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All reviews mackerel seafood padron peppers fresh fish patatas potatoes salad camarones small square rick stein food was great cooked perfectly were lucky to get a table outside seating lovely atmosphere waiters freshness
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Horrible experience. They take 1 hour to sit you down. Then take 40 minutes to take your order. Then food takes another 40 minutes. Tourists trap. Avoid.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was listed as temporarily closed in August, but was bustling. Very popular and can be difficult to get a table. The shrimp pancakes are excellent - definitely one of the best we tried in Cadiz. Other than that, it was a bit disappointing. It...is so busy and frenetic that it makes you feel rushed. We waited a really long time for one of our dishes. Saying all day, portions are huge and the restaurant is good value.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite online listings saying this restaurant was closed we visited on Sunday 31/07 and found it open as usual. The food was great as always and the service was fast and the waiter very engaging and pleasant. Give this place a try and you'll come...back again and again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled on this gem of a restaurant. Chilled gazpacho, big fresh fish, patatas Alinas, Sangria and cerveza. What a find.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

Sorry Rick … not for us ! A place manly popular for Rick Stein eating one dish here. Very old fashioned, very uninspiring , very forgettable ! Bland boring food served with no care or finesse . Worst meal in Cadiz

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

Tables around and in a small square and along the small streets leading to it. Busy bustling waiters rush around being cheerful, charming and efficient. We had salad and mackerel. Simple, tasty food cooked perfectly and presented without ceremony. What's not to like?

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022 via mobile

This was recommended by Rick Stein when filming in Cadiz. There were people queuing at about 8 before restaurant opened at 8.30 You can book at about 8.20 when the staff start to go in. Very popular with good prices and great fish dishes. In...particular try the Tortillitas de camerones which is a local specialityMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. Perhaps it'll be better when the weather is warmer, but a lovely atmosphere and very traditional Mediterranean. A few thoughts for those planning a visit. 1. Book in advance. We rang on the day and got in, but a few...people turning up were turned away. The wife speaks Italian and our Spanish isn't great, but we managed to sort it. They didn't respond to my Facebook request. I suspect it may be trickier in high season. 2. Portions are large. A good place if there's a few of you to mix and match, but be aware that your eyes may be bigger than your stomach. I'd suggest focusing on fish dishes rather than the other bits, but each to their own. We did tuna, grilled prawns, anchovies and also padron peppers and salad. Could have definitely lived without the latter two. 3. The wine was OK IMO. Worth trying the sherries. 4. Service. Very friendly and they work very hard. Albeit it is tricky to flag them down. Overall. I'd definitely recommend if you can get a spot. Why a 4 than a 5? Maybe I'm tough, but the food is very good - especially the freshness, but I do think I have had a better overall experience in places like Lisbon and Tuscany. Also, not everything is a five, so I hope I'm being objective in my opinion.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022 via mobile

We were lucky to get a table on a Saturday night during Easter. Walked by around lunchtime - fully booked and exremely vibrant, so we were very happy that they could accomodate a table same evening at 21. The place was packed and people were...lining up to get on a waitinglist for a table - which they would get eventually. In the meantime they could order drinks and enjoy the nice weather. The restaurant exclusively has tables outside, and the whole piazza is just buzzing due to all the people being there and enjoying the great local food. We were 2, and chose 4 different medium sized tapas, and that was perfect. Got the marinated anchovies - so good! If you have a chance, drop by and book a table for outside lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 6, 2021 via mobile

We really enjoyed eating at this restaurant while in Cadiz, so much so that we came back a second time for dinner. The ambiance like most restaurants in this area is very casual with only outside seating. The seafood was super fresh, literally you go...to the cooler/fridge outside the restaurant and pick the fish you like. We tried several different kinds of fish, they were grilled and served with either potatoes or salad. We also tried their fried seafood including the cazon en adobo which was delicious and the ortiguillas ('sea nettle'), which is some sort of shell creature that had an interesting texture. The shrimp tortillitas were also good. On our last night there we decided to also try something other than seafood and had the rabo de toro which was really good, with super tender, fall-off-the-bone meat.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

The food is well prepared and fresh and tasty. If you are lucky to get a table, it is well worth the money and wait even. The service is very nice despite the busy flow all day long! The location is in a cute little...square - very picturesque place to eat.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 24, 2021

I was very lucky to get a table for one on a busy Saturday night in Cádiz. The service could not have been any better! The maitre d and waiters who I dealt with were so kind in chatting to me and ensuring I had...not issues with my gluten free requirements. The small square where the restaurant is located is beautiful. The fish is out of this world! I tired the choco (a type of cuttlefish?) and 1. it was huge 2. it was so fresh and cooked beautifully. This was my top dining experience in Andalucia. Thank you so much.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 14, 2020

My best friends grew up in Cadiz and took me there when I said ' I want proper fish'. And in deed I have not eaten fish that fresh and tasty ever. Along with the fish we ordered some tapas such as papas alinas which...were delicious too. I highly recommend to book other wise you will not get a space. People keep on queuing up there. Prices are more than reasonable and service is fast, as anywhere in Cadiz :) You sit inside a small street which gives you the 'Southern Europe' feeling you are searching for on your holiday. Loud, vibrant, good mood are the three terms I'd use to describe the atmosphere. This is a must for Cadiz visitorsMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2020 via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is great and the price is extremely reasonable. Even though the waiters are really busy, they are very friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 7, 2020 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our friendly apartment manager and we popped in without a reservation. They found us a space, but it was full. And with reason. Delicious food, with local specialties such as mackerel. And very reasonably priced. We ordered on recommendation...papas Aliñas, tortitas de camarones, mojama de atun (thin slices of smoked tuna), croquetas caseras, the mackerel and pan fried chipirones (octopus tail). One word: delicious and very well priced.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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I have been couple of times there. This is an open air tavern. It has tables only outside. They have a small kitchen but not tables inside at all. So when it is too cold or rainy season to sit outside it is not open.
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