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El Alquimista

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Plaza de San Cristobal 6, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
923 21 54 93
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Thu - Tue 1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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California/Italy
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225 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The reviews that praise this restaurant are absolutely on the mark. From the charming but "industrial" ambience to attention to small details like choice of paper for the menu, presenting the bill, the background music....the food! Using the many resources of Spanish cuisine this chef's salmon tartare with slices of citrus in a bed of creamy yoghurt and bits of... More 

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Thank LaBernardi
Salamanca, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Great menu including a great cuisine. Well prepared and good service. We recommend this restaurant even if it is not easy to find.

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Salamanca, España
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I have been there several times since it's a nice and cozy restaurant with friendly staff and very good food. They have a very good option on weekdays, which is a closed that it's actually very good value for money. Besides, you have several dishes to choose in a normal menu, which has an acceptable price/quality ratio. In summer, eating... More 

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Thank Aleph_999
Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

we were very surprised when we entered the restaurant, the design is modern, clean and inviting. we came with our two children, 2, and 6. the service is impeccable and fast. all the plates we ordered were very good, especially the chipirones encebollados calamari with its ink ! and the fillet was perfectly made. the prices are good for the... More 

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Thank Roi77
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Nice and cool restaurant in the city center. Young friendly staff. Three course menu, only three options for each course. Everything fresh, original and tasty. I was on a business lunch and didn't get to see the check, but I think it was average. Everyone on my table was pretty satisfied with the food. Excellent coffee. Highly recommendable.

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Thank Cotovelo
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Both my wife and I went for the fish.We were quote lucky to make the right choice,because the menu is only in spanish and the charming staff did not sprak english.But together we did manage to get our dishes. And these were great.Well prepared and well presented. We had a very pleasant experience and it was worth the effort( the... More 

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Thank nico g
Stirling, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

A previous review commented on the unacceptabity of a fairly complex menu being available in Spanish however I would go further and say that when a ten word description in the menu is dismissed by the surly staff as "beef" you really are left to your own devices to try and navigate your way to something desirable. We played safe... More 

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary last night at El Alquimista. It was an enjoyable experience. It proved to be a great choice for our special night. There was only one other table occupied when we arrived at 9:30pm. Spaniards eat really late. Despite the volume of available tables, there seemed to be an expectation for... More 

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Thank nomos
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fancy food. The restaurant is open reduced hours and it is quite inflexible. Unfortunately, The waiters and the owner are very haughty and give pert answers.

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Thank Viorica P
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Following Tripadvisor recommendations, we ended up in this small nice restaurant. It took us a little while to find as it is outside the touristic area, but it was worth the visit. We tried the tasting menu, and each dish was perfectly prepared. Service almost perfect, and the food was simply sublime.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza de San Cristobal 6, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Salamanca  >  Salamanca
  • Phone Number: 923 21 54 93

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