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“One of the absolute worst experiences of my life./Una de las peores experiencias de mi vida.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of La Puerta

La Puerta
Ranked #12 of 51 Restaurants in Barichara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: International, Fusion, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The gate is the entrance to a white universe where you live to the rhythm of human being. It's the closest thing to being in heaven, paradise and hell at the same time. Heaven, holy patience and devotion with which the Pilar chef prepares dishes. Paradise by the gastronomic delights that make entering a forbidden ecstasy. Hell, well, hell when to leave, again through La Puerta
London, United Kingdom
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“One of the absolute worst experiences of my life./Una de las peores experiencias de mi vida.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

Even though it said "slow food" on the menu, nothing could have prepared me for this. My parents and I ordered fairly simple dishes, spaghetti with eggplants (very pretentiously called Lilac pasta even though it was not lilac-coloured) and a chicken sandwich with basil mayonnaise. They took an hour and ten minutes to serve us, and when we complained the chef sent a "complimentery appetizer" which consisted of a piece of stale cheese.

The entrees were horrendous. My lips were chapped from all the salt in my chicken sandwich, and nothing in the dished justified the fact that they had taken 70+ minutes to serve. Slow food means there's a certain level of production that a chicken sandwich has never required.

Aunque en la carta decía Slow food, nada podía habernos preparado para esta catástrofe. Una hora y diez minutos estuvimos esperando una pasta con berenjena (pretenciosamente llamada Pasta Lila aunque de Lila no tenía nada) y un sánduche de pollo. Obviamente estos no son platos que requieran una cocción particularmente elaborada, por lo que el argumento de slow food se queda sin piso. De "cortesía" nos dieron un pedazo de queso viejo (no maduro) diminuto. Pésimo lugar.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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“best restaurant in Barichara”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2010

I had dinner twice at this restaurant and the food is outstanding. They serve great pastas and the steaks are awesome. Also they have good Spanish and Chilean wines. The location is also nice; close to the main square. The restaurant itself has lounge music, nice tables and seats.

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