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Casa Balbino

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Plaza Cabildo 14 | Cádiz, 11540 Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
+34 956 36 05 13
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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London
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The terrace on the square was very busy when we arrived, and we had to search for a table. The menus are in Spanish and French (no English) but nearly every dish seemed appealing. The inside counter where you order has many of the items on display. Despite the busy-ness (and my poor Spanish) the staff took my order very... More 

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Thank ipd4
Regla María G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Balbino, responded to this review

Hello! We hope that for the next time you come, they will leave you a letter in English so that you can better understand our dishes and try some new ones. Thank you for leaving your opinion. A hug More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Unusual because it's all self service. You have to find your own table on the plaza (or wait for one if crowded). To order you go inside and ask (or point) for what you want. A huge selection of sea food and probably the best tortellinas camarones that you'll eat anywhere. Return to the counter to order more, trying as... More 

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Thank Trigonomica
Regla María G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Balbino, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to see us and 'eat us' and leave us so magnificent view! More 

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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

A rainy evening drove us into this tapas bar, fabulous food, great wine and good service kept us there the whole evening. A must visit for anyone who enjoys tapas,

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Thank Carol W
Regla María G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Balbino, responded to this review

Rain, wine and good food Great combination! We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Pensacola, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Casa Balbino in Plaza Cabildo is simply great! You go in, pick what you would like to eat, cold or hot samplers . Make sure you request everything in "tapa" size order. It's what the staff recommends. You order, get served and you pick up your own order and take it to your own table. Don't expect someone to come... More 

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Thank Micaela Evuy S
Regla María G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Balbino, responded to this review

Thank you for this opinion reflects well the spirit of Casa Balbino More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing choice of dishes; we eventually went for prawn tortillas, gambas al ajillo, jamon & copas of Manzanilla and it was all superb. Salud Balbino!!

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Thank Duncan W
Regla María G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Balbino, responded to this review

We are glad that you liked Casa Balbino. We see you back here to try other dishes. More 

england
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122 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Popular place with out of town Spaniards and touristas Huge wealth of food on offer, particularly seafood. Helpful and honest bar staff. Good value and highly recommended. As others have said, grab a table first, then order, and wait for the food to be prepared and take it to your table yourself. To pay, find the server who dealt with... More 

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Regla María G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Balbino, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion. We hope to see you soon More 

Turin, Italy
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I always go to this restaurant at least once when I go to Sanlucar. Some tips for foreigners: 1- There is not a proper order to get a table. Do not expect first-come / first-served. Once you see an available table, just go for it. 2- there is no table service. You have to order inside the restaurant and when... More 

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Thank AO832
Regla María G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Balbino, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion! More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating place to eat. Always busy from 8pm when it opens for the evening. All tables outside in beautiful square which is buzzing with atmosphere. Food is fabulous and poses a challenge when ordering inside as so much choice of seafood. Somehow they remember what you order but try to use the same member of staff when you go back... More 

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Thank carolnormington
Regla María G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Balbino, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion! Our team of waiters has years of experience so, even self well aware of what they ask customers More 

Spain
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Even though I do not eat fish or seafood, I wanted to try Casa Balbino because my landlord is the owner. I went with a group of friends on a Saturday night. We were able to grab a table outside only after waiting a few minutes. One of my friends is a local, so she went inside and ordered tapas... More 

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Thank MandyIsSmart
Regla María G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Balbino, responded to this review

We are sorry that the food did not like. Andalusia is a land and sea flavored seafood. Even so glad that we try our flavors even if they were his favorites. More 

London
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

You order your tapas at the food bar and the sit in the square to eat the food - great for shell/fish food fans and the prices were great. We tried a few options we wouldn't normally and some were hits. The evening was ruined slightly by the mosquitos but the restaurant cannot control that although they were handing out... More 

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Regla María G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Balbino, responded to this review

Thanks for coming. We hope that the next time the mosquitoes do not bother More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $27
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Cabildo 14 | Cádiz, 11540 Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Sanlucar de Barrameda
  • Phone Number: +34 956 36 05 13

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?