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“Fantastic tapas”
Review of Balandro

Balandro
Ranked #13 of 559 Restaurants in Cadiz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fantastic tapas”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Slightly embarrassingly I ate here all three nights I was in Cadiz, but it does demonstrate that the food was great. The restaurant is nicely decorated in a modern glamour style with wallpaper, plastic seats and chandeliers. I sat at the bar and had tapas as opposed to the restaurant dining area. Portions were a decent size and everything was well cooked. The bar seating is in a circle round the bar and you can see into the kitchen which looks very clean and modern. The reasonable price for two to eat with wine amazed me, in London it could easily have come to double that for the quality and quantity of food/drink. The service was fine, no complaints.

  • Visited May 2014
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Cardiff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a meal in the restaurant as opposed to the bar. Food was excellent although portions a bit big. We had cheese and leek crisps in sherry and an Iberian salad to start which were delicious, then shared a main of lobster, shrimps and crab with rice when was excellent and more than enough for two. Only criticism was that the service between courses was too quick making you feel a bit rushed. Great value for money though. We went back a few days later and had tapas at the bar which was first class. Loved the lemon sorbet in cava to finish...Very busy from 9pm on with locals and tourists alike...Great atmosphere

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great tapas - mix of locals and tourists”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had a really good tapas dinner here. The intention had been to do a 'tape' around a few places, but this was good enough that we didn't move. Bustling and full of a range of ages, locals and tourists. We couldn't believe the bill when we got it - much lower than other places we'd be to in Andalucia.

  • Visited May 2014
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Cadiz
1 review
“Appalling service downstairs with no staff training in food or wine”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

31 May. Reservation made based on hotel recommendation. Waiter was dreadful. No knowledge of wine or food. Not remotely interested in making recommendations or suggesting local specialities. Slapped food on the table. Spilt soy sauce that came with Sashimi starter on the table. No effort to clean it up! Cold starters brought out before wine even chosen! Tried to take starter plates away before we even finished them! Unbelievable experience. Food was fine but service, atmosphere and experience were the worst experienced in Cadiz.

  • Visited May 2014
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Fuengirola, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Having eaten in Balandro last year, we were really looking forward to going there again!! How a year can change an opinion!!! Cold indifferent service by a very unfriendly lady set the tone for the evening.... We asked for her recommendations from the Bar Menu (tapas) and were told that she "didn't know' half the dishes we ordered were unavailable and the first four wines we chose were also "off". Food was very disappointing and we will not be rushing back to this restaurant.

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