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“Excellent lunch!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Alba

El Alba
Kirkkokatu 4, Porvoo, Finland
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Ranked #20 of 36 Restaurants in Porvoo
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very good lunch! Spicy, tasty, fresh ingredients and reasonable priced. What more can you ask for :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Small restaurant, small menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Eat where the locals eat, and look for small, seasonal menus. Add to that a warm, cozy atmospere and you have El Alba. Somehow even the heavy, squeaking entrance door added to the experience and made our dinner an all round experience. The food was tasty, well cooked, beautifully presented and the staff were very friendly.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mantsala, Finland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Homelike restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This restaurant was tiny. There is only 28 places, so you can get good service. Menu is not very long, but food was good, We were sitting near the oven, so we have warm place to eat in winter time.

Visited February 2013
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“I ate the best creme brulee I have ever had in this tiny and romantic restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I ended here as part of our business trip to Porvoo, in the rainy evening, feet cold and darkness around. This tiny and warm restaurant really melt my heart! And creme brulee melt my mouth, it was the best I have ever had! I totally recommend this place if you want intimacy, something special and still professional. Warm place with nice staff!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“beautiful setting, great food, live music and some champagne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We where soo glad we decided to have dinner at El Alba despite a 10 Euro entry for the live music. We just loved the ambiance and to add found a lot of locals dining and dancing for the live music. The food was great, The Tiger prawns fried with chili-garlic oil was the best I have tasted, We where lucky to have the reindeer stake.

Must visit if you are in Poorvo..

  • 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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