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El Alquimista

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Plaza San Cristobal 6, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
923 21 54 93
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Thu - Tue 1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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147 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant due to Trip Advisor recommendations. We were the only table there as we sat down at 9.15pm. The waiter was polite but not friendly. The menu was in Spanish only and when we asked if there's any English menu the answer was no. We had trouble understanding the menu since the font was hard to... More 

Thank asiantravelgirl
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257 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, this restaurant would do really well no matter where it was located. As it turns out, there are probably better places in Salamanca, El Aquimista is a bit off the beaten track, but that is not an issue for us. Find it and I am sure you will enjoy the food, but don't expect a translation from... More 

Thank Duquesadiner
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great experience! All the stuff is very quick and attentive, all is extremely good taste decorated, including the toilet, and the food is really well prepared With high quality ingredients. We enjoyed it from starters to deserts. Its owners are really nice people. It is Adapted to wheelchair. We just love it!

Thank Fuencisla M
Lille, France
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Even if it is located in a residential area of Salamanca, this restaurant is really good. The food is original and delicious (tuna tataki e.g.) and the value of money, unbeatable! The service was very nice and the terrace, settled on this little plaza, pleasant. A great discovery !

Thank amel_gdn
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The Food was very good, we had salmon tartar and solomillo of beef, everything was really very well prepared with high quality products. The atmosphere was quite charming.. The service was equally good.. We were happy and recommend it. Btw they have aircondition which is important in summer !!!

Thank sarahfC4053TP
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248 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank LaBernardi
Salamanca, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank ANGEL H
Salamanca, España
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Aleph_999
Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Roi77
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Cotovelo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza 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?