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“Lovely fresh food. Great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Barroco

El Barroco
Carrer Pla d'en Retalla 2 / Carrer nou ,10 | 100 M from the park place, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 86 Restaurants in Cadaques
Price range: $20 - $29
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Tapas, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cusine: Mediterranean Tapas / Lebanese & vegetarienne Specialities .
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Lovely fresh food. Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This restaurant is charming. A beautiful courtyard draped with geraniums. The host was friendly and amusing, without being forced. We were going to order three appetisers and four seafood paella, but he advised us to take two more appetisers and three paella. Good advice. We ordered also a bottle of Vina Sol and asked the host to recommend a meaty red. He recommended the Rioja. Both wines were very nice and a good accompaniment to the food. The appetisers were excellent. Rich, creamy peppers with nuts; smokey babaganoush; stunningly different hummus; sweet, spinach croquettes and wonderfully fresh Fatouche. Then to the paella. This was also very tasty and very generously laden with large prawns and langoustine. A three person portion was more than enough for four. The service was excellent throughout.
We had a really good and fun evening and will certainly return....maybe just to work our way through all of the appetisers.

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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I wanted to go here because it is someplace Dali frequented. What a treat. A wonderful restaurant with fresh seafood and Lebanese food. I loved it. The courtyard and exterior of the restaurant are so beautiful. Gorgeous flowers and decorations. The owner was so kind as well, highly recommend!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic and eccentric, incredible Lebanese food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

With a title like 'El Barroco,' you'd think it was Spanish, but it's actually owned and run by a Lebanese man who has lived in Cadaques for approx 35 years! Going with the intention of eating something Spanish,my family and I were pleasantly surprised with the most delicious Lebanese meze/tapas, authentic, delicious and well prepared. Vegetarian and Meat eaters well catered for! Also the restaurant owner who is in charge of service is a delightfully eccentric man with good humour and very friendly. Interesting building (an old mill) with hordes of varied and bizarre decor from around the world. Also, greatly priced! A must-go in Cadaques!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scarborough,Qld
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“More than just a meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining twice at El Barroco,and on both occasions the meal was excellent in both presentation and quality...Samy,the owner is a perfect host and his anecdotes and playing of the piano between courses made for wonderful nights...an added bonus to the evening is the eclectic mix of collectables in and on display within the restaurant and well worth a browse after eating....Samy,his family and restaurant are well recommended and we look forward to the time when we can make a return visit..

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona, Spain
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“If you want a change of pace”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Honestly a bit disappointed ...don't think this rates as #2 restaurant in cadeques. But if you want middle eastern food it's pretty good. The setting is an old olive oil mill...nice inside garden. The interior a bit too cluttered with stuff for my tastes.

Visited May 2014
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