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“Food was fine, service could use a smile” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Chamizo

El Chamizo
Plaza del Ansano, Plasencia, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 56 Restaurants in Plasencia
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Mississauga, Canada
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23 restaurant reviews
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“Food was fine, service could use a smile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We were staying at the local Parador and decided to eat out in the town rather than in the hotel. We researched and walked around for a while to see what was available.

Based on trip advisor reviews, we selected this restaurant for our evening dinner in Plascencia. From a decor and food standpoint, the restaurant was quite good. We ordered a salad to start which was very nice to share. Then each of us had a different main course - the stuffed salmon and the tuna. Both were quite good and creatively assembled. All in all, the meal was above average. We ordered the house wine for €9.50. Worth considering. The server could've been a little less sullen but she did an adequate job.

The restaurant itself is very nicely decorated however because it's slightly below ground and setback in between buildings, there are no windows. They have it brightly lit so it did not seem oppressive however if you're concerned about being in an enclosed space, this may not be your best choice.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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tunbridge wells uk
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“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We had the set meal which included delicious stuffed baby squid and small goat chops.....probably not everyone's taste but this is an authentic Spanish restaurant. Prices were average and the house wine very good.
Unfortunately the restaurant was almost empty which was something we found all the time during our stay in this part of Spain: the 'crisis' is really hitting places like this which is a pity as it was so traditional and welcoming.

Visited October 2012
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