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El Retiro Restaurante - CLOSED

Cuesta Retiro s/n, 39540 San Vicente de la Barquera, Spain
+34 942 71 08 12
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“fish” (14 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“clams” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cuesta Retiro s/n, 39540 San Vicente de la Barquera, Spain
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We were just driving through San Vicente and saw a small festival going on in this adorable village and decided to park the car and check it out. It was so nice we decided to lunch there. This restaurant, clearly a hot spot with the...More

Thank metrochik
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Owned by a local fisherman and visited by locals, pilgrims, and us tourists. Very fun and delicious with wonderful friendly service

Thank jo b
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Lovely decor Great atmosphere and the waiter was so helpful in explaining the dishes He was then replaced by a waitress who was completlely unhelpful in any way Very unfriendly and didn't want to discuss choices My fish was beautiful but full Of bones when...More

Thank ripmcshred
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Excellent and cosy restaurant with superb fresh seafood as well great local meat. Octopus is the best we have had on our 3 week trip of northern Spain. Try the local gin tonic as an aperitif.

Thank Juergen K
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Sometimes, (unfortunately not that often) you find a restaurant where the owner and the staff really do an effort with their heart, and with true entusiasm. El Retiro is such a place! My promise...! If you appreciate FRESH quality fish this restaurant is THE place...More

Thank Henning_10
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Very good service and excellent fish. The fish was from the day, very fresh and was delicious. We try linguado and rodovalho.

Thank castrofernando
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Really nice restaurant with a casual atmosphere away from the busy main streets. The paella was great and was good value. Highly recommend eating here.

Thank Geowb
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. They did not disappoint! There were five of us and though the bill was slightly expensive at €180 I thought it was well worth the price. The service was excellent. We started with salads and...More

Thank DeadEnd-Toronto
Reviewed August 29, 2016

The restaurant is situated a little way up a steep hill not far from the little bridge. The service is excellent and the staff made us very welcome. The food was lovely, as was the wine and the prices very reasonable. Although it's predominantly a...More

Thank Polly G
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Menu is basically whatever the fishermen handed that day and is is simply prepared with love. Service is excellent and the ambience is great. A fascinating place.

Thank pgt18731
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$25 - $49
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cuesta Retiro s/n, 39540 San Vicente de la Barquera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  San Vicente de la Barquera
  • Phone Number: +34 942 71 08 12
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