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El Candil

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Calle Numa Guilhou 1, 33206, Gijon, Spain
+34 985 35 30 38
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Bend, Oregon
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As we sat in the patio, we were talking about how they consistently have good food. We all had salads with our meal, they were excellent!! My vegetarian friend joined us, and she had a vegetarian meal with avocado, (I say she had a burger but that implies she had meat) She likes to go there because she can get... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked through the Gijon Gourmet scheme, and the restaurant was recommended to us for its focus on seafood. We were not disappointed, and enjoyed a feast of home-smoked salmon, tender squid cooked in its ink and a delicious piece of sea bass. The atmosphere was cosy, with attractive rustic decor. The front of house staff were welcoming and efficient,... More 

Thank Oliver S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have returned to El Candil every time we are in Gijon. It just gets better everytime! Started with an amazing smoked salmon with capers (smoked in house). Then moved to a Salpicon which is a cold seafood salad with crab, prawns, lobster (similar to Ceviche). The next dish was an outstanding Lubina (Sea bass) followed by an amazing Rey... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had a small romantic celebratory dinner in this restaurant. We pre-purchased a multi-course voucher from the Gijon travel office on the marina, very good value. The dishes were fresh and delicious, try the local seafood and squid ink rice. The staff were polite, efficient and friendly. White table clothes and a rustic old-school feel made it a great evening... More 

Thank Deux_Coxski
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

The definitive spot to have fish. Truly haute cuisine.... Delicious!

1 Thank Sergio B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

Great culmination of culinary expertise and customer service. Owner Camacho makes you feel like royalty. The fish dishes change daily depending on the fresh catch, which the owner gets every morning at 4:00am down by port where the fishermen arrive form sea. wine selection is great. A must!

2 Thank Sergio B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

Firstly, before I review the resturant, let me say thank you to Senor Camacho and his staff for a meal that will live long in the memory. I urge anyone who is looking for a top quality restaurant in Gijon to look no further than the excellent and unassuming El Candil. This place is a must for anyone who enjoys... More 

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Manhasset, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2010

While searching for a well known restaurant, this restaurant was recommended by a local woman for Spanish cuisine made with love! Having a reservation at #1, we went there first. The #1 restaurant was empty at 10 pm and the staff was unimpressive and the prices were unreasonable even for a New Yorker! At that point, we decided to try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$39 - $49
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
1:30 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Numa Guilhou 1, 33206, Gijon, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Asturias  >  Gijon>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 985 35 30 38

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?