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“Surprisingly good service and food”
Review of El Aji Restaurant

El Aji Restaurant
Ranked #270 of 1,491 Restaurants in Granada
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tunbridge Wells
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good service and food”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was a pleasant surprise find in the Albacyn area of Granada. A little village type square with a number of restaurants around is normally a tourist hi-jack spot, but this place produced exceptionally friendly service, a good choice of tapas or half or full raciones, and all at reasonable prices. We sat outside in the square and watched other restaurants' tables fly away in the wind!

  • Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not open :-( mid-morning Wednesday in mid September”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Not a review (hence the neutral rating) because it wasn't open at the time, 11:00 am, that we came, a time based on the Lonely Planet Guide's assertion that it was open for breakfast and all day. Disappointed!

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london
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good local restaurant.”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We're recommended here by the staff at the Santa Ina hotel which was just up the road. Located in a small squae with other local bars. Sat in the square listening to local buskers whilst eating. Good quality food at very reasonable prices. Very much worth a visit. It is away from the main streets but worth the visit.

Www.restauranteelaji.com

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Banff, Canada
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“good food, good location”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

I enjoyed our dinners at El Aji. I love the Plaza San Miguel Baja, and have tried out three different restaurants there. This is definitely the best of the lot, so we went twice.

The decor is spare, modern and colourful. There is no view from the restaurant itself, although sitting in the square for their daytime service is very pretty.

The menu is varied and interesting. I especially recommend the "red salad" ( roasted red peppers, caramelized onions and fresh tomatoes). It was so good that I had it again on my second visit.

The service was efficient and courteous, but not particularly welcoming, on our first visit, and delightful on our second visit. On the first visit, I found it particularly odd that -- although the restaurant was empty on our arrival -- the next guest was seated right beside us, so close that his chair kept bumping mine.

Overall, I recommend El Aji, and plan to return.

  • Visited February 2012
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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“Simply brilliant”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

This is a little restaurant in Plaza San Miguel Bajo, in the Albayzin area of Granada. They serve in the square throughout the day - breakfast, lunch and drinks, but we only went for dinner in the evenings, when service is indoors - or at least it was in February.
The food and service were both excellent, and remarkably good value for money for the quality. We visited twice & had both meat & fish dishes, all of which were beautifully cooked & presented. The cuisine is probably best described as international Spanish, or just simply brilliant!

  • Visited February 2012
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