

It's a small place, but it wasn't hard to find. The upstairs area was crowded, but we found a place and soon it was just us and another couple. The atmosphere was the best I've experienced in China. I really liked the projector in the back, though it seemed random at times. And the music was perfect.

We had to wait a while, but it was worth it. There is just the one girl working and I assume one person cooking, so I totally understand. Its clear the chef takes pride in his dishes by how well they were plated. And it was so comforting to see the tables disenfected and the bathrooms spotless and fully stocked.

The steak was the best I've had since leaving the US, and the chicken paella was delicious! We finished every bite, even though it was painful near the end.

Word to wise, if you're on the second floor, don't touch the handles under the table unless you have a firm grip on your wine glasses. :-P

Thank you guys very much!

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Bertaseleccion, Manager at Seleccion Espanola, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hello Curt,
Thank you very much for your kind comments! We are very happy that you liked the atmosphere, music and of course the food!
We will fix the inconvenience of the leveling of tables as soon as possible. Thank you for remarking that.
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